Saturday, May 19, 2007

June - Picture Books

Reba is hosting June's meeting and here's what she had to say:

I thought it would be fun to discuss how picture books have changed within our lifetimes. I'd love it if everyone brought a favorite picture book (or two or five) from their childhood and one (or multiple ones) that they enjoy reading now.

And here's a quick wikipedia overview of the history of picture books

Suggested reading:

Noisy Nora (Rosemary Wells)
Hand Hand Fingers Thumb (Al Perkins)
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub (Don and Audrey Woods)
Where the Wild Things Are (Marcus Sendak)

Tanka Tanka Skunk (Steve Webb)
Scaredy Squirrel (Melanie Watt)
Bee Bim Bop (Linda Sue Park)
Knuffle Bunny (Mo Willems)

List your favorite picture books here and we'll compile a list to hand out at book club.

Book Expo

It's Book Expo time, and that means that Publishers Weekly has posted a list of the hottest Galley copies for kids available there. Check it out here.

A few highlights, Sharon Creech is coming out with a new book called The Castle Corona, Christopher Paul Curtis is coming out with Elijah of Buxton, E L Konigsburg has a new one too, The Mysterious Edge of the Herioc World. I know I already mentioned that Jerry Spinelli is coming out with a sequel to Stargirl, but I had no idea that Scott Westerfeld was coming out with a new book in the Uglies series called Extras. I can't wait!

Sheesh, I'm drooling just looking at the list!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Sequels I can't wait to get my hands on!

The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians book 3) by Rick Riordan

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Kiki Strike: the Empress's Tomb by Kirsten Miller

Charlie Bone and the Beast by Jenny Nimmo

Olivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer

Knuffle Bunny: A Case of Mistaken Identity by Mo Willems

And two other books that aren't part of a series that I'm really looking forward to are Shannon Hale's new novels, Book of a Thousand Days and Austenland.