Tuesday, October 13, 2009

All Things Kid Lit: Applesauce Season

Pick of the Week:

Applesauce Season by Eden Ross Lipson book cover illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein
Applesauce Season
by Eden Ross Lipson
illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein
Roaring Brook, October 2009
40 pages
Picture book

 A young boy lives in the city, but that doesn’t prevent him from enjoying “applesauce season” right after school starts. His family buys six pounds of apples, “because that’s just how much our saucepot holds.” Using at least three kinds of apples in each pot “for real flavor,” their applesauce is different every week.
Summary from New York Times:

Narrated by a young boy, “Applesauce Season,” by Eden Ross Lipson, unfolds as an artful blend of family ritual and recipe, with members of three generations of urban homebodies and apple fanciers taking part in a seasonal rite that leads from farmers’ market to stove top to dining room table. At the center of it all is the narrator’s doughty, discerning grandmother, the family elder whose unfussy reverence for a job well done transforms an old-fashioned quest for a taste of the fruits of the fall harvest into something more: a glimpse of the examined life.

Read Alikes:
Top News in Children's Lit This Week:

Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins
October 7, 2009
ABC News

Julie Andrews, of "Mary Poppins" fame, and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, offer their most loved poems, songs and lullabies in this varied collection. James McMullan's watercolor paintings add color to the volume of 150 works. Find classics and new favorites from Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Shel Silverstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein and others.

October 19, 2009
The New Yorker

In this confrontation-averse age of parenting, in which the “escalation” of emotions is considered a mark of failure, a favorite way of inculcating discipline is the reading of picture books. The language of a good children’s story is precise and consistent, offering a genial way for parents to address misbehavior.


brizmus said...

MARY POPPINS! I love Mary Poppins!
And Julie Andrews - I totally want to read her book of poems!

Nina said...

Great picks! Mary Poppins, who doesn't love her?! It sounds like a great give away gift. Thanks.

L said...

Mary Poppins, yes.
Applesauce, yes, as I'm going through a major apple phase right now. Just bottled applesauce and am doing pie filling tonight. I love fall!
Great choices!

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

A great post! I love the pictures!

Veens said...

I definitely want to taste AppleSauce.. sounds so YUMM!
I never could think abt the Applesauce season.. that sounds so good :)

ahh.. Kid Lit.. I still enjoy it :)

Veens said...


Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

This is a nice round-up of kid lit happenings. APPLESAUCE SEASON may find its way onto our bookshelves, thanks for the recommendation.

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