Resources and reviews from Jane Knight, children’s book buyer at Bear Pond Books in Montpelier, VT. Jane’s tips help you–and the kids in your life–in your search for… you guessed it. Posts approx. every 2 months.

The Next Great Book: 2014 Preview, Fiction

Posted by on January 10, 2014.

If you missed yesterday’s post on 2014 nonfiction books Jane’s excited about… click here.

 

Moving on to fiction, it won’t take serious convincing to get any child to read Mo Willems’ latest Pigeon picture book, The Pigeon Needs a Bath.

The Next Great Book: 2014 Preview, Nonfiction

Posted by on January 9, 2014.

From Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman

For many of us in the book world, January is a strange mix. We’re looking forward to new spring titles. And we’re pondering our favorite books from the previous year with delicious hand-wringing in anticipation of the American Library Association’s award ceremonies, announced at the end of this month.

Finding “The Next Great Book” – Part 2

Posted by on September 10, 2013.

 

This is part 2 of a 2-part blog post. For part 1, click here.

 

Trust me. As the Children’s Book Buyer at Bear Pond Books I’m right there with kids in the search for the “next great book.”

Lucky for me, poring over publisher sales catalogs and getting advanced reader’s copies of books in the mail whets my appetite­—a wonderful perk to my wonderful job.

Finding “The Next Great Book” – Part 1

Posted by on September 9, 2013.

Staff note: We are thrilled to welcome Jane Knight, Children’s Book Buyer for Bear Pond Books in Montpelier, VT and CLiF Advisor, as an occasional guest blogger. Jane’s focus is on finding the best kids’ books on the shelves via resources and reviews.