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I dare you to read even two chapters and not be engulfed in the narrative. Smart and savvy, Jawbreaker is the novel you wish you had read as a kid and are grateful that kids get to read today.
Worm and Caterpillar by Kaz Windness takes a dive into some well-worn territory of children’s literature and manages to forge an entirely new path that is entirely of its own making. A welcome entry in a thoroughly difficult format.
The Mona Lisa Vanishes: A Legendary Painter, a Shocking Heist, and the Birth of a Global CelebrityBy Nicholas DayIllustrated by Brett HelquistRandom House Studio (and imprint of Random House Children’s Books)$22.99ISBN: 9780593643846Ages 9-12On shelves September 5th I sense that we are on the brink of something. I’ve sensed it for a while. Do you remember […]
Honestly, the book starts with someone vomiting frogs and only picks up from there. I don’t know what more you could want.
Clocks and cats, water and magic, and at its heart a father-son storyline. Nab this for your next storytime, whenever you get the chance.
With a single photograph you get a truly great picture book pairing and the start of a beautiful collaboration. To life! To joy! To books!
Sarah Everett wrestles with an outsized and ambitious bit of plotting, all the while keeping her cards close to her chest. Here’s some advice: Hand this to kids that like their books with a bit of a twist. And do NOT skip to the ending and read that first.
A perfect melding of superhero tropes and topical contemporary issues. It’s a tricky balance, but by gum Derrick Barnes pulls it off in the end.
A marvelous example of bringing the old and the new together to create something that contains the best of both worlds. A beautiful potential future for folktales worldwide.