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Review: Fairy Spell by Marc Tyler Nobleman

Fairy Spell

Fairy Spell: How Two Girls Convinced the World That Fairies Are Real By Marc Tyler Nobleman Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler Clarion Books (HMH) ISBN: 9780544699489 $17.99 Grades 1-4 Out Now *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library You thought fake news was new? Way before intentional misinformation was spread to influence […]

Review: Why the Face? by Jean Jullien

Why the Face

Why the Face? by Jean Jullien Phaidon ISBN: 9780714877198 $14.95 Ages 0-4 Out Now Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library *Best New Book* Board books don’t lend themselves to reviews, do they? Most fall into two camps: either simplistic to the point of abstraction (this isn’t a knock – just stating facts) or a […]

Review: Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

Be Prepared

Be Prepared By Vera Brosgol Color by Alec Longstreth First Second (Macmillan) ISBN: 9781626724457 $12.99 Grades 4-6 Out Now *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Camp is like adolescence concentrate. Devoid of parents and with a limited time frame, it’s like a social experiment where big coming-of-age themes like self-reliance, belonging, and friendship come […]

Top 20 Books of 2017: 5-1

Top 20 No Background

#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 5. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia, illustrated by Frank Morrison [Amistad | Grades 3-7] Because it contains 176 perfect pages. -John Click here for additional resources from Watch. Connect. Read. 4. All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson [Dial | Grades 4-7] Because even if your family re-enacts […]

Top 20 Books of 2017: 10-6

Top 20 No Background

#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 10. Why Am I Me? by Paige Britt, illustrated by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls [Scholastic Press | Grades Pre-K-3] Because it celebrates curiosity, a hard-to-answer question, diversity, you, and me in a beautiful and genuine way. -John Click here for additional resources from Watch. Connect. Read. 9. The Good for […]

Top 20 Books of 2017: 15-11

Top 20

#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 15. You Don’t Want a Unicorn! by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Liz Climo [Little, Brown | Grades K-2] Because you will never look at a pink cupcake the same way again. -John Click here for additional resources from Watch. Connect. Read. 14. One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance by […]

Top 20 Books of 2017: 20-16

Top 20 No Background

#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 Some things to know about this list: It’s a collaboration between John Schumacher and me. It’s a collection of our favorite books of 2016 for grades K-6. It’s a countdown from 20 to 1, with five books revealed each day. In terms of format, anything goes. You’ll see picture books, graphic […]

Review: Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

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Wolf in the Snow By Matthew Cordell Feiwel & Friends ISBN: 9781250076366 $17.99 Grades K-2 Out Now *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Watch the book trailer for Wolf in the Snow:

Review: Bruno by Catharina Valckx

Bruno

Bruno: Some of the More Interesting Days in My Life So Far By Catharina Valckx Illustrated by Nicolas Hubesch Gecko Press ISBN: 9781776571246 $16.99 Grades 1-3 Out April 1, 2017 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library (Click to enlarge)  

Nonfiction Monday: The Marvelous Thing That Came From a Spring by Gilbert Ford

Marvelous Thing

The Marvelous Thing That Came From a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation By Gilbert Ford Atheneum (Simon & Schuster) ISBN: 9781481450652 $17.99 Grades K-3 Out September 13, 2016 *Best New Book* If you think about it, there are some comparisons to be drawn between the Slinky and picture books […]

Nonfiction Monday: The Secret Subway by Shana Corey

Secret Subway

The Secret Subway By Shana Corey Illustrated by Red Nose Studio Schwartz & Wade Books (Random House) ISBN: 9780375870712 $17.99 Grades K-3 Out March 8, 2016 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Sometimes things become so commonplace, we forget how incredible they are. Comedian Louis C.K. has a bit about […]

Review: Is Mommy? by Victoria Chang

Is Mommy

Is Mommy? By Victoria Chang Illustrated by Marla Frazee Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster) ISBN: 9781481402927 $15.99 Grades PreK-1 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Rarely do I read something and think, “Wait. You can do that in a picture book?” But that was exactly my experience reading Is […]

Review: The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi

Tea Party

The Tea Party in the Woods By Akiko Miyakoshi Kids Can Press ISBN: 9781771381079 $16.95 Grades PreK-1 Out Now *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Everything is not as it seems. That premise has been the starting point for some of the most enduring stories in children’s literature. Alice’s Adventures […]

Review: McToad Mows Tiny Island by Tom Angleberger

McToad

McToad Mows Tiny Island By Tom Angleberger Illustrated by John Hendrix ABRAMS ISBN: 9781419716508 $16.95 Grades K-2 Out September 1, 2015 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library McToad likes Thursdays. Every other day of the week he mows the grass on Big Island. But Thursday is the day he mows […]

Review: Dory and the Real True Friend by Abby Hanlon

Dory and the Real True Friend

Dory and the Real True Friend By Abby Hanlon Dial (Penguin) ISBN: 9780525428664 $14.99 Grades 1-3 Out July 7, 2015 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Why review a particular book? I was asked this recently and my answer was pretty simple: I like to review books I’m excited about. […]