New Children's Books
Published on Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 3:46pm
New books! New books!
Opening boxes of new books is always a little like my birthday and Christmas combined. I always have a list of titles that I’m not-so-patiently waiting to read like Wonder by R.J. Palacio or Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger, author of the fabulous Origami Yoda books. There are so many that I can't wait to hand out to kids -- series books in particular, books they have been waiting for like the third installment of the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series, The Unseen Guest by Maryrose Wood or the new Pacy Lin book, Dumpling Days by Grace Lin. My favorite part of getting new books is the discovery of unfamiliar titles. New books that make me say, “I need to read that” or "Oh, I can't wait to hand this book to someone."
Come by the library and check out some other new titles like:
Once Upon a Toad by Heather Vogel Frederick, which looks like a wacky modern day retelling of the fairy tale about a girl who spoke and diamonds fell from her lips, along with her evil sister who spoke with frogs falling from her mouth.
The Secret Journey’s of Jack London: The Wild by Christopher Golden
This is the first in a new series featuring a 17-year old Jack London. These look like a combination of historical fiction, survival adventure and supernatural thriller, and I can’t wait to see how Golden has meshed those genres together.
The Fairy Ring, or, Elsie and Frances Fool the World by Mary Losure
The true story about how two girls fooled Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the rest of the world with their doctored photographs of “fairies”.
Just look at that giant pile of books we’ve been processing today. Surely something in that stack will appeal to you. Stop by the children’s area and check out them out. I promise I've left most of them for you.
-Patty Reeber, Children's Librarian