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Squirrels on Skis by J. Hamiton Ray

On Skis

Squirrels on Skis By J. Hamilton Ray Illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre Random House ISBN: 9780449810811 $8.99 Grades K-2 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Early readers hold the power to hook kids at a crucial time in their reading lives. But I sometimes find myself reacting to them with hesitation. What’s [...]

Review: Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller

Sophie Squash Cover

Sophie’s Squash By Pat Zietlow Miller Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf Schwartz & Wade (Random House) ISBN: 9780307978967 $18.99 Grades PreK-1 In Stores *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Children are masters of personification. Rock, stick, spoon – they can turn just about anything into a sentient being. In terms of [...]

Review: Bean Dog and Nugget: The Ball by Charise Mericle Harper

Bean Dog

Bean Dog and Nugget: The Ball By Charise Mericle Harper Alfred A. Knopf (Random House) ISBN: 9780307977076 $4.99 Grades K-3 In stores May 14, 2013 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library “I am a former child, and I haven’t forgotten a thing.” -Ursula Nordstrom, Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom Getting into [...]

Review: Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

Navigating Early

Navigating Early By Clare Vanderpool Delacorte Press (Random House) ISBN: 9780385742092 $16.99 Grades 5-8 In Stores *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library When Moon Over Manifest won the 2011 Newbery Medal, it took everyone off guard. Any time a debut novel receives that sort of recognition, the followup isn’t just [...]

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 [...]

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: 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: Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

Liar and Spy

Liar & Spy By Rebecca Stead Wendy Lamb Books (Random House) ISBN: 9780385737432 $15.99 Grades 5-7 In Stores August 7, 2012 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Some authors can write a career’s worth of books and never quite nail the intangible element of mood. Not so with Newbery-winning author Rebecca Stead. Her [...]

10 to Note: Summer Preview 2012

Summer Preview 2012 Final

It’s back to the future with this roundup of 10 summer releases that threaten to pull me away from my other favorite warm weather activity – consuming Oreo blizzards. Not a simple feat. June, July, and August – let’s see what you’ve got… Fiction Bink and Gollie, Two for One by Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee, [...]

Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Wonder

Wonder By R.J. Palacio Knopf (Random House) ISBN: 9780375869020 $15.99 Grades 4-7 In Stores *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library It’s a beautiful thing, when a book truly grabs you. It doesn’t happen all that often, and it’s impossible to know when it’s coming. Even with all the advance warning [...]

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 [...]

Nonfiction Monday: A Boy Called Dickens by Deborah Hopkinson

Dickens

A Boy Called Dickens By Deborah Hopkinson Illustrated by John Hendrix Schwartz & Wade (Random House) ISBN: 9780375867323 $17.99 Grades 2-5 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library It seems like most picture books on famous subjects go one of two ways – a cradle-to-grave overview, or a sliver of life that [...]

Review: The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Evil Penguin Plan by Maxwell Eaton III

Flying Beaver Brothers

The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Evil Penguin Plan By Maxwell Eaton III Alfred A. Knopf (Random House) ISBN: 9780375864476 $6.99 Grades 2-4 On Shelves January 10, 2012 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library They were nowhere, they suddenly, they’re everywhere. The rise of graphic novels for younger readers is one of the [...]

10 to Note: Winter Preview 2011-12

Winter Preview 2011-12

Interested in learning about some of the most intriguing children’s books coming out this winter but would like to keep the amount of titles to a number easily divisible by 5 and 2? This, friend, is the post for you. What follows are 10 books that had me pretending to stroke my whiskers, raise one [...]

Review: Neville by Norton Juster

Neville

Neville By Norton Juster Illustrated by G. Brian Karas Schwartz & Wade ISBN: 9780375867651 $17.99 Grades K-2 In Stores *Best New Books* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library You’re the new kid. Ugh. Doesn’t that sentence bum you out? We are such social creatures that arriving in an unfamilar place, surrounded by unfamiliar [...]