Join us in celebrating After The Ink Dries, the YA debut novel by Cassie Gustafson. After The Ink Dries tackles heavy themes like sexual assault, suicidal ideation and bullying in a nuanced multi-viewpoint novel with gorgeous illustrations. Find Cassie in person or online at the following events!
March ushered in another Book Birthday! Gaze upon Once Upon Another Time by Matt Forrest Esenwine illustrated by Andres F. Landazabal. What did the critics have to say about this lovely outing?
“Beautiful images of long ago come together with lyrical text to transport readers to a past that is almost forgotten but that we would benefit to remember…a necessary addition to picture-book collections.”
Find or request it wherever books are sold and be sure to check out Matt’s website for details on blog tour and author visits.
It’s here! It’s here! A lovely middle grade novel full of heart, magic and mystery. Join Erin Bowman in launching her first middle grade novel, tonight, online at Gibson’s Bookstore. Register for the event, here.
Happy Book Birthday to In the Woods written by David Elliott and illustrated by Rob Dunlavey! This beautifully illustrated picture book in verse celebrates woodland creatures from the “stealthy bobcat” to the “dignified bear.” Would pair well with a walk in the woods, a picnic and a story time.
Publishers Weekly called it “pleasant and gently funny.”
On bookshelves today!
Welcome to Goodnight Bubbala by Sheryl Haft and illustrated by NHs own Jill Weber. Does this book have a familiar feel? That’s because it’s a lovely spin on Goodnight Moon, but instead of hushing and quiet, we are met with a lively Hannukah celebration. Bonus: This includes a recipe for Potato Latkes from Ina Garten herself. Sign me up!
Publishers Weekly gives it a wonderful write up in its Holiday Gift Guide.
Find Goodnight Bubbala wherever books are sold.
Join us in welcoming Same Way Ben, by Maryann Cocca-Leffler, into the world. Ben loves everything to be the same everyday, but when a substitute teacher arrives and shakes things up, Ben’s world gets turned upside down.
This warm picture book is perfect for young readers who are trying to acclimate to the new school year ….or any child who struggles with change.
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!