Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Eleven Books I Can't Wait to Read This Spring

The Dark
written by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Jon Klassen
Yes! Can't wait to read!

Take Me to Your BBQ
Aliens request they be taken to a BBQ.
As well they should.

Exclamation Mark
Just bought this at last week's book fair!
My favorite mark of punctuation!

Rosie's Magic Horse
written by Russell Hoban
and illustrated by Quentin Blake
Win-win combo.

Red Hat
by Lita Judge
Red Wagon is a hit with my kiddos at school.

Maya Was Grumpy
New book from Flashlight Press.

A Long Way Away by Frank Viva
Hmmm. A "two-way story" sounds intriguing.

Nighty Night, Little Green Monster
Nighty Night, Little Green Monster
by Ed Emberley
Go Away, Big Green Monster is a big favorite at my school library.

America the Beautiful:
Together We Stand
Ten illustrators look at one song.

Ball by Mary Sullivan

How to Be a Cat by Nikki McClure
Secretly we all want to be cats, I think.
Or dogs. Maybe some people want to be dogs.

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  1. I haven't heard of most of theses. I did see that there was a new Lemony Snicket coming out, that looks great. Good to see Jon Klassen being everywhere. Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake surely must be a great combination as you say. Enjoy your reads, I look forward to hearing more about all of them.

  2. Some look very interesting - you'll have to let us know what you think. Wonder if our library will be carrying these?

  3. I'm going to have to add these to my order list for next year. I didn't realize Snicket was coming out with a new picture book. :)

  4. I'm pretty sure The Dark and ! will be everywhere.

  5. That is a very interesting list. All of the titles are unfamiliar to me, but the covers are amazing! I'll wait for your reviews, to choose which ones of them to read myself.

  6. I haven't heard of any of these before, but they all look really interesting. I'm especially interested in the new Lemony Snicket book. I'll definitely be checking it out.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    Ashling @ Reading, Writing, & Anything but Arithmetic

  7. Seeing as how "ball" is my 20 month old son's favorite word right now, I think I'll have to look into that one. Great list!!

  8. Oh goodness, I may need to get Take me to your BBQ for my goddaughter. What a fun list!

  9. What a fun collection of springtime reads! I especially like anything with Quentin Blake illustrations - they're always so funny and sweet.

  10. I'm so excited whenever I seem something new by Lemony Snicket.

  11. Thank you for your list. I love children's books, but since my own children are grown I don't look at them often enough. Good list.

  12. I got to read an ARC (or whatever they call the unbound copies of PBs) of Exclamation Point and it is ADORABLE. You're going to love it.

    Here's my WoW!

  13. Lots of great titles there, I can't wait for the new Lemony Snicket and also Rosie's Magic Horse!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and happy reading!

  14. You're adding more books to my tbr pile! Have you read Nikki McClure's Apple? I liked it but didn't love it. Exclamation Mark is already on my tbr list. Definitely adding America the Beautiful and Ball.

    Since the Carnegie/Greenway Awward winners were announced yesterday, A Boy and a Bear in a Boat (Shelton), The Weight of Water (Crossman), and Lunchtime (Cobb) are all 2013 books I'm looking forward to reading. Plus Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner.

  15. And you're adding more to mine, Natasha!

  16. Quite an interestin list! :P Not my usual reads - but that is why I love these blog hops :)
    Thank you for stopping by my blog!

  17. Eleven books - that's cheating! :P
    I love Quentin Blake's illustrations, they're so distinctive.

  18. I am totally into the Klassan/ Snicket pairing. I volunteer in the children's section at my local library, so I'll be sure to take that one home when I see it come in.

  19. Thank you for these! I'll be sure to look for them at the library and read them to my children :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

  20. I love Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Have you seen her YouTube channel? Very inspiring. I also love that all your books are children's books. I love reading those, but never find the time to actually do it, especially now that my daughter is growing up and wants to read her own stuff. *sigh*

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! ;)


  21. Picture books! Short and sweet. Fantastic idea. Some of these look great for storytime!

  22. I haven't heard of any of these, but I will definitely be looking into some of them! Especially that Lemony Snicket book. I just started looking at picture books last summer and, while I don't read nearly as many as I would like, I am really enjoying the experience! Thanks for adding to my TBR. ;)


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