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New & Notable Books for Children & Teens: January, 2013

  • TEEN

    THE WRAP-UP LIST

    JAN. 8, 2013

  • CHILDREN'S

    YOU NEVER HEARD OF WILLIE MAYS?!

    JAN. 22, 2013

CHILDREN'S

YOU NEVER HEARD OF WILLIE MAYS?!

by Jonah Winter & illustrated by Terry Widener

Say hey! An all-star gem to share with grandparents, parents, children, baseball fans and anyone else. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    NELSON MANDELA

    JAN. 2, 2013

CHILDREN'S

NELSON MANDELA

by Kadir Nelson & illustrated by Kadir Nelson

A beautifully designed book that will resonate with children and the adults who wisely share it with them. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BUNNY!

    JAN. 15, 2013

CHILDREN'S

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BUNNY!

by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon & illustrated by Stephanie Graegin

Happy birthday to a splendid book for new birthday boys and girls. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    A SPLASH OF RED

    JAN. 8, 2013

CHILDREN'S

A SPLASH OF RED

by Jen Bryant & illustrated by Melissa Sweet

A splash of vibrancy about a self-taught master. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    NAVIGATING EARLY

    JAN. 8, 2013

CHILDREN'S

NAVIGATING EARLY

by Clare Vanderpool

Navigating this stunning novel requires thought and concentration, but it’s well worth the effort. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    JINX

    JAN. 8, 2013

CHILDREN'S

JINX

by Sage Blackwood

Unsurprisingly, Jinx displays hints of developing powers beyond the ordinary. Astonishingly, he and his world still seem... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    BUILDING OUR HOUSE

    JAN. 8, 2013

CHILDREN'S

BUILDING OUR HOUSE

by Jonathan Bean ; illustrated by Jonathan Bean

Raise the roof for this picture book. It’s something special. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    COURAGE HAS NO COLOR

    JAN. 22, 2013

CHILDREN'S

COURAGE HAS NO COLOR

by Tanya Lee Stone

An exceptionally well-researched, lovingly crafted and important tribute to unsung American heroes. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    TEETH

    JAN. 1, 2013

  • CHILDREN'S

    GINGERSNAP

    JAN. 8, 2013

CHILDREN'S

GINGERSNAP

by Patricia Reilly Giff

While the outcome is foreseeable, Jayna’s journey is a memorable one Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    ONE CAME HOME

    JAN. 8, 2013

CHILDREN'S

ONE CAME HOME

by Amy Timberlake

Georgie's story will capture readers' imaginations with the very first sentences and then hold them hostage until the final... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    TIME-OUT FOR SOPHIE

    JAN. 24, 2013

CHILDREN'S

TIME-OUT FOR SOPHIE

by Rosemary Wells & illustrated by Rosemary Wells

Readers will clamor for more of the irrepressible Sophie, while parents will secretly smile—sheer delight. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    POLAR BEAR MORNING

    JAN. 1, 2013

  • CHILDREN'S

    CAKE

    JAN. 1, 2013

CHILDREN'S

CAKE

by Joyce Magnin & illustrated by Olga Ivanov & Alexsey Ivanov

Although the message is sometimes spelled out instead of implied, it’s a minor flaw in this worthy, heartwarming effort.... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION

    JAN. 1, 2013

CHILDREN'S

EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION

by Tonya Bolden

A convincing, handsomely produced argument that the proclamation, for all its acknowledged limitations, remains a watershed... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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