Last month I did a post sharing Ten Recent Favorites from Baby Bookworm (Almost 3). That post was well-received, so I've decided to try to make this a monthly feature. Here are eight titles that have sparked requests of "Again!" recently, in no particular order (though I can tell you that her favorites right now are numbers 6 and 7 below).
1. Louis the Tiger Who Came from the Sea, by Michal Kozlowski & Sholto Walker (Annick Press). Back in 2011 I reviewed this, saying: "I recommend Louis the Tiger Who Came From the Sea ...
Amazon's Seira Wilson and her team of editors put together the following list of Top 10 Kids and Teens Spring Books. I don't believe that these books necessarily represent the best books coming out. There are a number of titles that I am personally more eager to read than these (future post coming). But I think that there are some interesting titles on this list (including one that I've already reviewed, and several that I expect to read). It's also interesting to see what Amazon expects to be the big spring titles.
This list was sent to me by an Amazon PR person, but I've added age classifications and put them in release order within each age range, which I think makes the list a bit more useful. I've also added links and cover images.
Picture Books and Board Books
Welcome to the latest children's literacy and reading news roundup, brought to you by Carol Rasco from RIF and Quietly, Terry Doherty from The Reading Tub and The Family Bookshelf, and me, here at Jen Robinson's Book Page. For this mid-month roundup I have simply buckets of information regarding literacy and reading-related events; literacy programs and research; and suggestions for growing bookworms.
Literacy and Reading-Related Events
The fifth annual Share a Story - Shape a Future Literacy...
Here are some highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Note that links that I'll be including in the upcoming mid-month children's literacy and reading news roundup are not included here, making this a bit of a shorter recap than usual.
Book Lists and Awards
Book: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Age Range: 12 and up
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is another book that I knew had been well-reviewed by people, but that just didn't jump out as one that I wanted to read. Based on the title and the cover, I expected some sort of old-fashioned, Gothic orphanage story. Which it is, kind of. But it turns out that Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is more than that. For starters, the book begins in modern-day Florida. Sixteen-year-old...