Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Little Elliot, Big City Trifecta








The Nerdy Book Club, Colby Sharp, and I are celebrating one of the best books of 2014: Mike Curato's Little Elliot, Big City. Adorable Elliot is not a stranger to this blog. I premiered his book trailer, took him on my road trip, and read his story to my kindergartners and first graders. If you haven't already read Little Elliot, Big City, I hope today's trifecta inspires you to buy a copy from your favorite independent bookshop. 


Before you head out on a little adventure to read Mike Curato's nerdy essay and Colby Sharp's post, please take a look at how Mike finished my sentences. I wrote the words in red, and he wrote the words in black. Many, many, many thanks, Mike! I adore Elliot and look forward to ALL of his future stories. 


Little, Elliot, Big City tells the story of friendship and perspective through the eyes of a little polka-dotted elephant with a great big heart.

The illustrations for Little, Elliot, Big City are the pieces of art that I always wanted to make. They are pencil drawings that I scan and color in Photoshop. For Little Elliot, I like working in a muted color palette to add to the nostalgia of the period.

Mike created this window display for Books of Wonder
Elliot’s apartment can be a bit challenging for him, since he’s so small. You’ll often find him climbing something. Elliot discovered a new purpose for his favorite books; when he’s not reading them, he’s usually climbing them.

Yahoo! Merrymakers is making a Little Elliot plush! There is no release date, but expect to give him a hug sometime next year. Here’s a photo of an early prototype:


Cupcakes are one of the five basic food groups...right? Regardless, they are the main staple of white polka-dotted elephants.

Picture books are my dream, and now my reality!



Reading is vital.

Mr. Schu, you should have asked me where does Elliot live? Well, many people assume that he lives in Manhattan, but he actually lives in Brooklyn and commutes to Manhattan for his treats, just like me!



Mike Curato has the fortune of possessing a designer's brain, an illustrator's heart, and an artist's vision. You can find him on any given day walking around the city eating a cupcake (or thinking about it).


Macmillian is giving away a copy of Little Elliot, Big City, a Little Elliot tote bag, and stickers. 

Rules for the Giveaway 

1. It will run from 8/31 to 11:59 p.m. on 9/1. 

2. You must be at least 13. 

3. If you win, please pay it forward. 



Borrow Little Elliot, Big City from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops. 



Head on over to the Nerdy Book Club's blog to read Mike's essay. 


Don't forget to visit Colby Sharp's blog


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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Newbery Honor Challenge: 2005

Dear Mr. Sharp, 

You're posting your 2003 Newbery Honor Challenge video today, and I am posting my 2005 Newbery Honor Challenge video. We will be back on the same page next week. 


I hope you have a fun three-day weekend. 


:) 


-John 


P.S. I accidentally said Flora and the Flamingo instead of Flora and the Penguin. I'm sure I'll make that mistake many times. 

 


Click here to watch Mr. Sharp's video



Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman talks about his name. 


Listen to Marian Anderson sing "America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee)." 


Borrow The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Author-illustrator Melissa Guion

Happy, happy, happy, happy Friday! I'm celebrating the end of a busy and rewarding week with author-illustrator Melissa Guion. She dropped by to discuss penguins, school libraries, riding a bicycle, and reading. I wrote the words in red, and she wrote the words in black. Thank you, Melissa! 


Baby Penguins Everywhere! and Baby Penguins Love Their Mama! are my first and second books. Between them, they earned exactly zero starred reviews, but they are my proudest achievement. I’m grateful to be making books and I hope to do it for a long time.

I created the illustrations for Baby Penguins Love Their Mama! twice. I work traditionally, so when a finished painting needed to be changed, I did it all over again.



The best thing about penguins is their dignity.

School libraries only LOOK innocent.



Picture books are for everyone.


One of my favorite things is a song my friend Kurt Dahle wrote for Baby Penguins Everywhere.  I meant to use it for a book trailer but didn’t have time to make one. Matthew Winner had an interesting suggestion, that I invite students to create a video set to the music. Maybe I should do that!



Reading is like riding a bike, which my daughter is learning to do as I write this.  Hard at first, but once you can do it, you enjoy it for the rest of your life.

