Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Mon December 13, 2010

Children's Books - New Releases and Hidden Gems

It might be the rhyme, the story, the pictures, or the way it felt to sit in your mom or dad's lap, but a great children's book can live in your memory forever. Host Charity Nebbe talks with two children's literature experts about the best new children's books and the books they love that never made the best seller list. Our guests are Barb Stein, former children's librarian, now with Prairie Lights Books in Iowa City and Nancy Simpson-Brice of the Book Vault in Oskaloosa.Recommendations from Nancy Simpson-Brice of Book Vault, Oskaloosa PICTURE BOOKS Burningham, John & Oxenbury, Helen There's Going to be a BabyCooper, Elisha FarmEmberly, Rebecca & Ed If You're a Monster and You Know ItGill, Bob The Present Perlutsky, Jack Camille Saint-Saens's Carnival of the Animals Illustrator: Mary GrandPre MIDDLE GRADESDennis, Major Brian; Larson, Kirby and Nethery, Mary Nubs: the True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, & a MiracleHoberman, Mary Ann and Winston, Linda The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and ImaginationObama, Barack Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to my Daughters Illustrator: Loren LongTEENSCondie, Ally MatchedBonus Book!! 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up Edited by Julia Eccleshare. 960 pages of pleasure....and challenge!!CLASSICMcCloskey, Robert Make Way for Ducklings Recommendations from Barbara Stein: Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa CityPOETRYYolen, Jane. Switching On the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime PoemsPICTURE BOOKSBecker, Bonnie. A Bedtime for Bear Jay, Alison. The NutcrackerSnicket, Lemony. 13 WordsYolen, Jane. Elsie's BirdNONFICTIONBeccia, Carlyn. I Feel Better With a Frog In My Throat: History's Strangest CuresKrull, Kathleen. Kubla Kahn: The Emperor of EverythingTRANSITIONAL CHAPTER BOOKDiCamillo, Kate. Bink and GollieFICTIONO'Connor, Barbara. The Fantastic Secret of Owen JesterTEENSDogar, Sharon. Annexed CLASSICSBarry, Robert. Mr. Willowby's Christmas TreeGammell, Stephen. The Relatives CameLunge-Larsen, Lise. The Troll With No Heart in His Body and Other Tales of Trolls from Norway Marshall, James. George and MarthaListener suggestions and Charity's picksPICTURE BOOKSAndrey Henry's Meadow by Doris BurnJackson's Blanket by Nancy CoteThe Cat In the Hat Dictionary by Dr. SeussThe Huckabuck Family and How They Raised Popcorn in Nebraska and Quit and Came Back by Carl SandburgThe Gingerbread Baby by Jan BrettThe Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon ScieskaSusan and the Rain by Madye Lee Chastain (Out of Print)December by Eve BuntingIn a People House by Dr. SeussCHAPTER BOOKSThe Mouse and His Child by Russell HobanLittle Kleine by Ann Ylvisaker (Author formerly from Iowa)The Rainstomper by Addie Boswell (Iowa author)

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