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Review of the Day: Wild by Emily Hughes

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Wild By Emily Hughes Flying Eye Books $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-909263-08-6 Ages 3-7 On shelves now. There lives in every child an animal. A wild, untamable creature that will emerge without fail at the worst possible moments, rendering its parents helpless and hopeless all in one swoop. There also exist in this world picture books that [...]

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!” [...]

Review of the Day: Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett

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Chloe and the Lion By Mac Barnett Illustrated by Adam Rex Disney Hyperion Books $16.99 ISBN: 978-142311334-8 Ages 4 and up On shelves April 3, 2012 Pity the picture book author. Their lot is rife with strife. With a couple exceptions here and there it is mighty hard to make picture book authorship your one [...]

Review of the Day: She Sang Promise by Jan Godown Annino

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She Sang Promise: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader By Jan Godown Annino Illustrated by Lisa Desimini Afterword by Moses Jumper, Jr. National Geographic $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-4263-0592-4 Ages 4-8 On shelves now. I’m tired of Einstein. I’m tired of Edison too. Heck, I’m even tired of Martin Luther King Jr., Marie Curie, [...]

Review of the Day: Sneaky Sheep by Chris Monroe

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Sneaky Sheep By Chris Monroe Carolrhoda Books (a division of Lerner) $15.95 ISBN: 978-0-7613-5615-8 Ages 4-8 On shelves now. If an author/illustrator redefines picturebookdom’s understanding of the relationship between monkeys and their tool belts, it’s difficult to predict where they may go next. Chris Monroe is one such puzzle to me. Most picture book author/illustrators [...]

Review of the Day: Elsie’s Bird by Jane Yolen

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Elsie’s Bird By Jane Yolen Illustrated by David Small Philomel (a division of Penguin) $17.99 ISBN: 978-0-399-25292-1 Ages 4-8 On shelves September 2nd As a kid I was read a fair amount of Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Over the years much of what I heard faded into the mists of memory. However, [...]