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Nonfiction Monday: America Is Under Attack by Don Brown

America is Under Attack By Don Brown Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan) ISBN: 9781596436947 $16.99 Grades 4-6 In Stores August 16, 2011 *Best New Book* This year is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11. It’s hard to believe for many adults, but we now have elementary schools full of children who have […]

10 to Note: Summer Preview 2011

With all the summer catalogs properly pored over, now is the time for the quarterly season preview I call 10 to Note. The following is a highly subjective list of books set to arrive in June, July, and August that are intriguing to my eyes and ears. Fiction Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach; […]

Review: Lemonade by Bob Raczka

Lemonade and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word By Bob Raczka Illustrated by Nancy Doniger Roaring Brook Press ISBN: 9781596435414 $16.99 Grades 1-6 In Stores *Best New Books* Give me one month and every word in the English language and I can write you a bad poem. One year? You’ll likely get about the […]

10 to Note: Spring Preview 2011

Hang-wringing complete. It’s time for the quarterly look at upcoming releases I’m calling 10 to Note. What follows are the 10 titles set to hit shelves in March, April, and May that had me most saying “Yeah, boiiiii!” (or something along those lines). Not a guarantee of quality, but a subjective list of books that […]

Top 20 Children’s Books of 2010 (#5-1)

#20-16 | #15-11 | #10-6 | #5-1 5. Beaver is Lost by Elisha Cooper [Schwartz & Wade] What a year for Elisha Cooper. While his very deserving Farm has received more attention (including some from this list, where it landed at #15), he has created another book, Beaver is Lost, that quietly reaches even greater […]