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Book Trailer for BORN FROM THE HEART | Sterling Publishing

Here's the lovely book trailer for Born from the Heart (9781454911449):

Born from the Heart

by: Berta Serrano, illustrated by Alfonso Serrano

“Rose dreamed of her baby every night . . . She couldn't wait to share hugs and giggles.” A mother's love comes from the heart, from the desire to embrace and nurture a child—whether or not she gave birth to that baby. This poetic and magical parable celebrates the richness of family as Rose and Charlie embark on the search for the child they so desperately want. As Rose's dream gets closer to coming true, her heart grows and grows . . . until it bursts with happiness, laughter, and wonder when she finally kisses the beautiful face of her new baby.

First time author Berta Serrano and her brother Alfonso Serrano are the author-illustrator team behind this warm and quirky love letter for Berta's adopted son.

Read more at: www.sterlingpublishing.com

 Born from the Heart

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books Published: October 2013 Age range: 3 upwards 40 pages ISBN: 9781454911449 $15.95 Canadian

Books Kids Will Love | FALL READING

It's September, which means kids are back in school (parents, rejoice!) and fall books will soon be in bookstores, and libraries across the country.  As kids settle back into school-mode, why not encourage them to continue their summer reading goals into the fall? There are so many great books coming out in the next couple months that it would be a shame to stop now just because they're back in the classroom. Here are a few books we're certain kids will love reading any time of the year:

NERDS Book Five: Attack of the BULLIES

Michael Buckley. ABRAMS BOOKS, $17.95 (9781419708572)

The grand finale to the New York Times bestselling series, Attack of the BULLIES stars Ruby Peet, aka Agent Pufferfish, the team captain with super nanobyte-enhanced allergies. Pufferfish leads the team in their latest case: the kidnapping of the president’s daughter. But the NERDS discover she hasn’t been kidnapped—she’s been recruited. Their former librarian, Ms. Holiday, has started a rival organization called BULLIES, who each have their own nanobyte-enhanced upgrades. The BULLIES’ plan: go back in time to make sure NERDS never existed! When Ruby’s teammates begin to vanish one by one, she enlists Agent Brand and Heathcliff Hodges to go back to the 1970s and help the original nerdy secret agents make sure that the future is not erased from existence! Attack of the BULLIES promises action, humor, and a dramatic conclusion to the series.

Read the first chapter here: http://www.abramsbooks.com/nerds/attackofthebullies

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Peter Brown. LITTLE, BROWN. $20 (9780316200639)

From School Library Journal:

K-Gr 2–Mr. Tiger lives in a perfectly fine world of prim and proper ladies and gentlemen. One day, the stiff suits, dainty teas, and Victorian manners begin to bore him… and he has a very wild idea. This “it's okay to be different” story stands out from other picture books on the topic thanks to Brown's delightfully clever illustrations and masterful compositions. From the tiger-striped cover that begs to be petted to the ingenious pops of bright orange (Brown's new signature color?) amid muted browns and grays, the award-winning illustrator does not disappoint. Children will appreciate Mr. Tiger's transformation and the way his friends eventually accept his (and their own) uniqueness. Several wordless spreads encourage audience participation while subtle visual clues gently build his character. A full spread featuring the newly liberated Mr. Tiger au naturel is delivered with pitch-perfect comedic timing and is guaranteed to inspire wild giggles. Sure to be an instant read-aloud classic in classrooms and libraries.

Dial M for Morna: The Dead Kid Detective Agency #2

Evan Munday. ECW PRESS, $11.95 (9781770410732)

As the Dead Kid Detective Agency embarks on its second (mis)adventure, October Schwartz and her five deadest friends are back, turning over metaphoric rocks and finding the centipedes underneath. In this latest volume, set against a backdrop of yuletide pandemonium, they discover dark supernatural forces at work in Sticksville and sleuth their way through a mystery involving a blizzard of suffragettes, ice skating disasters, anti-Asian sentiment, and the Titanic. Although the holiday season has descended upon the town like an eggnog rainstorm, October has no time for candy canes or mistletoe. She’s busy dealing with an oddly pleasant new history teacher, her two living friends’ new roles as high school radio DJs, and mysteries to be solved before the year end. October and her ghost friends are hot on the trail of those responsible for Morna MacIsaac’s death in 1914—or as hot as one can be on a 100-year-old trail—when Yumi becomes the target of a sinister harassment campaign at school. Solving dual concurrent mysteries at once won’t be easy, but the intrepid heroine in black eyeliner loves a challenge.

