Here are my top picks for recent board books, perfect for toddlers: Bedtime for Chickies…
The winners of the 2014 Blue Peter Book Awards have been announced. The short lists for the awards are selected by a panel of judges and then the winners are voted on by over 400 children from ten schools in the UK.
Huge thanks to Fuse #8 for making me aware that the NAACP gives out literary awards…
The official teaser trailer for Paddington has arrived with just a glimpse of the beloved bear. But even with that little peek, I want to take him home, jam sandwiches and all:
The committees have selected the books for the 2014 BEA Editor Buzz panels. Here are the book on the YA and Middle Grade Buzz lists:
Here Comes the Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Claudia Rueda Easter books can be so filled with yellow fluffy chicks, bright Easter eggs, and soft bunnies that the become more than a bit stale. Enter the Easter Cat, a character who offers exactly what was missing in Easter books: cats! Cat wants to be able to do what the Easter Bunny does and deliver chocolate himself. But he’s going to have to figure a lot of things out before he begins: what exactly will be deliver? How will he travel? What will he wear? All of those decisions wear him out so he decides to take his eighth nap of the day, after all, he is a cat. But then he learns that the Easter Bunny never naps at all. Are all of his plans ruined? Perhaps he just needs a little help from the famous Easter Bunny himself.
Goose the Bear by Katja Gehrmann In a Canadian forest, Fox stole an almost-hatched goose egg, planning to eat roast goose very soon. But he is so proud of himself that he forgets to watch where he’s going and runs right into Bear. Bear picked up the egg from the ground after Fox ran off and wondered what it is. Then the gosling hatched and called him “Mama!” Bear tried to explain that they were not the same type of animal, but the gosling did not understand. So Bear decided to show the little goose just how different they were. Bear demonstrated how well bears climb trees, but the gosling could reach the top too. Bear showed how fast bears can run, but the little goose ran just as quickly. Finally, Bear jumped in the river and the little goose followed him in. Then Bear got very worried. Would the little creature survive the fall into the water?