Happy Birthday Cupcake! by Terry Border; Philomel, $17.99, 32 pages, ages 5-7. (July 7) Fans sweet on Terry Border’s previous children’s book, Peanut Butter and Cupcake, will jump for sugary joy with his latest confection, where Cupcake attempts to plan her birthday party. Her pal Blueberry Muffin rejects every one of her ideas – aContinue reading

Stone Angel, by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Katie May Green; Philomel, $16.99, 40 pages, ages 5-8. On April 16 the world paused to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, called Yom HaShoah in Hebrew. Many children’s books aim to guide parents in explaining a horrific moment in global history, (A bibliography of such books, compiled by theContinue reading

Once Upon An Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters, by Oliver Jeffers; Philomel, $26.99, 112 pages,  ages 3-5. (October 2014)   Bestselling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers (The Day the Crayons Quit; Stuck) returns with another whimsical and unique offering for young readers. Here Jeffers dedicates an entire story to each of the letters of theContinue reading