Monday, October 27, 2014

This Weeks New York Times


This Week's New York Times Best Selling Picture Books




October 26, 2014

Here is the list of New York Times Best Selling Picture Books for the week of October 26, 2014. Tell us how many of these books you have read and what you liked about them.
 

1.  THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES, by B. J. Novak. (Dial.) Silly songs and sound effects in a book without images. (Ages 4 to 8)    
       
    

2.     THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT, by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel.) Colorful problems arise when Duncan's crayons revolt. (Ages 3 to 7)     69
       
   
 3.       ONCE UPON AN ALPHABET, by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel.) Twenty-six brief stories, one for each letter. (Ages 3 to 7)    
       

4.        LITTLE HUMANS, by Brandon Stanton. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux.) Street photography from the creator of "Humans of New York." (Ages 4 to 8)    
   
5.        GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld. (Chronicle.) Trucks at sunset. (Ages 4 to 8)    
       
   
6.        PRESS HERE, by Hervé Tullet. (Handprint/Chronicle.) A whimsical dance of color and motion, at the touch of a finger. (Ages 4 to 8)    
       
7.        SAM & DAVE DIG A HOLE, by Mac Barnett. Illustrated by Jon Klassen. (Candlewick.) Two boys and a dog go on a serendipitous treasure hunt. (Ages 2 to 8)
       
   
8.        MIX IT UP!, by Hervé Tullet. (Handprint/Chronicle.) Primary colors splatter, mix together and transform at the touch of a finger. (Ages 4 to 8)    
       
   
9.        OTIS AND THE SCARECROW, by Loren Long. (Philomel.) Otis the tractor befriends a sullen scarecrow. (Ages 4 to 8)    
       
   
10.    DRAGONS LOVE TACOS, by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial.) What to serve your dragon-guests. (Ages 3 to 5)
        


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Until the next time... 

Happy Reading....

A Children's Book a day, keeps the scary monster away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tuesday Tucks Me In by Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan

Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond between a Soldier and His Service Dog

 by Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan

 

 "EVERY MORNING, TUESDAY HELPS"
Luis gets his shoes on, one at  a time. He reminds Luis to take his medicine. He even gets Luis' cane for him. 
But here's the one thing about Tuesday: he's not a person---he's a service dog."



Every so often there comes along a book that is so well written... so poignant... so beautiful that it makes you laugh, cry, and never want it to end.

That is true for Tuesday Tucks Me In. Tuesday Tucks Me In is the follow up to Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan's New York Times bestselling novel "Until Tuesday."

This book is written from Tuesday's point of view.  The story begins with a large picture of Tuesday's face waking up Captain Montalvan. We travel with Luis and Tuesday as they begin their day, some of their adventures along the way, and finally when they have their prayers, and they fall asleep with Luis holding Tuesday while they sleep.

I look at this book before I fall asleep at night so that I make sure that I fall asleep happy and with a smile on my face. 

As a librarian, I have recommended this book to many library patrons, family members, friends, and others who I some times meet along my journey. People are so excited when they see the book! One of the patrons reminded me that Captain Montalvan is wearing socks with Tuesday's picture on them on the cover of the book. How lovely!

I absolutely loved the story of Former Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan and his four-legged best friend, hero, and brother Tuesday!The photos are so breathtakingly beautiful. 

I giggle every time that I see the picture with Tuesday and his two furry friends and his less furry friend...

"I meet friends both furry..." "...and less furry. "

My favorite picture in the book is at the very end... You'll have to read the book to see what I mean.

I highly recommend this book to EVERYONE who loves a wonderful heart warming story! This is a must buy for all school, day care, public,and  home libraries and anywhere where children love animals and dogs in particular!

You won't be disappointed.



Happy reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Until the next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New York Times Bestseller List of Children's Picture Books








The New York Times Children's Picture Books 

for the Week of October 20, 2014



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Let us know if you have read any of these books and if you would recommend them...

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1. THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES, by B. J. Novak. (Dial.) Silly songs and sound effects in a book without images. (Ages 4 to 8)
 
2. THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT, by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel.) Colorful problems arise when Duncan's crayons revolt. (Ages 3 to 7)
 
3. LITTLE HUMANS, by Brandon Stanton. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux.) Street photography from the creator of "Humans of New York." (Ages 4 to 8)
 
4. GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld. (Chronicle.) Trucks at sunset. (Ages 4 to 8)
 
5. PRESS HERE, by Hervé Tullet. (Handprint/Chronicle.) A whimsical dance of color and motion, at the touch of a finger. (Ages 4 to 8)
 
6.IVAN, by Katherine Applegate. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. (Clarion.) The true story of a gorilla displayed at a shopping mall. (Ages 4 to 8)
 

7. HORTON AND THE KWUGGERBUG AND MORE LOST STORIES, by Dr. Seuss. (Random House.) Horton and his cohorts are back in four stories. (Ages 6 to 9)
 
8. MIX IT UP!, by Hervé Tullet. (Handprint/Chronicle.) Primary colors splatter, mix together and transform at the touch of a finger. (Ages 4 to 8

9. ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER, by Andrea Beaty. Illustrated by David Roberts. (Abrams.) A young inventor learns to fail better. (Ages 4 to 8)
 
10. OTIS AND THE SCARECROW, by Loren Long. (Philomel.) Otis the tractor befriends a sullen scarecrow. (Ages 4 to 8)

Until the next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Children's Book a Day, Keeps the Scary Monster Away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Dinosaurs in the Library


DINOS RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Earlier this week, I was the Children's Librarian at the Allegheny Library. There was a display of dinosaur books. I thought I would share the display with you! Have you read any of these dinosaur books? Do you have any recommendations?





