Friday, July 30, 2010

Updates for Fall

We're excited to announce that our Fall books are now up on our website! Check them out at

Today I found a great blog post called Great Children's Books About Princesses. I was very pleased (but not surprised!) to see that The Paper Bag Princess had made the list. (Fun fact: this book has now been in print for 30 years. It's available in hardcover, paperback, Annikin version, board book, and special 25th Anniversary edition!)

It also got me thinking: what would Elizabeth, star of The Paper Bag Princess, read as a teenager? Any suggestions? Favorite young adult novels with strong female protagonists? Let me know in the comments! (Personally, I'd vote for Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games trilogy... can't wait for the third one, Mockingjay, to come out this August!)


sbjames said...

I love The Paperbag Princess! That book was the theme of my daughter's 4th birthday party. Everyone was given one of those long flowing princess hats. I read the book outloud; then we all went outside and beat the candy out of a dragon pinata.

I know Elizabth would like Katnis, and I think she'd like my MC, Rose, if I could ever get it published.

Joanna said...

The Alanna books, by Tamora Pierce! A strong female protagonist who saves the world -what more could Elizabeth ask for??

Christy Jordan-Fenton said...

I love Elizabeth! I have bought THE PAPER BAG PRINCESS for many of my adult friends when they have gone through a break-up.The last girl I gave it to ended up marrying a guy who is totally obsessed with dragons. Coincidence? I think not.

I could see her reading THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK FOR GIRLZ, because she would want to be informed about her choices, and she would admire Mariatu Kamara- THE BITE OF THE MANGO for her strength. She has faced unbelievable challenges and is such an inspiration.

Now, I am one hundred percent biased here, but I think a tween Elizabeth might like reading about my mother-in-law Margaret in FATTY LEGS, because Margaret really embodied the same type of empowered spunk as Elizabeth, when she was a little girl. Well actually, she still does, but she's all grown-up with grandkids and great-grandkids now.I would love to get a senior Elizabeth together with her for tea sometime. I am sure they would have some great stories to swap.

My hat is completey off to Robert Munsch for writing that story, and what some people don't know is he deliberately wrote it with a feminist message.

Joanna K said...

@sbjames: That party sounds like so much fun!

@Joanna: I've heard of those books but haven't read them yet. Will have to add them to my ever-growing TBR pile!

@Christy: Great suggestions, and I'm sure Elizabeth and Margaret would get along fabulously.