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Review of the Day: Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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Green By Laura Vaccaro Seeger A Neal Porter Book – Roaring Brook (an imprint of Macmillan) $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-59643-397-7 Ages 4-8 On shelves March 27th Sometimes you just want to show a kid a beautiful picture book. Sometimes you also want that book to be recent. That’s the tricky part. Not that there aren’t pretty […]

Review of the Day: And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano

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And Then It’s Spring By Julie Fogliano Illustrated by Erin E. Stead A Neal Porter Book, Roaring Brook Press (an imprint of Macmillan) $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-59643-624-4 Ages 4-8 On shelves February 14th Patience is a virtue. Riiiiiight. Actually it is, but tell that to anyone under the age of fifteen (to pick an arbitrary age). […]

Review of the Day: Bandits by Johanna Wright

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Bandits By Johanna Wright A Neal Porter Book – Roaring Brook (an imprint of Macmillan) $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-59643-583-4 Ages 4-8 On shelves now There has been inadequate use of raccoons in children’s literature. Seems to me that if you have a furry woodland creature with a homegrown mask as part of its fuzzy face, it’s […]

Review of the Day: Coral Reefs by Jason Chin

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Coral Reefs By Jason Chin Roaring Brook (an imprint of Macmillan) $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-59643-563-6 Ages 5 and up On shelves now First things first. Let’s just get something out the way here before I go any further. I am not exactly a disinterested party when it comes to this book. No, I don’t know the […]

Review of the Day: Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald

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Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading By Tommy Greenwald Illustrated by J.P. Coovert Roaring Brook (Macmillan) $14.99 ISBN: 978-1-59643-691-6 Ages 9-12 On shelves now. The unreliable narrator. It’s a staple of adult literature, and a relative newcomer to the world of children’s lit. Even books for teens are more likely to sport these first […]

Review of the Day: Hera by George O’Connor

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Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory By George O’Connor First Second (an imprint of Roaring Brook) $16.99 ISBN: 978-1596437241 Ages 9 and up On shelves now. Aw, phooey. Phooey and also consarn it. George O’Connor is making me break my usual rules about reviewing. Generally speaking, when I review the first book in a series […]

Review of the Day: Lemonade by Bob Raczka

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Lemonade: And Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word By Bob Raczka Illustrated by Nancy Doniger Roaring Brook (a division of Macmillan) $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-59643-541-4 Ages 4-10 On shelves now. The lady from Manhattan would like to register a complaint. The lady from Manhattan is aware, perfectly aware, that there are plenty of fabulous children’s […]

Review of the Day: Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

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Zita the Spacegirl – Book One: Far From Home By Ben Hatke First Second (an imprint of Roaring Brook / Macmillan) $10.99 ISBN: 978-1-59643-695-4 Ages 9-12 On shelves now I run a bookgroup for kids between the ages of 9-13. Like a number of American children in the 21st century, these kids have an overwhelming […]

Review of the Day: Born to Be Giants by Lita Judge

Born to Be Giants: How Baby Dinosaurs Grew to Rule the World By Lita Judge Flash Point / Roaring Brook (an imprint of Macmillan) $17.99 ISBN: 978-1-59643-443-1 Ages 5 and up On shelves now. Just yesterday I had a very nice children’s author from North Carolina visiting me in my library. She wanted to look […]

Review of the Day: A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

A Sick Day for Amos McGee By Philip C. Stead Illustrated by Erin E. Stead A Neal Porter Book, Roaring Brook Press $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-59643-402-8 On shelves now Ages 4-8 Sometimes children’s book reviewers bandy about the term “classic” like it was some kind of verbal shuttlecock. There’s nothing that raises the savvy readers’ eyebrows […]

Review of the Day – King George: What Was His Problem? by Steve Sheinkin

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King George: What Was His Problem? Everything your schoolbooks didn’t tell you about The American Revolution By Steve Sheinkin Illustrated by Tim Robinson Flash Point (a Roaring Book Press imprint) $19.95 ISBN: 978-1-59643-319-9 Ages 10 and up On shelves now Children are taught history. They turn into teenagers and find out that much of what […]