Rufus Goes to School

Kim Griswell & Gorbachev Valeri (Illustrator). STERLING PUBLISHING, $14.95 (9781454904168)

Rufus Goes to SchoolAll Rufus Leroy Williams III wants is to go to school so he can learn to read his favorite book. But there's one problem: he's a pig and Principal Lipid says: “NO PIGS IN SCHOOL!” Rufus even gets a backpack, a lunchbox, and a blanket to prove he's ready. But Mr. Lipid won't budge. Is there ANYTHING Rufus can do to change his mind? Kim Griswell and illustrator Valeri Gorbachev have created a love letter to reading that's also a charming, original, and child-friendly first-day-of-school story.

Read The New York Times Review: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/04/books/rufus-goes-to-school-and-the-day-my-mom-came-to-kindergarten.html

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TIME For Kids BIG Book of Why CRAZY, COOL & OUTRAGEOUS

Editors of Time for Kids Magazine. TIME HOME ENTERTAINMENT, $21.95 (9781618930774)

TIME For Kids The NEW BIG Book of Why Crazy, Cool & Outrageous answers the questions that kids commonly ask and adults can rarely answer. Why are our eyes different colors? Why do we put candles on a birthday cake? Why do we high five our friends? Why do elephants have big ears?

Packed with hundreds of new brain busting questions with easy to understand answers that made the first Big Book of Why a best seller. The book is divided by subject area - humans, animals, environment/nature, technology and space - and written in an upbeat manner, each answer is accompanied by either a photo or an illustration to show the reasons why.

TIME For Kids The NEW BIG Book of Why Crazy, Cool & Outrageous is a must-have book to satisfy the most curious of kids. Kids will be desperate to shar what they've learned with their parents, teachers, and friends...and anyone else who will listen!

Architecture According to Pigeons

Stella Gurney. PHAIDON PRESS, $19.95 (9780714863894)

Architecture According to Pigeons is a fun, lively introduction for children to world's most beautiful buildings. In this delightful book, Speck Lee Tailfeather reveals that he and his fellow pigeons are in fact great aficionados of architecture. Speck delivers his account of a journey around the globe, offering a "bird's eye view" of the Colosseum, the Taj Mahal, Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, and dozens of other buildings to delight children and parents alike.

Pegasus and the Flame

Kate O'Hearn. HACHETTE CHILDREN'S, $9.99 (9780340997406)

From war-torn Olympus to stormy New York City, mythology and reality collide in a breathtaking adventure. When Pegasus, the?majestic winged-stallion, crashes on to her roof in the middle of a storm that blacks-out New York City, 13-year-old Emily's life becomes that of legend: epic battles with gruesome monsters, desperate chases from a corrupt governmental agency, captivating flights astride the beautiful winged-stallion, and?one?heroic quest to save Olympus before the Olympic flame burns out ...

A must for fans of Percy Jackson!

Anna May's Cloak

Christiane Cicioli & Susan Pearson. SIMPLY READ BOOKS (IPS) $16.95 (9781897476819)

When Anna May is young, her grandmother makes her a beautiful blue cloak. When she wears it, Anna May feels like a queen. Soon the cloak is too small for her--but Anna May never forgets her favorite piece of clothing. Snip, snip, snip...see how Anna May's cloak is transformed as her family grows.

Halifax Hal

Nick Thran, Gabe Foreman (Illustrator). LPG $9.95 (9781897411773)

LPG Fall 2013A truly Canadian poem for young adults from two award-winning authors. The poem is about a lobster, Halifax Hal, who had always wanted to play a guitar.

Friends in the tank, enemies, clergymen, I ask you to remember me just as you knew me As Halifax Hal, your Lobster Pal Twenty-six indispensable years in the industry....

2011 Trillium Book Award for Poetry winner, Nick Thran has authored two volumes of poetry. Illustrator Gabe Foreman, award-winning poet and visual artist, works in a Montreal soup kitchen.

Happy Pig Day!

