Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Kids books coming in August

Not too many books make their debut in August, but here are a few to consider:
Picture Books:
Ducking for Apples by Lynne Berry, illustrated by Hiroe Nakata
Perfect book to get ready for the fall. The ducks have their eye on some apples, but need to figure out how to get to them. A gentle book with sweet illustrations.
Happy Birthday, Little Pookie
by Sandra Boynton
A new Sandra Boynton book is always a treat. This is a board book, of course.
Little Black Crow by Chris Raschka
A little boy wonders about a crow's life and is able to get reassurance about his own concerns. Chris Raschka is a Caldecott medalist.
In the Wild by David Elliott and Holly Meade
With clever poems and beautiful woodcuts, the authors introduce children to many animals in the wild.
It's A Book by Lane Smith
A monkey introduces a donkey to a real paper book - not one that needs to be plugged in, recharged, etc. Those of us who sell such wonderful items are very pleased to have the such an entertaining commentary on the state of publishing. But it's really a funny kid's book.

Middle Grade Fiction:

Scumble by Ingrid Law
A companion to her earlier book Savvy, this one is about Mibs's cousin, Ledge, and the trouble his savvy causes his whole family.
A Crack in the Sky by Mark Peter Hughes
Eli notices that the world he lives in is just not the same -it's hotter than ever and something is wrong with the sky. Can Eli fix these huge problems??
The Cruisers by Walter Dean Myers
Zander and his friends are students at one of the best schools in Harlem, but their grades are slipping. How does their teacher's new assignment have the potential of changing everything?

Young Adult:
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
We have been waiting and waiting for this third book in the Hunger Games trilogy. August 24th is the date.
Teen Reads:
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
This is the beginning of the Infernal Devices trilogy - a prequel to the Mortal Instruments series.
Girl Parts by John Cusick
"John Cusick takes a rollicking aim at internet culture and our craving for meaningful connection in an uber-connected world."

New in Paper:
Little Beauty by Anthony Browne
Mercy Watson Fights Crime by Kate DiCamillo
Mercy Watson Princess in Disguise by Kate DiCamillo
Alabama Moon by Watt Key
Day of the Assassins by Johnny O'Brien
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan

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