Saturday, March 8, 2014

Books We Love - New Arrivals!

Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
*** Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal ***
Once again winning the Newbery Award, the latest from Kate DiCamillo is about a girl, a squirrel, romance, vaccuums, and the power of story. Illustrated by K. G. Campbell. 

Wildwood Imperium by Colin Meloy & Carson Ellis 

The third book in the Wildwood series, from this Portland-based husband & wife writer-illustrator team. (Mr. Meloy is also in the band The Decembrists and Ms. Ellis' wonderful illustrations have graced that band's albums as well as children's books including "Mysterious Benedict Society.") In the latest installment, a young girl's midnight seance awakens a long-slumbering malevolent spirit...A band of runaway orphans allies with an underground collective of saboteurs and plans a daring rescue of their friends, imprisoned in the belly of an industrial wasteland...Two old friends draw closer to their goal of bringing together a pair of exiled toy makers to reanimate a mechanical boy prince...As the fate of Wildwood hangs in the balance. 

Survivors #4: The Broken Path by Erin Hunter

The fourth book in the Survivors series, from the author of the Warriors and Seekers series. Lucky and Alpha have finally reached an uneasy peace, but tensions are still high -- and Alpha has made it clear that there are some dogs he will never fully accept. As the newly united Pack sets off in search of a home far away from the Fierce Dog camp, they discover that no territory is truly safe. When they encounter another group of dogs who survived the Big Growl, Lucky hopes that they can work together as allies - but this new Pack may be their most dangerous enemy yet. 

Zoom! Zoom! Sounds of Things That Go in the City

Written by Robert Burleigh; illustrated by Tad Carpenter. Retro-style illustrations enliven the simple rhyming text through a boy's day, from morning's joggers until night's last train. 

Octopus's Garden by Ringo Starr

Illustrated by Ben Cort. Includes a CD with a new recording of the song and a read-along by Ringo Starr. Who wouldn't like to visit an octopus's garden? Perfect for sharing and reading (and singing) again and again, this book is sure to become as much a classic as the song. 

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett * Caldecott Honor 2013

Illustrated by Jon Klassen, who has won multiple Caldecott awards for his marvelous illustrations. With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself. A wry, triumphant fairy tale with a happy ending; a story about generosity where perserverance and good will triumph over cynicism and evil. 

Dream Animals by Emily Winfield Martin 

A Bedtime Journey. Furred, finned, or feathered, your dream animal is waiting. Snuggle up, open this book. And get ready to go to your dreams. Close your eyes, and snuggle in. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! 
(March 2, 1904 - Sept. 24, 1991)

Vote for your favorite Dr. Seuss book, and we'll tally up the score at the end of the month. 

Special sale for our blog readers, newsletter friends, and Facebook fans: 20% off all Dr. Seuss books, new and used, all of March! 

Children's Books by Dr. Seuss: 

(How many have you read?)

__ And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937)
__ The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938) 
__ The King's Stilts (1939) 
__ Horton Hatches the Egg (1940)
__ McElligot's Pool (Caldecott Honor Book, 1947) 
__ Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose (1948) 
 __Bartholomew & the Oobleck (Caldecott Honor, 1949)
__ If I Ran the Zoo (Caldecott Honor, 1950)
__ Scrambled Eggs Super! (1953) 
__ Horton Hears a Who! (1954) 
__ On Beyond Zebra (1955)
__ If I Ran the Circus (1956)
__ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957)
__ The Cat in the Hat (1957)
__ The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (1958) 
__ Yertle the Turtle and other stories (1958) 
__ Happy Birthday to You! (1959) 
__ Green Eggs and Ham (1960)
__ Ten Apples Up on Top! (1961)
__ One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960)
__ The Sneetches & Other Stories (1961)
__ Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book (1962)
__ Dr. Seuss's ABC (1963)
__ Hop on Pop (1963)
__ Fox in Socks (1965)
__ I Wish That I Had Duck Feet (1965)
__ I Had Trouble Getting to Solla Sollew  (1965)
__ Come Over to My House (1966)
__ The Cat in the Hat Song Book (1967)
__ The Foot Book (1968)
__ The Eye Book (1968)
__ I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories (1969)
__ My Book about ME (1970)
__ I Can Draw It Myself (1970)
__ Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?(1970)
__ The Lorax (1971)
__ I Can Write (1971)
__ Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now! (1972)
__ In a People House (1972)
__ Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (1973)
__ The Shape of Me and Other Stuff (1973)
__ There's a Wocket in My Pocket (1974)
__ The Many Mice of Mr. Brice (1974)
__ Wacky Wednesday (1974)
__ Great Day for Up! (1974)
__ Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! (1975)
__ Because a Little Bug Went Kachoo (1975)
__ Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? (1975)
__ The Cat's Quizzer (1976)
__ Hooper Humperdink...? Not Him!(1976)
__ Please Try to Remember the 1st of Octember! (1976)
__ I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! (1978)
__ Oh Say Can You Say? (1979)
__ Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! (1981)
__ Hunches in Bunches (1982)
__ The Butter Battle Book (1984)
__ You're Only Old Once! A Book for Obsolete Children (1986)
__ I Am NOT Going to Get Up Today! (1987)
__ The Tooth Book (1989)
__ Oh, the Places You'll Go (1990)
__ Daisy-Head Mayzie (1995)
__ My Many-Colored Days (1996)
__ Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! (1998) 
__ The Bippolo Seed & other lost stories (2011)