One of the first questions people ask me when they learn I’m a Children’s Book Buyer is do you really read all of the books you buy? Sadly the answer is NO. It’s impossible but I’m excited to introduce you to a group of people who give me a first look at everything being published each season, our publisher sales reps! I rely on them to help me discover debut gems, identify new trends and tell me what I should put on top of my never ending need to read pile. Each month a publisher rep will share one of their personal favorites with us. Happy Reading!
Books Inc. Co-Owner &
Senior Children’s Buyer
Readers, meet Roz!
Greetings, from Roz Hilden the sales rep from Scholastic Inc. When I’m not reading I’m traveling the globe exploring interesting places, i.e. A Living History Classroom, walking the Bay Trail or whipping up new recipes at home. Please enjoy my personal book selection this month at Books Inc..
It is always a treat to see something new from Brian Selznick and his fans will surely be delighted with his latest work a collaboration with first time children’s author David Serlin, BABY MONKEY, PRIVATE EYE. Baby Monkey solves five cases but, dear readers, look carefully for the visual clues. Perfect for early readers with the repetitive sentences as this book begs to be read-aloud. Adult fans go to page 188 and check out the key for all of the hidden picture clues as this will be a book that Kids of all ages will truly adore.