Monday, December 18th, 2017

New Books From Candlewick Press – Kate DiCamillo, Where’s Waldo?

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One of my favorite publishers is Candlewick Press. They offer interesting books for children and these are no exception.

The following are new releases:

A World of Information
By Richard Platt


llustrator: James Brown

How much do clouds weigh? Who invented the pencil? How many ways can you tie a knot? Discover the answers to these and many other questions in this elegant and absorbing miscellany of general knowledge. From music notation to Roman numerals and from the skeleton to the solar system, essential facts are brought to life by stylish infographics and fascinating commentary. Perfect for all ages, this book is sure to amuse and intrigue even the most curious minds.
From Morse code to the bones in the human body, this visually stunning collection of facts and figures puts a world of information at your fingertips.

$25.00 / $34.00 (U.S./CAN)

This book is for the one who wants to know everything about everything. Facts, facts and more facts. I think this is best for Middle schoolers and up who are inquisitive and like to read a lot of text. 

Where’s Waldo? Destination: Everywhere!

By Martin Handford

Everyone’s favorite bespectacled explorer has been many places — the land of dragon flyers, a Jurassic arena of sports-loving dinosaurs, the set of black-and-white movies in Hollywood. Join Waldo as he handpicks his favorite journeys of all time, revisiting twelve of his most fantastic travels in a new format that includes a surprise at the end of the book. New eye-boggling games await Waldo-watchers alongside every scene in this fresh tribute to Waldo’s many years wandering the world. Have you ever wondered which of his many adventures Waldo loved best?

$19.99 / $24.99 (U.S./CAN)

You can’t go wrong with Waldo books. Keep them busy with 12 scenes.

 

La La La: A Story of Hope
By Kate DiCamillo

Illustrator: Jaime Kim

“La la la . . . la.” A little girl stands alone and sings, but hears no response. Gathering her courage and her curiosity, she skips farther out into the world, singing away to the trees and the pond and the reeds — but no song comes back to her. Day passes into night, and the girl dares to venture into the darkness toward the light of the moon, becoming more insistent in her singing, climbing as high as she can, but still there is silence in return. Dejected, she falls asleep on the ground, only to be awakened by an amazing sound. . . . She has been heard. At last. With the simplest of narratives and the near absence of words, Kate DiCamillo conveys a lonely child’s yearning for someone who understands. With a subtle palette and captivating expressiveness, Jaime Kim brings to life an endearing character and a transcendent landscape that invite readers along on an emotionally satisfying journey.

$17.99 / $21.99 (U.S./CAN)

A very simple picture book for little ones.

 Watch Kate DiCamillo and Jaime Kim talk about the creation of the book

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