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The Hunger Games Film: For Your Consideration

So last week my husband and I got around to finally seeing The Hunger Games like the rest of the country.  We hadn’t seen a children’s book adaptation since Hugo, a movie we were both fairly meh about.  Hunger Games was a far cry from the realm of Selznick, though.  Where Hugo appeared to be […]

Video Sunday: Happy Easter!

CarleGrant

Normally I don’t advertise author/illustrator contests and challenges but this one has something I like.  Namely, Rube Goldberg machines.  Actually, I also happen to like Lisa Graff.  And I happen to like her new book which I finished yesterday and includes the aforementioned Rube Goldberg thing.  The first to ever appear in a children’s book?  […]

Press Release Fun: Contest Stuff

Admittedly you only have until Monday. Chop chop! HAVE A PASSION FOR PUBLISHING? “INDEPENDENT BOOK BLOGGER AWARDS” CONTEST HAS FOUR FREE TRIPS TO BOOKEXPO AMERICA (BEA) —NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN— March 29, 2012; New York – If you’re a blogger who loves books, that passion might get you far: all the way to New York and […]

Review of the Day: Giants Beware! by Jorge Aguirre

GiantsBeware

Giants Beware! By Jorge Aguirre Art by Rafael Rosado Color by John Novak and Matthew Schenk First Second (an imprint of Roaring Brook) $14.99 ISBN: 978-1-59643-582-7 Ages 9-12 On shelves April 10th It shouldn’t be this hard. I know why it is hard. I acknowledge that I could never do it myself. I submit to […]

Librarian Preview: Penguin Books for Young Readers – Razorbill and Grosset & Dunlap (Summer 2012)

UndeadEd

And now the thrilling conclusion! Just kidding.  I’ve lots more to do.  But if you already read Part One then this should fall along the same lines. Razorbill In the past this imprint was best known for its teen fare.  A slow and steady increase in their middle grade offerings, however, has turned it into […]

Librarian Preview: Penguin Books for Young Readers – Dial & G.P. Putnam’s Sons (Summer 2012)

BadApple

It’s baaaack!  Preview season is up and running and to kick it all off we begin with one of the biggies.  Thanks to my new fancy dancy job I am now able to stay for a whole librarian preview without rushing back to cover the reference desk.  So that’s nice.  The downside is that there […]

Review of the Day: Sadie and Ratz by Sonya Hartnett

SadieRatz

Sadie and Ratz By Sonya Hartnett Illustrated by Ann James Candlewick Press $14.99 ISBN: 978-0-7636-5315-6 Ages 7-10 On shelves now Children are literal creatures. They have to be. If you tell them something that says one thing and means another they need a certain level of sophistication to be able to parse your speech. And […]

Video Sunday: April Fool’s Day Edition

ChloeLionVid

And by “edition” I mean that my April Fool’s joke of the day is that I’m not doing anything that has even the slightest connection to April Fool’s Day.  Surprise!  Don’t worry.  You’ll see plenty of stuff around the web to fool you ah-plenty.  Remember the day. Now sit back for a treat. Bloody ‘ell.  […]