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Entries in children's books (375)

Wednesday
Apr192017

what avery's reading

The latest installment of #whataverysreading.  Her favorites of the bunch—Fuku Fuku: Kitten Tales and the new Daisy Dreamer series.  We’d love to hear which great books you all are flipping through this week, and which ones are in your stacks waiting to be read.

Thursday
Apr132017

archie the bear

An unlikely relationship strikes up between two individuals who have strange but wonderful stories.  They—a big black bear and a boy named Archie—feel misunderstood by everyone in their respective worlds but find solace in their newly forged friendship and willingness to listen to one another.  Zanni Louise’s sweet narrative is wrapped up like a gift in the most gorgeous illustrations by David Mackintosh.  The page spreads of Archie and the Bear feel vibrant yet soft, and are full of mood.  His play with type, distinctive graphic elements and deft layering of watercolors, ink, pencil, charcoal and kraft paper come together to create one of the most unique picture books we’ve seen this year.  

Archie and the Bear was written by Zanni Louise, illustrated by David Mackintosh and published by Little Hare Books.  Publication date is May 1 in Australia and is available at Book Depository for international readers.

Wednesday
Apr122017

charlie & mouse

We’re elated to add this new early reader to our collection.  Laurel Snyder and Emily Hughes bring us a collection of four short stories celebrating relationships, siblings and the ordinary, funny and sweet moments that make up our lives as families.

With short sentences and a good amount of repetition, Charlie and Mouse provides ample opportunities for young readers to practice the word patterns and endings they’re learning in school.  The readability is late first/early second grade with a lexile of 230L.

Charlie & Mouse was written by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Emily Hughes and published by Chronicle Books.

Wednesday
Apr122017

beverly cleary turns 101

“She was not a slowpoke grownup. She was a girl who could not wait. Life was so interesting she had to find out what happened next.” — Beverly Cleary, Ramona the Pest

“I had a very wise mother. She always kept books that were my grade level in our house.”  “One rainy Sunday when I was in the third grade, I picked up a book to look at the pictures and discovered that even though I did not want to, I was reading. I have been a reader ever since.” — Beverly Cleary on reading and her childhood.

Happy birthday to one of our absolute favorite authors!  She's 101 today!  What is everyone’s favorite book by Beverly Cleary?  Our goal is to read them all.

Tuesday
Apr112017

town is by the sea

Quietly beautiful, stunning, poignant, all of the above.  Town Is by the Sea is a book of contrasts, of light, dark, above, beneath, land and sea.  It is so many things.  Its visual and written narrative are incredibly thoughtful and Sydney Smith portrays the changing light throughout the day authentically and eloquently.  And if you look at his seascapes long enough, you’ll hear the ocean, quiet but vast.  Far and away one of the best picture books we’ve read this year.

Town Is by the Sea was written by Joanne Schwartz, illustrated by Sydney Smith and published by Groundwood Books.