Sunday, August 12, 2018

I Love Candlewick Press - New Books for Fall-2018

Lovely books that 3 to 7 year olds will just love. The illustrations and the stories are so well done.

The Stuff of Stars, Marion Dane Bauer
September-2018

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In an astonishing unfurling of our universe, Newbery Honor winner Marion Dane Bauer and Caldecott Honor winner Ekua Holmes celebrate the birth of every child.

Before the universe was formed, before time and space existed, there was . . . nothing. But then . . . BANG! Stars caught fire and burned so long that they exploded, flinging stardust everywhere. And the ash of those stars turned into planets. Into our Earth. And into us. In a poetic text, Marion Dane Bauer takes readers from the trillionth of a second when our universe was born to the singularities that became each one of us, while vivid illustrations by Ekua Holmes capture the void before the Big Bang and the ensuing life that burst across galaxies. A seamless blend of science and art, this picture book reveals the composition of our world and beyond — and how we are all the stuff of stars.


by: David Ezra Stein
September-2018

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Surprise! The little red chicken is back — and as endearingly silly as ever — in David Ezra Stein’s follow-up to the Caldecott Honor–winning Interrupting Chicken.

It’s homework time for the little red chicken, who has just learned about something every good story should have: an elephant of surprise. Or could it be an element of surprise (as her amused papa explains)? As they dive in to story after story, looking for the part that makes a reader say “Whoa! I didn’t know that was going to happen,” Papa is sure he can convince Chicken he’s right. After all, there are definitely no elephants in “The Ugly Duckling,” “Rapunzel,” or “The Little Mermaid” — or are there? Elephant or element, something unexpected awaits Papa in every story, but a surprise may be in store for the little red chicken as well. Full of the same boisterous charm that made Interrupting Chicken so beloved by readers, this gleeful follow-up is sure to delight fans of stories, surprises, and elephants alike.


by: Bethany Deeney Murgula
September - 2018

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Is believing in magic the key to seeing a unicorn? If you keep your eyes open to wonder, the possibilities are endless.

Is that a horse wearing a hat? It’s definitely not a unicorn in disguise — that would be ridiculous, right? It’s probably just a horse that’s having a bad hair day. Or trying to keep the sun out of its eyes. Or perhaps this horse just really likes hats! If you follow it long enough, maybe it will take off its hat and you’ll finally know for sure. Or will you? It’s all a matter of perspective in this cheerful, cheeky story about seeing magic in the everyday.

8 comments:

  1. I love books for that age group that have wonderful evocative illustrations!

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    1. At early ages, the quality of the illustrations are just so important in getting little ones to love books. IMO of course.

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  2. Hi Diane,
    Candlewick Press has maintained such an extraordinarly high standard since they launched in the early 1980s (pretty sure that was when they kicked off). Their books are so incredibly well done, I agree, I could just gobble them up. And aren't you the lucky one to have grandchildren just the right age for these books right now. I wish you and them many happy hours in Candlewick's clutches!

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    1. Judith, I couldn't agree with you more, for quality children's books, the Candlewick imprint can't be beat.

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  3. Makes me want to go find some little kids and read to them!

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    1. I know Judy, I do love books at this age level and will miss when the grands outgrow the,:(

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  4. They look like fun reads, even for adults!

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    1. Yes, Vicki and the illustrations are sp precious as well.

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