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Review of the Day: Hound Dog True by Linda Urban

Hound Dog True By Linda Urban Harcourt Children’s Books (an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) $15.99 ISBN: 978-0-547-55869-1 Ages 9-12 On shelves September 20th There’s identifying with a work of children’s fiction and then there’s wondering if the author of the work has somehow discovered time travel and was able to observe your younger self. […]

Review of the Day: The Chronicles of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales By Chris Van Allsburg and more Houghton Mifflin Harcourt $24.99 ISBN: 978-0547548104 Ages 9-12 On shelves October 25, 2011 Chris Van Allsburg has always been the Rod Serling of the children’s literary world. Of that there can be no question. With no other author, […]

Librarian Preview: Candlewick, Brilliance Audio, Harper Collins, HMH, Scholastic, Sourcebooks, & Sterling (Fall 2011)

Heh heh.  You know when I said I’d write up the Day of Dialog librarian previews that I saw?  Well, I wasn’t kidding.  In fact, I’ve decided to be extra efficient and just cram the whole lot of them into one big, superlative, overcompensating post.  Before I do, however, I should note that a couple […]

Review of the Day: Cousins of Clouds by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

Cousins of Clouds: Elephant Poems By Tracie Vaughn Zimmer Illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy Clarion Books (an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-618-90349-8 Ages 4-9 On shelves now “Do you have any elephant books?” This is an easy one. The children’s librarian doesn’t have to think too hard about it. Just […]

Review of the Day: Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg

Queen of the Falls By Chris Van Allsburg Houghton Mifflin Harcourt $18.99 ISBN: 978-0-547-31581-2 Ages 4-9 On shelves April 4th The word “daredevil” conjures up different images for different people. Speaking for myself, when I hear it I instantly picture someone like Evel Knievel leaping over cars on a motorcycle. I do not picture sixty-two […]

Librarian Preview: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Spring 2011)

It’s a bit late in the season for me to keep typing up these librarian previews, but due to the fact that the “Spring” has only just begun, I think I have a little leeway for my two remaining previews before I start hearing about the Summer 2011 books that are right around the corner. […]

Review of the Day: In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck

In a Blue Room By Jim Averbeck Illustrated by Tricia Tusa Harcourt $16.00 ISBN: 978-0-15-205992-7 Ages 4-8 On shelves now This?  Bandwagon jumping.  Totally fun.  You should try it. You know that feeling you have when you’re a fan of something (could be an artist, television show, songwriter, you name it) and they just don’t […]

Review of the Day: Tadpole Rex by Kurt Cyrus

Tadpole Rex By Kurt Cyrus Harcourt $16.00 ISBN: 978-0-15-205990-3 Ages 4-8 On shelves now Rhyming’s not easy. It’s not everyone in the world that can pull it off either. In fact, there have been so many picture books that rhyme and rhyme poorly that it has infected me. Now whenever I pick up a picture […]

Review of the Day: The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

The Lemonade War By Jacqueline Davies Houghton Mifflin $16.00 I am about to describe to you a true situation that I have experienced time and time again as a children’s librarian.  A parent will walk up to me and ask for a work of fiction for kids dealing either with money or business.  Money or […]