What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week,
Featuring Rebecca Bond, Marc Boutavant,
Emily Hughes, and Nancy Meyers

h1 April 7th, 2017 by jules


“… They danced around the kitchen.”
— From Laurel Snyder’s
Charlie & Mouse,
illustrated by Emily Hughes


 


— From Dori Hillestad Butler’s King & Kayla
and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats,
illustrated by Nancy Meyers


 


“Pig dreamed she was flying with Goose. …”
— From Rebecca Bond’s
Pig & Goose and the First Day of Spring
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— From Patricia MacLachlan’s Barkus,
illustrated by Marc Boutavant

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This morning over at Kirkus, I write about Jacques Goldstyn’s Bertolt. You don’t want to miss this book. My thoughts are here.

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Last week, I wrote here about some new easy readers — Rebecca Bond’s Pig & Goose and the First Day of Spring (Charlesbridge, March 2017); Laurel Sndyer’s Charlie & Mouse (Chronicle, April 2017), illustrated by Emily Hughes; Patricia MacLachlan’s Barkus (Chronicle), illustrated by Marc Boutavant and coming this June; and Dori Hillestad Butler’s King & Kayla series, illustrated by Nancy Meyers (Peachtree).

Enjoy!



 

From Charlie & Mouse:


 


“‘Hurrah!’ shouted Charlie. ‘Soon we will be at the party.”
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From Pig & Goose
and the First Day of Spring
:


 


“It was spring at last. Pig was in a good mood. …”
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“‘Goose,’ said Pig, ‘spring is the best season.'”
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From Barkus:


 


“Soon it was nighttime. …”
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“‘Now I will tell you the story of a boy named Hansel and a girl named Gretel
who meet a witch,’ I began. Barkus whined.”

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From the King & Kayla series:


 








 

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BARKUS. Text copyright © 2017 by Patricia MacLachlan. Illustrations copyright © 2017 by Marc Coutavant and reproduced by permission of the publisher, Chronicle, San Francisco.

CHARLIE & MOUSE. Text copyright © 2017 by Laurel Snyder. Illustrations copyright © 2017 by Emily Hughes and reproduced by permission of the publisher, Chronicle, San Francisco.

All the KING & KAYLA images are copyright © 2017 by Dori Hillestad Butler and illustrations copyright © 2017 by Nancy Meyers. Images reproduced by permission of the publisher, Peachtree Publishers, Atlanta.

PIG & GOOSE AND THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING. Copyright © 2017 by Rebecca Bond. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Charlesbridge, Watertown, MA.

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One comment to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week,
Featuring Rebecca Bond, Marc Boutavant,
Emily Hughes, and Nancy Meyers”

  1. Charlie and Mouse looks so sweet and playful!


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