As part of my year-long adventure in New Zealand, I'm on a hunt to read more books by New Zealand authors, set in New Zealand, ones that mention New Zealand in a footnote, are recommended by Kiwis, etc. So, on one of my recent days off, I sat down with my first New Zealand book-centric … Continue reading New Zealand’s Canvas Magazine Recommends
Above the Waterfall Ron Rash 9780062349316, HarperCollins, $26.99, Hardcover, Pub Date: September 2015 This is the third Ron Rash book that I've read, having fallen in love with him after reading Serena years ago, which was originally recommended by my good friend and fellow bookseller, Emily of As the Crowe Flies and Reads. For my … Continue reading Book Review: Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash
In perusing the children's non-fiction shelves earlier this week, I discovered a new press imprint called Wide Eyed Editions. They publish gorgeous, full-color, large-scale children's non-fiction picture books out of The Quatro Group. Their books are too beautiful not to be known worldwide, or at least, featured in a blog post.
As a long-term fan of Judith Viorst (probably best known for her Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day series), I was excited to see her come out with something new for children with Lulu and the Brontosaurus in 2010. Lane Smith's illustrations were a perfect companion to her off-kilter writing style, … Continue reading Book Review: Lulu’s Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst (and a new release!)