Sep 21, 2011
So many great children's books hitting the Five-Oh over the next year; graphic novel recommendations for people who don't read graphic novels; Ann raves about The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and I get my font-geek on for Just My Type by Simon Garfield.
2011 and 2012 will see the 50th anniversaries of James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (previously discussed here), The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle and The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Wow, that was a good year for kids' books! What are some of your favorite kids' classics (whether they've reached 50 or not)?
Kate and Dawn wrote in asking for a recommendation for their first ever graphic novel. Thanks to the help of many folks on Twitter, I've got a huge list for anyone who might be ready to dive into this storytelling format, and you won't find a singled superhero among the books. So here comes what our good friends at Bookrageous call a Title Dump. And speaking of Bookrageous, be sure to check out episode 15 of their podcast where they recommend graphic novels based on which books you like.
Two Books We Can't Wait For You to Read (26:41)
Ann's literary prejudice against books set in a circus was quickly set aside after she read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, a truly enchanting book about Celia and Marco, two young magicians who are meant to battle each other, but who fall in love instead. I proclaim my font geekery with my love of Simon Garfield's Just My Type, a fun and informative look at the history of type and fonts.