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.

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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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