More Children's Books to Cheer About From Abrams Books for Young
Houghton and Harcourt
Abrams Books for Young Readers are always top of the hill
type productions. And the following batch is no exception – they are
“Piglet and Papa” by Margaret Wild illustrated by
Stephen Michael King ($14.95) is a fun book by two award winners.
Produced with loving care, “Piglet and Papa” is a page turner for a
“The Giant of Seville” by Dan Andrearsen ($15.95)
documents the impact on the town of Seville, Ohio of Captain Martin Van
Buren - all seven feet and 11 and a half inches of him. This is a tall
story that is based on a real story of a circus giant.
“Princess Lillifee’s Secret” is an incredible book,
beautifully created work and appealingly written by Monika Finsterbusch
($12.95). The little volume is focused on a fairy who specializes in
magic and musing. Just wonderful!
“When I Grow Up” by Tina Louise, illustrated by Oliver
Corwin ($15.95) is an amazing book that focuses on extraordinary
animals that can do extraordinary things. Go for it!
From Houghton Mifflin “First Picture Atlas” by
Deborah Chancellor and illustrated by Anthony Lewis is a wonder tour
taking one to each country of the world. Inventive, imaginative,
From Harcourt comes “How I Became a Pirate” by Melinda
Long and David Shannon, for ages 3 to 7, is a thrill a minute little
book with all kinds of big adventures happening – sure to delight all
those young readers who come into contact with it.
“Only You” is also from Harcourt. Written by Robin
Cruise with pictures by Margaret Chodos-Irvine ($16.00) – is a book all
about loving in so many different ways. Top drawer.
From Houghton Mifflin comes "Bats at the Library"
written and illustrated by Brian Lies. Priced at $16.00 and conceived
and created by the award winning Lies, the book with its reinforced
binding is a free for all of fun at the public library. The bats in the
book have a ball: the readers will, too. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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