Mr. Schu, you should have asked me to do this a long time ago. Just kidding. I’m so glad we met.



I am giving away one copy of Baby Penguins Love Their Mama! 


Rules for the Giveaway

1. It will run from 8/29 to 11:59 p.m. on 8/31. 


2. You must be at least 13. 


3. Please pay it forward. 




Borrow Melissa Guion's books from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Happy Book Birthday to Brown Girl Dreaming!

I am honored to share a birthday with Brown Girl Dreaming's book birthday. Although the book officially comes out today, I have already read it twice. I plan on starting it for a third time later today. 



I am celebrating my special day by giving away two copies of Jacqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming


Rules for the Giveaway 

1. It will end at 11:59 p.m. 

2. You must be at least 13. 

3. If you win, please pay it forward. 


Travis Jonker and Margie are also giving away copies of Brown Girl Dreaming. Thank you! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Book Trailer Premiere - Telephone by Mac Barnett and Jen Corace

Hey, you! Yes, you! You're looking extra nice today. I have the perfect book trailer and book for you to share with all of your friends--Telephone by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jen Corace. After you finishing watching the book trailer, please turn to the person sitting next to you and tell them to watch it. Tell them to tell ten strangers throughout the day about it. Phone your aunts, uncles, cousins, and your favorite independent bookshops. Pass it on and on. Before we know it, everyone will know about Telephone. I just hope nobody mishears or misinterprets this original message. 

Ready! Set! Press Play! 



Telephone by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Jen Corace | Chronicle Books | Publication date: September 9, 2014. 



Mac Barnett is the New York Times bestselling author of several picture books, including Extra Yarn, which won a Caldecott Honor, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and the E. B. White Read- Aloud Award. Mac lives in Berkeley, California.



Jen Corace has illustrated a number of children’s books, including Little Pea. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.


The #SharpSchu Book Club Met Last Night

Illustration credit: Brian Won and Dave Roman 

Hooray for the Sharp-Schu Book Club! We gathered together last night to discuss Circa Now and Hooray for Hat! Did you miss the chat? Fear not! You can read through the archive below. :) 

Illustration credit: Brian Won 
Thank you, Amber McRee Turner and Brian Won! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Happy Book Birthday to...

Today is an epic book release day! You don't believe me? Just take a look at all of these AWESOME books that were sent out into the world today. 



Books Featured in the Video


1. The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye | Interest level: Grades 5-8

2. Colors Versus Shapes by Mike Boldt | Interest level: Grades K-2 

3. The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm | Interest level: Grades 4-7 

4. Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrated by Brigette Barrager | Interest level: All ages

5. Villainous by Matthew Cody | Interest level: Grades 4-8

6. Dash by Kirby Larson | Interest level: Grades 4-6. 

7. Amulet #6: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi
 | Interest level: Grades 3-8 

8. Starring Jules #4 by Beth Ain | Interest level: Grades 3-6 

9. Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 by Dav Pilkey | Interest level: Grades 3-6

10. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier | Interest level: Grades 4-8 

11. Shelter Pet Squad: Jelly Bean by Cynthia Lord | Interest level: Grades 1-3

12. 365 Days of Wonder by R.J. Palacio | Interest level: All ages 

13. Leroy Ninker Saddles Up by Kate DiCamillo | Interest level: K-3 

14. At Your Service by Jen Malone | Interest level:Grades 4-6. 

15. Little Elliot, Big City by Mike Curato | Interest level: All ages

16. Greenglass House by Kate Milford | Interest level: Grades 5-8

17. Little Elliot, Big City by Mike Curato | Interest level: All ages

18. Quest by Aaaron Becker | Interest level: All ages




Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Sharp-Schu Book Club Meets on Tuesday

Colby Sharp, Amber McRee Turner, Brian Won, and I hope you'll join us on Tuesday night for the August Sharp-Schu Twitter Book Club meeting. :) 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Newbery Honor Challenge: 2004

Dear Mr. Sharp, 

Happy Saturday! I hope you're enjoying every moment of the last two weeks of your summer break. I hope you're well!


Best,


John 




Visit Mr. Sharp's blog to find out which book he read.