It’s Happy Pig Day at Tattletales! Our favorite Mo Willems characters were met by enthusiastic toddlers at the independent children’s Bookstore in Dartmouth Nova Scotia. There was Pig Food (chocolate chip cookies) activities and stories to be read. Piggie was his usual gregarious self, although Elephant was a little more reserved. He however encouraged the youngest reader we have seen so far!

Elephant and Piggie will be at Tattletales for the rest of the weekend and may be in school welcoming kids back from March Break next week!

LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW!

After much speculation, anticipation and nail biting in frustration, the much anticipated 6th book in Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series if finally here!  Hip Hip Hooray for Hefley! Click HERE for your free Cabin Fever wallpaper design, and hit your local bookstore for your very own, powder blue, beautiful copy of the book which goes on sale today everywhere fine children's books are sold. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney, Amulet Books, $16.95, Nov-15-11

Revenge of the Nerds!

Michael Buckley, bestselling children's author of The Sisters Grimm and N.E.R.D.S. books series, delighted young fans in Vancouver last night at a booksigning organized by the fabulous Vancouver Kidsbooks. Parents and children gave Michael their full attention as he waxed comedic about his good friends in the business (AKA Tom Angleberger, author of the Origami Yoda books) and other famous folk who have inspired him along the way (Steve Martin was mentioned a couple of times!).

Michael spoke animatedly about some of the interesting jobs he had before becoming an author, such as a P.A. for David Letterman, a circus performer, t.v. screenwriter (he wrote for Nickelodeon!) and stand up comedian.  He decided to become a children's book author when he realized he was really into what other kids were into, like video games and whacky t.v. shows.

When asked about the inspiration for his N.E.R.D.S. series, he explained that it came to him like an epiphany at a high school reunion.  He looked around and suddenly realized all of the kids who were cool in high school grew up ordinary, whereas the nerds (a group to which he admittedly belonged) all flourished to work at really interesting jobs and married to supermodels! His takeaway lesson?  It all gets better kids!  Who wants to peak at 16 anyway?!

Michael Buckley's new book, N.E.R.D.S.: The Cheerleaders of Doom (9781419700248; $16.95) is available now wherever fine children's books are sold.

 

DOG DAYS MAKES THREE!

Exciting news for Wimpy Kid Fans!  Variety announced yesterday that the third Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie has been green lit from FOX pictures.  Thus far it is titled to match the fourth book in the Wimpy Kid series, Dog Days.

Read all about it in the VARIETY article, here!

Babar Turns 80!

Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the world’s most beloved elephant!

This grand new tale, created in the spirit of the classic stories, is about sportsmanship, love, and diversity—a must read in anticipation of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London

Coinciding with the monumental 80th anniversary of Babar, this all-new book by Laurent de Brunhoff (son of Jean de Bruhoff, who first brought Babar to life in 1931) follows the world-famous elephant and his family as they experience the inventive, inspiring, and even romantic BABAR’S CELESTEVILLE GAMES, a pachyderm version of the Summer Olympics. Laurent de Brunhoff brings elephants to life in dynamic new poses. Elephants and other animals do seemingly impossible athletic moves—pole vaulting, swimming, gymnastics, cycling, diving and more—that will delight young readers and fans alike.

Babar and his family see the best athletes from all over their world compete and meet new people from other countries. Babar’s daughter, Flora, likes to watch the handsome pole-vaulter Cory, from the country of Mirza. One day the two of them meet in the park, and love soon follows. When Cory asks Flora to marry him, everyone must come together to help them have a magnificent Mirzi wedding.

Laurent de Brunhoff has kept the spirit of Babar and his family alive for more than fifty years. Originating as a bedtime story told by Larent’s mother, Babar first came to life through the art of Laurent’s father, Jean de Brunhoff, who produced seven books about the character. Laurent built on his father’s work and has created many bestselling adventures for the elephant family, giving the books new spirit through his use of line and color. BABAR’S CELESTEVILLE GAMES continues the tradition for a new generation.

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Vancouver Kidsbooks gets Nerd-y!

From knowledgable sales people to crafty displays and AMAZING windows, an afternoon at Vancouver Kidsbooks is a delight to the senses in every way a bookstore should be.  Way to display guys!  This stunner celebrates 'M Is For Mama's Boy', book 2 in the fabulous new NERDS series by Michael Buckley.

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