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Kids' Books News - 2/23/13

By February 23, 2013

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cover art for Up, Tall and High! Grab your Hat and Read with the Cat - On Friday, March 1, schools across America will celebrate NEA's Read Across America and the March 2 birthday of Dr. Seuss, author of The Cat in the Hat and numerous other beginning reader books and picture books.

Stories from Africa - Colorín Colorado's annotated booklist includes African folk tales, books about African history and books about contemporary life. The list includes summaries and cover art of children's books for ages 3-6 and 6-9.

Snow, Snow, Snow! - I have winter weather on my mind because we already have more than 14" of snow and a blizzard is forecast for Monday. In addition to my list of Children's Books About Winter and Snow, you'll find four more books, including two nonfiction books, selected by the editors of Junior Literary Guild, at Snow and Ice: Books for the Elementary Reader. (Source: School Library Journal, 2/11/13)

Hunger Games Victory Tour Posters Revealed - The movie version of Catching Fire, the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy doesn't come out until November 2013, but there is already a lot of buzz about it. Lionsgate just released two posters: a Victory Tour poster with a close-up of Katniss and Peeta and a Victory Tour Poster with a long shot of the two. Posters like these would have been used to promote Katniss and Peeta's Victory Tour after winning the Hunger Games. (Source: IMDb)

(Cover art courtesy of Random House)

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