New Books

In the Canyon

Pull on your hiking boots and get ready to see the magnificent Grand Canyon! From Liz Garton Scanlon,  author of the Caldecott Honoree All the World, here is a marvelous celebration of one of our nation’s natural wonders. Experience the Grand Canyon through the eyes of a child who is seeing it for the very […]

Compost Stew

  “Environmental chefs, / here’s a recipe for you / . . . to mix a batch / of Compost Stew.” This cheerful title uses the alphabet to introduce children to ingredients that make great compost, from apple cores to zinnias “whose blooming days are through.” The text includes some creative solutions for typically challenging […]

Baby Bear Counts One

Fall has arrived in Baby bear’s forest, and the woods are teeming with animals busily preparing for winter. How many animals? Count to ten with Baby Bear as he and Mama get ready for the season’s first snow. Baby Bear Counts One An Indie Next Pick for Winter 2013-2014. The Horn Book says: Wolff’s art (hand-colored linoleum […]

Baby Bear Sees Blue

Inspired by the mother bear and cub in Blueberries for Sal, Wolff creates a gentle story for toddlers that introduces colors and images from the natural world…. Wolff’s lovely compositions feature inked linoleum block prints that render those bears a strikingly deep, matte black. Lush, washy watercolors illuminate the scenes–colors in the downpour’s puddles reflect a rainbow. […]