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Entries in little lit book series (28)

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.

Friday
Mar032017

little lit book series: women's history month

We’ve been looking forward to March for some time now.  It’s Women's History Month and we’re sharing books about extraordinary women today on #littlelitbookseries.

"Which of all my important nothings shall I tell you first?"  Jane Austen needs no introduction.  She "had a gift for social observation and a sharp eye for human folly."  Her significant contributions shaped the literary landscape of her time—and beyond—and she paved the way for other women writers.  This absolutely lovely illustrated biography about her gives us details about her life and the world she lived in.

Be sure to seek out the other books in this series about other women with exceptional talents in their fields: Virginia Woolf, Coco Chanel and Frida Kahlo.  Library of Luminaries: Jane Austen: An Illustrated Biography was written by Zena Alkayat, illustrated by Nina Cosford and published by Chronicle Books.

Stop by @littlelitbookseries for more books about extraordinary women throughout the month and see what everyone else is sharing today on Instagram by searching the hashtag #littlelitbookseries.