Ladies and gentlemen . . . the moment I’ve been waiting for. Wait! Wait! Background information first! So for years I worked as a children’s librarian and I’d get girl after girl after girl coming up to my desk asking for funny books. I credit some of this to Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The […]
Our team of reviewers in Los Angeles selected and evaluated 42 titles to help librarians make informed purchase decisions. Picture books, poetry, song adaptations, nonfiction, and short stories are among the offerings.
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Bad Bye, Good Bye By Deborah Underwood Houghton Mifflin Harcourt $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-547-92852-4 Ages 3-7 On shelves now As a mother who recently spent the better part of twenty hours in a car with a three-year-old and a three-month-old baby, I feel a special kinship with parents who have also engaged in the ultimate endurance […]
Friends who are mean, change, and moving are probably not anyone’s favorite subjects. The following titles selected by the editors at Junior Library Guild focus on friendship with life lessons that all young readers can learn.
A couple thoughts on that video. First off, it is sung by author Deborah Underwood (whatta pretty pretty voice, eh?) and editor Arthur A. Levine (whatta pretty pretty voice, eh?) at what Vimeo calls an “agency retreat in Brandon, Vermont”. So I had to wonder what precisely an “agency retreat” really is. Well, there’s a […]
A real post that has nothing to do with videos on a Sunday? Am I out of my friggin’ gourd? Maybe so, but today is a special occasion. You see, today, I am pleased to announce that I helped write something . . . on another person’s blog. Admittedly I don’t usually do that sort […]
The combination of witty text, plentiful white space, and brilliant images make this a truly winning book, especially for libraries looking to expand their Easter collections.