Buyer's Guide Winter 2023: Early Readers

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The Apartment House on Poppy Hill: Book 1 By Nina LaCour, Sònia Albert (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nina LaCour, Sònia Albert (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781797213736
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Chronicle Books - November 7th, 2023

From beloved author Nina LaCour comes a whimsical novel for early readers. Perfect for fans of Dory Fantasmagory, the classic Eloise books, and for anyone who loves roaming around a big cozy house! Join 9-year-old Ella as she helps new neighbors settle into their quirky San Francisco apartment building, all while she works to solve a mystery that’s stumped her for her whole life! (BONUS: This is the first book in a series!)

Heather


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Who Will Make the Snow? By Taras Prokhasko, Marjana Prokhasko (Illustrator), Marjana Prokhasko, Jennifer Croft (Translated by), Boris Dralyuk (Translated by) Cover Image
By Taras Prokhasko, Marjana Prokhasko (Illustrator), Marjana Prokhasko, Jennifer Croft (Translated by), Boris Dralyuk (Translated by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781953861740
Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 Days
Published: Elsewhere Editions - December 12th, 2023

Beech Forest has the same Utopian charm of the Hundred Acre Wood and Moominvalley, and like those settings I would very much liketo settle down, read the news in The Daily Mole, and visit friends at Under the Oak Cafe. It’s not that nothing bad happens here, it’s just that life’s movements follow the seasons and all challenges are faced bravely and in community. Taras’s story has the feel of a classic with a contemporary generosity, especially thanks to a lift from Dralyuk and Croft’s superb translation, and Marjana’s textured illustrations are expressive, gorgeous, and full of delightful details.

Timothy


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The Story of Gumluck the Wizard: Book One By Adam Rex Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781797213231
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Chronicle Books - August 15th, 2023

Silly Little Guy alert! Silly Little Guy alert!!! Join Gumluck, the little wizard who lives in a big hill, as he uses magic to help the unappreciative townsfolk, gets a ghost stuck in his hair, bothers a raven named Helvetica, is visited by a fairy who’s a real bummer, eats ice cream, and dreams of being a hero! Hilarious and surprisingly tender, I can’t wait for the next book in this brand new series!

Bo