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  More Children's Books to Cheer About From Abrams Books for Young Readers,
Houghton and Harcourt

The Children's Book Review

Abrams Books for Young Readers are always top of the hill type productions. And the following batch is no exception – they are exceptional:

“Piglet and Papa” by Margaret Wild illustrated by Stephen Michael King ($14.95) is a fun book by two award winners. Produced with loving care, “Piglet and Papa” is a page turner for a young reader.

“The Giant of Seville” by Dan Andrearsen ($15.95) documents the impact on the town of Seville, Ohio of Captain Martin Van Buren -  all seven  feet and 11 and a half inches of him. This is a tall story that is based on a real story of a circus giant. 

“Princess Lillifee’s Secret” is an incredible book, beautifully created work and appealingly written by Monika Finsterbusch ($12.95). The little volume is focused on a fairy who specializes  in magic and musing. Just wonderful!    

“When I Grow Up” by Tina Louise, illustrated by Oliver Corwin  ($15.95) is an amazing book that focuses on extraordinary animals that can do extraordinary things. Go for it!

From Houghton Mifflin  “First Picture Atlas” by Deborah Chancellor and illustrated by Anthony Lewis is a wonder tour taking one to each country of the world. Inventive, imaginative, inviting.

From Harcourt comes “How I Became a Pirate” by Melinda Long and David Shannon, for ages 3 to 7, is a thrill a minute little book with all kinds of big adventures happening – sure to delight all those young readers who come into contact with it.

“Only You” is also from Harcourt. Written by Robin Cruise with pictures by Margaret Chodos-Irvine ($16.00) – is a book all about loving in so many different ways. Top drawer.

From Houghton Mifflin comes "Bats at the Library" written and illustrated by Brian Lies. Priced at $16.00 and conceived and created by the award winning Lies, the book with its reinforced binding is a free for all of fun at the public library. The bats in the book have a ball: the readers will, too.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. 

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About the Authors:  Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a wife and husband team who successfully bridge the worlds of popular culture and traditional scholarship. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed interactive oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in Miami. They teach what they practice as professors at Dartmouth College.

They are also travel writers who specialize in luxury properties and fine dining as well as cultural history and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. More about these authors.

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