Raves for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
All kinds of
children’s books keep coming out – for all interests, ages, of all
kinds of quality and appeal.
A batch of
winners from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is now there for the buying,
browsing, reading, reading to, and just having around for the little
ones to enjoy.
Fireworks for All” adapted by Karen Barss ($12.99, ages 5-7, grade
2) is a little book with much appeal. It has simple words, rhymes
and rhythms and familiar situations. Martha’s family fed her
alphabet soup and the letters went to her head and she could then
talk, and could she!
Box” by Barbara Lehman ($15.99) is all about a timeless trip to a
world of secret messages left in secret boxes hidden away in secret
places. Illustrated exceptionally well, this appealing tome has no
words but speaks volumes. MUST GET CHOICE.
“No Sleep for
the Sheep” by Karen Beaumont with illustrations by Jackie Urbanovic
($16.99) is a magical pairing of author and illustrator for a book
that any child (and adult for that matter) should savor. All the
action takes place in the big red barn. JUST WONDERFUL.
“Loon Baby” by
Molly Beth Griffin with illustrations by Anne Hunter ($16.99) is a
mystically marvelous piece of work focusing as it does on a baby
loon and its mother in the great north woods. A well spun narrative
fuses with superb art work. OUTSTANDING.
Olivier Dunrea and “Everywhere Babies” by Susan Meyers with
illustrations by Marla Frazee (both $6.95 are both bold board books.
“Gossie” is focused on a small yellow gosling while “Everywhere
Babies” is a celebration of all the fascinating things done by