Chronicle Books has several new releases that appeal to readers at various stages. Trains Go by Steve Light is a sturdy board book that will thrill the younger set. Filled with eight noisy trains that chugga chugga, clang clang, toot toot, and huff and puff, toddlers will enjoy exploring the onomatopoeia (I just love that word) and the lively text. If you have a fan of trains, Trains Go is sure to be a hit.
Ivy and Bean No News Is Good News by Annie Barrows is perfect for children reading early chapter books. This is the eighth book in the Ivy and Bean series, which tells the story of two best friends. In this book, Ivy and Bean need money, so they decide to write a newspaper. After investigating several of their neighbors, Ivy and Bean create stories that not only garner attention, but some trouble as well. Children will laugh at Ivy and Bean’s adventures and antics. Highly recommended for grades 1-3.
For tween and teen readers, Escape Under the Forever Sky by Eve Yohalem is the riveting story of Lucy, daughter of the U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia. Lucy feels confined by the walls of the compound and her mother’s strict rules. When she manages to escape the watchful eyes of the embassy staff, however, Lucy is kidnapped! Lucy uses her knowledge of African animals and lots of courage to escape her captors. Teenagers (and adults) will be captivated by her story!
These new titles are wonderful additions to the titles offered by Chronicle Books. I recommend them all!
Lauren is a wife, mother of two, and an avid reader. She blogs at Baseballs and Bows.