The Kids’ Book Corner

Kids’ book reviews and tidbits from an indie bookseller.

PODCAST: Roawr! April 28, 2009

Filed under: New Books,Picture Books,Podcasts — kidsbookcorner @ 8:46 pm

Roawr!

by Barbara Joosse, illustrated by Jan Jutte

(Philomel Books, hardcover, $16.99)

A wonderful new picture book arrives from Barbara Joosse!

Listen to the Podcast: Roawr!

Buy this book from your local independent bookstore!

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PODCAST: Horrid Henry

Filed under: Middle-Grade,New Books,Podcasts — kidsbookcorner @ 8:43 pm

Horrid Henry

by Francesca Simon

(Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, paperback, $4.99)

A #1 Bestseller in Britain, Horrid Henry and his wickedness are taking the world by storm.

Listen to the Podcast: Horrid Henry

Buy this book from your local independent bookstore!

 

PODCAST: A Walk in New York

Filed under: New Books,Picture Books,Podcasts — kidsbookcorner @ 8:39 pm

A Walk in New York

by Salvatore Rubbino

(Candlewick, hardcover, $16.99)

Follow a boy and his dad as they discover New York City.

Listen to the Podcast: A Walk in New York

Buy this book from your local independent bookstore!

 

PODCAST: Sergio Saves the Game

Filed under: Picture Books,Podcasts — kidsbookcorner @ 8:36 pm

Sergio Saves the Game

by Edel Rodriguez

(Little, Brown, hardcover, $15.99)

Sergio, our favorite penguin, is back in this fun soccer tale.

Listen to the Podcast: Sergio Saves the Game!

Buy this book from your local independent bookstore!

 

New Books: April 28

Filed under: New Books,Picture Books,Young Adult — kidsbookcorner @ 4:27 pm

I’ve got a huge stack of boxes full of new books waiting to be checked in! Here are some highlights:

Love, Stargirl

by Jerry Spinelli

(Knopf, paperback, $8.99)

Ages 10 & up

Stargirl is one of my favorite characters (find her first book here). She is especially good for middle school girls who feel like they’re not fitting in or that they’re different from their peers. Stargirl is a free spirit and a unique heroine.

Big Wolf & Little Wolf

by Nadine Brun-Cosme & Olivier Tallec

(Enchanted Lion Books, hardcover, $16.95)

Ages 3 & up

I love the illustrations of this new picture book. It tells the story of two wolves, one big and one little, who become friends. This is perfect for younger siblings or any kid who is having trouble being “little.” It’s also a great tale of friendship.

The Sweet Far Thing

by Libba Bray

(Delacorte Press, paperback, $10.99)

Ages 12+

The final novel in the Gemma Doyle Trilogy is now in paperback! Missed the first two? Find them here: A Great and Terrible Beauty and Rebel Angels.

1000 Times No

by Mr. Warburton

(HarperCollins, hardcover, $17.99)

Ages 2-5

When Mom tells Noah that it’s time to leave, he says “No!” What’s great about this book is that each frame features Noah saying “no” in a different language, which turns a book that could have been very negative into one that is informational and fun. And of course, it ends with a big YES!

 

Suzanna on the radio! April 21, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsbookcorner @ 8:44 pm

Today I was on The Roundtable on WAMC. CLICK HERE to listen to me talk about books!

Here are the kids’ books I talked about:

A Walk in New York by Salvatore Rubbino
Sergio Saves the Game! by Edel Rodriguez
The Enemy: A Book About Peace by Davide Cali & Serge Bloch
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

 

Indiebound on your iPhone April 20, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — kidsbookcorner @ 10:11 pm

Today Indiebound launched their new iPhone app! Using this free app, you can read book recommendations from indie booksellers around the country, view indie bestseller lists, title search, and find your local independent bookstores in a snap! I downloaded it today and I love it. If you look at the kids picks, you can see my blurb for If I Stay!

Check it out (it’s free!)