The American Library Association announced their 2017 roster of award winners yesterday! I anticipate this list each year, eager to know which books were awarded, but especially eager to see if the awards went to any of my favorite books of the previous year. I'm a huge fan of kid lit and have a solid library of middle grade and picture book titles in my personal collection. I've also been collecting Newberry and Caldecott award winning books for years, so I get a special sort of thrill when seeing this list and finding new books that will soon have a home in my library.
Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill--an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.
From time to time we receive requests to carry certain products in the shop. Learning Wrap-Ups is one such line that came recommended to us by one of our library customers during a book fair and these educational toys have quickly become one of our most interesting and demonstrated toys! The first time I actually tried one of the Wrap-Up keys I have to admit I was a bit confused. As I ripped through a set of the Keys I honestly didn't see the appeal.
Just in time for Grinchmas we have an awesome assemblage of new Seuss stuff! First up is a great box set that includes the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas with a brand new Grinch Plush as well as a Good Deed Journals! It's a great addition to the classic story and makes for a great update to your old worn out copy or a great gift for a first time Grinch reader. Also, in store is the new My Book About Christmas. It's an awesome mashup of the Seuss classics My Book About Me and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.