The Next Great Book: A Backpackful of Back to School Books

Posted by on August 28, 2014.

Even though the whole concept of “Back To School” is somewhat distasteful to me since our summer felt like it lasted about two weeks, I’ll admit that I have read some pretty wonderful new books this season.

Some address what it is like to be at school for the first time, or what it is like to go back to school with a little trepidation.

Jan. 31 Friday Links Library

Posted by on January 31, 2014.

The big news in children’s literature this week was the American Library Association Youth Media Awards (ALAYMA, or #alayma). Featured on the red carpet this year: a superhero squirrel, a locomotive, the Gaither sisters, and many more great books.

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.

The Big Book Order

Posted by on August 7, 2013.

Here’s a peek behind the scenes in the CLiF office. Julia is busy assembling a huge book order for CLiF’s fall programs through our partner First Book.

It’s a thoughtful process. Lots of kids in New Hampshire and Vermont are interested in hunting, animals, and nature, so she’s including

and while we’re on Hatchet, the survival genre is hot (think Hunger Games and Divergent trilogies).