Dogs are running hither and tither, wild and free, as playful and mischievous as Elliot Elam’s scene on the cover of Christopher Reid’s Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dogs.
“My name is Theo and I live in a small town by the sea. A town just like any other, full of ordinary people like you and me. People we might not pay much attention to at first.
“The mix of poets, styles, and topics makes for a collection that will prompt children and their parents and teachers to grab paper and pencil—or laptop and mouse—to try writing their own ‘
“Offer[s] young readers plenty of opportunity to read their own ideas into the story, flex their imagination, and explore their own fear of the unfamiliar.”
“Forsooth, methinks this chapter book is a winner!”
“Clanton’s Narwhal and Jelly follow in the grand tradition of early reader buddy tales like Frog and Toad or Elephant and Piggie, and this latest tale is sure to find an h
“Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship is a well-rounded, satisfying, and readable collection.”
“I (Heart) Art gives youngsters their own elegant and timeless pocket museum that they can visit time and time again, independently, at their own pace, and, above
“This outstanding picture book invites multiple readings and will be a delight for aspiring detectives.”
“A fun book, a simple but still captivating story, and attractive design make Evie and The Truth About Witches a good choice for the Halloween season, or for any other time when so
This intriguing picture book by an Australian author celebrates the ingenuity and creativity of children.
This quiet and contemplative picture book is a tender story about understanding differences.
This should be a fun graphic novel. Wilson’s richly colored illustrations are lively; the multicultural family characters timely; the storyline inventive. Somehow, though, it doesn’t deliver.
There’s something sweet and endearing about Dear Professor Whale, the follow-up to the charming Yours Sincerely, Giraffe.
“a heroic tale with a true female hero.”
“a touching, satisfying story, . . . [a] profound and insightful tale.”
Since their first book together, Extra Yarn (2012, Balzer & Bray), Barnett and Klassen have created a series of deceptively simple, clever books.
Narwhal and Jellyfish are the stars of this easy reader series by Ben Clanton.
Willy's Stories, written and illustrated by Anthony Browne, is not your typical children’s book.
The Little Water Sprite was first published in 1956. By today’s standards, precious little happens in this coming of age tale about a young, curious water sprite.
Author Adam Mansbach calls his international bestsellers Go the Fuck to Sleep and You Have to Fucking Eat (both reviewed in NYJB) “obscene fake children’s books.” The inspiration
“Witches have come a long way since 1957. None will win readers’ hearts as thoroughly as this classic.”
“a thing of beauty . . .”
“The author plants the seed for dreams of fantastic possibilities.”
“. . . a big hit for exploring science with the help of fun fictional characters, colorful illustrations, and interactive learning activities.”