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Review: Gone Fishing by Tamera Will Wissinger

Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse By Tamera Will Wissinger Illustrated by Matthew Cordell Houghton Mifflin ISBN: 9780547820118 $15.99 Grades 1-4 In Stores *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library There are plenty of verse novels out there. Poetry books based around a theme are also common. Tamera Will Wissinger’s debut [...]

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 [...]

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: 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 [...]

Nonfiction Monday: National Parks by Erin McHugh

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National Parks: A Kid’s Guide to America’s Parks, Monuments, and Landmarks By Erin McHugh Art by Neal Aspinall, Doug Leen, and Brian Maebius Black Dog & Leventhal ISBN: 9781579128845 $19.95 Grades 3-6 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library It’s easy to overlook guides. They can be unassuming, but if your library [...]

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 – [...]

Review: Look…Look Again! by John O’Brien

Look Look Again

Look…Look Again! By John O’Brien Boyds Mills Press ISBN: 9781590788943 $18.95 Grades 2-4 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Absurdity is largely wasted on adults. While us grown-ups tend to favor sense to nonsense, the logical to the illogical, kids can be surprisingly comfortable with non sequiturs. In Look…Look Again! John O’Brien [...]

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: 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: Twelve Kinds of Ice by Ellen Bryan Obed

Ice Ri Res

Twelve Kinds of Ice By Ellen Bryan Obed Illustrated by Barbara McClintock Houghton Mifflin ISBN: 9780618891290 $16.99 Grades 3-6 In Stores *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library I’ve ice skated a lot in my life. Growing up in Northern Michigan, it’s bound to happen. I used to live around the [...]

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: A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L’Engle, Hope Larson

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A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel By Madeleine L’Engle Adapted and Illustrated by Hope Larson Farrar, Straus & Giroux (Macmillan) ISBN: 9780374386153 $19.99 Grades 4-7 In Stores October 2, 2012 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Reviewing a graphic novel adaptation of another book can be a bit tricky. Should I focus [...]

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 [...]

Review: Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker

Gypsy Moths

Summer of the Gypsy Moths By Sara Pennypacker Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins) ISBN: 9780061964206 $15.99 Grades 4-6 In Stores *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library In my need to draw pop culture comparisons whenever possible, I’m tempted to call Summer of the Gypsy Moths “Weekend at Bernie’s as a coming-of-age [...]