Children’s Books Holiday Round-Up

Here’s a few of our favorite new books to give to your loved ones this holiday season: The Hundred and One Dalmatians, by Dodie Smith, Folio Society; $59.95, 208 pages, all ages. Smith’s 1957 classic children’s story gets the Folio treatment in this lavish update, complete with a black and white spotted slipcover. Illustrated by award-winningContinue reading “Children’s Books Holiday Round-Up”

Fall into Good Books

For many of us, October heralds a change in temperature and the arrival of Halloween. Below are two selections that celebrate this distinctive season. Anne Sibley O’Brien invokes magical incantations to toast autumn in Hocus Pocus, It’s Fall! Shazam! A gust of wind encourages youngsters to pull a leaf-filled flap to find a forest carpet ofContinue reading “Fall into Good Books”

(Children’s) BookNotes, Wednesday, June 8, 2016

What do Beatrix Potter, Helen Mirren, QE2, Eric Carle, and Winnie-the-Pooh have in common? They all made news this week in the world of children’s books. Read on!   @ericcarle @GuardianBooks  @GalleyCat  @penguinkids  @finebooks From The Guardian: Eric Carle talks about how children identify with the helpless, small, insignificant caterpillar From Galley Cat: Disney celebrates QueenContinue reading “(Children’s) BookNotes, Wednesday, June 8, 2016”

Just the Ticket Railway locomotion is a big theme for children’s books this fall, and we’ve found two coffee-table/reference guides for conductors of all ages. All Aboard: The Wonderful World of Disney Trains, by Dana Amendola; Disney Editions Deluxe, 192 pages, $50.00 all ages. Perfect for fans of Disney history and railway enthusiasts, this lovelyContinue reading

Late Summer Dances Yes, it’s August, whether we like it or not, and in these dog days, let’s remember to relish this time before young ones return to school and life resumes its daily rhythm. With the summer’s ease in mind, the following two books are wonderful reminders that this is the season for fun,Continue reading

Out at Home, by Cal Ripken, Jr. and Kevin Cowherd; Disney-Hyperion, $16.99, 202 pages ages 8-12. Out at Homeis the fifth novel in the All-Stars baseball series penned by baseball legend Cal Ripken and sports writer Kevin Cowherd. Here, two rivals must work together in order to win the championships. Mickey Labriogla is the dedicatedContinue reading