SLJ was in San Francisco for Chronicle’s Fall 2014 Preview where illustrated children’s books with vibrant visuals were the showstopping hits.
This is it! We’ve officially begun! Here is, without a doubt, the very first Librarian Preview of the Fall 2014 season. I’m so thrilled to be presenting it in its full unaltered glory. Chronicle Books, that plucky little Californian publisher, has really made a name for itself in the past few years. And now, with [...]
Kephart immerses readers in 1980s Berlin, a time period that does not receive a lot of attention in most history textbooks.
Reluctant readers of nonfiction and poetry lovers alike will be drawn to this book’s musical, theatrical nature, making for a fun, enriching, and holistic reading experience.
Chronicle is giving SLJTeen readers the first shot at getting galleys of these April releases: Beth Kephart’s Going Over and Juliet T. Lamana’s Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere.
Everybody Paints! The Lives and Art of the Wyeth Family By Susan Goldman Rubin Chronicle Books $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-8118-6984-3 Ages 9-12 On shelves February 4th For years it was my pleasure to work in the New York Public Library’s Central Children’s Room, located in the Donnell Library. The Central Children’s Room was the crown jewel [...]
I Didn’t Do My Homework Because… By Davide Cali Illustrated by Benjamin Chaud Chronicle Books ISBN: 9781452125510 $12.99 Grades 1-3 In Stores March 4, 2014 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Kids will go to great lengths to avoid homework. I Didn’t Do My Homework Because… is a little book that celebrates this [...]
It’s official. Should I happen to leave New York City for any reason (I’ve been saying I would for years, but it’s gotta happen someday) and I work for a publisher I want to work for Chronicle Books. No, really. I don’t what it is about them, but I get a really good vibe off [...]
A parent in Marietta, Georgia, has lodged a complaint with his local school board about the inclusion of Hena Khan’s picture book Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors at his daughter’s Scholastic Book Fair on October 17. Thomas Prisock claims that the book is “an indoctrination of Muslim culture,” according to the The Marietta Daily Journal.
Took me a couple minutes to get into this one, but once I remembered the premise it helped. This is basically The Wizard of Oz redone with pop songs. A lot of which, sad to say, I have never heard of. Fortunately I could at least recognize the weird genius of the line, “You’re just [...]
When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders By J. Patrick Lewis Illustrated by Jim Burke, R. Gregory Christie, Tonya Engel, John Parra, and Meilo So Chronicle Books $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-4521-0119-4 Ages 10 and up On shelves now Poetry is of the people by its very definition. Though sometimes considered the property of the elite [...]
The Bear’s Song By Benjamin Chaud Chronicle Books ISBN: 9781452114248 $17.99 Grades PreK-1 In Stores September 17, 2013 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library *Best New Book* Ah, the element of surprise – of all the weapons at an author’s disposal, surprise is one of the most potent. Originally published in France, The [...]
THONG, Roseanne Greenfield. Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes. illus. by John Parra. 40p. glossary. Chronicle. Apr. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4521-0616-8.
PreS-Gr 2–This picture book in rhyme focuses on everyday things–a square for a park, a round pot of stew, a rectangle for the scoreboard at the baseball game. All of the shapes and activities reflect Hispanic culture–stars are for parties and the celebration depicted is a fiesta. Round is a sombrero; squares are ventanas, or windows; [...]
Sorted Books By Nina Katchadourian Introduction by Brian Dillon Chronicle Books ISBN: 9781452113296 $22.95 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library It began with some random internet meandering. In 2009 I came across Nina Katchadourian’s website utterly by chance. Her work, arranging books so their spines can be read as an organized [...]
A picture book that focuses on Albert Einstein’s intellect hrough the concepts that puzzled and excited him. Check out SLJ’s starred review.