Dino Pets by Lynn Plourde and Illustrated by Gideon Kendall

Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled: How Do We Know What Dinosaurs Really Looked Like by Sibert Medalist Catherine Thimmesh

Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad? by Julie Middleton and Illustrated by Russell Ayto

Born to be  Giants : How Baby Dinosaurs Grew to Rule the World by Lita Judge

Dino Pets Go to School by Lynn Plourde and Illustrated by Gideon Kendall

No T. REX in the Library by Toni Buzzeo and Illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? Jane Yolen ; Mark Teague

D is for Dinosaur: A Prehistoric Alphabet by Todd Chapman and Lita Judge

Dinosaurs?! by Lila Prap




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Until the next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Children's Book a Day, Keeps the Scary Monster Away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This Weeks's New York Times Best Selling Children's Picture Books



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Here are the latest New York Times bestselling children's books. Let's see how many you have read.


1. THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT, by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel.) Colorful problems arise when Duncan's crayons revolt. (Ages 3 to 7) 

2 THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES, by B. J. Novak. (Dial.) Silly songs and sound effects in a book without images. (Ages 4 to 8) 

3 GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld. (Chronicle.) Trucks at sunset. (Ages 4 to 8) 

4 PRESS HERE, by Hervé Tullet. (Handprint/Chronicle.) A whimsical dance of color and motion, at the touch of a finger. (Ages 4 to 8) 

5 MIX IT UP!, by Hervé Tullet. (Handprint/Chronicle.) Primary colors splatter, mix together and transform at the touch of a finger. (Ages 4 to 8) 

6 ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER, by Andrea Beaty. Illustrated by David Roberts. (Abrams.) A young inventor learns to fail better. (Ages 4 to 8) 

7 OTIS AND THE SCARECROW, by Loren Long. (Philomel.) Otis the tractor befriends a sullen scarecrow. (Ages 4 to 8)


8 HORTON AND THE KWUGGERBUG AND MORE LOST STORIES, by Dr. Seuss. (Random House.) Horton and his cohorts are back in four stories. (Ages 6 to 9) 

9 DRAGONS LOVE TACOS, by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial.) What to serve your dragon-guests. (Ages 3 to 5)

10 THE PIGEON NEEDS A BATH!, by Mo Willems. (Hyperion.) A filthy bird is persuaded to bathe. (Ages 3 to 7)

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Let us know which of these you have read.

What did you like about them? Would you recommend them to others?


Happy reading.................

Until the next tme.................................

A Children's Book a Day, Keeps the Scary Monster Away!

Monday, September 22, 2014

It's Back to School... Let's Have Fun


Welcome back to school!


Now that the little ones have returned to school from over the summer, here is short list of some of their favorite books for going back to school.

Let us know if you have read any of them and your thoughts on what you read. Let us know if you have any suggestions also.

 

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Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! by Nancy Carlson

 I Love School! by Philemon Sturges and Illustrated by Shari Halpern

Little Brown Bear Won't Go to School! by Jane Dyer

Get Set for Kindergarten: The World Around Us by Rosemary Wells

D.W.'s Guide to Preschool by Marc Brown

I Hate School by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross

Miss Bindergarten Plans a Circus with Kindergarten by Joseph Slate and Illustrated by Ashley Wolff

The New Girl ... by Jacqui Robbins and art by Matt Phelan

Miss Bindergarten Has a Wild Day in Kindergarten by Joseph Slate and Illustrated by Ashley Wolff

Countdown to Kindergarten by Allison McGhee and Pictures by Harry Bliss

Ollie's School Day: A Yes-and-No Book by Stephanie Calmenson

Hunter's Best Friend at School by Laura Malone Elliott and Illustrations by Lynn Munsinger


Until the next time...

Happy Reading..................

A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!




Sunday, September 14, 2014

New York Times Children's Book Lists - 9/14/2014



Let's see how many children's books you have read that are on the New York Times Bestseller list. Let us know which ones you read and your thoughts.

Picture Books

1THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT, by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. (Philomel.) Problems arise when Duncan's crayons revolt. (Ages 3 to 7)

2GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld. (Chronicle.) Trucks at sunset. (Ages 4 to 8)

3PRESS HERE, by Hervé Tullet. (Handprint/Chronicle.) A dance of color. (Ages 4 to 8)

4DRAGONS LOVE TACOS, by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. (Dial.) What to serve your dragon-guests. (Ages 3 to 5)

5PETE THE CAT: I LOVE MY WHITE SHOES, by Eric Litwin. Illustrated by James Dean. (Harper/HarperCollins.) Well-shod Pete has rainbows on his feet. (Ages 3 to 7)

6ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER, by Andrea Beaty. Illustrated by David Roberts. (Abrams.) A young inventor learns to fail better. (Ages 4 to 8)

7OTIS AND THE SCARECROW, by Loren Long. (Philomel.) Otis the tractor befriends a sullen scarecrow. (Ages 4 to 8)

8PETE THE CAT AND THE NEW GUY, by Kimberly Dean and James Dean. (Harper/HarperCollins.) Pete and his new friend, Gus the platypus, search for an activity they can do together. (Ages 3 to 7)

9LADYBUG GIRL AND THE DRESS-UP DILEMMA, by Jacky Davis. Illustrated by David Soman. (Dial.) Lulu is determined to find the perfect costume for Halloween. (Ages 4 to 7)

10UNI THE UNICORN, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Illustrated by Brigette Barrager. (Random House.) Uni believes that little girls do exist. (Ages 3 to 6)


Until the next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Reading!!!!!!!!!!

A Children's Book A Day, Keeps the Scary Monster Away