(via The Summer of Hamilton – The Fine Books Blog

Has the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton reached its zenith? After a twelve-month run that grossed $90 million dollars in ticket sales, the show’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, made his final appearance onstage in June. Now, doorbuster ticket prices are dipping below $500 per seat. Still, if that’s too rich for your blood, check out the New-York Historical Society’s museum-wide celebration of America’s first Secretary of the Treasury and his influence shaping the U.S. government.


Look at what came in the mail last week! It’s The Thank You Book, where Gerald and Piggie thank everyone and everything for taking part in their adventures. A fitting end to a stellar series.

Can’t get enough Mo? Check out this fine story on the three-time Caldecott Honor winner’s retrospective at the New York Historical Society:

The Thank You Book, by Mo Willems; Hyperion Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 64 pages, ages 5-8. Available May 3.

(Children’s) BookNotes, March 23, 2016

A classic turns 75, The Pigeon gets a retrospective, and Brightly.com offers bedtime story prompts. Read on, and get your kids to vote in the 9th Annual CBC Children’s Choice Awards!http://www.cbcbooks.org/ccba/

On March 29, Viking will release a 75th-anniversary edition of Robert McCloskey’s classic Make Way for Ducklings.


Mo Willems Exhibit Opens at New-York Historical Society


Bedtime Story Prompts for Parents Who Can’t Think of Any
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