V.I.B. Picks for Kids (very impressive book)

 

Every now and then we encounter a new children's book or series that we’re so excited about we want to broadcast it from the rooftop. We've created the Tattered Cover Kids' V.I.B. (Very Impressive Book) to highlight real stand-outs among the many delightful and meaningful new editions for young readers.

 

 

 

Our latest selection for this honor is:

Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco
by Judith Robbins Rose

Colorado author Judith Robbins Rose perfectly captures the voice of 11-year-old Jacinta. Jacinta is born in Colorado, lives in the barrio, and attends Maplewood Youth Rescue Center, where a famous newswoman visits and becomes Jacinta's mentor (in Jacinta's world, "a lady to take you places"). Jacinta is curious about life outside of and away from her big complicated family, and the secrets that they must all keep, and "Miss" provides that life for her. The book captures the dilemma of being an immigrant: you love the new world, but you are also a part of the heritage of your parents. Two connections to balance. I loved this book and Jacinta, a character who is strong and authentic. -- Judy Bulow, Tattered Cover Lead Children's Buyer

 

Purchase this book and previous Kids' V.I.B. selections below:

$16.99
ISBN: 9780763672355
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 8th, 2015

$18.99
ISBN: 9780553496642
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Published: Delacorte Press - September 1st, 2015

Everyone seems to have heard of the boy in the bubble -- the boy who was allergic to everything. Well, meet Madeline Whittier -- a 17 year old who is confined to her hermetically sealed house, tended to by her physician mother and companion nurse Carla. Maddie takes online classes and reads brand new, sanitized books (second-hand books are full of other people's germs). She and her mother are best friends, playing phonetic Scrabble and honor Pictionary, watching movies and telling each other everything.
 
That is how life has been for as long as she remembers, and Maddie figures that's how it will be for the foreseeable future. Enter the family who moves in next door: a father who seems to be 'way too fond of the bottle', a meek mother, a young girl and a -- whoa!, absolutely gorgeous guy who looks about Maddie's age. Hmmmm!

This fabulous book catches you from the very beginning, and you'll be sorry when it ends. Just when you think all the books about sick teens have been written, you get surprised -- over and over again. Really surprised! What a treat! I LOVED this one!!! -- Jocelyn, Children's bookselling specialist


$14.99
ISBN: 9789888240494
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Published: Minedition - November 2015

$18.99
ISBN: 9780553499117
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2015

$17.99
ISBN: 9781481463331
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - September 29th, 2015

By Fran Manushkin, Lauren Tobia (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763670023
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 25th, 2015

$17.99
ISBN: 9780553507867
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Published: Delacorte Press - March 10th, 2015

$17.99
ISBN: 9780525428435
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Published: Dial Books - June 2nd, 2015

By JonArno Lawson, Sydney Smith (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781554984312
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Published: Groundwood Books - March 17th, 2015

By Matthew Burgess, Kris Di Giacomo (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781592701711
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - April 7th, 2015

By Vern Kousky, Vern Kousky (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399164408
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 24th, 2015

$16.99
ISBN: 9780062229182
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Published: HarperCollins - February 17th, 2015

By Deborah Underwood, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547928524
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - April 1st, 2014

$14.95
ISBN: 9781454911326
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Published: Sterling - September 2nd, 2014

$16.99
ISBN: 9780399252518
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2014

By Cece Bell, David Lasky (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9781419712173
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Published: Amulet Books - September 2nd, 2014

$17.99
ISBN: 9780670785025
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Published: Viking Children's Books - June 12th, 2014

By Luis Carlos Montalvan, Dan Dion (Photographer), Bret Witter (With)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781596438910
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 27th, 2014

$19.99
ISBN: 9780545106078
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 27th, 2014

$15.99
ISBN: 9781442460089
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - April 8th, 2014

$17.99
ISBN: 9781442426702
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 15th, 2014

$17.99
ISBN: 9781442435711
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Published: Beach Lane Books - March 4th, 2014

$15.99
ISBN: 9781442460171
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 4th, 2014

$19.99
ISBN: 9780525426363
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2014

$16.99
ISBN: 9780803738553
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Published: Dial Books - August 29th, 2013

$18.00
ISBN: 9780316183567
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2013

$17.99
ISBN: 9780375870569
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2013

$7.99
ISBN: 9780544104716
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - July 2nd, 2013

$16.99
ISBN: 9780547738482
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - September 3rd, 2013

$17.99
ISBN: 9780375849725
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2013

By Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman, Jim Borgman (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062228512
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Published: Harper Teen - May 21st, 2013

$18.99
ISBN: 9780399162411
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Published: Putnam Publishing Group - May 7th, 2013