home.htm NYPL Recommends: New Picture Books | The New York Public Library Picture books are delightful for kids of all ages. Some are bright and colorful, some are quiet and subtle. Some are whimsical (some have talking animals!) Round by Joyce Sidman; illustrated by Taeeun Yoo The sun, the moon, a rock, a raindrop, a seed – a charming lyrical look at round things small and large. Pandora by Victoria Turnbull A muted, detailed picture book about a fox and a new friend. Egg by Kevin Henkes A quiet, feel-good, story about an unlikely family. The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken One of the most beautiful picture book we’ve seen this year! Charlotte and the Rock by Stephen W. A silly, funny, and surprising story about a pet rock. Bird, Balloon, Bear by Il Sung Na A sweet story about a shy bird wants to be bear’s friend. Little Fox in the Forest by Stephanie Graegin A gorgeous wordless picture book about the magical world that lies deep in the forest. Life on Mars by John Agee A funny, cartoony, book about a young astronaut looking for life on Mars. Bee & Me by Alison Jay
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The 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation. In the… We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation. In the likes of Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen, they’ve produced characters and conceits that have become the currency of our pop-culture discourse—and inspired some of our best writers to contribute to the genre. LIST: The 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time Little, Brown The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Buy here) By Sherman Alexie. See 17 authors’ favorite books for young readers. Read about how author Meg Wolitzer was inspired by Sylvia Plath’s Bell Jar. It’s your turn: By the editors of TIME, with reporting by Daniel D’Addario, Giri Nathan and Noah Rayman. Updated: Because of a duplication, Tarzan of the Apes has been added.
Book Blogs Cleverbot.com - a clever bot - speak to an AI with some Actual Intelligence? 10 Soothing Bedtime Stories for Kids Who Fight Sleep Inside: With a high-energy kid, the wrong bedtime story can fire them up. But these 10 bedtime stories for kids actually help your kid slow down for sleep. Nearly every night, my kids fight sleep like sleeping through the night is the most unspeakable torture devised by mankind. As bedtime approaches, my shoulders tense as I anticipate the apocalyptic battle ahead of me. I know the only way to get to that delicious moment where I can collapse in my own bed is to go through the fire, but I find myself wishing I could rewind an hour or two. Delay the inevitable fight. The worst part is we can never tell what kind of night we’ll get. Other nights? Here’s Why Every kid has their own reason. Describing Bailey as an “energetic” child would be like describing a quadruple espresso as a “low-octane” drink. To remove as many variables as possible from the fiasco that is our nightly bedtime routine, we’ve stumbled upon a few hard and fast rules: 10 Bedtime Stories for Kids Who Hate Sleep And also? 1.
::: Cambridge English Online: Learn > Enjoy > Succeed ::: The Best Children’s Books of 2016 In his meditation on the three ways of writing for children and the key to authenticity in all writing, C.S. Lewis admonished against treating children, in literature or life, as “a strange species whose habits you have ‘made up’ like an anthropologist or a commercial traveller.” J.R.R. Tolkien expressed the same sentiment in his timeless insistence on why there is no such thing as writing “for children.” After the year’s greatest science books, here are the picture-books I found most imaginative, intelligent, and warmhearted this year — books that speak, even sing, to hearts of all ages and embody E.B. “Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead,” John Updike wrote, “so why … be afraid of death, when death comes all the time?” Yet mortality continues to petrify us — our own, and perhaps even more so that of our loved ones. This warmly wistful story begins outside the “small snug house” where four children live with their beloved grandmother.
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17 of the Most Exciting YA Books to Read in 2017 Introducing a piece on some of the best young adult books coming out in 2017 is a delightful challenge: There’s no overarching trend, no genre eclipsing all other genres, no theme so prevalent as to even call it a theme — and that’s a good thing. There is truly something for everyone this year, whether that reader enjoys things quirky and magical, extra-real real, wild, or world-building. The books, they keep on coming, and these 17 are just the beginning of what promises to make 2017 an exciting year for YA lovers. Carve the Markby Veronica RothDivergent author Veronica Roth is back with a new series, this time set in another galaxy, instead of a dystopic Chicago. The Gatlon School for Vigilantesby Marissa MeyerThis new trilogy from Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles) promises to be the best of all possible doozies.