Sunday, March 23, 2014

New kids' Books for...Fall?

That's what I said.  I know it is hardly spring, but booksellers being who they are, with books to print, and orders to fill and markets to stock...well, there we are.  In spite of the seemingly seasonal miscue, the following assortment of offerings for the autumn are lovely, lively, and uplifting.  Have a look at a partial list from Publishers Weekly.

Telephone by Mac Barnett, illus. by Jen Corace, this book is a rendition of the message-passing game.  This time, however, it's birds on a wire playing the game.

If Kids Ran the World
All roads lead to kindness in this powerful final collaboration between Leo and Diane Dillon. In a colorful tree house, a rainbow of children determine the most important needs in our complex world, and following spreads present boys and girls happily helping others.

Little Owl's Day
Little Owl’s Day by Divya Srinivasan, in which Little Owl awakens while the sun is still up and gets a new view of the forest.
Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads
Bob Shea

Drywater Gulch has a toad problem—the Toad brothers are a gang of ruffians who just don’t appreciate a good chili, and they’re terrorizing the town. Thank goodness for Sheriff Ryan, who knows a lot about… dinosaurs.

Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean

Marlene is the self-appointed and cruel queen of the playground, sidewalk and school — until big Freddy stands up to her.

Appetite whetted?  These are but a very few of the assortment of great books for kids coming soon to a bookstore near you.  Get out there and have a look for yourself!

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