September 21, 2017

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Top-Shelf Chapter Book Read Alouds for A New School Year

Looking for books to recommend as read alouds? Our readers and reviewers weigh in on new books worth sharing.

Cover Reveal: The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown

You might be saying to yourself, “Old Betsy Bird is doing quite a few cover reveals these days — is she phoning it in?”  To which I would reply, “But today’s it’s the frigging sequel to Peter Brown’s The Wild Robot!!!  I was gonna say no to that? I’m not made of stone!”  Which isn’t […]

Cover Reveal: The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown

You might be saying to yourself, “Old Betsy Bird is doing quite a few cover reveals these days — is she phoning it in?”  To which I would reply, “But today’s it’s the frigging sequel to Peter Brown’s The Wild Robot!!!  I was gonna say no to that? I’m not made of stone!”  Which isn’t […]

Review of the Day: The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

The Wild Robot By Peter Brown Little, Brown & Company $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-316-38199-4 Ages 9-12 On shelves now There are far fewer robot middle grade books out there than you might expect. This is probably because, as a general rule, robots fall into the Data from Star Trek trap. Their sole purpose in any narrative […]

Peter Brown’s “Wild” New Step into Middle Grade Fiction | Under the Covers

Librarian Karen Yingling chats with Peter Brown about his very first middle grade novel, The Wild Robot.

Time Travel, QR Codes, and a Victoria Stapleton Look-alike Highlight Little, Brown Spring Preview

Rocco highlights some of the top titles presented at Little, Brown’s recent publishing preview for librarians.

Librarians React to the Youth Media Awards | ALA Midwinter 2014

Like any award show, there will always be a range of reactions to winners announced, and to those who didn’t make the cut. The American Library Association’s 2014 Youth Media Awards, revealed on January 27 during the organization’s Midwinter meeting in Philadelphia, are no exception. Librarians shared with SLJ–on video–their thoughts about the award committees’ choices.

Review of the Day: Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild By Peter Brown Little, Brown and Company $18.00 ISBN: 978-0-316-20063-9 Ages 3-7 On shelves now. Here’s a fun exercise to liven up a gloomy day. Find yourself a copy of the picture book Mr. Tiger Goes Wild. Now turn to the publication page. It’s the green one opposite the title page at […]

Pick of the Day: Chowder (DVD)

Peter Brown’s endearing bulldog, Chowder rendered lovingly in acrylic-and pencil in the original picture book, is even more appealing in this iconographic DVD production.