Exciting New Book News from Rick Riordan and James Patterson

May 31st, 2011 by melissa y.
We saw Rick Riordan and James Patterson at a great event held at Lincoln Center last Wednesday evening.  The two authors revealed some interesting information to an audience made up mostly of excited kid fans. Originally the host was to be Al Rocker, but something suddenly came up?  Luckily for audience members Willie Geist was Read More...

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Elephant & Piggie…at BEA???

May 26th, 2011 by melissa y.
You Bet! Possibly even more exciting than an Elephant & Piggie sighting (crazy as that sounds!) is two copies of the NEW Elephant & Piggie book signed by our beloved Mo Willems: Stay tuned for a giveaway of both copies on their release date:  June 14, 2011.  Trust us, this volume is HILARIOUS and is Read More...

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BOOKS AND WHOOPIE PIES…A SWEET COMBINATION

May 25th, 2011 by melissa g
HOORAY…WE’RE AT BEA!!! And who would have thought that would mean free whoopee pies?  Luckily for us, Sarah Dessen was at the Sweetery truck handing out these sweet treats to her adoring fans. Delicious! Now, back to business…It was so exciting to see all the new books and meet the amazing authors and illustrators that Read More...

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First Look at Katniss!

May 19th, 2011 by melissa y.
This is so exciting…I have been a big fan of the Katniss casting of Jennifer Lawrence from the Hunger Games from the beginning.  Now, after looking at the cover of next week’s EW magazine,  I challenge anyone that still thinks Lawrence is too old to play 16 year old Katniss.  Have you been to any high schools Read More...

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Let Rocket Teach Your Child to Read

May 17th, 2011 by melissa y.
Please take a look at this fabulous picture book about a little dog who is learning to read.  It just so happened my six year old son’s literacy skills were emerging right about the time I brought this darling book into the house.  And what do you know?  He was reading within days.  He carried Read More...

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Hooray for a New Mo Willems book!

May 16th, 2011 by melissa y.
New characters!  New story!  Totally original concept….how does Mo do it?  He is one creative individual.  And lucky us!  We (and our kids) get to reap the benefits of that creativity.  Meet Amanda and her Alligator.  This picture book is longer (but not too long!) than the usual picture book, with 6 1/2 short stories. Read More...

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Smile…because you are about to be introduced to a terrific book!

May 12th, 2011 by melissa y.
Smile, by Raina Telgemeier, is a not-to-be missed book about middle school.  Remember that (awful:) time when everything was hard:  friendships, school, parents, etc.  Well, add on a dental catastrophe and you have the story of Raina Telgemeier’s adolescence.  This brilliant graphic novel is actually autobiographical.  I loved it, my ten year old daughter loved Read More...

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Pioneer Dog!

May 10th, 2011 by melissa y.
Check out the fabulous new book Charlie the Ranch Dog, by Ree Drummond. I love, love, love this funny book.  Drummond is also the author of the hugely popular blog, The Pioneer Woman.  If you read the blog already, get ready to fall in love with Charlie, Ree’s basset hound, all over again.  If you Read More...

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GET TO KNOW MARK JEFFREY, THE AUTHOR OF THE MAX QUICK SERIES

May 5th, 2011 by melissa g
Check out our latest author interview! Mark Jeffrey, author of Max Quick: The Pocket and the Pendant reveals where he got his ideas, what inspired him and what his next book will be. According to Amazon: Max Quick is a pickpocket, a vagabond, an orphan, and a thief. Even so, nothing about him seems particularly Read More...

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AND THE WINNER IS…

May 3rd, 2011 by melissa g
Last night, at a beautiful gala in New York City, the winners of the 4th annual Children’s Choice Book Awards were announced. Apparently, the 500,000 votes received this year are more than all three previous years combined.  It makes us happy to hear that the enthusiasm for children’s books is alive and well…and growing! We Read More...

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