Browsing: Deborah Hopkinson

It’s time for our June edition of “Best New Kids Books!” Hooray for plenty of lazy, beautiful, summer reading time. And, for some, it’s also time for prepping growing littles for preschool or kindergarten

Just when we were thinking we’d make things easier for you by creating a shorter “Best New Kids Books” list, April has arrived and it boasts some of the best books of the whole entire year.

Like most people I knew the general outlines of Helen Keller’s life, and I was familiar with the iconic moment at the water pump. But I knew very little of Annie Sullivan, or the details of her actual teaching methods. What I found was astonishing – so astonishing I wanted to share it with young readers.

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth—February 7—Random House Children’s Books has published A Boy Called Dickens by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by John Hendrix.