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A book that takes a pretty basic concept and strings it along to its impossible, illogically logical, end. For some kids, this is going to be the book they remember for the rest of their lives.
With all the talk of middle grade novels and the need for concise reads, Torrey Maldonado stands as the king of such texts. We talk with him today.
In this book be prepared for laughs, music, snot, baby coffins, live amputations, feats of strength, bad haircuts, and (of course) family, family, family.
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.
What we have here is a work of narrative nonfiction that will completely suck in child readers. I talk with the man behind one of the best books for kids in 2023, bar none.
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!