Josh Funk’s latest novel, It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk, is a META-Fractured Fairy Tale — where the characters argue back at the reader.
Browsing: ages 4 & up
Imagine That: How Dr. Seuss Wrote the Cat in the Hat, by Judy Sierra and Kevin Hawkes, explores the creation of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved character.
South, Splotch and Skyfishing are great picture books that feature fish tales of large and small stature with a few surprises mixed in for good measure.
I’m always excited when I get books from The New York Review Children’s Collection. I love the idea that these books are getting a second chance.
Whether you are looking for something to celebrate Easter or just welcome spring, these picture books are a great option for the young reader in your life.
Princess Cora and the Crocodile, by Laura Amy Schlitz and Brian Floca, is great fun for younger readers, and is a bit of a cautionary tale for parents.
Two recent picture books — “Thérèse Makes a Tapestry” and “Cleonardo” — celebrate strong young protagonists who want nothing more than to excel.
“The Storybook Knight” is a charming picture book from the husband-wife team of Helen and Thomas Docherty (“The Snatchabook”).
American Girl’s newest line of characters, WellieWishers, includes books and dolls geared toward 5-8-year-olds. But they work well for younger girls, too.