• CHILDREN'S

    FIFTY CENTS AND A DREAM

    DEC. 4, 2012

CHILDREN'S

FIFTY CENTS AND A DREAM

by Jabari Asim & illustrated by Bryan Collier

An outstanding achievement and a life worthy of note. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    ELECTRIC BEN

    SEPT. 13, 2012

CHILDREN'S

ELECTRIC BEN

by Robert Byrd & illustrated by Robert Byrd

A work of breadth and energy, just like its subject; engaging and brimming with appeal for a wide audience. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    SPIRIT SEEKER

    OCT. 23, 2012

CHILDREN'S

SPIRIT SEEKER

by Gary Golio & illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez

Lyrically narrated, resplendently illustrated, and deeply respectful of both subject and audience. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    CASTLE

    SEPT. 18, 2012

CHILDREN'S

CASTLE

by David Macaulay with Sheila Keenan & illustrated by David Macaulay

And will a young scholar read it again and look for more? You bet—it’s great fuel for the imagination. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    ONE TIMES SQUARE

    SEPT. 6, 2012

CHILDREN'S

ONE TIMES SQUARE

by Joe McKendry & illustrated by Joe McKendry

Just like Times Square itself, the pages are filled to the brim. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    GEORGIA IN HAWAII

    FEB. 27, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    MONSIEUR MARCEAU

    SEPT. 4, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    OCEAN SUNLIGHT

    MAY 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

OCEAN SUNLIGHT

by Molly Bang ; Penny Chisholm & illustrated by Molly Bang

Readers will want to visit more than once to capture both the science and the abundant sense of celebration here. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    ISLAND

    SEPT. 18, 2012

CHILDREN'S

ISLAND

by Jason Chin & illustrated by Jason Chin

Another superb contribution to scientific literature by Chin. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    DREAMING UP

    OCT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

DREAMING UP

by Christy Hale & illustrated by Christy Hale

This extraordinary new picture book masterfully tackles the complex task of contextualizing seemingly complex architectural... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE BEETLE BOOK

    APRIL 3, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE BEETLE BOOK

by Steve Jenkins & illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Otherwise, distinguished both as natural history and work of art. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    YOU ARE STARDUST

    SEPT. 15, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    NEVER TRUST A TIGER

    SEPT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

NEVER TRUST A TIGER

retold by Lari Don & illustrated by Melanie Williamson

An excellent addition to both the folk tale genre and the early-reader shelf. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    Z IS FOR MOOSE

    MARCH 1, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    HOMER

    JUNE 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

HOMER

by Elisha Cooper & illustrated by Elisha Cooper

Soothing and satisfying; perfect for reading on the porch on a summer evening, preferably next to a dog. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    EAST DRAGON, WEST DRAGON

    JAN. 3, 2012

CHILDREN'S

EAST DRAGON, WEST DRAGON

by Robyn Eversole illustrated by Scott Campbell

This primer on friendship wrapped in hijinks is paced for maximum pleasure. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    OH, NO!

    SEPT. 11, 2012

CHILDREN'S

OH, NO!

by Candace Fleming & illustrated by Eric Rohmann

Oh, yes! This is a terrific new picture book. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    BOOT & SHOE

    OCT. 9, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    STEP GENTLY OUT

    MARCH 13, 2012

CHILDREN'S

STEP GENTLY OUT

by Helen Frost & photographed by Rick Lieder

A dazzlingly poetic photo album of the insect world for tots on up. (Picture book. 2 & up) Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    DAY BY DAY

    JULY 10, 2012

CHILDREN'S

DAY BY DAY

by Susan Gal & illustrated by Susan Gal

A luminous celebration of family, food and home. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    FISH HAD A WISH

    APRIL 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

FISH HAD A WISH

by Michael Garland & illustrated by Michael Garland

From the beaver’s coat to the tiger lily’s petals to the snakeskin, this fish tale is a keeper. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    WHAT'S THE TIME, MR. WOLF?

    OCT. 2, 2012

CHILDREN'S

WHAT'S THE TIME, MR. WOLF?

by Debi Gliori ; illustrated by Debi Gliori

There is much to enjoy here, and the illustrations and allusions beg for repeat readings. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    CAT TALE

    SEPT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

CAT TALE

by Michael Hall & illustrated by Michael Hall

Smart and accessible, charming and witty, this is one for educators and adventurers alike. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    PENNY AND HER DOLL

    SEPT. 1, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    CHARLEY'S FIRST NIGHT

    NOV. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

CHARLEY'S FIRST NIGHT

by Amy Hest & illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Be forewarned: Youngsters will find Charley as irresistible as Henry does and will no doubt beg for puppies of their own. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THIS IS NOT MY HAT

    OCT. 9, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    CHLOE

    MAY 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

CHLOE

by Peter McCarty & illustrated by Peter McCarty

Beautifully benign illustrations conjure powerful familial feelings Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    HIDE & SEEK

    MAY 8, 2012

CHILDREN'S

HIDE & SEEK

by Il Sung Na & illustrated by Il Sung Na

Ready or not! Here comes a book worth finding. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    BEAR HAS A STORY TO TELL

