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Review of the Day: On the Shoulder of a Giant by Neil Christopher

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On the Shoulder of a Giant: An Inuit Folktale By Neil Christopher Illustrated by Jim Nelson Inhabit Media $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-77227-002-0 Ages 4-7 On shelves now My daughter is afraid of giants. She’s three so this isn’t exactly out of the norm. However, it does cut out a portion of her potential reading material. Not […]

Review of the Day – Issun Bôshi: The One-Inch Boy by Icinori


Issun Bôshi: The One-Inch Boy By Icinori Little Gestalten ISBN: 978-3-89955-718-3 $19.95 Ages 4-8 On shelves now In the past, determining a bias in the publication of folk and fairytales was a fairly straightforward business. Too many European maids of hair as fair as the silk of corn on your shelves? Bias. But now we’re […]

Review of the Day: The Fox and the Crow by Manasi Subramaniam


The Fox and the Crow By Manasi Subramaniam Illustrated by Culpeo S. Fox Karadi Tales $17.95 ISBN: 978-81-8190-303-7 Ages 4 and up On shelves now In the classic Aesop fable of The Fox and the Crow where do your loyalties lie? You remember the tale, don’t you? Long story short (or, rather, short story shorter) […]

Review of the Day: Aesop in California by Doug Hansen


Aesop in California By Doug Hansen Heyday $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-59714-235-9 Ages 3-7 On shelves now. Gather round me, o ye little children, and hear the tale I tell. Of a time when fairytales and folktales were as ripe and plentiful as the grapes of summer. When you could walk into any bookstore or library and […]

Review of the Day: Never Forgotten by Patricia McKissack


Never Forgotten By Patricia C. McKissack Illustrated by Leon and Diane Dillon Schwartz & Wade $18.99 ISBN: 978-0-375-84384-6 Ages 4 and up On shelves October 11, 2011 The more I read children’s literature the more I come to realize that my favorite books for kids are the ones that can take disparate facts, elements, and […]

Review of the Day: The Greedy Sparrow by Lucine Kasbarian


The Greedy Sparrow: An Armenian Tale By Lucine Kasbarian Illustrated by Maria Zaikina Marshall Cavendish Children $17.99 ISBN: 978-0-7614-5821-0 Ages 4-8 On shelves now. As a children’s librarian in New York City I am expected to have a full knowledge of existing children’s literature as it pertains, not just to the American publishing industry, but […]

Review of the Day: Dust Devil by Anne Isaacs


Dust Devil By Anne Isaacs Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky Schwartz & Wade (an imprint of Random House) $17.99 ISBN: 978-0-375-86722-4 Ages 5-10 On shelves September 14, 2010 If Pippi Longstocking is a redhead known for her casual legwear, Angelica Longrider (or just “Angel” for short) would have to be considered her blatantly barefoot ginger-headed […]