KID'S PICKS

Holly

Few people are more up-to-date on the latest, and greatest kids books than our Childrens' book buyer, Holly. She puts much effort into selecting the best new kids' and young-adult titles as well as keeping the classics well-stocked. Here are a few books Holly recommends:


The Quiet Book Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Renata Liwska (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780547215679
Availability: Not in the stores. Ships from Warehouse 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 12th, 2010

With kid-centric descriptions and irresistible artwork, this gentle picture book explores all the different quiets that can fill a child's days from morning to night. Full color.


My Beastly Book of Twisted Tales: 150 Ways to Doodle, Scribble, Color and Draw Cover Image
By Berengere Delaporte (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781926973005
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Owlkids - July 26th, 2011

More Brothers Grimm than Disney, My Beastly Book of Twisted Tales is filled with over 150 doodle and scribble activities to give budding young artists hours of fun.


Nosh, Schlep, Schluff: Babyiddish Cover Image
By Laurel Snyder, Tiphanie Beeke (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780375864971
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 25th, 2011

Rhyming text introduces young readers to Yiddish words.


Richard Scarry's Egg in the Hole Cover Image
By Richard Scarry, Golden Books (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780375862915
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Published: Golden Books - January 11th, 2011

An egg-citing interactive addition to any child's library is this tactile, touch-and-feel board book from the great Richard Scarry


Boy: Tales of Childhood Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142413814
Availability: Not in the stores. Ships from Warehouse 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - January 22nd, 2009

Filled with excitement, humor, and the unexpected, this entertaining collection of tales--inspired by Roald Dahl's remarkable childhood--are stories that are not easily forgotten. Illustrations.

 


The Invention of Hugo Cabret Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780439813785
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2007

Orphan, clock keeper, thief: Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. Combining elements of picture book, graphic novel, and film, Caldecott Honor artist Selznick breaks open the novel form to create an entirely new reading experience in this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery. Illustrations.


No No Yes Yes (Leslie Patricelli Board Books) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763632441
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 26th, 2008

YES! This must-have toddler title sheds light on some concepts with a comical flair.
Yanking cat by tail: no NO. Gentle pat on back: yes YES. And it's funny how dumping a bowl of food gets a very different reaction from mastering the use of a spoon. An expressive baby demonstrates familiar behaviors -- and their predictable responses -- in an amusing board book that merits a giant YES!


Wonkenstein (Creature from My Closet #1) Cover Image
By Obert Skye, Obert Skye (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780805092684
Availability: Not in the stores. Ships from Warehouse 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt & Company - September 27th, 2011

Twelve-year-old Rob has stuffed his closet with old laboratory experiments, unread books, and more, and when a creature emerges from that chaos causing a great deal of trouble, Rob has to do such horrible things as visit a library and speak at a school assembly to set things right again.


Ramona Quimby, Age 8 Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380709564
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - January 26th, 2016

Ramona's determined to enjoy the third grade, despite the trials and tribulations of being in the Quimby family.


The Phantom Tollbooth Cover Image
By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780375869037
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2011

Milo, a young boy with little interest in anything, takes a trip through the Phantom Tollbooth to the Lands Beyond where he meets an enchanting cast of characters that teaches him the importance of words, numbers, ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm for life.


You Will Be My Friend! (Starring Lucille Beatrice Bear) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780316070300
Availability: Not in the stores. Ships from Warehouse 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2011

"I loved this storybook! It's about a young bear, Lucy, and how one day she decides that today is the day that she is going to make a new friend. She goes out into the woods to make a new friend but quickly discovers that making a new friend is not going to be as easy as she thought. Lucy's attempts at trying to make a new friend are hilarious but the story is also super cute, fun, and heartwarming. I loved the illustrations of the book and the story isn't too text heavy. I think parents and kids of all ages will enjoy this book." - Lydia


Frog and Toad All Year (I Can Read Level 2) Cover Image
By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780064440592
Availability: Not in the stores. Ships from Warehouse 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - June 23rd, 2010

Two very good friends are back in "a quintet of tales loosely set around the seasons--one for each with a bonus Christmas number. Another winner for (Frog and Toad) fans young and old".--Booklist. ALA Notable Children's Book. Three-color illustrations.