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Entries in children's books (422)

Thursday
Jul202017

can you find my robot's arm?

A humorous search for a robot's missing appendage takes us through his intricate papercut world.  Full of whim, adventure and beautiful contrast.  Click here for a preview.

Can You Find My Robot’s Arm? was written and illustrated by Chihiro Takeuchi and published by Tundra Books.

Tuesday
Jul182017

crazy about cats

A bold and stunning illustrated guide to the wonderful world of cats, with lots to learn, including which characteristics make them excellent hunters, how they mark their territory and what a kitten's childhood is like.  Hugely informative, fascinating and unique.  For cat lovers as well as avid nonfiction readers.  And we always appreciate Flying Eye's artful production — their full-bleed illustrations and beautifully textured pages make for an exceptional reading experience.  Click here for a preview of the book's interior.

Crazy About Cats was written and illustrated by Owen Davey and is available now in the UK.  Out in the US on September 5 from Flying Eye Books.

Wednesday
Jul122017

the fog

Some of the best endpapers we've seen this year and such a well-crafted story where image and word are in absolute harmony.  One of our favorites this year, for sure.  If you're the thoughtful, observant type, you’ll definitely connect with this small yellow warbler and his new friend.  Seek it out, read it and get lost in  The Fog (preferably on a slightly muggy, overcast evening).  It's made for re-reading and is such a great one for young readers to mull over.

The Fog was written by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Kenard Pak and published by Tundra Books.

Sunday
Jul092017

i want to be in a scary story

Little Monster wants more than anything to be in a scary story.  Or, at least he THINKS he does.  Turns out that some things are too scary even for a monster.  Be prepared to pull out all the voices with this one—the silly, the funny and the slightly eerie.  Oh yikes and crikes!  Equal doses of fright and hilarity from Sean Taylor and Jean JullienI Want to Be in a Scary Story is out on July 11 from Candlewick Press.

Friday
Jul072017

now

NOW speaks to children's ability to live in the present and revel in the moment.  It celebrates childhood and its wonders, feelings, experiences and its favorites.  Children feel strongly; they speak their minds; they express their loves; they seize the day.  Antoinette Portis' beautiful, vibrant and effortless paintings, rendered with sumi ink, brush and bamboo, make us feel like kids again (for those of us readers who are grown-ups) and make us wish that we could love and embrace the moment as freely as children do.

NOW was written and illustrated by Antoinette Portis and is out July 11 from Roaring Brook Press.