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Review: Bertolt by Jacques Goldstyn

Bertolt By Jacques Goldstyn Enchanted Lion Books ISBN: 9781592702299 $15.95 Grades K-2 Out April 11, 2017 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library 1. Bertolt is the name of the tree. 2. Jacques Goldstyn is a Canadian author/illustrator/cartoonist. This book was originally published in Canada in French. 3. The unnamed protagonist is a self-described […]

Nonfiction Monday: The Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond

The Blue Whale By Jenni Desmond Enchanted Lion Books ISBN: 9781592701650 $17.95 Grades K-4 Out May 27, 2015 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library There are things we know, but we don’t really know. Example: anyone from 2-200 can tell you that blue whales are big. Very very big. Got it. Often that’s […]

Review: Take Away the A by Michael Escoffier

Take Away the A By Michael Escoffier Illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo Enchanted Lion Books ISBN: 9781592701568 $17.95 Grades PreK-2 Out September 9, 2014 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library There’s nothing new under the sun. And then there is. If children’s literature were Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, alphabet books would be at the […]

Review: The Lion and the Bird by Marianne Dubuc

The Lion and the Bird By Marianne Dubuc Enchanted Lion Books ISBN: 9781592701513 $17.95 Grades PreK-1 In Stores May 13, 2014 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your LIbrary Pretty much by definition, quiet books tend to fly under the radar. Some rightfully so, as the wick is turned down so low it struggles to […]

The Wildest Children’s Books of 2012

If you are in fear of children’s literature becoming too tame, too P.C., too middle-of-the-road – fear not! There are still plenty of odd, unusual, and just plain wild books for kids. Let’s take a look at five of the most “What the – ?!” inducing books of 2012. I enjoyed each and every one. […]

Review: The Giant Seed by Arthur Geisert

The Giant Seed Arthur Geisert Enchanted Lion ISBN: 9781592701155 $14.95 Grades K-2 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Don’t repeat yourself. In literature, we hear that a lot, right? Authors shouldn’t dip their bucket in the same well too many times, lest things get old. The audience gets bored. I would […]

Top 20 Children’s Books of 2011 (#5-1)

Fellow school librarian John Schumacher and I are counting down our top 20 books of 2011. Head on over to Watch. Connect. Read. for additional resources for each book.   #20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 5. Ice by Arthur Geisert [Enchanted Lion | Grades K-3] Click here for additional resources from Watch. Connect. […]

Review: Ice by Arthur Geisert

Ice By Arthur Geisert Enchanted Lion ISBN: 9781592700981 $14.95 Grades K-2 In Stores March 1, 2011 *Best New Books* If you’re unfamiliar with Arthur Geisert’s work, it can usually be summed up like so: Through books like Lights Out and Hogwash Geisert often puts his porcine characters in the position of trying to solve real […]

Top 20 Children’s Books of 2010 (#10-6)

#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 10. The Chicken Thief by Beatrice Rodriguez [Enchanted Lion] Published in France in 2005 as Le Voleur de Poule, this wordless picture book takes readers on an adventure through a forest, up and down a mountain, across an ocean, and into Fox’s lair. Why? Because Bear, Rabbit, and […]