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Picture Book of the Day

Pickles, Please!: A Dilly of a Book
by Andy Myer (Author, Illustrator)

Booktalk: Alec Smart loves pickles! But no one understands why, and that makes Alec sad…

Snippet: “It isn’t good to eat so many pickles,” said Alec’s Mom. “You’ll grow up to be a small green man who smells like vinegar.”
“I’ll smell PICKLICIOUS,” replied Alec.

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Chapter Book of the Day

Zitface
by Emily Howse (Author)
202 pages

Booktalk: Thirteen-year-old Olivia Hughes has always considered herself a lucky girl. She knows what she wants to do with her life–be an actress. And she’s already on her way. She just

launched a national ad campaign that should get her noticed. Then her luck runs out. A little pimple turns into a full-blown case of acne…

Snippet: Wendy switched gears. “What happened to your face?”

Of course that question was coming, but I wasn’t going to get into it. Wendy means well, but she simply cannot keep her trap shut.

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5 Great New Fall Books

Animals in Fall: Preparing for Winter
by Martha E. H. Rustad (Author) and Amanda Enright (Illustrator)
Five short chapters show how animals get ready for winter. (Do the craft and make “blubber gloves!”) Nonfiction picture book

Fall Apples: Crisp and Juicy
by Martha E. H. Rustad (Author) and Amanda Enright (Illustrator)
Pick the apples and make apple crisp! (Recipe in the back.) Nonfiction picture book

Fall Leaves: Colorful and Crunchy
by Martha E. H. Rustad (Author) and Amanda Enright (Illustrator)
See how leaves change through the seasons in three short chapters. Nonfiction picture book

Fall Mixed Up
by Bob Raczka (Author) and Chad Cameron (Illustrator)
Fun rhymes and silly mix-ups! Can you find them all? Picture book

Fall Pumpkins: Orange and Plump
by Martha E. H. Rustad (Author) and Amanda Enright (Illustrator)
Plant pumpkins in the spring for pumpkins in the fall (and roast pumpkin seeds). Nonfiction picture book

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Literary Links

New @pubperspectives newsletter launched, will focus on children’s publishing (via @galleycat)

LAST CALL! Looking for bloggers with early literacy backgrounds to judge the 2011 Cybils Awards. (Sept 15th deadline)

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