Jim Murphy talks about his name. 


Jim Murphy provides a wonderful overview of An American Plague.  

Borrow An American Plague from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Author-illustrator Toni Yuly

Happy Friday! I'm celebrating the last day of the first week of the 2014-2015 school year with author-illustrator Toni Yuly. We chatted about Early Bird, her studio, painter Jacob Lawrence, libraries, and picture books. I wrote the words in red, and she wrote the words in black. Thank you, Toni! 


Early Bird is my first picture book!  She is little, red and full of energy. Early Bird is for 1-3 year olds but it is also a nice book for anyone learning to read as the text is very simple and big!  I see Early Birds outside my window every morning because I am an early bird too!

I created the illustrations for Early Bird with pencil and pen and my computer (Photoshop.)



If you visited my studio I would most likely be in my pajamas, sitting with a big cup of black, decaf coffee and some dark chocolate near by.  It is a small, happy, quiet, bright room.  There is a window that looks out to a mostly neglected, wild yard. My studio is messy and there are a lot of odds and ends around that “speak” to me... thrift store finds... bits of the beach...and a LOT of books!

Picture books are magical things! They can make a huge impression on kids. Any book is cool, but who doesn't like a book with pictures! Picture books like all books have the power to be our friends. They sit in our heads and hearts and speak to us in a million ways you can't explain, but just happens...


Jacob Lawrence taught me so many things!  His “office” was actually a tiny studio space where he worked.  He had a collection of tools and stuff he loved plus some of his work up on the walls...it was a very cool “office.”   He was a multi-talented artist working in many areas including, painting, illustration, printmaking, mural design, etc.  This was very different from all of the other painting professors I had at the time, and I remember being really impressed and I started thinking, hey this guy is a painter, but he also does all of this other stuff too!  Besides many classes, I took 2 independent studies with Jacob Lawrence and during that time I built cardboard wall constructions, experimented with collage and drew and painted some of my most exciting work.

I am grateful to Jacob Lawrence for telling me something that really helped me and stuck with me.  He said, “You don’t have to have a big, fancy studio space. You can work anywhere,”  and I did.  For years I lived in tiny apartments and painted in the corner of my bedroom.  It wasn’t always perfect, but I never stopped working.



Libraries are my heart and soul!  I have worked in libraries for about 35 years and I just love them and the people who work in them.  Libraries are our last, great public sanctuaries, free to all people. I cherish libraries.  Check out all of the amazing things that libraries offer and give your local librarian a hug today!

Reading is something I struggled with when I was a kid.  I was a dreamer and always looking out the window so I wasn’t very good at school until I hit college. I think the best kind of reading is the kind you enjoy!  That could include blogs (like this one!)  comic books, cookbooks, etc.  I hope that people will never lose their love of reading...it does take some time and effort to sit and read something, but reading has the power to change your life in so many ways.


Mr. Schu, you should have asked me what my next book is all about!  It is a companion to Early Bird and it is called, Night Owl!  It will be released in January 2015 and I can not wait to share it with the world.  As with Early Bird, Night Owl is for very young kids. The themes are nighttime, sounds, listening, fear and bravery.  I had so much fun creating Night Owl!  Plus a board book edition of Early Bird is coming out at the same time.



I am giving away one copy of Early Bird


Rules for the Giveaway 

1. It will run from 8/22 to 11:59 p.m. on 8/24. 

2. You must be at least 13. 

3. If you win, please pay it forward. 



Borrow Early Bird from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Today's #Kidlit Sticker (2014-2015 School Year Gallery)

If you spent a few minutes inside my brain during my morning commute to school, you would listen in on an internal conversation in which I plan which #kidlit sticker I'm going to wear and talk about throughout the day. Once the sticker is created, printed, and attached (with tape) to my body, I will add it to this blog entry. OK? 


Sticker #1 



Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light 



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Little Elliot, Big City by Mike Curato 




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Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo


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Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle 


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Leroy Ninker Saddles Up by Kate DiCamillo; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen 


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The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm


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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson 


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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen


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El Deafo by Cece Bell 


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The Witch's Boy by Kelly Barnhill 


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September 15th is Dot Day! The above dots were created by Mike Curato, Brian Won, and Matthew Cordell


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September 15th is Dot Day! The above dots were created by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Renee Kurilla, and Kelly Light


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Jon Klassen is visiting my school library next month.

