Unique selections of books from our book buyer Paul Ingram. He compiles great lists of books on varying topics.
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November 30, 2013 - 6:49pm
If you weren't able to attend Barb and Victoria's Book Talk, here is the list of books they recommended. To download a pdf of the list, click here
Gomi, Taro. WIGGLE! Chronicle Books, 2013.
Hills, Tad. ROCKET’S MIGHTY WORDS. Schwartz & Wade, 2013.
Katz, Karen. THE BABIES ON THE BUS. Henry Holt, 2013.
Patricelli, Leslie. FASTER! FASTER! MAS RAPIDO! MAS RAPIDO! Candlewick Press, 2013.
POETRY, SONGS & MOTHER GOOSE:
Boynton, Sandra. FROG TROUBLE AND ELEVEN OTHER PRETTY SERIOUS SONGS. Workman Publishing 2013.
Brown, Marc. MARC BROWN’S PLAYTIME RHYMES: A TREASURY FOR FAMILIES ... Little Brown, 2013.
Dominguez, Angela. MARIA HAD A LITTLE LLAMA; MARIA TENIA UNA LLAMITA. Henry Holt, 2013.
Vestergaard, Hope. DIGGER, DOZER, DUMPER. Candlewick Press, 2013.
Hofmeyr, Dianne. THE MAGIC BOJABI TREE. Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2013.
Magoon, Scott. THE BOY WHO CRIED BIGFOOT! Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Pinkney, Jerry. THE TORTOISE & THE HARE. Little, Brown, 2013.
Teague, Mark. THE THREE LITTLE PIGS AND THE SOMEWHAT BAD WOLF. Orchard Books, 2013.
Bean, Jonathan. BIG SNOW. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013.
Bean, Jonathan. BUILDING OUR HOUSE. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013.
Beaty, Andrea. ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER. Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Best, Cari. BEATRICE SPELLS SOME LULUS AND LEARNS TO WRITE A LETTER. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013.
Cooper, Elisha. TRAIN. Orchard Books, 2013.
Cousins, Lucy. JAZZY IN THE JUNGLE. Candlewick Press, 2013.
Cousins, Lucy. PECK, PECK, PECK. Candlewick, 2013.
Emberley, Ed. NIGHTY NIGHT, LITTLE GREEN MONSTER. Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Fleming, Candace. PAPA’S MECHANICAL FISH. Margaret Ferguson Books, 2013.
Gay, Marie-Louise. READ ME A STORY, STELLA. Groundwood Books, 2013.
Grey, Mini. TOYS IN SPACE. Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Huget, Jennifer. THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME. Schwartz & Wade, 2013.
Mackintosh, David. STANDING IN FOR LINCOLN GREEN. Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Viva, Frank. YOUNG FRANK: ARCHITECT. The Museum of Modern Art, 2013.
Wiesner, David. MR. WUFFLES. Clarion, 2013.
TRANSITIONAL CHAPTER BOOKS:
English, Karen. NIKKI & DEJA: SUBSTITUTE TROUBLE. Clarion Books, 2013.
Jonell, Lynne. GRASSHOPPER MAGIC. Random House, 2013.
Lin, Grace. LING & TING SHARE A BIRTHDAY. Little, Brown & Company, 2013.
McKay, Hilary. LULU AND THE CAT IN THE BAG. Whitman, 2013.
Pinkwater, Daniel. MRS. NOODLEKUGEL AND FOUR BLIND MICE. Candlewick Press, 2013.
Smith, Alexander McCall. THE MYSTERY OF MEERKAT HILL. Anchor Books, 2013.
Warner, Sally. ELLRAY JAKES AND THE BEANSTALK. Viking Children’s Books, 2013.
Goodman, Susan. HOW DO YOU BURP IN SPACE? Charlesbridge, 2013.
Harris, Robie. WHAT’S IN THERE? ALL ABOUT BEFORE YOU WERE BORN. Candlewick Press, 2013.
Hartland, Jessie. HOW THE METEORITE GOT TO THE MUSEUM. Blue Apple, 2013.
Jenkins, Steve. ANIMALS UPSIDE DOWN. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2013.
Jenkins, Steve. THE ANIMAL BOOK. Houghton Mifflin Books for Young Children, 2013.
Martin, Jacqueline Briggs. FARMER WILL ALLEN AND THE GROWING TABLE. Readers to Eaters, 2013.
Overdeck, Laura. BEDTIME MATH: A FUN EXCUSE TO STAY UP LATE. Feiwel and Friends, 2013.
