What's New for Children in Children's Books?

Several favorite children's book writers have published new work.

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard from some of our favorite children’s authors. Dianne Dowd, of the Children’s Room, said, “We’re thrilled that these authors have new books.” 

Poetry and Picture Books:

Everything On It, by Shel Silverstein. These new poems and drawings have been published, now, 11 years after his death. This book will be found on the shelf beside the ones by him we know so well, including Where the Sidewalk Never Ends and The Giving Tree.

Bumble-ardy, by Maurice Sendak, the first book written and illustrated by Sendak, since his 1981, Outside Over There. Bumble-ardy, which began as a segment of Sesame Street, is about a nine-year-old pig who has never had a birthday party.

The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories, by Dr. Seuss. Who can resist these seven stories published between 1949 and 1953? Seuss scholar Charles D. Cohen found them and collected them together in a book.

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, by Eric Carle. Carle grew up admiring the German artist, Franz Marc. As in his previous books, Carle uses vivid colors. He introduces a polka dot monkey, a purple fox, and an orange elephant. He encourages children to find the artist inside themselves.

If you Give a Dog a Donut, by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond, the authors of If you Give A... series. The dog in this book first appeared in If you Give a Pig a Party. Kids will have fun guessing what happens next.

Also new, for elementary-school children:

Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan. This is the second installment in The Heroes of Olympus series, for young readers who love fantasy and fables.

Cabin Fever by Jeffy Kinny, another in the extremely popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series. Greg and his family are trapped inside during a blizzard over the holidays.

The Apothecary by Maile Meloy. In 1952, Janie moves with her family from Los Angeles to London, where she meets an intriguing apothecary and his son, who dreams of becoming a spy. The story combines history and magic.

More from the Children’s Room:

The Star Readers Book Club
for 4th and 5th graders meets Monday, November 7 from 4-4:45 p.m. Children will read and discuss one or both these books by Rebecca Stead, First Light or When you Reach Me. Please contact Dianne Dowd at 978-664-4942 for more details.

Fifth-graders will find multiple copies of the 2012 Salem State titles.

The Children’s Room has many delightful Thanksgiving and winter holiday books, baby board books, an excellent selection of books for parents – look for the J-PS on the spine--as well as audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, and many magazines for children and parents.

Several new magazines have been added this Fall: Highlights, Discovery Girls, Disney Family Fun, and Autism-Asperger’s Digest.

All the titles listed are in the Evergreen online catalog. If copies are not on the shelf in the Children’s Room, you can place a hold, or the staff can place one for you.

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