Cammie McGovern is the author of the adult novels Neighborhood Watch, Eye Contact and The Art of Seeing. She was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and received the Nelson Algren Award in short fiction. She is one of the founders of Whole Children, a
In case you're looking for some new books to spice up your "Books that Celebrate Hanukkah" collection, here are two titles that we think you'll love reading (and cooking with) as you celebrate the Festival of Lights.
Blossoming readers’ doggy-favorite, Ike LaRue, is as witty as ever in his latest escapade, LaRue Across America: Postcards From the Vacation. No sympathy is spared for his neighbor when her hospitalization causes LaRue to spend his vacation with two rascally cats. Double page spreads play host to a set of postcards, which tell the comical story, and show-off Mark Teague’s waggish illustrations. While LaRue might not be so happy, we have good news for you: we have two copies to giveaway. Giveaway begins March 15, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends April 12, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
It’s a fun and exciting read for preschoolers, children who enjoy conversations beginning with “When I grow up …,” and dog lovers (each page is laden with all kinds of dogs)! You can read our full review here.
It was 49 years ago, today, that Jane Yolen had her first book, Pirates in Petticoats, published. That day was her 22nd birthday—what a great birthday present. In honor of Jane Yolen’s 71st birthday and the 300+ books that she has written—winning awards for many—we are celebrating by sharing with you some of her more recent picture books and board books. Happy Birthday, Jane Yolen. We hope you have a wonderful day!
Valentine’s Day gives me another great excuse to promote kids books—not that I need one; I’ll jump at any opportunity to encourage reading—especially the reading of books that teach self-value or simply display ‘love’ to children. So, without further ado, here are some truly adorable and enjoyable books that offer up “that loving feeling,” and should get you some of that all important snuggle and bonding time with your kids.
The list progresses from board books to picture books to chapter books …