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Top 20 Books of 2014: 15-11

Top 20 Books Final

#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 15. Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton [Candlewick Press | Grades PreK-1] Click here for additional resources from Watch. Connect. Read. With its combination of suspense and broad humor, Shh! We Have a Plan plays like the best Chuck Jones Merrie Melodies cartoon that never happened. You can practically [...]

Review: Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton

Shh We Have a Plan

Shh! We Have a Plan By Chris Haughton Candlewick Press ISBN: 9780763672935 $15.99 Grades PreK-2 Out Now *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Admission: I’ve edited books on the fly. In a school library setting, the clock is king, and I’ve had to trim a sentence or paragraph when running [...]

Digby O’Day: In the Fast Lane by Shirley Hughes

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Digby O’Day: In the Fast Lane By Shirley Hughes Illustrated by Clara Vulliamy Candlewick Press ISBN: 9780763673697 $12.99 Grades 1-3 Out August 26, 2014 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Some books make it look so dang easy, don’t they? Perfect example: Digby O’Day: In the Fast Lane by two-time [...]

Review: Leroy Ninker Saddles Up by Kate DiCamillo

Leroy Ninker

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up (Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume One) By Kate DiCamillo Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen Candlewick Press ISBN: 9780763663391 $12.99 Grades 2-4 Out August 26, 2014 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Bringing the band back together can be a dicey proposition. While you may think you [...]

10 to Note: Summer Preview 2014

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You never know how these preview things are going to turn out. Sometimes there’s a bunch of lesser-known books that jump out, other times it’s stuff that’s already been building some buzz. Today is more latter than former. What follows are 10 books for the summer season that look promising. Picture Books Peanut Butter and [...]

Review: Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey by Alex Milway

Pigsticks

Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey By Alex Milway Candlewick Press ISBN: 9780763666156 $12.99 Grades K-4 In Stores May 27, 2014 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library The word “charming” is used pretty often when talking about books, but what does it really mean? I suppose it’s a moving [...]

10 to Note: Spring Preview 2014

Spring

Book hope springs eternal. It’s time to take a look at ten titles that I’m excited about for spring. Picture Books Help! We Need a Title! by Hervé Tullet May 13, 2014 | Candlewick Press | Grades PreK-1 I’m a sucker for inventive picture books and Hervé Tullet is the master of this realm. This [...]

Review: The Big Wet Balloon by Liniers

Big Wet Balloon

The Big Wet Balloon By Liniers TOON Books ISBN: 9781935179320 $12.95 Grades 1-2 In Stores September 10, 2013 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Not every sibling relationship is fraught with resentment. Scanning the children’s literature landscape, however, you might forget this is the case. Lately, at least, the reluctant brother or sister [...]

Review: Zebra Forest by Adina Rishe Gewirtz

Zebra Forest

Zebra Forest By Adina Rishe Gerwirtz Performed by Kate Reinders Candlewick on Brilliance Audio $22.99 Grades 5-8 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Is anything less exciting than talking about fundamentals? Allow me to wave my rickety can in the air when I say that in just about anything worth doing, [...]

10 to Note: Spring Preview 2013

10 to Note Spring 2013

It’s time to once again to look at the season before us and say “that looks good”. What follows are books coming out in March, April, and May that appear to have promise. Picture Book Giant Dance Party by Betsy Bird; illustrated by Brandon Dorman April 23 | Greenwillow | Grades K-2 Ever heard of [...]

Review: Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell

Rabbit and Robot

Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover By Cece Bell Candlewick Press ISBN: 9780763654757 $14.99 Grades K-3 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library The children’s lit landscape is rich with classic ampersand teams – nowhere more so than in the easy reader category. Frog & Toad, Elephant & Piggie, Bink & Gollie – [...]

10 to Note: Winter Preview 2012-13

Winter Preview 2013

Sometimes you see a book and go… What follows are the books coming out in December, January, and February that made me do that. Picture Books Doug Unplugged by Dan Yaccarino February 12 | Knopf | Grades K-3 Is ditching technology for real life an emerging children’s lit trend? 2012 standout hello! hello! nicely builds [...]

Review: Make Magic! Do Good! by Dallas Clayton

Magic

Make Magic! Do Good! By Dallas Clayton Candlewick Press ISBN: 9780763657468 $17.99 Grades K-3 In Stores Nov. 13, 2012 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Sometimes, it’s nearly impossible to separate art from its creator. The work and the person who made it are so intertwined it’s difficult to tell where the personality [...]

Review: Olive and the Big Secret by Tor Freeman

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Olive and the Big Secret By Tor Freeman Templar Books (Candlewick Press) ISBN: 9780763661496 $15.99 Grade K-2 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Secrets. Little bits of information that can carry a ton of emotional weight. When we tell secrets, we are vulnerable – not a state humans tend to enjoy. [...]

Review: Bink and Gollie: Two for One by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee

Two for One

Bink & Gollie: Two for One By Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee Illustrated by Tony Fucile Candlewick Press ISBN: 9780763632663 $15.99 Grades K-2 In Stores *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library The cycle of book buzz is such that sequels often get the short end of the stick. There’s a [...]