A Song About Myself, by John Keats, illustrated by Chris Raschka; Candlewick Press, $17.99, 40 pages, ages 7-9. British poet John Keats (1795-1821) published fifty-four poems during his brief life, yet those pieces secured his place among the “second generation” of Romantic poets like Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe. Keats wrote the three-part A Song About Myself while traveling through
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Alphabetabum: An Album of Rare Photographs and Medium Verses, by Vladimir Radunsky and Chris Raschka; The New York Review Children’s Collection, $19.95, 80 pages, ages 5 and up. Vladimir Radunsky spent years rummaging through bookstalls and flea markets around the world in search of black and white photographs from the turn of the last century.
“Otter and Odder; A Love Story,” by James Howe, illustrated by Chris Raschka; Candlewick Press, $14.00, 40 pages, ages 5-7. An otter falls in love with a fish that he might normally consider eating, and so begins this tale of discovering l’amour and the challenges of keeping an unlikely love alive. Author James Howe’s hallmark read-aloud style