miss-brooks-loves-books_400Written by Barbara Bottner
Illustrated by Michael Emberley
Knopf Books

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*2014 California Young Readers Medal

*2011 Teacher’s Choice

* Nominated for Nebraska’s 2012-2013 Golden Sower Award:

*New York Times Bestseller list, 2 weeks

*Indie Next List #6

*Starred Review, SLJ

*Chicago Public Library, best of the best list

*Bill Martin Jr. Book Award nominee (Kansas Reading Assoc.)

*Included in the LA Times Parent Reading Guide

*Parents Magazine listing as “best kids’ entertainment of the year” (one of four picture books)

*IRA/CBC Teacher’s Choice

*IRA/CBC Children’s Choice

*Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Gold Award

*ReadBoston’s Best Read Aloud Award

*Bank Street Best Book

*Kentucky Bluegrass Award masterlist

*Nebraska Golden Sower Award masterlist 2012-13

*Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award Masterlist 2012-13

* Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award msterlist 2012-13

*Georgia Children’s Book Award masterlist

*California Young Reader Medal nominee, 2014-15

*Iowa Goldfinch Award nominee 2014-2015

*Japanese Rights Sold

*Hebrew Rights Sold

 *Chinese Rights Sold (two markets)  

 With the help of Miss Brooks, Missy’s classmates all find books they love in the library–  books about fairies and dogs and trains and cowboys. But Missy dismisses them all:  “Too flowery, too furry, too clickety, too yippity.”  Still, Miss Brooks remains undaunted. Missy will find a book to love, even if they have to empty the entire library. What story will finally win over this beastly—er,discriminating—child?  One about an ogre, of course!  Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberly pay playful homage to the diverse tastes of child readers and the valiant librarians who are determined to put just the right book in each child’s hands.

 Named to the 2010 Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best List.

 Parents Magazine’s one of four Picture Book Picks in their “Best Kids’ Entertainment of the Year” article, 2010!

 Debuts at #10 on the New York Times Children’s Picture Books Bestseller List! April 18th, 2010

FROM BOOKLIST:

Lots of fun for avid and reluctant readers alike. Preschool-Grade 2. –Hazel Rochman

 FROM PUBLISHER”S WEEKLY:

“The heroine makes an indelible presence…Emberley’s (Mail Harry to the Moon!) slice-of-life cartooning is funny, empathetic, and of-the-moment. This story should persuade hard-to-please children that the perfect book for them is out there.”

THE HORN BOOK MAGAZINE, MAY/JUNE 2010:

A first grader finds her school librarian’s passion for books “vexing,” to say the least. But when her mother brings out a book about an ogre with warts– William Steig’s Shrek! – she finally meets a book she can love. This celebration of books and the need for kids to find the right book will make a great story to read during Children’s Book Week– and every week. SUSAN DOVE LEMPKE

*NOMINATED for the Bill Martin Jr. Children’s Picture Book Award from the Kansas Reading Association!

2012 KENTUCKY BLUE GRASS AWARD MASTER LIST

Read an interview with Barbara at the blog, SEVEN IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE BREAKFAST, a blog about books.  Read at Blaine.org

From AMAZON’S BEST BOOKS LIST OF MARCH: “If ever there was a picture book for those so-called “reluctant readers” this is it. Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don’t) tells the story of Missy, a little girl who rejects just about every story that comes her way. Barbara Bottner and illustrator Michael Emberley to hit the funny bone with this clever and quirky new read…”

*STARRED REVIEWSchool Library Journal
February 2010:

“Bottner’s deadpan humor and delicious prose combine with Emberley’s droll caricatures to create a story sure to please those who celebrate books…”

FROM POWELL’S BOOKS:

“Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley pay playful homage to the diverse tastes of child readers and the valiant librarians who are determined to put just the right book in each child’s hands.”

 OBLONG BOOKS & MUSIC:

April 2010 Kids’ Book Picks!
Listen to the Podcast.

 THE BALANCING ACT on The Lifetime Channel:

Watch and interview with Barbara.

IRA’s 2011 TEACHER’S CHOICES reading list & 2011 IRA-CBC CHILDREN’S CHOICES list.

BANK STREET’S BEST CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR LIST (under five)

*NOMINEE for the Iowa Goldfinch List 2014-2015