November Picks: Raising Pasionate Readers

A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story about Knitting and Love Cover Image
By Michelle Edwards, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553497106
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - October 11th, 2016

Here’s a heartwarming winter picture book that’s sure to appeal to families who love knitting.

Mrs. Goldman always knits hats for everyone in the neighborhood, and Sophia, who thinks knitting is too hard, helps by making the pom-poms. But now winter is here, and Mrs. Goldman herself doesn’t have a hat—she’s too busy making hats for everyone else! It’s up to Sophia to buckle down and knit a hat for Mrs. Goldman. But try as Sophia might, the hat turns out lumpy, the stitches aren’t even, and there are holes where there shouldn’t be holes. Sophia is devastated until she gets an idea that will make Mrs. Goldman’s hat the most wonderful of all. Readers both young and old will relate to Sophia’s frustrations, as well as her delight in making something special for someone she loves.

A knitting pattern is included in the back of the book.


Teacup Cover Image
By Rebecca Young, Matt Ottley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735227774
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - October 4th, 2016

In a stunning book that subtly addresses the current refugee crisis (or any of life’s big journeys), a boy must leave his home and find a new one.

A boy sets out in a rowboat on a journey to find a new home, bringing with him a teacup filled with earth from the place he grew up. His expedition is long and filled with obstacles—treacherous storms and endless nights. But the journey also brings him moments of great beauty and joy—the sea gently rocking him to sleep, and the unexpected shelter and comfort that comes from a sapling that sprouts in his cup and grows into a mighty tree. At last, the boy finds land and makes a home, but it doesn’t feel complete…until another traveler joins him, bearing her own bit of hopeful magic and the seed to build a new home.

Heartwarming and poetic, with breathtaking illustrations, this poignant picture book about surviving tough times and weathering change is reassuring and inspiring for children and adults alike.


Tek: The Modern Cave Boy Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316338059
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

From a beloved, bestselling Caldecott Honor recipient comes a hilarious reminder of how technology can take us backward... all the way to the times of prehistoric man!
 
Tek is a cave boy in love with tech: his tablet, videogames, phone, and TV keep him deep in his cave, glued to his devices, day in and day out. He never sees his friends or family anymore--and his ability to communicate has devolved to just one word: "UGH"! Can anyone in the village convince Tek to unplug and come outside into the big, beautiful world?
 
A distinctive package and design cleverly evokes the experience of using an electronic device that eventually shuts down... and after a magic page turn, Tek (and the reader) reconnects with the real world.


Nanette's Baguette Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484722862
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 25th, 2016

Today is the day Nanette gets to get the baguette! Is she set? YOU BET!
 
Mo Willems’ hilarious new picture book, Nanette’s Baguette, follows our plucky heroine on her first big solo trip to the bakery. But . . . will Nanette get the baguette from baker Juliette? Or will Nanette soon be beset with regret?
 
Set in a meticulously handcrafted-paper-modeled French village, the uniquely vibrant laugh-out-loud world of Nanette’s Baguette may be Mo’s best creation yet. Get set to krack into an irresistible tale you won’t soon forget!