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Review: Betty Goes Bananas by Steve Antony

Betty Goes Bananas By Steve Antony Schwartz & Wade (Random House) ISBN: 9780553507614 $16.99 Grades PreK-1 Out Now *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library

Review: Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller

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 […]

10 to Note: Winter Preview 2012-13

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! 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: Kali’s Song by Jeanette Winter

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

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 […]

Top 20 Children’s Books of 2011 (#10-6)

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 10. Marty McGuire by Kate Messner [Scholastic | Grades 3-5] Click here for additional resources from Watch. Connect. Read. […]

Review: Neville by Norton Juster

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 […]

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 […]

Review: Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming

@MrSchuReads and I bring you (probably) the world’s first children’s book review using Twitter…