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Review of the Day: How Many Jelly Beans? by Andrea Menotti

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How Many Jelly Beans?: A Giant Book of Giant Numbers! By Andrea Menotti Illustrated by Yancey Labat Chronicle Books $18.99 ISBN: 978-1-4521-0206-1 Ages 4-8 On shelves February 29th Boy, I tell you. You get a kid and suddenly you find yourself scheming all these crazy schemes. “I’m going to get my kid to like vegetables!” […]

Librarian Preview: Chronicle Books (Spring/Summer 2012)

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What publisher created the first librarian preview, inviting local carriers of MLIS degrees to their places of work to show off the upcoming season?  I don’t have an answer to that, I’m just asking.  With my NYC preferences and tunnel vision my inclination is to believe that it was one of The Big Six based […]

Review of the Day: A Dog is a Dog by Stephen Shaskan

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A Dog is a Dog By Stephen Shaskan Chronicle Books $14.99 ISBN: 978-0-8118-7896-8 Ages 4-8 On shelves October 12th Beware the children’s librarian entrenched in the same old, same old. One of the risks of the profession is that when children’s librarians grow jaded, they start to rely upon the same five to eight books […]

Librarian Preview: Chronicle (Spring 2011)

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The other day I was sitting down with some editors when we began to speculate what would happen if you made a point of naming your child after publishing companies.  A number of silly concoctions presented themselves.  Obviously I wouldn’t be able to name my kid Random Bird, Little Brown Bird, or Sterling Bird (though […]

Review of the Day – Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz

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Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz By Beverly Gherman Chronicle Books $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-8118-6790-0 Ages 8 and up On shelves now. Sitting in the biography section of my children’s room are crisp, new, clean, pristine biographies of all sorts of people. Saints and sailors, presidents and queens, you name it. We got `em. […]