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Fall 2010 Picturebook Highlights: Candlewick Press

Ready for another long post? Introducing Candlewick’s Fall line for the Fall 2010 Picturebook Highlights round-up! Disclaimer before we begin: I have not seen these books with my own two eyes. As I’ll soon be leaving the Odyssey Bookshop to pursue a career elsewhere in the children’s book industry (more on that in a later … Continue reading

Fall 2010 Picturebook Highlights: HarperCollins

Presenting publisher #2 in the Fall 2010 Picturebook Highlights series: HarperCollins! There are a lot of amazing books on Harper’s list for the fall, so get ready for a longer-than-usual post. I’m going to follow up with a post of winter holidays-specific books later in the year, probably November or December, as there are several … Continue reading

Summer 2010 Picturebook Highlights – Marshall Cavendish

Okay, I lied. Penguin was not the last. This morning I discovered a publisher’s catalogue on my desk I had neglected to blog about before: Marshall Cavendish! Joha Makes a Wish: A Middle Eastern Tale by Eric A. Kimmel, illustrated by Omar Rayyan 9780761455998, $17.99, published in March 2010 I admit I have a big … Continue reading

Summer 2010 Picturebook Highlights – Penguin Young Readers Group

Presenting the final (I think) installment of the Summer 2010 Picturebook Highlights series: Penguin Young Readers Group! Name That Dog!by Peggy Archer, illustrated by Stephanie Buscema9780803733220, $16.99, Pub. Date: May 2010 Adorable illustrations show the character and personality of each dog described in this alphabetical set of poems. Ladybug Girl at the Beachby David Soman … Continue reading

Fall 2010 Picturebook Highlights: Random House

Remember back in January when I posted about ordering books that would be published this Summer 2010? Well, it’s the end of April and guess what I’m doing. If you guessed buying books for Fall/Winter 2010, you’d be correct! Introducing the Fall 2010 Picturebook Highlights, beginning with Random House! Camille Saint-Saens’s The Carnival of the … Continue reading

Summer 2010 Picturebook Highlights – Candlewick

Presenting #8 in the Summer 2010 Picturebook Highlights series: Candlewick Press! Practically in the back yard (okay, it’s an hour and a half away in Boston), this press is the home of Kate DiCamillo, Judy Moody, and Emily Windsnap. Here are some of my favorite picturebooks for the summer season. I already mentioned Cloud Tea … Continue reading

Summer 2010 Picturebook Highlights – Publishers Group West

Publishers Group West, or PGW, is #7 in the Summer 2010 Picturebook Highlights series! One book I am afraid to say probably won’t be a best-seller but is stunningly illustrated is: Owls See Clearly at Night (Lii Yiiboo Miyo-Waapamik Iii Swer): A Michif Alphabet (L’alfabet di Michif) illustrated by Julie Flett 9781897476284, $16.95, Pub. Date: … Continue reading

Summer 2010 Picturebook Highlights – Scholastic

Presenting #6 in the Summer 2010 Picturebook Highlights series…Scholastic! Swim! Swim! by Lerch 9780545094191, $16.99, Pub. Date: July 2010 Hilarious! Lerch, the fish, the main character of the story (as well as, apparently, the author), is so very proper I can’t help reading this in a (horrendous) British accent. Lerch is lonely and wants a … Continue reading

Summer 2010 Picturebook Highlights – Little, Brown and Company

All the way to number six in the Summer 2010 Picturebook Highlights series is Little, Brown and Company! Overall, I have to confess there are more novels on this list I’m excited about than picturebooks, but these three did stand out for me (and I’ll review the novels as I read them, promise!): Sit-In: How … Continue reading

Summer 2010 Picturebook Highlights – Workman

Here are two titles from Workman Publishing, fifth in the “Summer 2010 Picturebook Highlights” series! The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science: 50 Experiments for Daring Young Scientistsby Sean Connolly9780761156871, $12.95, Pub Date: March 2010A sequel to The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science: 64 Daring Experiments for Young Scientists (9780761150206, $12.95), this book takes science one … Continue reading

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The Story of Diva and Flea
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