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Check out Mac Barnett's books.  


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September 15th is Dot Day! These dots were created by Sharon Creech, Barbara O'Connor, Deborah Freedman, Aaron Becker, and Kate DiCamillo. 


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Elizabeth Rose Stanton's dot for International Dot Day. 


Sticker #17


Augusta Scattergood, Wendell Minor, Seymour Simon, and Toni Yuly created dots for International Dot Day. 


Sticker #18


Happy Dot Day! 

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Raina Telgemeier's books 


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Celebrate Raina's books! 

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Smile by Raina Telgemeier 

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The Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels 

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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen


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Sisters by Raina

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Sam, Dave, Mac, and Jon

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Smile, Sisters, and Drama 

Sticker #27 


Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate and G. Brian Karas 

Sticker #28 


October 15 is Barnett-Klassen Day! 

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Books by Mac Barnett 

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Books by Raina Telgemeier

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Books by Mac and Jon 

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Books by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen 

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Mac and Jon are visiting my school library next week. 

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Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo. Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle. Little Elliot, Bit City by Mike Curato. Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light. The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat. Flashlight by Lizi Boyd 

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Yay! 

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Today is Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen Day!

Sticker #38 


10/27 is Raina Day! 

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Raina's books are very popular in my school library

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How many have you read? 

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10/27 is Raina Day! 

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Raina's books! 

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It is almost time for Raina Day! 

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Happy Raina Day! 

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October is National Squirrel Awareness Month! 

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November is Picture Book Month! 

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Happy Halloween! 

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Happy Picture Book Month!

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Happy Picture Book Month! 

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"Picture books are important because they’re a great way for parents and their children to begin a childhood-long habit of reading together." - Chris Barton

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"In the few pages of an illustrated book, whole worlds are brought to life, and I knew that the creators of those special worlds — children’s book authors and illustrators — would want to help the children of Oklahoma once again be transported through the pages of a picture book." - Robin Preiss Glasser
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"When I comb memories of my early childhood for standout moments, I am struck by how many of them are punctuated by experiences with picture books. " - David M. Schwartz 

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"Picture books can be tiny universes for adults, too." - Ame Dyckman 

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"We spend hours wondering if run is a better word than race. There’s a reason for all this work. If picture books are written well, in addition to telling a compelling story, listeners will ask to hear more and more books." -Ann Whitford Paul

Sticker #57 


"Why are picture books important? Because they show us the world."-Sophie Blackall

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"What we need to remember is this: when we read a picture book with a child, we are doing so much than teaching him to read or instilling in her a love of language, or improving literacy." - Anna Dewdney

Sticker #59 


"Picture books are the perfect way for people to share time together." - Sandra Markle 

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"I clearly remember my first literary crush. The more I learned about him, the more firmly he wedged himself into my soft little five-year-old heart. He was cute. He was helpful. He was… gray." -Jill Esbaum

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"Whether I write and illustrate a story based on my own experiences or illustrate someone else’s story, for me and I hope for my readers it’s the same thing, a journey of a lifetime." -Ted Lewin

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Congratulations to Jacqueline Woodson, the winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Young People's Literature! 

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"Picture books are diverse. When roaming the aisles of a conference, library, or bookstore, the myriad of wonderful titles with wide-ranging stories, characters, settings, and artwork is always amazing and inspiring." -Loreen Leedy

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How many of these covers do you recognize? 

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Happy book birthday to Goodnight Already! 


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A Letter to Leo by Sergio Ruzzier


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What Kids Want in Books 


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Babymouse: Bad Babysitter by Jennifer and Matthew Holm 


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The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Big Birthday Bash by Frank Cammuso 

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Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin 

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Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrated by Brigette Barrager

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In Mary's Garden by Tina and Carson Kugler 



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Top 20 Books of 2014 (#20-16)


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Nightmares! by Jason Siegel and Kirsten Miller

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Here Comes Santa Cat by Deborah Underwood; illustrated by Claudia Rueda 



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Bob Shea 

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The Totally Secret Secret by Bob Shea 

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Read Bob Shea's books 

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Happy book birthday to The Terrible Two! 