Schaeffer, Lola. LIFETIME: THE AMAZING NUMBERS IN ANIMAL LIVES. Chronicle Books, 2013.
Snow, Alan. HOW DINOSAURS REALLY WORK! Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Trelease, Jim. THE READ-ALOUD HANDBOOK. Penguin Books, 2013.
Wagner, Lisa. COOL WORLD COOKING: FUN AND TASTY RECIPES FOR KIDS! Scarletta, 2013.
DiCamillo, Kate. FLORA AND ULYSSES: THE ILLUMINATED ADVENTURES. Candlewick, 2013
Farrant, Natasha. AFTER IRIS. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Grabenstein, Chris. ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY. Random House, 2013.
Henkes, Kevin. THE YEAR OF BILLY MILLER. Greenwillow, 2013.
Hopkinson, Deborah. THE GREAT TROUBLE: A MYSTERY OF LONDON, THE BLUE DEATH, AND A BOY CALLED EEL. Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Kadohata, Cynthia. THE THING ABOUT LUCK. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Martin, Lisa and Valerie Martin. ANTON AND CECIL: CATS AT SEA. Algonquin, 2013.
Rodkey, Geoff. NEW LANDS: THE CHRONICLES OF EGG. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2013.
Vanderpool, Clare. NAVIGATING EARLY. Random House, 2013.
Voigt, Cynthia. MISTER MAX: BOOK OF LOST THINGS. Algonquin, 2013.
Williams-Garcia, Rita. P.S. BE ELEVEN. Amistad, 2013.
Colfer, Eoin. W.A.R.P. THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN. Hyperion, 2013.
Cooper, Susan. GHOST HAWK. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2013.
Farmer, Nancy. LORD OF OPIUM. S & S, 2013.
Rosoff, Meg. PICTURE ME GONE. Putnam Publishing Group, 2013.
Rowell, Rainbow. FANGIRL. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013.
Shulman, Polly. THE WELLS BEQUEST. Nancy Paulsen Books, 2013.
Sloan, Holly. COUNTING BY 7'S. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Stiefvater, Maggie. THE DREAM THIEVES. Scholastic, 2013.
Sullivan, Tara. GOLDEN BOY. G. P. Putnam’s, 2013.
Wein, Elizabeth. ROSE UNDER FIRE. Hyperion, 2013.
November 18, 2013 - 10:42am
What ever happened to poor Tiny Tim from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol? Was he mainstreamed into a regular elementary school or did he need special ed. Did he get a good job as a barrister or a clerk for a wealthy firm? Was the high point in his life to be as the cheerleader, waving his crutch in the air and shouting “God bless us, every one.” Novelist Louis Bayard was so curious about this question that he wrote a wonderful novel on the subject, Mr. Timothy. I don’t want to tell too much, because this book's surprises are many and delightful. Let’s just say that Timothy is still taking money from Scrooge and does not like it one bit. He has not become a traditional success in life, and is not a happy guy.
Paul's Book Club — December 12 at 7pm.
Location to be determined.
October 3, 2013 - 11:46am
AS FLIES TO WHATLESS BOYS
Bob Antoni's Caribbean historical wonder, As Flies to Whatless Boys
Trinidad is the sultry backdrop for an intricately imagined historical novel from Antoni (Carnival) about voyages of discovery undertaken generations apart. In 1881, William Tucker, soon to return to London, tells his son the story of why their family left England in 1845. William’s father had fallen in with the bombastic German inventor J.A. Etzler, who claimed his Satellite machine could “save the labouring-masses” and revolutionize agriculture—that is, if he could test it at a new-world colony. Only after sailing to Trinidad aboard the Rosalind did Etzler’s colonists discover the full extent of his “boldface bamboozlement.” Still, the transatlantic pilgrimage nurtured William’s first love, with mute, beautiful Marguerite. The mystery of what happened to Etzler’s colony and to Marguerite incites the present-tense storyline, consisting of e-mails Antoni receives from Trinidad archivist Miss Ramsol, whom he “subjuices” (her word) while researching his Tucker ancestry during a visit. Her bawdily funny, patois-heavy missives showcase Antoni’s superlative ear for the intricacies of language, Caribbean rhythms in particular. And William’s account of young love attests to Antoni’s fluency in the poetry of nostalgia. In words as vibrant as the personalities he creates, Antoni deftly captures unconquered territories and the risks we’re willing to take exploring them