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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: July 11, 2011

Here’s the scoop on the most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review site, the most coveted new releases and bestsellers.

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By Amy Ross-Davis, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: July 8, 2011

The Itty Bitty Guide to Trees: A Children’s Identification Guide to Trees of the Inland Northwest is now available!

This 49-page, full-color, paperback book layers a simple children’s poem over a collage of information for the most common native trees found in Inland Northwest forests. The varied content on each page will inspire children of different ages and allow this book to grow as a child’s interests mature. Several supplements are provided to help parents, teachers, and counselors become skilled at tree identification and to stimulate learning in a forest environment.  Written by Lisa Bird, Jaclyn Gotch, and Amy Ross-Davis and published by Inkwater Press, this book is now available from amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and powells.com for $16.95 (ISBN 978-1592995875).

By Wendy McKernan, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: July 1, 2011

With Christmas just around the corner, Little Dragon Publishing is pleased to announce the release of its first book, The Thing I Say I Saw Last Night: A Christmas Story written by Wendy McKernan and illustrated by Izabela Bzymek.

The Thing I Say I Saw Last Night is a humorous picture book with engaging rhyming text and vivid yet whimsical full color illustrations.