Signs of springtime: construction

construction

A late addition to our “signs of springtime” list: ’tis the season for construction! This is right near our office on The Fenway, but cranes are popping up like crocuses all over Boston. Here are some recent construction books for preschool- and early primary-aged kids (particularly vehicle-obsessed ones!), recommended by The Horn Book Magazine. Jonathan […]

Things that stop and go

My Bus

Need a break from that perennial favorite Cars and Trucks and Things That Go? These four new transportation-themed picture books for preschoolers combine well-paced texts, dynamic illustrations, and entertaining stories — the perfect companion for daytime journeys and journeys into night. Byron Barton‘s My Bus (companion to My Car; Greenwillow, 2–4 years) takes readers along […]

Byron Barton on My Bus

byron barton

In the March/April 2014 Horn Book Magazine, reviewer K. T. Horning asked author/illustrator Byron Barton about My Bus, his latest transportation celebration. Read the starred review here. K. T. Horning: Joe from My Bus and Sam from My Car (Greenwillow, 2001) seem to lead parallel lives. And yet Joe’s passengers are animals and Sam’s are […]

Review of My Bus

My Bus

My Bus by Byron Barton; illus. by the author Preschool    Greenwillow    40 pp. 4/14    978-0-06-228736-6    $16.99    g In a companion volume to My Car (rev. 11/01), we ride along with Joe as he drives Bus #123 across a bold-hued landscape populated with feline and canine passengers. “At my first stop, one dog gets on my […]

New booklist: things that go

Around the World by Matt Phelan

Toddlers’ fascination with vehicles is well documented—see today’s discussion of Machines Go to Work in the City on Calling Caldecott—but who doesn’t appreciate the excitement of a fast car or a ocean journey? We recommend fiction and nonfiction featuring planes, trains, automobiles, and other things that go for young readers of all ages. These titles […]

Books about planes, trains, and automobiles

Go! Go! Go! by Roxie Munro

The books recommended below were all published within the last several years and reviewed by The Horn Book Magazine. Grade levels are only suggestions; the individual child is the real criterion.   Picture Books Suggested grade level listed with each entry Where’s My T-R-U-C-K? written by Karen Beaumont; illus. by David Catrow (Dial) “Tommy’s not […]