Below are my picks of Day One (photos courtesy of my cell phone):
The Hot Galley
Brian Selznik, with his new book Wonderstruck (and Hugo Cabret)
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznik
Scholastic Press (September 13, 2011)
9780545027892; 608 pages
Similiar to Hugo Cabret in format…story is told in the illustrations as well as the words.
Not to Be Missed
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Candlewick (September 27, 2011)
Sly humor, limited language and a twist at the end. It will delight readers who appreciate Emily Gravett’s Wolves and reading teachers obsessed with inference in books.
Robie Harris Tackles the Big Questions
Who Has What? by Robie Harris
Candlewick (September 13, 2011)
Ran into Robie Harris in an aisle and she let me peek at her new book coming this fall. Perfect for preschoolers… answers all those questions in a developmently appropriate way.
From the Illustrator of Eloise
Nina in That Makes Me Mad by Hilary Knight and Steven Kroll
Toon Books/Candlewick (September 27, 2011)
Can’t Wait to Read
The Cheshire Cheese Cat, by Carmen Deedy, illustrated by Barry Moser
Peachtree Publishers (October 1, 2011)
For middle graders.