21 Apr 2015

#PICTUREBOOKPARADE GETS WILD WITH WILD ABOUT US!

Tall, short, plump, lanky, hairy, warty, or scaly, everyone is different–even the animals at the zoo! Wrinkly rhinos and long-nosed elephants, comfortable in their own skin show us how our differences make us special in this wild new picture book! Wild About Us by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by Janet Stevens
20 Apr 2015

Laugh Along With Us!

There are few things in this world that laughter cannot cure. Chuckling is especially great at curing the blues, melancholy, and special cases of lachrymosity. How many chickens must cross the road before your little ones are doubled over in laughter? What silly person knock-knocks on your door and
16 Apr 2015

It’s the Year of the Three Sisters!

First came The Year of the Book, then came The Year of the Baby and The Year of the Fortune Cookie. Now we have The Year of the Three Sisters! Anna Wang is back again and her friend, Fan, a foreign exchange student from China, is joining her! About
15 Apr 2015

I Yam A Donkey, A Giggle-Worthy Read!

What do you get when you cross a donkey who has poor grammar with a yam who is adamant about proper speech? Why a silly picture book that will leave you in a fit of giggles, of course! I Yam A Donkey by Cece Bell Even frustrated grammarians will
14 Apr 2015

#PICTUREBOOKPARADE STAYS AWAKE WITH EVERYBODY SLEEPS (BUT NOT FRED)

Sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day. We never have enough time for important tasks like hunting dragons in remote caves or joining pirates on the high seas for a good old fashion treasure hunt. These tasks must be moved to the bottom of our to-do
13 Apr 2015

Get Entrapped in The Trap

Science fiction, kidnapping, and first crushes—we bet you’re already intrigued but we can’t help ourselves from telling you more about one of our favorite new books! The Trap combines the science fiction inventiveness of Madeline L’Engle and the social commentary of Gary Schmidt. From the first line to the last,
9 Apr 2015

Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University

Honest and moving, Francisco Jiménez’s memoir comes alive with telling details about the warmth and resilience of family and the quest for identity against seemingly impossible odds. Continuing the best-selling life stories told in The Circuit, Breaking Through, and Reaching Out, Francisco Jiménez chronicles his efforts and struggles as he continues
8 Apr 2015

Join Eddie Red On A Mystery in Mayan Mexico!

Break out the magnifying glasses, drawing pencils, and passports! It’s time to solve another mystery…this time in Mexico! Eddie Red is back to crack the case with his best friend, Jonah by his side. On vacation, Eddie and Jonah must once again rely on Eddie’s talent for drawing and
7 Apr 2015

#PICTUREBOOKPARADE ROCKS ON WITH STICK AND STONE

If we asked you to name a pair of friends from literature, television, or film, you could probably list ten off the top of your head. The ones that come to mind are best friends that transcend the entertainment platform they live in, embodying the characteristics of true friendship.
6 Apr 2015

Baseball Titles to Open the Season With!

It’s Opening Day! Baseball season has begun! In anticipation of a season filled with home runs, stealing bases, and sunny summer days at the stadium of your favorite team, let’s celebrate by reading some of our favorite baseball themed books! Brothers at Bat by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Steven