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Review: Windblown by Édouard Manceau

windblown

Windblown By Édouard Manceau Owlkids Books ISBN: 9781926973777 $16.95 Grades PreK-1 In Stores April 9, 2013 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Simple shapes. Lots of white space. Created by a Frenchman. Sound familiar? If your first thought was Hurve Tullet’s Press Here, you’re not alone. But although Édouard Manceau’s Windblown shares some [...]

Review: Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier

Open This Little Book

Open This Little Book By Jesse Klausmeier Illustrated by Suzy Lee Chronicle Books ISBN: 9780811867832 $16.99 Grades PreK-2 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Some books, you just have to see. When a title like the inventive Open This Little Book arrives, a description alone doesn’t do it much justice. But [...]

Nonfiction Monday: Hoop Genius by John Coy

Nonfiction Monday Drawing

The Nonfiction Monday round-up is right here (see below). If you’d like to be included, share a link in the comments. Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball By John Coy Illustrated by Joe Morse Carolrhoda Books (Lerner) ISBN: 9780761366171 $16.95 Grades 1-4 In Stores March 1, 2013 Find [...]

Nonfiction Monday: My First Day by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page

My FIrst Day

My First Day: What Animals Do on Day One By Steve Jenkins and Robin Page Illustrated by Steve Jenkins Houghton Mifflin ISBN: 9780547738512 $16.99 Grades K-2 In Stores Jan 8, 2013 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library The capabilities of newborn animals are, for the most part, a mystery. While you can’t walk [...]

Review: Unspoken by Henry Cole

Unspoken Inside

Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad By Henry Cole Scholastic Press ISBN: 9780545399975 $16.99 Grades K-3 In Stores Nov. 1, 2012 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Sometimes, when the stars align, an illustrator delivers a statement in the form of a book. Jerry Pinkney did it in 2009 [...]

Review: Oh, No! by Candace Fleming

Oh No!

Oh, No! By Candace Fleming Illustrated by Eric Rohmann Schwartz & Wade (Random House) ISBN: 9780375842719 $17.99 Grades K-2 In Stores *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library It makes sense, doesn’t it? Pair a great author with a great illustrator and you get…something great? Indeed, Oh, No! is well crafted [...]

Review: Olive and the Big Secret by Tor Freeman

Olive

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: Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Green

Green By Laura Vaccaro Seeger Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan) ISBN: 9781596433977 $16.99 Grades PreK-1 In Stores *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library The page turn – the way in which a picture book transitions from one page to the next – is something that lots of books ignore. Not the [...]

Review: Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff

Baby Bear Sees Blue

Baby Bear Sees Blue By Ashley Wolff Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster) ISBN: 9781442413061 $16.99 Grades PreK-1 In Stores *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library The goal of a concept book is clear – teach colors or numbers or shapes or any other basic concept that kids need to [...]

Nonfiction Monday: Step Gently Out by Helen Frost

Ant

Step Gently Out By Helen Frost Photographs by Rick Lieder Candlewick Press ISBN: 9780763656010 $15.99 Grades K-2 In Stores *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Poetry is oh-so-tricky. Go too concrete and rhyme-y, and you end up with stale platitudes. Go too abstract, and you can lose kids in a [...]

Review: One Special Day by Lola M. Schaefer

One Special Day

One Special Day By Lola M. Schaefer Illustrated by Jessica Meserve Disney-Hyperion ISBN: 9781423137603 $16.99 Grades PreK-1 In Stores *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Here’s what I will not do in this review: Discuss the saturation of new sibling books out there. Relay my hesitations when approaching such books [...]

Nonfiction Monday: How Many Jelly Beans? by Andrea Menotti

How Many Jelly Beans

How Many Jelly Beans? A Giant Book of Giant Numbers By Andrea Menotti Illustrated by Yancey Labat Chronicle ISBN: 9781452102061 $18.99 Grades K-4 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library You gotta like books with guts. Books that are willing to throw caution to the wind in terms of format or content [...]

Review: Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman

Boy + Bot

Boy + Bot By Ame Dyckman Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino Alfred A. Knopf (Random House) ISBN: 9780375867569 $16.99 Grades K-2 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Oh, unlikely friendships – where would children’s literature (scratch that – any kind of literature) be without ye? Contrasting personalities always add richness to the [...]

Review: The Easter Bunny’s Assistant by Jan Thomas

Easter Bunnys Assistant

The Easter Bunny’s Assistant By Jan Thomas Harper (HarperCollins) ISBN: 9780061692864 $12.99 Grades PreK-2 In Stores *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library In terms of consistency, few picture book creators in the world are operating at the level of Jan Thomas right now. Since her debut in 2007, What Will [...]

Review: Kali’s Song by Jeanette Winter

Kali's Song

Kali’s Song By Jeanette Winter Schwartz & Wade (Random House) ISBN: 9780375870224 $16.99 Grades PreK-2 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Gentle gets a bad rap. Books that scream and shout get a lot of attention, but often it is a classic case of sound and fury signifying nothing. Jeanette Winter [...]