Posted On: Jul 10, 2014 In: Kids Room, Staff Picks
Curious Critters by David FitzSimmons
If you are bored, as the saying goes, look closer. With beautiful close-up photographs of some of nature’s most astounding creations, Curious Critters and Curious Critters Volume 2 will have you doing a double take at that Blue Jay sitting in the driveway. Read More..
Posted On: Jul 6, 2014 In: Kids Room, Staff Picks
Parental units may know that Carl Hiaason writes mysteries for adults, but less known are his good novels for kids about 9 and up. They are intelligent mystery adventures with that Hiaason casual/cutting humor, set in the Florida, all with an environmental/ecological/animal-respecting theme that is not preaching, just the way things are. Read More..
Posted On: Jul 2, 2014 In: Kids Room, Staff Picks
Move over, budding poets, a new poet is in the house! Karma Wilson, best known for her outstanding picture books (Bear Feels Sick, etc.) has written a delightful poetry book entitled Outside the Box. Not only is Outside the Box a very entertaining read, the illustrator is Caldecott Honor winner Diane Goode. Read More..
Posted On: Jun 28, 2014 In: Kids Room, Staff Picks
Three of the best from our New Picture Book collection:
Where Do We Go When We Disappear? by Isabel Minhos Martins and Madalena Matoso
Where we go when we disappear? Humans have been pondering this riddle since we developed the capacity Read More..
Posted On: Jun 24, 2014 In: Kids Room, Staff Picks
It all began with a vacuum cleaner, a Ulysses Super-Suction, Multi-Terrain 2000X to be exact, that raced out of control across the neighbor’s lawn and sucked up an unsuspecting squirrel. Ten-year-old Flora Belle Buckman (super hero comic book aficionado and self-described cynic) who was watching from her bedroom window could only utter “Holy bagumba” Read More..
Posted On: Jun 20, 2014 In: Kids Room, Staff Picks
Summer vacation brings swimming, camps and ice cream. But often summer also brings loss of recently learned classroom knowledge and skills that can cause setbacks in learning. Gardening is a great way to incorporate learning, exercise, and fun into any kids summer. It’s also a wonderful way to create bonding time with your child! Gardens come in all shapes Read More..