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”

Election Day Quick Picks

So many wonderful titles appear in the fall and winter months that it’s hard to keep up with all of them. To wit, here are four fantastic titles sure to brighten your day, no matter who wins at the ballot box: Madeline Finn and the Library Dog, by Lisa Papp; Peachtree Publishers, $16.95, 32 pages,Continue reading “Election Day Quick Picks”

HAVE YOU HEARD THE NESTING BIRD images ©2014 Kenard Pak. Reproduced with permission from HMH Books for Young Readers  Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? By Rita Gray, illustrated by Kenard Pak; HMH Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 32 pages, ages 4-8. Bird books are wonderful reasons to employ onomatopoeia, and Rita Gray’s latest forayContinue reading

AVIARY WONDERS INC. ©2014 Kate Samworth. Reproduced with permission from HMH Books for Young Readers. “Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual: Renewing the World’s Bird Supply since 2031,” by Kate Samworth, Clarion Books, $17.99, 32 pages, ages 9-12. Hunting, habitat loss and climate change are driving bird species to extinction at a recordContinue reading