Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Boswell Kids Bestsellers, week ending December 21, 2019

Boswell Kids Bestsellers, week ending December 21, 2019

Picture books, including board books"
1. The Snowy Day board book, Ezra Jack Keats
2. The Crayons Christmas, by Drew Daywalt, with illustrations by Oliver Jeffers
3. The Wake Up Farm Peek-a-boo, by Jonny Lambert
4. Peek-a-Who, by Elsa Mroziewicz
5. A to Z Menagerie, by Suzy Ultman
6. I Wonder, by Kari Anne Holt, with illustrations by Kenard Pak
7. Pigeon Needs a Bath (with bath toy), by Mo Willems
8. Peek-a-Who Too, by Elsa Mroziewicz
9. The Mitten board book, by Jan Brett
10. Dinosnores, by Sandra Boynton
11. The Lost Cousins, by BB Cronin
12. The Snowy Nap, by Jan Brett
13. Dasher, by Matt Tavares
14. Home in the Woods, by Eliza Wheeler
15. A Friendship Yarn, by Lisa Moser, with illustrations by Olga Demidova
16. Lulu and Rock in Milwaukee, by Barbara Joosse, with illustrations by Renée Graef

This list is heavily board book, which reflects Amie's comment that board books really blew up this year. Now I feel like I should have separated the two! And yes, we are paying our bills with Snowy Day stamps again this year.

More about Kari Anne Holt's  I Wonder from the publisher: "In this unusual text, young listeners and readers follow a group of diverse kids trying to make sense of the world as they see it. Questions such as What do clouds taste like?, Do my toys miss me when I'm gone?, and I wonder if cars and trucks speak the same language? remind us of a child's unique point of view. Nothing is more powerful than seeing something for the first time, and these whimsical questions will encourage all readers to take a fresh look around them."

Kids Nonfiction:
1. Troublemaker for Justice: The Story of Bayard Rustin, by Jacqueline Houtman (event Jan 8 at Boswell, 6:30 pm)
2. Guide to Creating Comics in 3D: Dog Man, by Kate Howard
3. The Wonders of Nature, by Ben Hoare
4. Planetarium, by Raman Prinja
5. Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs, by America's Test Kitchen
6. Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs, by America's Test Kitchen
7. Greek Myths and Mazes, by Jan Bajtlik
8. Migration, by Mike Unwin

We didn't have a book like National Parks this year, but the category still seems to be growing.

Chapter Books (including graphica):
1. Fetch-22 V8, by Dav Pilkey
2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire illustrated V4, by JK Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay
3. Ivy and Bean V1, by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall
4. The White Bird, by RJ Palacio
5. The Wrecking Ball V14, by Jeff Kinney
6. Pax, by Sara Pennypacker
7. Wild Honey from the Moon, by Kenneth Kraegel (some would place this in picture books)
8. A Wolf Called Wander, by Rosanne Parry
9. The Crossover graphic novel, by Kwame Alexander
10. Guts, by Raina Telgemeier

Young Adult/Teen:
1. Butterfly Yellow, by Thanhha Lai
2. The Secret Commonwealth V2, by Philip Pullman
3. Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All, by Laura Ruby (this is Amie's book of the year)
4. Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
5. Children of Virtue and Vengeance CV2, by Tomi Adeyemi
6. Fountains of Silence, by Ruta Sepetys
7. The Toll V3, by Neal Shusterman
8. Dry, by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

You can only imagine how the Shusterman books would be doing if we had signed copies. Still hoping for our fall event to be rescheduled.

After I try to separate kids books out, I know why I group them together. There are so many books that could go in multiple designations.

We're open 10 am to 5 pm today. Closed Christmas.

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