Beginning today I am going to be bringing you a new review from a very established publishing company. That company is Albert Whitman & Company.
The year they were founded the Boston Molasses Disaster swept through Boston, congress approved the 19th amendment guaranteeing suffrage to women and on the first day of that year J.D. Salinger was born. What year is that? 1919.
Since 1919 they have been independently owned and operated. Over the course of 92 years they have been providing books that entertain and educate children. (Albert Whitman & Company) They are best known for The Boxcar Children® Mysteries but you may recall Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and Their New Skates, that I reviewed two weeks ago. There is also a new highly publicized and talked about book called The Poisoned House by Michael Ford that sounds like a book I would love to read. The Wall Street Journal reviewed The Poisoned House on August 2nd, 2011, the book is recommended for children 13 and up.
The books I am honored to review will come to you in this order:
- Thursday, September 1st – Back to School Tortoise written by Lucy M. George and illustrated by Merel Eyckerman
- Friday, September 2nd – Desk Stories by Kevin O’Malley
- Saturday, September 3rd – Mr. Tanen’s Tie Trouble by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
- Sunday, September 4th – A Funeral in the Bathroom poems by Kalli Dakos pictures by Mark Beech
- Monday, September 5th – The Terrible Secrets of the Tell-All Club by Catherine Stier
- Tuesday, September 6th – The Boy From the Dragon Palace retold by Margaret Read MacDonald illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa
- Wednesday, September 7th – The Christmas Pups by Teresa Bateman illustrated by John Kanzler
- Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and Their New Skates (ahgooreview.com)