Fantastic news! The Folio Society has chosen Howl’s Moving Castle for their book illustration competition. The longlist has been posted, and voting is open until February 25th, 2019.
I highly recommend looking at the art. The 25 longlisted artists have a variety of styles and takes on events and characters, and it is fascinating to see how many ways there are to depict favourite scenes. The colour! The art!
And – well. Howl’s Moving Castle. What a story <3
Lady Helen trilogy was released by Viking from 2016 onward with an installment every year. You will find reviews for books one and two on this website. It is very difficult to review the third installment in a trilogy without giving things away so I have decided to review the series as a whole. Goodman’s research […]
The Book Wars has been experiencing technical difficulties for the past month and almost a half but we are back on track now. The future has infinite possibilities and, most importantly, the books promise to be amazing. We hope you will hang around and discuss books with us. See you soon!
The Extraordinary Gardener by Sam Boughton Hardcover, 32 pages Published September 25th 2018 by Tate Source: Publisher This picturebook follows Joe who discovers seed and the amazing secrets and possibilities contained within each one. He grows one and then another and then more, sharing the results of his gardening with the people in the apartment building […]
This autumn, Christopher Healy, author of the Hero’s Guide books—which made me chuckle uncontrollably in public—released the first novel in an all-new rollicking Middle Grade series: A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem: A Dastardly Plot. It’s 1883—the Age of Invention! In the back of an unassuming New York City pickle shop, twelve-year-old Molly Pepper […]
Hardcover, 468 pages Published September 25th 2018 by Europa Editions Source: Editor Disclaimer: It is 2:15 a.m. and I am only partially responsible for the following. The majority of the responsibility goes to the night. So, this is the back copy of A Winter’s Promise: Where once there was unity, vastly different worlds now exist. Over […]
Paperback, 240 pages Published May 3rd 2018 by Orion Children’s Books Source: Publisher She looked at the soft sky. Only a few minutes before, it had been simple, clear, and beautiful, but now she felt all summer leaning its weight against the house, breathing a hot and wolfish breath at her. Margaret Mahy’s books formed a […]
Hardcover, 96 pages Published September 4th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Source: Publisher First Generation collects (as the cover so helpfully states) a group of 36 people who weren’t born in America but chose to make it their home. In one page spreads, the volume explores how these individuals have contributed to America economy […]
Crafty Llama by Mike Kerr, Renata Liwska (Illustrations) Hardcover, 32 pages Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Bloomsbury Children’s Books Source: Publisher Extremely adorable. A gentle book that celebrates craft and friendship. Kids who like animals are bound to love this book about making things, having friends, and being warm. Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience […]
So, last summer, a curious little picturebook arrived at our store, just in time for start of school jitters. I picked it up, read the title, and remembered how nerve-wracking September tended to be for me. Going back to school did not necessarily mean seeing your friends again–sometimes it meant your friends would be shuffled […]