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By Cindy Rice Andrea , for The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 13, 2010

Author Showcase: A place for authors and illustrators to gain visibility for their works.*

Green Apple Tales Book Series

By Cindy Rice Andrea (Author), Stan Jaskiel (Illustrator)

Ages: Parents, Grandparents, Education, Healthcare and Children (target age 3-10)

Features:

Full color illustrations
Easy-to-understand explanations of food safety principles
Based on USDA and FDA guidelines
Both child and parent learn together
Fun, easy to follow cooking activities
“Green Apple Buddies” in starring roles
Soft cover 24 pages
10 books, each with its own food safety lesson

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THE NEW RELEASES

The most coveted books that release this month:

By Bianca Schulze Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 11, 2010

Communities thrive @ your library®: celebrate National Library Week at your local library, April 11-17

It’s National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide.

“Libraries are the heart of every community and our library helps our community thrive,” says a representative from the American Library Association.  “At libraries, people of all backgrounds come together for community meetings, lectures and programs, to do research with the assistance of a trained professional, to get help finding a job or to find homework help.”

The Children’s Book Review
Published: February 4, 2010

boo·ka·raz·zi: A freelance blogger who pursues celebrities who read books, to create posts that promote children’s literature.

Wonder BearGwyneth Paltrow’s latest Goop newsletter boasts an excellent list of children’s books that come highly recommended by a wonderful group of celebrities and children’s book specialists; such as: Juilanne Moore (actress and author of 2 children’s books) and Elizabeth Bird (Senior Children’s Librarian at the New York Public Library and infamous blogger for the School Library Journal).

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 6, 2010

Alice in Verse by J.T. Holden Alice in Verse: The Lost Rhymes of Wonderland

by J.T. Holden (Author), Andrew Johnson (Illustrator)

Reading Level: Ages 10 and up

Hardcover: 112 pages

Publisher: Candleshoe Books; 1st edition edition (January 11, 2010)

Source of book: Publisher

What to expect: Alice in Wonderland characters, Verse, Riddles