Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Backlist Discovery: Creature Comforts

Almost everyone has a favorite doll, an aging teddy, or an unraveling blankie—either safely put away in a drawer or still lovingly tucked into bed at night. Adults and children alike treasure these creature comforts because they offer security, lifelong friendship, and the smell of home.

9780618118649 ~ $17.00

Through striking black-and-white photographs and first-person accounts, Barbara Collopy O’Halloran and Betty Udesen tenderly document and reveal just some of the extraordinary magic found beneath the worn exteriors of a misshapen sweater, a winking dog, and even an earless rabbit named “Chickey.”

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Backlist Discovery: This is Just to Say...

While digging through our children's library for samples, I came across this lovely book by the incredible duo of Joyce Sidman and Pamela Zagarenski. (The same brillant author and illustrator of Caldecott Honor book Red Sings From Treetops 9780547014944)

9780618616800 ~ $16.00
This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness is illustrated in the same collage style as Red Sings and writes of crushes, overbearing parents, loving and losing pets, and more. This book is perfect for any stationary, card store, or pharmacy.