Bankstreet Book Awards Announced!

February 29th, 2012 by melissa y.
Within the great Bankstreet College of Education is a Children’s Book Committee who read and review countless numbers of children’s books to put together The Best Children’s Books of the Year annotated list. This is a list of 600+ books that they have chosen as the best out there based on accuracy and literary quality Read More...

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Meet Award-Winning Author, Grace Lin

February 28th, 2012 by melissa g
Grace Lin is charming and entertaining.  Those qualities clearly come across in her incredible children’s books, but now we have further evidence, as can be seen in our recent interview with this distinguished author.  We enjoyed getting to know Ms. Lin a little better, and we truly appreciate her time and her thoughtful answers to Read More...

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William Joyce – Oscar Winner!

February 27th, 2012 by melissa y.
Last night at the 84th Academy Awards, children’s literature was front and center in Hollywood! Beyond the excitement of the blockbuster film Hugo and all the awards it brought home (and we are thrilled Hugo was so successful!), was a little movie that could. William Joyce, of George Shrinks and Rolie Polie Olie fame, The Read More...

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What’s Next for J.K. Rowling?

February 24th, 2012 by melissa g
According to Publisher’s Weekly, J.K. Rowling plans to write a book for adults.  Hmmm…that’s funny, I thought she already wrote books for adults. Oops, was Harry Potter supposed to be for kids? Boy do I feel dumb.  Ok, in all seriousness, maybe Harry Potter wasn’t written for adults, but somehow plenty of adults ended up Read More...

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Do you know a reluctant reader?

February 22nd, 2012 by melissa g
This article by Dangerous Minds (remember the 1995 movie with Michelle Pfeiffer?) author, LouAnne Johnson, might help. 10 Reasons Nonreaders Don’t Read – and How to Change Their Minds addresses some common problems and offers actionable solutions. Ms. Johnson shares 10 reasons why kids don’t read, including that it gives them a headache, they have no Read More...

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today a reader tomorrow a leader

We Do What We Do at Sweet on Books…

February 21st, 2012 by melissa y.
…because we believe that without knowledge, education and literacy, we will not have leaders for tomorrow. So put down the iPhone, iPod, etc. Turn off the TV. And jump into a book with your child. You won’t regret it. We promise. Check out our parent site for some amazing book recommendations to read with your Read More...

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How to Rock Braces & Glasses

February 20th, 2012 by melissa g
How to Rock Braces and Glasses takes a refreshing look at middle school popularity. An aspiring journalist, Kacey Simon has it all, including her own advice segment on the school TV station, a starring role in the school play, a tight circle of friends, and the interest of a cute boy. To top it off, Read More...

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A Little Treat for Your Weekend…

February 17th, 2012 by melissa y.
For our moms and dads! Hilarious… In case you are interested in buying this book:) Read More...

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Mark Your Calendars

February 16th, 2012 by melissa g
On APRIL 14th, the winners of the 2012 Caldecott and Newbery Medals will be appearing at one of our favorite bookstores, Books of Wonder in NYC.  Stop by between noon and 2pm to meet Jack Gantos, author of Dead End in Norvelt and Chris Raschka, author of A Ball for Daisy. Read More...

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CYBILS 2011 Announced!

February 15th, 2012 by melissa y.
Image © 2006-2011 MO WILLEMS The Cybils are announced! The Cybils are awards given to the best books as chosen by bloggers who are passionate about children’s literature. These blogger/judges do this all on their own time, unpaid, and often beg, borrow, and/or buy the books themselves. Some highlights of the books that won are: Read More...

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