The Kids’ Book Corner

Kids’ book reviews and tidbits from an indie bookseller.

New Chapter Books and Nonfiction May 12, 2009

Filed under: Middle-Grade,New Books,Non-Fiction,Young Adult — kidsbookcorner @ 1:12 pm

Here are some standouts from today’s arrivals!

GirlForce: A Girl’s Guide to the Body and Soul

by Nikki Goldstein

(Bloomsbury, paperback, $14.99)

Ages 10-15

This book has the perfect combination of a beautiful package that will appeal to t(w)eens and great facts and information that will appeal to parents.

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

by Jacqueline Kelly

(Henry Holt, hardcover, $16.99)

Ages 8-14

I haven’t gotten around to reading this one yet, but it looks wonderful. Heather Doss, children’s buyer for Bookazine called it “One to watch for the Newbery,” so I know it must be good! She recommends it for fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Caddie Woodlawn.

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

by Lenore Look, pictures by LeUyen Pham

(Yearling, paperback, $5.99)

Ages 6-10

Alvin Ho is just great. He’s a total scaredy-cat, and that’s what makes him so fun. Plus, it’s the first in a new series. Book 2 comes out in late June.


One Response to “New Chapter Books and Nonfiction”

  1. Every kid I’ve shown this too has handed it to his or her parent and said “let’s get this one.”

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