Monthly Archives: March 2014

Who Needs Donuts?

By Mark Alan Stamaty Published 1973 by Dial Press, reprinted 2003 by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books. At first glance, the answer to this book’s title is pretty clear. Because, everybody. But do you know this book? When I mention it to someone, I either hear about their favorite jelly […]

Presto Change-o! A Book of Animal Magic

by Édouard Manceau published March 2014 (tomorrow!) by Twirl Books, distributed in America by Chronicle Books What a treat to give the new Twirl books a whirl! (They are doing something right when a thirtysomething-ed lady squeals over a box of board books, right?) This one is perfect for grabby hands and curious minds. Check it out […]

Out the Window

by Cybèle Young published 2014 by Groundwood Books Don’t you hate throwing your ball out the window and being too short to see where it bounces? The worst. But the worst gets better, because in its place a spectacular parade clash-crashes by. Except when you’re a frantic, too-short creature, it’s really hard to see over the […]

29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy

by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Lisa Brown published 2014 by McSweeney’s/McMullens Do you know Because of Winn-Dixie? (Have I told you about the time I told Kate DiCamillo I wrote because of Winn-Dixie and obviously meant because of Because of Winn-Dixie but she cackled and my heart soared?) Anyway. There’s a thing called a Littmus […]