Entries by Tracey Luehrs

Great New Nonfiction Titles for September 2017

These exciting nonfiction titles were published in September. PRIMARY NONFICTION           Big Machines : The Story of Virginia Lee Burton by Sherri Duskey Rinker (ill. by John Rocco). 9780544715578. 2017. Gr K-2. This picture book biography of author and illustrator Virginia Lee Burton describes how she created magical illustrations of big […]

Great Speculative Easy/Fiction Titles for September 2017

Check out these exciting easy and fiction titles that were published in September. As promised, today’s recommendations are for speculative fiction, which includes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and dystopian and post-apocalyptic.  Enjoy! ELEMENTARY PICTURE BOOKS         Baabwaa & Wooliam : A Tale of Literacy, Dental Hygiene, and Friendship by David Elliott (ill. […]

Great Realistic Easy/Fiction Titles for September 2017

Check out these exciting easy and fiction titles that were published in September.  Since fall is such a busy publishing season, I’ve divided the easy and fiction titles into two posts. This one contains anything realistic, including mystery, historical, and adventure.  Tomorrow I’ll post my lists of speculative titles. Happy reading! ELEMENTARY PICTURE BOOKS   […]

Keep Your Series Current: September 2017

Update your popular series with these books that will be published in September. Enjoy! PRIMARY SERIES & SEQUELS         The Alphabet Book with no Pictures by B.J. Novak. 9780803741720. 2017. Gr K-3. Bruce’s Big Move by Ryan T. Higgins. 9781368003544. 2017. Gr PK-1. A Christmas for Bear by Bonny Becker (ill. by […]

Great New Nonfiction Titles for August 2017

These exciting nonfiction titles were published in August. PRIMARY NONFICTION       ABCs from Space by Adam Voiland. 9781481494281. 2017. Gr K-2. Similar to ABC : The Alphabet from the Sky, Voiland’s book finds the letters of the alphabet in planets, clouds, stars, and anything else you might see when you look up to […]

Picture Book Biographies

Autumn is a major publishing season, so I have been busy going through the picture book galleys that will be out this fall. I’m always intrigued by the biographies of people I don’t know.  I minored in history in college and have always loved reading about people in the past—both fiction and nonfiction. But picture […]

Keep Your Series Current: August 2017

Update your popular series with these books that will be published in August. Enjoy! PRIMARY SERIES & SEQUELS           Ally-Saurus & the Very Bossy Monster by Richard Torrey. 9781454921233. 2017. Gr PK-2. Caps for Sale and the Mindful Monkeys by Ephyr Slobodkina & Ann Marie Mulbearn Sayer. 9780062499882. 2017. Gr PK-2. […]