New Children's Picture Books To Pick Up This Month Here in the northeast, Spring is finally here which means it's time to clear out the winter cobwebs with picture books! HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal is back with her top recommendations for new reads. So, bring your kids outside to lay on a blanket in the sun and enjoy a Bluebird, a dog playing with a bone, an adventurous robot and some poetry -- it is National Poetry Month after all. More
Children's Books: ‘Bear and Bee’ and ‘Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?’ Sergio Ruzzier’s illustrations always manage to be soft and fluffy and kind toward children — without slipping into saccharine gauziness. In two new picture books, one written and illustrated by Ruzzier, the other written by Eve Bunting, Ruzzier’s spare pen-and-ink pictures charmingly enliven animal stories in just the way preschoolers like. More
Children's Books: ‘999 Frogs Wake Up’ and ‘Frog Song’ To speak of an insanely gorgeous book about frogs would seem to pose a contradiction in terms. To note two such books just seems silly. Yet here they are: “Frog Song,” the latest from Brenda Z. Guiberson and Gennady Spirin (“Life in the Boreal Forest”), and “999 Frogs Wake Up,” a sequel of sorts to 2011’s “999 Tadpoles,” by the Japanese team of Ken Kimura and Yasunari Murakami. More
ArtsBeat: Children's Book Coming From 'Hunger Games' Author Suzanne Collins, the author of the wildly successful “Hunger Games” trilogy, as well as the five-volume teen fantasy series “The Underland Chronicles,” has completed a a new book, “Year of the Jungle,” a 40-page children’s book, which will be published next September by Scholastic. More
BEA 2011: A Bountiful Fall for Children's Books Tracey signed books on Tuesday, and according to Steven Pomije ... Aug.). Lemniscaat USA’s biggest book for fall is a picture book, Tom the Tamer by Tjibbe Veldkamp, illustrated by Philip Hopman (Oct.); Judy Schachner will be blurbing the book. 05/26/2011 - 12:19 am | View Link
Sarah MacLean‘s new instant bestseller, “No Good Duke Goes Unpunished,” opens with this strikingly unsubtle line: “He woke with a splitting head and a hard [barnyard fowl].” I happened to mention that opening line to Fordham University English professor Mary Bly, who writes wildly popular romance novels of her own under the name Eloisa James.