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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)  

Morning Notes: Doctore Seuss Edition

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CATTUS PETASATUS Today on Difficult Jobs: Trying to translate Dr. Seuss to Latin. Click here to read. ‘THE LAUREATE OF THE NURSERY’ One of the go-to internet clickbait moves is “X BELOVED CHILDREN’S AUTHOR HATED CHILDREN” There’s an upcoming Margaret Wise Brown bio (which is for grown-ups), and a couple sites are going that route (so […]

Our 2017 Mock Caldecott (In 3 Steps)

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I work at a K-4 elementary school. Here’s how were’re running our 2017 Mock Caldecott. Step 0: (Bonus Step, Y’all) The Prep. Before we get into the books that might win this year, we talk about what the Caldecott Medal is and read a past winner. I keep the criteria talk pretty basic – explain […]

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Big Machines: The Story of Virgina Lee Burton by Sherri Duskey Rinker and John Rocco

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I dig the work of Virginia Lee Burton (or, as I prefer, The Notorious VLB). I especially love The Little House (subtly one of the most experimental Caldecott winners of all time, in my opinion), but I celebrate her entire catalog. Now Sherri Duskey Rinker (Goodnight Construction Site) and John Rocco (Blackout!) have teamed up […]

Cover Curiosity: You Fancy ‘Ah?

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I like books that look like other books. When I spot one, I share it here. I’ve been doing this for a while: Click Here for More Cover Curiosities While at the bookstore around the holidays I spotted a book out of the corner of my eye. I thought it was this book. We all […]

Morning Notes: Voicey Edition

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE (2017)
(L-R) Harold (voiced by Thomas Middleditch), George (voiced by Kevin Hart), Captain Underpants (voiced by Ed Helms)

CAPTAIN COMES TO THE THEATER If you haven’t already seen/read/heard Captain Underpants is coming to the big screen (voiced by Ed Helms – great choice) and Entertainment Weekly has the first look here. ONE LAST BEST OF 2016 SPECTACULAR! The Nerdies have been announced. All The Wonders shared their best of the year lists. A […]

Review: Green Pants by Kenneth Kraegel

Green Pants

Green Pants By Kenneth Kraegel Candlewick Press ISBN: 9780763688400 $15.99 Grades PreK-1 Out March 21, 2017 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library

Will You Help Me Build the Newbery/Caldecott Hadron Collider?

Hadron Collider

Happy New Year! I’ve had this thing I’ve wanted to do for a couple of years now, but it keeps getting put on the back burner. Why not share it in the first post of 2017? I don’t really know how the Large Hadron Collider works (although I did just read this, which helped), but […]

To Recap: The Top 10 Posts of 2016

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Just for fun, here are the 10 most popular posts of the year all together in one place: #10. The Geisel Award Infographic #9. Gallery: The Art of the Picture Book Barcode 2016 #8. The Most Annoying Board Book Ever #7. Top 10 Circulated Fiction Books 2016 #6. The ‘What Are Kids Checking Out?’ List #5. Everything You Need to Know […]

Top 10 Posts of 2016: #1

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The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children’s Books of 2016

Top 10 Posts of 2016: #2

Top 10 Picture Books

Top 10 Circulated Picture Books of 2016

Top 10 Posts of 2016: #3

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The Children’s Literature Community Responds to the 2016 Presidential Election

Top 10 Posts of 2016: #4

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Name That LEGO Book Cover

Top 10 Posts of 2016: #5

In This Book

Everything You Need to Know to Make a Book Spine Poem

Top 10 Posts of 2016: #6

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The ‘What Are Kids Checking Out?’ List