Book Review: The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

This wonderful celebration of individuality is a book everyone needs to read, if only to be reminded that personal preference does not make someone a bad person, nor is it the end of the world to live up to your own unique personality.

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New Releases: Books Published October 10, 2017 for Children + Teens

Another Tuesday, another round of new releases! Children's picture books, middle grade novels, and teen reads released 10/10/17.

Fall 2011 Picture Book Highlights: Candlewick Press

Previously in my capacity as Children's Department Manager for the Odyssey Book Shop, I had the opportunity to look over publisher's catalogues at the new books for each season. I was lucky enough to get my hands on some Fall 2011 catalogues, so decided to revive my seasonal picture book highlights series.Disclaimer: I have not … Continue reading Fall 2011 Picture Book Highlights: Candlewick Press

Fall 2011 Picture Book Highlights: Chronicle Books

Previously in my capacity as Children's Department Manager for the Odyssey Book Shop, I had the opportunity to look over publisher's catalogues at the new books for each season. I was lucky enough to get my hands on some Fall 2011 catalogues, so decided to revive my seasonal picture book highlights series.Disclaimer: I have not … Continue reading Fall 2011 Picture Book Highlights: Chronicle Books

Books I Discovered This Week: 11/13/11-11/19/11

Adult FictionAmerican Stories by Calvin Trillin Beauvallet by Georgette Heyer The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven GallowayThe Crimson Petal and the White by Michel FaberThe Horse of Selene by Jaunita Casey The Informationist by Taylor StevensThe Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson Little, Big, Fantasy Masterworks #5 by John CrowleyMy Name is Red by Orhan PamukNo One … Continue reading Books I Discovered This Week: 11/13/11-11/19/11

Book Review: Habibi by Craig Thompson

Habibiby Craig Thompson9780375424144, $35, Pantheon (Random House)Age appropriate: Adult graphic novel, 16+ (nudity, sexual content, violence)Absolutely incredible. Beautiful calligraphy, detailed illustrations, intense historical fiction - I read something describing Craig Thompson's work as a "triumph" and I completely agree.Habibi is a combination of historical fiction, religious fiction, and graphic novel. Told in a non-linear fashion, … Continue reading Book Review: Habibi by Craig Thompson