Tuesday, May 17, 2011
May seemed as good a time as any, and the guys at Random House put something together with our hosts at Next Chapter in Mequon, also inviting folks from Books and Company in Oconomowoc. I really like these events, particularly as way more books tend to be off my radar than when I was a buyer. I look through catalogs (either paper or virtual), but it all seems a blur.
I should say now that if the rep didn't put the book on their tip sheet, I can't remember it. Yes, it's only the next day. Pathetic, right?
Some Jason suggestions:
Here are some kid-friendly picks from Tim Mooney.
A Ball for Daisy, written and illustrated by Chirs Raschka. Caldecott winner Raschka has "written" a wordless book about a dog and her ball. Amie says it has some of her favorite Raschka illustrations and another attendee says it is perfect for crazy dog people too. Awwwwwwww.
Baby Badger's Wonderful Night, by Karen Saunders. Daddy Badger helps his son overcome his fear of night-time. Pam really likes this one too. And you know that if it's about badgers, it will probably sell better in Wisconsin.
Many of these books came out May 10, which apparently is the kid equivalent of July 12.
I was going to include John too, but that's too many recs for one blog post! So look for his suggestions in a future update.