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Review of the Day: EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken by Sally Warner

EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken! By Sally Warner Illustrated by Jamie Harper Viking (an imprint of Penguin) $14.99 ISBN: 978-0-670-06243-0 Ages 6-9 On shelves May 12th Quiz time. Place your books under your desks and bring out your #2 pencils. Everyone ready? All right. Reach back into your brain cells and please name for […]

Librarian Preview: Penguin Young Readers Group (Summer 2011)

I’d been feeling a bit guilty about Penguin recently.  If my calculations are correct (and I think that they are) I haven’t been to a Penguin preview since April of 2010.  The timing just never worked out!  I do hold down a 9-5 job in the library, after all, so angling my free days to […]

Librarian Preview: Egmont (Spring & Summer 2011)

All right!  Egmont time!  A time for monted eggs (wait . . . . what?). Yes, Egmont doesn’t always put on a librarian preview, but once in a while they do and I was pleased to partake of their copious heaps of cheese (cheese = always good) when seeing the latest titles they have on […]

First Lines from the Children’s Side

The thing about the ShelfTalker blog, is that it really has fantastic posts.  I know that they cover the bookseller side of things, while I handle the librarian world, but often our topics intersect, and doggone it.  They just come up with great ideas.  For example, there was their recent Great First Lines post.  Elizabeth […]