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Look for Little Elliot, Big Family on October 6, 2015.

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Read Bob Shea's books. 

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Read Bob's books! 

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 I Don't Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty; illustrated by Mike Boldt 



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SnoozeFEST by Samantha Berger; illustrated by Kristyna Litten




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Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt 


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Happy book birthday to these books!


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Read Bob Shea's books.  

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Dinosaur vs. the Library, Me Want Pet, and I Will Chomp You


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Congratulations, Cece Bell! 

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Congratulations, Jacqueline Woodson! 

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Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo 

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Happy Bubble Gum Day! Read Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist!


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Sunny Side Up, Squish: Deadly Disease of Doom, Babymouse: Bad Babysitter, and Comics Squad: Recess! 
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Read Bob's books

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Happy birthday, President Lincoln! 

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Happy Bob Shea Book!

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Today is Love Your Pet Day! Read Children Make Terrible Pets! 


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Look for Echo, Just Itzy, and Rex Finds an Egg! Egg! Egg! tomorrow. 


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Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman; illustrated by Zachariah OHora 


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The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers 

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Happy book birthday to Special Delivery


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The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall 

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Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate | Look for it on September 22! 


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Today is Harry Bliss' birthday! Read Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken, A Fine, Fine School, Luke on the Loose, and Diary of a Worm.  


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Happy book birthday to the paperback edition of Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures.


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Flora Belle Buckman  

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Toys Meet Snow: Being the Wintertime Adventures of a Curious Stuffed Buffalo, a Sensitive Plush Stingray, and a Book-loving Rubber Ball by Emily Jenkins; illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky


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The 39-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths 

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Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman; illustrated by Z. Ohora  


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Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

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Where is the White House?, Where is the Grand Canyon?, Where is the Great Wall of China?, and Where is Mt. Rushmore? 


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Happy birthday, Louis Sachar! 

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Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman; illustrated by Zachariah OHora


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Isn't that the truth? 

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Happy birthday, Kate DiCamillo! 

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Look for Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10 on November 3, 2015. 

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A Poem in Your Pocket! by Margaret McNamara; illustrated by G. Brian Karas 

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A Poem in Your Pocket! by Margaret McNamara; illustrated by G. Brian Karas 

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April 30 is Poem in Your Pocket Day!

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Happy belated birthday, Beverly Cleary!

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By Mouse and Frog by Deborah Freedman 

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The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste 

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I Yam a Donkey! by Cece Bell | Release Date: 6/16/15 

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Tea Party Rules by Ame Dyckman; illustrated K.G. Campbell 
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The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein 

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Happy Earth Day! 

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Yard Sale by Eve Bunting; illustrated by Lauren Castillo 

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By Mouse and Frog by Deborah Freedman

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Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day!

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Comics Squad: Lunch! 

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Happy Children's Book Week! 

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Are you having a great Children's Book Week? 

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Fly! by Karl Newsom Edwards

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Dragons Beware by Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado

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Squish: Deadly Disease of Doom by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm 

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Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. Walker; illustrated by Jonathan D. Voss

The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake by Robin Newman; illustrated by Deborah Zemke | Interview | Book trailer

Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon by Kate DiCamillo; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen (Release Date: August 25)

Growing Up Pedro by Matt Tavares|  Book trailer

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Ellie by Mike Wu

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Read Greg Pizzoli's books

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"Stories allow us to dream about the possible." -Jennifer L. Holm 

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Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate | Publication Date: 9/22/15


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Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate | Publication Date: 9/22/15


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Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon by Kate DiCamillo; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen


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Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña; illustrated by Christian Robinson 


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Happy birthday, Lauren Castillo

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Happy book birthday to Circus Mirandus

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Sea Rex by Molly Idle

A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee 

Duck and Goose Go to the Beach by Tad Hills 

Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon 

Chu's Day at the Beach by Neil Gaiman; illustrated by Adam Rex

Ollie and Moon: Aloha! by Diane Kredensor 

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