The Raymie Nightingale Three-Book Collection, by Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick Press

Kate DiCamillo's sequence of novels about the Three Rancheros is now complete -- and with this beautiful hardcover boxed set, readers can savor all three. First came Raymie Nightingale, the "triumphant and necessary book"* that would become a National Book Award Finalist. Then followed the tender Louisiana's Way Home, featuring "one of DiCamillo's most singular … Continue reading The Raymie Nightingale Three-Book Collection, by Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick Press

DRAW LIKE AN ARTIST POP ART, by Patricia Geis, Princeton Architectural Press

When Pop Art burst on the art scene in the 1950s as a reaction against abstract expressionism, it found instant favor with its colorful use of images from advertising, signs, soup cans, Coke bottles, and even comic strips. This playfulness is front and center in Draw Like an Artist: Pop Art: a collection of eighteen … Continue reading DRAW LIKE AN ARTIST POP ART, by Patricia Geis, Princeton Architectural Press

A FAR, FAR BETTER THING TO DO, A Lit Lover’s Activity Book, by Joelle Herr, Illustrated by Lindsey Spinks, Running Press

Nothing captures the imagination quite like classic literature -- the warmth of Little Women, the mystery of Dracula, and the heart-racing suspense of Moby Dick have inspired generations of readers. A Far, Far Better Thing to Do pairs these treasured books with a witty, light-hearted sensibility, giving lit lovers 65 engaging activities to tease their … Continue reading A FAR, FAR BETTER THING TO DO, A Lit Lover’s Activity Book, by Joelle Herr, Illustrated by Lindsey Spinks, Running Press