Monday, March 10, 2014
Sunday, March 9, 2014
THOMAS JEFFERSON: LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF EVERYTHING by Maira Kalman. Dial, 2014.
A man of many talents
Has much to offer
Kalman's incredible illustrations and her forthright text combine for a fascinating picture book biography that begs to be shared with older readers, too.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
GO! A KIDD'S GUIDE TO GRAPHIC DESIGN by Chip Kidd. Workman, 2013.
One of YALSA's Excellence in Nonfiction finalists, this book covers the elements of design from simple to complex in a form and format that exemplifies the ingenuity of Kidd and his work in the field. Book covers, logos, and much more are used to demonstrate the effect of color, shape, and other elements of the visual arts.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
HELLO, MAMA WALLAROO by Darrin Lunde with illustrations by Patricia Wynne. Charlesbridge, 2013.
Learn all about a wallaroo in simple text and illustrations.
YOU'RE WEARING THAT TO SCHOOL? by Lynn Plourde with illustrations by Sue Cornelison. Disney/Hyperion, 2013.
Taking advice from her older friend, Penelope is dismayed to learn that she should just plan on blending in on the first day of school. Can she tone herself down? Should she?
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
NO MONKEYS, NO CHOCOLATE by Melissa Stewart and Allen Young with illustrations by Nicole Wong. Charlesbridge, 2013.
Who says nonfiction has to be dry? Here is a "sweet" book about the role monkeys play in chocolate survival. Be sure to look for the commentary by some tiny creatures on the corner of each double page spread.
COUNT THE MONKEYS by MacBarnett and Kevin Cornell. Disney/Hyperion, 2013.
This counting book actually features all manner of animals, including lumberjacks, but NO monkeys until the final end papers. Great concept book, but an even better humorous look at what can go wrong.