2. City Dog, Country Frog, by written by Mo Willems and illustrated by Jon J Muth
3. The Books of Elsewhere, Vol. 1: The Shadows, by Jacqueline West
4. Dark Life, by Kat Falls
5. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, by Tom Angleberger
6. The Red Umbrella, by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
7. Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green & David Levithan
8. How I, Nicky Flynn, Finally Get a Life (and a Dog), by Art Corriveau
9. Mockingbird, by Kathryn Erskine
10. The Quiet Book, written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Renata Liwska
This list for summer 2010 comes from IndieBound, a project of the American Booksellers Association. I picked up a flyer with these recommendations and more at Posman Books, in New York's Grand Central Terminal. The longer roster includes books by writer pals Elisha Cooper (Beaver Is Lost), Chris Barton (Shark vs. Train), and Mitali Perkins (Bamboo People).
I was in Posman to shop for a couple of editions of grown-up books I couldn't find at the local Barnes & Noble, which seems to be selling only classics published by, yep, Barnes and Noble. That means an older translation of Chekhov's stories instead of the acclaimed Pevear and Volokhonsky translation. I know that's so nerdy, but, still, I don't want the B & N versions. Posman had the P & V Chekhov and three different Middlemarches to choose from. That's what I want.