Staff Rec – Meghan

Struck by Wonderstruck

Only three years ago Brian Selznick caused  a maelstrom of chatter when his innovative middle grade novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, won the Caldecott medal.  Never before had the award for illustrations gone to a book outside the picture book format. Now Selznick has written another heavily illustrated novel, Wonderstuck. According to our buyer […]

New Books for July

We’re getting some new, cool stuff in for July, and here are three of our favorites: Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat by Philip C. Stead Recommended for ages 4 – 7 When his practical parents trade his stuffed bear for a toaster, Jonathan embarks on an epic journey around the world to find his […]

A Little Something for a Summer’s Day

Summer is upon us.  Already the heat has become unbearable here in Austin.  (All right, I suppose many people find 90+ degree days nice, some even say pleasant.  I hear the parks have never been so full. I wouldn’t know since I have reached that time of year where I refuse to go anywhere unairconditioned […]

Do Princesses Read Books?

As a few people have noticed recently, my posting has been slightly more sporadic of late.  I have even (gasp!) missed a post here and there.  Do not despair.  I am neither ill nor losing interest in blogging.  Far from it.  I have in fact missed my 3 hours a week at a computer.  However, […]


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