It is time for our August Roundup! We'll still be looking at some new releases in the coming weeks, rest assured. There are lots of books I didn't get to that came out this summer, and pretty soon we'll have the rush of new releases as the end of the year approaches. Next week I will be doing, along with Stephanie of the great blog Our Little Library, a week of basic concepts (shapes, colors numbers, etc.). I'm really looking forward to that! And at the end of September, while I am away at my best friend's wedding, I'll have my first ever set of guest posts on LLB, so I hope you'll tune in then.
August was dedicated to new releases, but I posted a couple of exciting previews as well:
+ 10 is a pop-up book by the brilliant Marion Battaille
+ Zita the Spacegirl is the first full length comic created by my dear friend Ben Hatke. Read about her, and his work here. (Bonus: the Zita the Spacegirl Website is back online with 3 mini-web comics!)
Now onto the new releases:
+ One of the prettiest books I've seen in a long time, Farm by Elisha Cooper.
+ Kevin Henkes does it again with his new title, My Garden.
+ We learned a lot about school. Henry falls in love. Annalina is afraid of kindergarten. And then there are always after-school Cookies.
+ It's a Book, by Lane Smith is as good as promised.
+ Dogs, by dear Emily Gravett, is a surprise and a delight.Finally, I gave you some ideas for decorating your nursery with alphabet posters. And I told you to read about Unicorns in the garden. Did you do your homework?
(So long as we previewed some books earlier this month, I wanted to be sure to point out to you Dan Yaccarino's new book, All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel. I. Can't. Wait.)