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Review of the Day: Nest, Nook and Cranny by Susan Blackaby

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Nest, Nook and Cranny By Susan Blackaby Illustrated by Jamie Hogan Charlesbridge $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-58089-350-3 Ages 5-12 On shelves now I don’t know about kids in other parts of the country but in New York City kids get a particular assignment, usually around their second or third grade year. When the leaves have long since [...]

Review of the Day: Ubiquitous by Joyce Sidman

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Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors By Joyce Sidman Illustrated by Beckie Prange $17.00 ISBN: 978-0-618-71719-4 Ages 6-10 On shelves now. I believe that there are different muses of children’s literature. You have you Beautiful Spine muses, your Great Editor muses, your Awe-Inspiring Marketing muses, and your Copyediting Magnificence muses. Each one of these references those elements [...]

Review of the Day: Sharing the Seasons selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins

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Sharing the Seasons: A Book of Poems Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins Illustrated by David Diaz Margaret K. McElderry Books (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) $21.99 ISBN: 978-1-4169-0210-4 Ages 8-12 On shelves now Yesterday I was frustrated. Very very frustrated. I’m a children’s librarian. Patrons tell me what they desire and I find just [...]

Review of the Day: Guyku by Bob Raczka

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Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys By Bob Raczka Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds Houghton Mifflin Harcourt $14.99 ISBN: 978-0-547-24003-9 Ages 4-8 On shelves October 4, 2010 There’s been a lot of discussion lately about getting guys to read. Little guys, that is. The figuring is that if you don’t rope boys into the [...]

Review of the Day: Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain by Barbara R. Vance

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Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain By Barbara R. Vance Copperplate Publishing $17.95 ISBN: 978-0-615-31444-0 Ages 7-12 On shelves now. When I was a kid, children’s poetry certainly existed but as far as I knew nobody was out there actively promoting the idea that I read the stuff. Our schools didn’t have Poetry Month. [...]