Staff Pick

The amazing duo who created The Man with the Violin returns with a new tribute to the celebrated violinist and conductor Joshua Bell. In a dazzling narrative, Kathy Stinson traces the young musician’s earliest years and focuses on his amazing talent and first competition. Dusan Petricic’s illustrations capture The Dance of the Violin (Annick, $18.95) and bring to life the exuberance and flourish of Bell’s playing as well as his persistence after making mistakes. Back matter provides answers for young readers who wish to discover more about Joshua Bell. Ages 4-8.


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By Kathy Stinson, Dusan Petričic (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781554519002
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Annick Press - March 14th, 2017

Staff Pick

The organization that The Boss Baby (Little Simon, $7.99) has been overseeing for his entire life has experienced a shocking upheaval. His staff, commonly known as “parents,” are distracted and focused on their latest bundle of joy, The Bossier Baby (Beach Lane, $17.99). This new, take-charge CEO, attired in a black onesie and pearls, demands and commands attention from everyone around her. Even outrageous action on the part of the Boss Baby does not elicit a response from his rogue staff. Two-time Caldecott Honor recipient Marla Frazee combines text with pencil and gouache illustrations to perfection in this satirical sequel. As the new boss in town ultimately wins over her big brother, their newfound bond will warm the hearts of everyone in the family. Ages 3-6.

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By Marla Frazee, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481471626
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beach Lane Books - November 1st, 2016

Staff Pick

Elderly Eugenia Lincoln has always bossed around her younger sister, still known only as Baby. When Baby ends a lifelong tradition of obedience and declares she is taking “a necessary journey” against Eugenia’s wishes, the latter can only demand, Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln? (Candlewick, $14.99). On board a train, Baby meets three strangers who help her see that the world is full of joy and possibility. Despite this fulfilling journey, Baby misses her sister and soon discovers that Eugenia has missed her, too. Two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo’s latest installment of Tales from Deckawoo Drive extols the value of both independence and family as Chris Van Dusen’s dynamic illustrations convey the story’s warmth and humor. Ages 5-8.

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By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763673116
Availability: Backordered
Published: Candlewick - August 2nd, 2016