I love seeing new books from publishers! These two look especially good.
For the Preschooler:
Baby Bear by Kadir Nelson
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (January 7, 2014)
Genre: Picture Book
About the Book:
From Kadir Nelson, winner of the Caldecott
Honor and the Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Awards, comes a
transcendent picture book in the tradition of Margaret Wise Brown about a
lost little bear searching for home.
This simple story works on
so many levels: as the tale of a bear who finds his way home with the
help of his animal friends; as a reassuring way to show children how to
comfort themselves and find their way in everyday life; and on a more
philosophical level, as a method of teaching readers that by listening
to your heart and trusting yourself, you will always find a true home
within yourself—and that even when it feels like you are alone, you
never really are.
Supports the Common Core State Standards
For the Middle Grade Reader:
The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone by Tony Abbott
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Series: Copernicus Legacy
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (January 7, 2014)
About the Book:
Bestselling author Tony Abbott’s epic new middle-grade series the Copernicus Legacy begins with The Forbidden Stone, a thrilling adventure packed with puzzles, intrigue, and action.
Lily, Darrell, and Becca fly from Texas to Germany for the funeral of
an old family friend. But instead of just paying their respects, they
wind up on a dangerous, mind-blowing quest to unlock an ancient, guarded
secret that could destroy the fate of the world.
Fans of Rick
Riordan and Ridley Pearson will love this first book in an exciting
series that takes the reader all over the globe in a race to find pieces
of a mysterious hidden past—before it’s too late.
Supports the Common Core State Standards.