Monday, March 02, 2015

March New Releases: Picture Books


I have lots of client books coming out in March. It's thrilling - but it also makes it somewhat difficult to blog about all of them without this blog becoming a wall-to-wall advertisement. So instead of doing a post every time one is released, I'm going to post about them in categories. Here, then, are the Picture Books of March 2015. Enjoy!



UP IN THE GARDEN AND DOWN IN THE DIRT
by Kate Messner, illustrations by Christopher Silas Neal
Chronicle Books - Release date March 3, 2015


In this exuberant and lyrical follow-up to the award-winning Over and Under the Snow, discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves . . . and down in the dirt. Explore the hidden world and many lives of a garden through the course of a year. Up in the garden, the world is full of green--leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt exists a busy world--earthworms dig, snakes hunt, skunks burrow--populated by all the animals that make a garden their home.

School Library Journal calls it: "A beautiful, informative addition to any collection." 

Get UP IN THE GARDEN AND DOWN IN THE DIRT at Your Local Indie Bookstore, Oblong Books, Powells, Barnes and Noble, Book Depository, Amazon, or wherever fine books are sold. Or, request it from your library!

 





MESMERIZED: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled all of France
by Mara Rockliff, illustrations by Iacopo Bruno
Candlewick - Release Date March 10, 2015

Discover how Benjamin Franklin's scientific method challenged a certain Dr. Mesmer's mysterious powers in a whimsical look at a true moment in history.

"The day Ben Franklin first set foot in Paris, France, he found the city all abuzz. Everyone was talking about something new--remarkable, thrilling, and strange. Something called . . . Science!"

But soon the straightforward American inventor Benjamin Franklin is upstaged by a compelling and enigmatic figure: Dr. Mesmer. In elaborately staged shows, Mesmer, wearing a fancy coat of purple silk and carrying an iron wand, convinces the people of Paris that he controls a magic force that can make water taste like a hundred different things, cure illness, and control thoughts! But Ben Franklin is not convinced. Will his practical approach of observing, hypothesizing, and testing get to the bottom of the mysterious Mesmer's tricks? A rip-roaring, lavishly illustrated peek into a fascinating moment in history shows the development and practice of the scientific method--and reveals the amazing power of the human mind.

 Starred Reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal 
For more reviews, author and illustrator interviews, etc, Click HERE.


"A stylish and humorous exploration of the scientific method and the mysteries of the human mind." - PW

Get MESMERIZED at Your Local Indie Bookstore, Oblong Books, Powells, Barnes and Noble, Book Depository, Amazon, or wherever fine books are sold. Or, request it from your library!