Category Archives: Out of the Ordinary

New Pop-up Books

New Pop-Up Books: Braun, Sebastien. Jingle! Jingle! Can You Say It, Too? Nosy Crow, 2015. 10p. $8.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-8002-2. In this simple board book with flaps, the text in each spread asks a question, such as “Who’s that by the … Continue reading

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Booklist’s Best, Author Peter Dickinson Dies, Reissues and New Editions

Booklist’s Best Books for Youth: Booklist magazine has named its best books for young people for 2015:  www.booklistonline.com/Booklist-Editors-Choice-Books-for-Youth-2015/pid=7944842 Author Peter Dickinson Dies: British author Peter Dickinson has died at age 88. Known for his many novels and mysteries for adult … Continue reading

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Best Multicultural Books, William C. Morris Finalists, YALSA Nonfiction, Anniversary of “Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey”

The Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature (www.CSMCL.org) has named its best books for 2015: http://www.pinterest.com/csmcl/best-multicultural-books-of-2015/ . YALSA Nonfiction Nominees: YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, has nominated five books for its annual Award for Excellence in … Continue reading

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Professional Reading: WRITER TO WRITER by Gail Carson Levine

Levine, Gail Carson. Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink. Harper, 2015. 295p. $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-227530-1. Adults and older high school students interested in writing fiction will enjoy this conversational follow-up to Levine’s earlier work, Writing Magic: Creating Stories That … Continue reading

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Reissues and Special Editions Out This Month

Bruel, Nick. Bad Kitty: 10th Anniversary Edition! Roaring Brook, 2015. [42p.]. $16.99. ISBN 978-1-62672-245-3.      Although this edition of the first book in the popular “Bad Kitty” series is not useful for libraries, it will make a nice gift. Basically, … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss’s “What Pet Should I Get?”

Seuss. Dr. What Pet Should I Get? Random House, 2015. [44p.]. $17.99 ISBN 978-0-553-52426-0. In this charming new picture book, a brother and sister (the same pair from One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish) visit a pet store … Continue reading

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New Pop-up and Flap Books

Cousins, Lucy. Count with Maisy, Cheep! Cheep! Cheep! Candlewick, 2015. [28p.]. $15.99. 978-0-7636-7643-8. Maisy the little white mouse works on the farm in this simple but effective counting story. While Maisy looks for the ten little chicks, children can guess … Continue reading

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