Monday, November 19, 2012

This Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend another amazing workshop ("What's New in Children's Books"), this time sponsored by the Foundation for Children's Books.  The event took place at the lovely Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill.  For 4 hours, we heard from these great speakers: Julia Denos, an up and coming illustrator, David Yoo, a young adult author, and Grace Lin, a children's book author/illustrator.  We were also given a presentation of great new fall books by a school librarian, Christian Porter, and Terri Schmitz, who owns the Children's Book Shop in Brookline.   

The Lower School Library now has signed copies of the following books:

If you like fashion and movies, you'll love this book!

Julia Denos also illustrated "Letters to Leo," about a 4th grade girl, Annie, whose letters to her dog, Leo, help her cope with everything from the loss of her mother to her best friend moving away.

No matter if you're Chinese-American or not, this book will touch your heart.  And as an extra treat, you can enjoy the little drawings in the margins!

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