USBBY Outstanding International Book Pick: Who Built That? Bridges by Didier Cornille

In this latest addition to his popular Who Built That? series, Didier Cornille presents ten of the most important bridges in the world, from the Brooklyn to the Golden Gate; from the first in cast iron to the longest in concrete; from small footbridges to the tallest in the world. Cornille introduces each engineer or … Continue reading USBBY Outstanding International Book Pick: Who Built That? Bridges by Didier Cornille

USBBY Outstanding International Book Pick: The Midsummer Tomte and the Little Rabbits by Ulf Stark

It's summer in the big forest and the rabbit children are looking forward to their first Midsummer party. Owl, who knows everything, says Midsummer is a time for dancing, love and magic. What a fun time they will have! Then a terrible storm sweeps through the forest and the woodland animals must find shelter at … Continue reading USBBY Outstanding International Book Pick: The Midsummer Tomte and the Little Rabbits by Ulf Stark

Even Higher: Three Yiddish Retellings for Children

Growing up, I knew very little about Yiddish literature with the exception of The Wise Men of Chelm. My elementary school librarian read us the tales of the people so wise they tried to repopulate a river with canned herring. In middle school, I played Dorothy in the Solomon Schechter production of the Wizard of … Continue reading Even Higher: Three Yiddish Retellings for Children

USBBY Outstanding International Book Pick: Don’t Cross the Line by Isabel Minhós Martins

In Don’t Cross the Line, The guard always follows the general’s orders without question. This time, the order is that no one must cross the line. The right-hand page of this book must be kept blank for the general. As the crowd builds up on the border, the guard is under pressure. If no one is … Continue reading USBBY Outstanding International Book Pick: Don’t Cross the Line by Isabel Minhós Martins

USBBY Outstanding International Book Pick: As Time Went By by José Sanabria

2017 Batchelder Honor Book and ALA Notable Book Once upon a time there was a ship that sailed beside the sun with very important people on board. The spirit of reinvention – and the importance we place on things – is beautifully expressed in José Sanabria’s visually evocative story. A steamship makes a journey across … Continue reading USBBY Outstanding International Book Pick: As Time Went By by José Sanabria

USBBY International Title Pick: A Well-Mannered Young Wolf by Jean Leroy

A hilarious story about why manners matter One morning, a young wolf eagerly sets out on his first hunting trip. But before he can devour his prey, he must honor their final wishes, just as his parents taught him to do. But the wolf's would-be meals aren't quite as honorable as he is! Can common … Continue reading USBBY International Title Pick: A Well-Mannered Young Wolf by Jean Leroy

USBBY Outstanding International Book Pick: Lines, Squiggles, Letters, Words by Ruth Rocha

A child who has not yet learned how to read looks out at the world and sees language as such a child would: as lines and squiggles that don't exactly make pictures but don't seem to make anything else either. Then, when the child starts to go to school and begins to learn his letters, … Continue reading USBBY Outstanding International Book Pick: Lines, Squiggles, Letters, Words by Ruth Rocha

Publisher Spotlight: Candied Plums

Candied Plums is an independent publisher founded in 2016. We are dedicated to sharing inspiring and creative contemporary Chinese picture books with not only Mandarin learners but also picture book lovers. With a deep commitment to the best quality, we select, translate and publish English picture books, as well as bilingual (Simplified Chinese-English) ones. This … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Candied Plums

USBBY Outstanding International Book Pick: Armstrong: A Mouse on the Moon by Torben Kuhlmann

A long time ago a mouse learned to fly . . . and crossed the Atlantic. But what happened next? Torben Kuhlmann's stunning new book transports readers to the moon and beyond! On the heels of Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse comes Armstrong: A Mouse on the Moon—where dreams are determined only by … Continue reading USBBY Outstanding International Book Pick: Armstrong: A Mouse on the Moon by Torben Kuhlmann

Review: Hedgehog’s Home by Branco Čopić

Hedgemond the Hunter is a house-proud hedgehog whose attachment to his home mystifies the other animals in this narrative poem. After Hedgemond enjoys a lovely dinner with Fox, he insists on returning home despite the late hour. Miffed, Fox follows him to discover what all the fuss is about. En route Wolf, Bear, and Wild … Continue reading Review: Hedgehog’s Home by Branco Čopić