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Entries in little lit book series (29)

Tuesday
Mar062018

little lit book series: spring

We have spring on our minds this month for #littlelitbookseries.  The Weather Girls know how to welcome each season with style, making the best of every kind of weather, pelting rain or soporific heat.  THE WEATHER GIRLS is a first book of seasons for little ones, with bright and charming pictures by Aki.  Published by Henry Holt & Co. Books for Young Readers.

We’ll be sharing more spring books all month long at @littlelitbookseries.  And don’t miss these spring-y picks today — search the hashtag #littlelitbookseries on Instagram.  Happy almost spring!

Friday
Nov032017

little lit book series: traditions

This month’s #littlelitbookseries is all about traditions.

“In December, before a single flake has fallen, the cold snap comes.  For a week it is twenty below freezing, and when you walk in the woods, the leaves shatter under your feet like glass.”

When the Moon Comes is about a yearly tradition—a group of friends wait for just the right time of the year in December when the beaver flood freezes into perfect ice.  Wonderful ice.  Magical ice.  They wait until a full moon arrives and head to the frozen lake, sloshing through the snowy terrain.  It’s time for a game of hockey in the cold, blue moonlight, surrounded by silvery trees.  Afterwards, they warm up by the fire with scalding tea and toasty sandwiches.  It is their tradition.  Matt James’ paintings evoke a soft, wintry nostalgia and could not be a more perfect fit for Paul Harbridge’s beautiful prose, story and memories.  A wondrous book and the loveliest tribute to childhood and simpler times.  One of our absolute favorites this year.

When the Moon Comes was written by Paul Harbridge, illustrated by Matt James and published by Tundra Books.

For more books on this month’s theme of traditions, be sure to stop in at @littlelitbookseries throughout the month.  And see what everyone else is sharing today using the hashtag #littlelitbookseries on Instagram.

Wednesday
Jul052017

little lit book series: landmarks

#littlelitbookseries is all about landmarks this month.

Jason Chin has brought many natural wonders to life in his incredible picture books, and his latest is GRAND CANYON.  He weaves together engaging narrative, history and science to provide a trip back in time through one of the largest canyons in the world.  There is so much packed into this book, and an endless amount to learn with each read.  It was no doubt a huge undertaking with loads of meticulous research and hours upon hours of drafts to put this exceptional book together.  We love Jason Chin’s devotion to his craft, and his amazing contributions to #kidlit.  

GRAND CANYON was published by Roaring Brook Press.  Stop by Little Lit Book Series throughout the month for more books with landmarks.

Tuesday
May022017

little lit book series: diversity

#littlelitbookseries is all about #diversity and #diversebooks this month.

The Dinner That Cooked Itself is an old Chinese folk tale brought to life by Kenard Pak’s atmospheric art, beautifully textured and layered.  It tells the story of Tuan, a simple but hard-working man, who one night, shows kindness to the smallest of creatures—a snail.  Tuan’s compassion is rewarded in a magical way.  Readers who are willing to take part in the wonder of this enchanting tale will be rewarded with a story they won’t forget.

The Dinner That Cooked Itself was written by J.C. Hsyu, illustrated by Kenard Pak and published by Flying Eye Books.

Drop by Little Lit Book Series for more diverse books throughout the month, but don’t miss what everyone is sharing today with the hashtag #littlelitbookseries on Instagram.

Friday
Apr072017

little lit book series: sports edition

 

"Aren't we lucky?" Garland asked.  "Just traveling souls, making traditions and cheeseburgers.  "Lucky," I said right back.  I didn't really know if I believed that part, but I sure could believe in the summer's traditions.

With spring in full swing and more time spent in the glorious outdoors, we thought it would be the perfect month for books about sports for #littlelitbookseries.  I’m especially excited to share A RAMBLER STEALS HOME.  Darby Christmas Clark's life is full of family, baseball and rambling on the road and we consider *ourselves* lucky to be reading Carter Higgins' debut middle grade novel brimming with heart, nostalgia and rich storytelling.

Be sure to check in at littlelitbookseries.com to see what other titles we're reading throughout the month.  And search the hashtag #littlelitbookseries on Instagram to see what everyone is sharing today.