The American Library in Paris Book Award celebrates books written and published in English about France or the French. We’re so elated to see Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc by David Elliott on the short list. Read this lovely write up in the Concord Monitor to hear more about what David was up to when he got the call and keep an eye out in November for coverage of the final announcements!
Miranda and Maude are at it again in the latest of this charming chapter book series by Emma Wunsch. In this installment, the boys and girls of room 3B aren’t getting along, which ends up in lively tag, tug of war, stolen chicken, and donuts fill with…cheese. Ew!!
Early middle grade readers are likely to see some familiar antics and love the humor. Congrats, Emma!
September is busting with book birthdays! This month also welcomes Hawks Kettle Puffins Wheel: And Other Poems of Birds in Flight by Susan Vande Griek and illustrated by Mark Hoffmann.
This lovely book about birds introduces young readers to a variety of species as well as language surrounding bird behavior. A great pick for your nature lover, out there, and a great way to make nonfiction fun, literary and accessible.
Kirkus calls it a “fresh and original approach of the study of birds and words.” Find it at your favorite book store, today!
Join us in welcoming Hearts of Ice by Adi Rule into the world, today! The story follows Evangeline as she discovers a winter kingdom beyond her mirror, an evil king looking for immortality, a band of fantastical allies, a long lost sister who needs her help and an adventure that will compel her to find her own magic.
Kirkus says This blend of princess power, traditional fantasy, and bountiful snow is a win-win(ter) mix.
Look for it in book stores and at your scholastic book fair, today!
The Children’s Literacy Foundation sent Erin E. Moulton over to he Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter where she shared Tales from the Cloudland and did the CLiF book giveaway as part of their Summer Readers Series. CLiF’s mission ” is to inspire a love of reading and writing among low-income, at-risk, and rural children up to age 12 throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. ” Check out their amazing programs and presenters, today!
We’re so delighted that our own Matt Forrest Esenwine has a poem featured in this delightful new picture book chock full of poetry and pretending. Kirkus gives it high praise, calling it “a good collection, for real.”
And don’t forget to swing by Matt’s website to check out this wonderful interview with Lee Bennett Hopkins and Chris Hsu on the pretending, play and process.