The Kids’ Book Corner

Kids’ book reviews and tidbits from an indie bookseller.

New Books: April 14 April 14, 2009

Filed under: Middle-Grade,New Books,Picture Books,Young Adult — kidsbookcorner @ 10:57 am

It’s my birthday today! (and there are some wonderful new books out!) Here they are:


Stonecutter

by Jon J. Muth & John Kuramoto

(Feiwel and Friends, hardcover, $14.99)

Ages 8 to adult

This adaptation of a Chinese folktale is beatutifully packaged and perfect as a graduation or inspriational gift.

Swim the Fly

by Don Calame

(Candlewick Press, hardcover, $16.99)

Ages 12+

In this uproarious novel, a group of teenage boys conspire to see a real live naked girl.



A Walk in New York

by Salvatore Rubbino

(Candlewick Press, hardcover, $16.99)

Ages 5 & up

This is a beautiful new picture book that is a walking tour of New York City. Filled with facts and beautiful illustrations, this is a perfect book for New York kids and kids who just want to visit!

The Enemy: A Book About Peace

by Davide Cali & Serge Bloch

(Schwartz & Wade Books, hardcover, $15.99)

Ages 5 & up

This is an amazing new picture book that deals with war.  A soldier writes about his experiences: “The enemy is there but I have never seen him. Every morning, I shoot at him. Then he shoots at me. We both stay hidden the rest of the day, waiting.”  It is a strong introduction to themes of war and peace for younger children, but can be appreciated by both older kids and adults.

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2 Responses to “New Books: April 14”

  1. Happy birthday!

    I enjoy your blog.


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