Welcome back to school! It doesn’t seem possible that it’s already after Labor Day and schools are in full swing.  Here in Portland, we are fortunately still feeling the sun on our faces–and let our book pages be illuminated with natural light. (And appreciating those sun-drenched hours as there are less of them each day . . .) But back-to-school brings new excitement as well, even for first timers. As always, there are terrific books to celebrate the journey.  You’ll want to check out Mo Willems’s latest Pigeon book, as well as the scores of middle grade graphic novels.  There  seem to more new books published daily, from board books for toddlers to YA thrillers.  And we have so many to recommend!  In the weeks to come, we have books for the whole family, from perfect read-alouds for toddlers, kinders, and early readers  (like the new Mo Willems) all the way to suggestions for parents, tweens, and YA fans.  We’ll share some great reads, mostly brand new ones:  tween graphic novels, lovely and enticing picture books, and a great read for parents. We continue our excitement about the many new YA books recently released: we think you’ll be intrigued by TANGLED IN TIME).  Some surprises are in store; more fantastic new books are hitting the shelves every day.  We are loving some of the new books for infants and toddlers.  We promise to keep  you informed!  Hope you’ll also share your finds with us, too.   Happy Reading!




Coming Up:  MARCH, A Graphic Story of the Civil Rights Movement by John Lewis

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12 Responses to NEW!

  1. I love, love, love your site! I am on my way to the library now with a list of books you’ve recommended to check out. Thank you!

  2. Meghan says:

    You made my day! Thank you! If there are ever any special book types or ages you’re interested in, let us know… we’re always happy to have an excuse to explore a new subject or idea.

  3. I have a four year old girl who loves books, so if there is a subject she’s burning to know more about I will make a request. 🙂 Thank you!

  4. marydventura says:

    Yeah! Don’t forget Free Comic Book Day!!! This Saturday, May 7th!

  5. rosefamily says:

    I know! This is the firs year I’m taking the kids… I can’t wait.

  6. mariandog says:

    Ha, that is so cute picture, little mouse 😀

  7. Jane Watson says:

    What are suggested book titles to read as an introduction to a Parent Workshop ELA K – 2 and Grades 3 – 5. Something to get parents motivated about sharing books with their child.

  8. ruthlit says:

    I would suggest the above link to share with parents, or some of the lists from within it. They could choose from classic read-aluds to “read by myself” books. Let me know what you decide! I’d love to hear how your workshop goes!

  9. Samara Orosz says:

    WOW You made my day! Thank you! If there are ever any special book types or ages you’re interested in, let us know… we’re always happy to have an excuse to explore a new subject or idea. play doh

  10. Lorraine Miller says:

    thank you for sharing these inspirational stories with us!

  11. ruthlit says:

    I’m so glad you find them useful and inspiring!

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