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.

 

River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River March 1, 2009

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River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River

by Hudson Talbott

(Putnam, hardcover, $17.99)

The aptly named Hudson Talbott has written and illustrated a glorious new picture book about the historic and beautiful Hudson River.

Listen to the Podcast: River of Dreams

Buy this book from your local independent bookstore!


Book interior images courtesy of: http://www.hudsontalbott.com/

 

Three Cups of Tea for Young Readers

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Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea

by Greg Mortenson & Susan L. Roth, collages by Susan L. Roth

Dial Books, hardcover, $16.99

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Journey to Change the World… One Chid at a Time

by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin

(Puffin, paperback, $8.99)

Listen to the Podcast!

A book beloved by many grownups is now available in two editions for younger readers.

 

Keeping Our Earth Green February 1, 2009

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Keeping Our Earth Green

by Nancy Castaldo

(Williamson Books, paperback, $12.99)

This book is filled with fun and interesting activities and facts that will keep your kids busy discovering all sorts of things about our wonderful planet!

Listen to the Podcast!

Buy this book from your local independent bookstore!

 

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!

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Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village

by Laura Amy Schlitz, illustrated by Robert Byrd

(Candlewick, paperback, $9.99)

This fantastic Newbery winner is now available in paperback.  In a series of monologues, Schlitz gives voice to all sorts of characters in one medieval village.

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Read about it in the New York Times

 

Yes We Can: A Biography of President Barack Obama December 1, 2008

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Yes We Can: A Biography of President Barack Obama

by Garen Thomas

(Feiwel & Friends, paperback, $6.99)

Meet our new President! This chapter book biography is a great introduction for kids.

Listen to the Podcast: Yes We Can

Buy this book from your local independent bookstore!

 

The Way We Work November 1, 2008

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The Way We Work

by David Macaulay

(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, hardcover, $35.00)

The amazing David Macaulay, author of The New Way Things Work, has created a brilliant introduction to the human body.

Listen to the Podcast: The Way We Work

Buy this book from your local independent bookstore!