Keep your eye out for these titles for kids and young adults, arriving this week.
Lick!, Matthew Van Fleet, Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Libraries participating in Every Child Ready to Read programs will want to own multiple copies of this heavy stock interactive title, the second in the new series that began with Sniff!. There are never enough truly engaging interactive books for the just toddling set and this new series is groundbreaking as was Van Fleet’s Tails.
Happy Birthday, Amelia Bedelia!
Amelia Bedelia Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, Peggy Parish illustrated by Fritz Siebel 1/29
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book #1: Amelia Bedelia Means Business, Herman Parish and Lynne Avril, (HarperCollins/Greenwillow Books)
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book #2: Amelia Bedelia Unleashed Herman Parish and Lynne Avril, (HarperCollins/Greenwillow Books)
Amelia Bedelia Hits the Trail; I Can Read, Level 1, Herman Parish and Lynne Avril, (HarperCollins/Greenwillow Books)
It has been five decades since the literally minded housekeeper first arrived on the scene and grabbed pen and paper to “draw the curtains” and get some little clothes to “dress the chicken.” Early readers have loved her for generations and we rejoice that this series continues with Peggy’s nephew, Herman Parish who has carried on the misadventures of Amelia Bedelia with a new leveled reader and two chapter books.
Fans of Smile by Raina Telgemeier (Scholastic, 2010) will go nuts for Peanut (RH/Schwartz & Wade; paper original; ages 11 to 14) a graphic novel by Ayun Halliday, illustrated by Paul Hoppe. It’s the story of Sadie, who decides to try to win friends via a deception. Of course, she ends up weaving a tangled web.
Public and school libraries won’t want to miss Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, Americas First Black Paratroopers, by Sibert Winner Tanya Lee Stone (Candlewick; ages 10 and up), out just in time for Black History Month.