    SEPT. 4, 2012

CHILDREN'S

BEAR HAS A STORY TO TELL

by Philip C. Stead & illustrated by Erin E. Stead

The Steads’ work adopts a folkloric approach to cooperative relationships; the affectionately rendered animals that stand in... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    A HOME FOR BIRD

    JUNE 5, 2012

CHILDREN'S

A HOME FOR BIRD

by Philip C. Stead & illustrated by Philip C. Stead

A deeply satisfying story that speaks to the universal desires to be nurtured and to find a home. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    I SAW A PEACOCK WITH A FIERY TAIL

    MAY 15, 2012

CHILDREN'S

I SAW A PEACOCK WITH A FIERY TAIL

illustrated by Ramsingh Urveti & Jonathan Yamakami

Indian folk art triumphantly meets 17th-century English trick verse in this sophisticated graphic venture fit for middle... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    MOUSTERPIECE

    AUG. 21, 2012

CHILDREN'S

MOUSTERPIECE

by Jane Breskin Zalben & illustrated by Jane Breskin Zalben

The joyful clarity of both vision and execution thrills. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    HEROES OF THE SURF

    APRIL 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

HEROES OF THE SURF

by Elisa Carbone & illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

Riveting reading, well-timed for the centennial of the Titanic’s sinking. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    WE MARCH

    JAN. 17, 2012

CHILDREN'S

WE MARCH

by Shane W. Evans & illustrated by Shane W. Evans

Share with readers of all ages as a beautiful message about peaceful protest and purposeful action. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    DRUMMER BOY OF JOHN JOHN

    SEPT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

DRUMMER BOY OF JOHN JOHN

by Mark Greenwood & illustrated by Frané Lessac

A joy to read. Play calypso music and celebrate! (author’s note, glossary and pronunciation guide, author’s sources)... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    EXTRA YARN

    JAN. 17, 2012

CHILDREN'S

EXTRA YARN

by Mac Barnett & illustrated by Jon Klassen

A quiet story of sharing with no strings attached. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    JIMMY THE GREATEST!

    MAY 15, 2012

CHILDREN'S

JIMMY THE GREATEST!

by Jairo Buitrago & illustrated by Rafael Yockteng & translated by Elisa Amado

Eye-opening inspiration in this unassuming import from Colombia. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    QUESTION BOY MEETS LITTLE MISS KNOW-IT-ALL

    FEB. 7, 2012

CHILDREN'S

QUESTION BOY MEETS LITTLE MISS KNOW-IT-ALL

by Peter Catalanotto & illustrated by Peter Catalanotto

Grown-ups beware. Youngsters might have their own questions and answers after this romp. (Picture book. 4-8) Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    WATER SINGS BLUE

    APRIL 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

WATER SINGS BLUE

by Kate Coombs & illustrated by Meilo So

Share this admirable appreciation with a wide audience. (Picture book/poetry. 4-10) Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    AND THEN IT'S SPRING

    FEB. 14, 2012

CHILDREN'S

AND THEN IT'S SPRING

by Julie Fogliano & illustrated by Erin E. Stead

This sweet seedling will undoubtedly take root and thrive. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    BEACH FEET

    JUNE 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

BEACH FEET

by Kiyomi Konagaya & illustrated by Masamitsu Saito & translated by Yuki Kaneko

A quietly sublime depiction of a child at play by the sea. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    MAN FROM THE LAND OF FANDANGO

    OCT. 23, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    SQUEAK, RUMBLE, WHOMP! WHOMP! WHOMP!

    OCT. 9, 2012

CHILDREN'S

SQUEAK, RUMBLE, WHOMP! WHOMP! WHOMP!

by Wynton Marsalis & illustrated by Paul Rogers

Loud and clear, the creators show how tuning into everyday sounds can inspire music. Clap, clap, CLAP! (Picture Book. 3-7) Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    WHAT LITTLE BOYS ARE MADE OF

    APRIL 1, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    GREEN

    MARCH 27, 2012

CHILDREN'S

GREEN

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger & illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

In all, lovely, inventive, engrossing and interactive. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    A STICK IS AN EXCELLENT THING

    FEB. 27, 2012

CHILDREN'S

A STICK IS AN EXCELLENT THING

by Marilyn Singer & illustrated by LeUyen Pham

A thrilling integration of verse and image, motivating all to serious fun. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    COLD SNAP

    OCT. 9, 2012

CHILDREN'S

COLD SNAP

by Eileen Spinelli & illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

This may not be the most exciting or enthralling winter tale, but it is perfect for sharing during readers’ own cold... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE QUIET PLACE

    SEPT. 18, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE QUIET PLACE

by Sarah Stewart & illustrated by David Small

A warm, gentle portrait of an immigrant’s isolation and the ways that creativity and a loving family can offer both a safe... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    APPLESAUCE

    AUG. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

APPLESAUCE

by Klaas Verplancke & illustrated by Klaas Verplancke & translated by Helen Mixter

Reminiscent of Where the Wild Things Are in its visual transformations and emotional intensity, but with a more present and... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    MOM, IT'S MY FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN!

    JULY 3, 2012

CHILDREN'S

MOM, IT'S MY FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN!

by Hyewon Yum & illustrated by Hyewon Yum

Yum has perfectly captured the emotional ups and downs of both parent and child in a visually expressive work that will... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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