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2017 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – Children’s Gift Books From Candlewick Press

2017 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - Children's Gift Books From Candlewick Press

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A World of Information

A World of Information

  • Author: Richard Platt
  • Illustrator: James Brown
  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten – 12
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick Studio (September 28, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 0763693480
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763693480
  • Purchase on Amazon

How much do clouds weigh? Who invented the pencil? How many ways can you tie a knot? Discover the answers to these and many other questions in this elegant and absorbing miscellany of general knowledge. From music notation to Roman numerals and from the skeleton to the solar system, essential facts are brought to life by stylish infographics and fascinating commentary. Perfect for all ages, this book is sure to amuse and intrigue even the most curious minds.

From Morse code to the bones in the human body, this visually stunning collection of facts and figures puts a world of information at your fingertips.

Richard Platt is the author of Pirate Diary, which won the Kate Greenaway Medal, as well as Egyptian Diary, Castle Diary, and Roman Diary. He has written more than sixty nonfiction books for children. He lives in Kent, England. James Brown is an illustrator and printmaker who worked in textiles for ten years before turning his talents to illustrating for children. He lives in London.

Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Quidditch

Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections: Quidditch

  • author: Insight Editions
  • Age Range: 7 – 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 – 5
  • Hardcover: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; Ina Spi edition (September 27, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 0763695874
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763695873
  • Purchase on Amazon

The wizarding world’s favorite sport, Quidditch is a magical game played high up in the air with Quaffles, Bludgers, and broomsticks. This interactive book allows fans to project their favorite Quidditch scenes from the Harry Potter films on a wall or ceiling using a flashlight. Read along and experience extraordinary moments from the movies like never before, like when Harry catches the Golden Snitch in his first-ever game of Quidditch.

Using black line illustrations on framed acetate pages, this unique book allows fans to project their favorite scenes from the Harry Potter films at home with a flashlight.

La La La: A Story of Hope

La La La: A Story of Hope

  • Author: Kate DiCamillo
  • Illustrator: Jaime Kim
  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick (October 3, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 0763658332
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763658335
  • Purchase on Amazon

“La la la . . . la.” A little girl stands alone and sings, but hears no response. Gathering her courage and her curiosity, she skips farther out into the world, singing away to the trees and the pond and the reeds — but no song comes back to her. Day passes into night, and the girl dares to venture into the darkness toward the light of the moon, becoming more insistent in her singing, climbing as high as she can, but still there is silence in return. Dejected, she falls asleep on the ground, only to be awakened by an amazing sound. . . . She has been heard. At last. With the simplest of narratives and the near absence of words, Kate DiCamillo conveys a lonely child’s yearning for someone who understands. With a subtle palette and captivating expressiveness, Jaime Kim brings to life an endearing character and a transcendent landscape that invite readers along on an emotionally satisfying journey.

Conceived by Kate DiCamillo and featuring enchanting illustrations by Jaime Kim, this nearly wordless graphic story follows a little girl in search of a friend.

Kate DiCamillo is the beloved author of many books for children, including Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux, both of which received Newbery Medals. A former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, she lives in Minneapolis.

Jaime (Jimyung) Kim was born and raised in Korea before moving to the United States at the age of eighteen. She works in gouache and acrylics to create her beautiful, tender, and dreamlike landscapes and characters. Jaime Kim lives in North Carolina.

Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki

Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki

  • Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland, Illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love
  • Age range: 10 yrs and up
  • Grade range: Grade 5 and up
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick Studio (September 28, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 0763695009
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763695002
  • Purchase on Amazon

A collaboration by two talented creators provides the perfect means to delve into Norse mythology and pore over the enthralling exploits of all-powerful Odin; mighty Thor and his hammer, Mjolnir; and Loki, the infamous trickster. From the creation of the nine worlds to the final battle of Ragnarok, Carnegie Medal winner Kevin Crossley-Holland details the Viking gods as never before, while Jeffrey Alan Love’s lavish illustrations bring the mythic figures to life on the page. Readers will be caught up in the seesawing struggle for power between gods, dwarfs, and giants, punctuated by surprising love matches, thrilling journeys, and dazzling magic. With its well-researched, lyrical prose and its dramatic and powerful artwork, this wonderful gift edition makes the perfect book for both the staunchest fans of mythology and newcomers with no knowledge of Viking folklore.

Kevin Crossley-Holland is an award-winning author and well-known poet. The first book of his Arthur trilogy, The Seeing Stone, won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, and his novella Storm won the Carnegie Medal. He lives in England. Jeffrey Alan Love is an award-winning artist and writer. He is the author-illustrator of Notes from the Shadowed City and the recipient of a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Wolf The Duck & The Mouse

The Wolf The Duck & The Mouse

  • Author: Mac Barnett
  • Illustrator: Jon Klassen
  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; First Edition edition (October 10, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 076367754X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763677541
  • Purchase on Amazon

This is a story about a duck and mouse who get swallowed by a wolf, and then decide to live in his belly.

Early one morning a mouse met a wolf
and was quickly gobbled up.

When a woeful mouse is swallowed by a wolf, he quickly learns he is not alone: a duck has already set up digs, and, boy, has that duck got it figured out! Turns out it’s pretty nice in there, with delicious food and elegant table settings, courtesy of the wolf’s unchecked gluttony. And there’s something even better: no more fear of being eaten by a wolf! In fact, life is pretty good, until a hunter shows up. . . . With a nod to traditional fables and a wink to the reader, the award-winning Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen offer a tale of cooperation and creative cuisine that is sure to go down easy.

Mac Barnett is the author of three books illustrated by Jon Klassen: Extra Yarn, which won a Caldecott Honor and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award; Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, which won a Caldecott Honor and an E. B. White Award; and Triangle. With Jory John, he is the co-author of the New York Times best-selling series The Terrible Two. Mac Barnett lives in California.

Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book; This Is Not My Hat, winner of the Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal; and We Found a Hat. He also illustrated two Caldecott Honor Books, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, as well as Triangle, all written by Mac Barnett. Jon Klassen lives in Los Angeles.

Where's Waldo Destination Everywhere

Where’s Waldo Destination Everywhere

  • Author/illustrator: Martin Handford
  • Age Range: 5 – 9 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten – 4
  • Series: Where’s Waldo?
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick (September 14, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 0763697265
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763697266
  • Purchase on Amazon

12 classic scenes as you’ve never seen them before! Everyone’s favorite bespectacled explorer has been many places — the land of dragon flyers, a Jurassic arena of sports-loving dinosaurs, the set of black-and-white movies in Hollywood. Join Waldo as he handpicks his favorite journeys of all time, revisiting twelve of his most fantastic travels in a new format that includes a surprise at the end of the book. New eye-boggling games await Waldo-watchers alongside every scene in this fresh tribute to Waldo’s many years wandering the world.

Have you ever wondered which of his many adventures Waldo loved best?

Martin Handford is the creator of Waldo. He began his career as a freelance illustrator specializing in drawing crowd scenes — and the rest is history. He lives in England.

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