Bird, Butterfly, Eel by James Prosek Reading level: Ages 6 - 10 Hardcover: 40 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (February 24, 2009) What to expect: Monarch Butterfly -- Migration, Butterflies -- Migration, Birds -- Migration, Eels -- Migration, Fiction Another glorious book by James Prosek. Bird, Butterfly,

The Redheaded Princess by Ann Rinaldi Reading Level: Young Adult Hardcover: 224 Pages Publisher: HarperCollins (January 29, 2008) What to expect: Historical Fiction The other day, a friend of mine who has a twelve year old daughter asked me if I thought it would be okay to let her daughter read

Have you ever heard the expression: time flies when you are having fun? Sure you have. It’s an expression that certainly rings true for the Children’s Book Review. March 18 marked our first anniversary, and so I thought I would share with you some of our highlights.

  • In fall 2008, The Children’s Book Review was selected for inclusion in the American Library Association’s Great Web Sites for Kids. Thank you to the ALSC’s GWS Committee members who voted for us.
  • All of the author interviews were so much fun, but making my first podcast from my interview with Emily Gravett was a gratifying moment — click here to check it out. Click here to read the interviews from the following fabulous authors: Graeme Base, Bonny Becker, Tomie dePaolo, Deborah Diesen, Bobbie Hinman, Ingrid Law, Jon Scieszka, David Shannon, and Eric Wight.
  • Growing my team from me to three, with two enthusiastic book lovers. The first addition was Luisa LaFleur. Her specialty is reviewing bilingual books for “budding linguists”. Our latest induction is Amanda Lynch — an English major, book selling (and lover) extraordinaire — stay tuned for an official introduction.