18 Dec 2014

Make a Little Blue Truck Christmas Ornament!

Little Blue Truck fans everywhere will delight in Little Blue Truck’s Christmas, a brand-new Little Blue Truck book with working twinkle lights! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Little Blue Truck is spreading cheer by delivering Christmas trees to his animal friends. Can you help count each
17 Dec 2014

Mustache Baby Meets His Match in 2015!

Remember Baby Billy? When Billy was born, his parents noticed something odd.   Last year, dads and dads-to-be delighted in Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos and illustrated by Joy Ang, a fun and zany read for parents and kids alike. Next year, Baby Billy (a.k.a. Mustache Baby) will finally
16 Dec 2014

Happy Hanukkah from Curious George!

Everyone’s favorite curious little monkey celebrates the Festival of Lights with neighbors and friends in Happy Hanukkah, Curious George! It is the eighth night of Hanukkah, and George and his friends have gathered for a celebration. They light the menorah, spin the dreidel, make latkes, and learn the importance
15 Dec 2014

The Voting is Open!

Our friends at teenreads.com, the Children’s Book Council (CBC), and Every Child a Reader (ECAR) invite you to vote for your favorite YA books of the year. Access the survey here! Vote for up to five of your favorites from the supplied list or write in your own top choices.
11 Dec 2014

‘Twas (Almost!) the Night Before Christmas

Okay, so we still have a little bit of time before December 24th, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get in the holiday spirit early with these Christmas-themed titles, perfect for gift giving… ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore, illustrated by Jessie Wilcox Smith ‘Twas the
10 Dec 2014

You’re invited to a Skateboard Party!

New this month! Discover Skateboard Party, the second book in the Carver Chronicles series by Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning author Karen English and illustrated by Laura Freeman. Pitch perfect for younger elementary school boys, these books boast African American protagonists and relateable story-lines. Richard can’t wait to show off
9 Dec 2014

Countdown to Christmas with The Polar Express!

The Polar Express by Caldecott Medalist Chris Van Allsburg has been a holiday favorite for more than 25 years, spreading Christmas cheer to both children and adults. This December, celebrate the magic of the season with the Polar Express Countdown Calendar. Each day, from now until Christmas, the calendar provides
8 Dec 2014

Seasonal Book Spotlight: Outside by Deirdre Gill

The magic of a snow day and a child’s imagination combine in this gorgeous picture book from debut author Deirdre Gill. Deirdre was inspired to create Outside from her own experiences playing outside as a child. The outdoors is still a source of wonder and excitement  for Deirdre. It
4 Dec 2014

NPR recommends the year’s best picture books, including Hooray for Hat! and Aviary Wonders Inc.

NPR posted its Guide to 2014′s Great Reads, and its chock full of reading suggestions for all age groups and tastes. Today we’re giving a shout out to two titles that landed on the Kids’ Books portion of the list: Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won and Aviary Wonders Inc. by
3 Dec 2014

Boxed Sets for the Book Lovers on Your Holiday Shopping List!

Not sure what to get the young readers on your list? Let us help! We have beautiful new boxed sets for all ages. Ages 4 to 8: Animals, Animals, Animals Gift Set Animal enthusiasts will love this boxed set of three favorites from the award-winning team of Steve Jenkins and