Friday, July 16, 2010

What's Selling! University Book Store Picture Book Favorites, Part 2

Good morning, campers. You may have read Part 1 a few days ago. Today we discover another picture book group that's selling well for the delightful University Book Store children's department. I was surpreezed at the bounty of new titles in this category...

Wordless picture books, you had me at " "

THE TREE HOUSE by Marije and Ronald Tolman, Boyds Mills Press 2010

WAVE by Suzy Lee, Chronicle 2008 (the new MIRROR gave Lauren/Kitri/Caitlin existential crises)

THE SURPRISE by Sylvia Van Ommen, Front Street 2007 (Lauren can't resist a sheep on a moped)

THE CHICKEN THIEF by Beatrice Rodriguez, Enchanted Lion 2010 (I am in love with the book's wide screen/letter box trim size)

Earlier, the UBS ladies had talked about how beautiful art in a picture book wasn't enough, the story had to be stellar, too. Well, although there are no words in these, the stories told in the pictures are powerful—intricate, poetic, hilarious, or surprising, respectively.

There's one more picture book category that's been doing well at UBS, plus a peek at the titles Lauren and staff are excited about for Fall.


Vicki said...

You had me at " "... HA!!!

Tara McClendon said...

The first book I saw like this was one about a dream. I can't recall the title, but it was stunning.

CocoaStomp said...

Thanks, Vicki!
Tara, I wish I knew what that book was! I hope it comes to you.