I truly cannot recommend I AM HERMES! highly enough. The energy, the pacing, the illustrations, the twists and surprises, the length of the book, that it’s told from Hermes’ perspective, the graphic-novel-in-a-picture-book format, the fact that it is completely hilarious, and how much you learn when reading it — is all brilliant.
In Trees: A Rooted History, the illustrations on each page are so carefully and delicately crafted that they give us a transcendent-like visual experience that evokes a sense of wonder and awe.
I’m deeply impressed with how this book uses the picture book format to translate the beauty and magnificence of trees in such a way that gives us a new perspective and new appreciation. The art deftly indulges our eyes and focuses our attention on how incredible trees are.
Categories: 2019, Children's Books, Nonfiction, Nonfiction Picture Books, Nonfiction Picture Books about Trees, Picture Books, Picture Books about Nature • Tags: Nonfiction, Picture Books, Polish, trees
In Animal Noses, readers will enjoy the large, clear, and enchanting photographs of a wide range of animals and the interesting facts about animal noses and their sense of smell that are placed alongside them. Engaging questions are dotted between facts that have children looking, guessing, and excitedly calling out what they think the answer might be.
Like a deep breath, this book is short but puts you in the right frame of mind by gently reminding its readers that they, and the skin that envelopes them, are truly beautiful.
Here Comes Ingo is unlike any picture book I’ve ever read or seen before. Author and artist, Odeta Xheka uses abstract collage and says that her book, “exemplifies a progression of thinking leading towards love, kindness and inclusion because the world needs more empathetic, understand and tolerant children.”
Review Copy Courtesy of Elizabeth Gerlach [Affiliate Link] Amazon [Local Bookstore] Indiebound[Library] Worldcat Ben’s Adventures: A Day at the Beach by Elizabeth Gerlach is based on her son, Ben, who was a beautiful young boy living with cerebral palsy and epilepsy and who passed away in May 2016 due to respiratory complications. A portion of book sales will benefit Ben Smiles Memorial Foundation. Ben’s family started this foundation in order to give gifts of adapted/accessible toys and other small devices to kids with fine […]
Categories: 2018, Picture Books about children with Cerebral Palsy, Picture Books about Children with Disabilities, Picture Books about the Beach, Picture Books with a child in a wheelchair • Tags: beach, cerebral palsy, Picture Book, Picture Books
Review Copy Courtesy of the Megan Newell [Affiliate Link] Amazon [Local Bookstore] Indiebound[Library] Worldcat Fluffy’s Tale comes to us from Australia. It’s a picture book that’s told in rhyme with a lilting rhythm and introduces us to a cat named Fluffy… And boy, is Fluffy seriously NOT happy. His human beings have gone and done the UNTHINKABLE: they have brought home a kitten. Fluffy is going to have none of this mess and he packs up his stuff and gets out of there. He’s […]
Review Copy Courtesy of Tilbury House Publishers Where to Get Have I Ever Told You? [Affiliate Link] Amazon [Local Bookstore] Indiebound[Library] Worldcat[Publisher] Tilbury House Publishers Have I Ever Told You? by Shani King and Illustrated by Anna Horváth is a beautiful, kind, and amazing picture book to have in the world. It has such a simple premise – have I told you, my children, these important things you need to know? This premise, combined with questions and answers and engaging and delightful illustrations makes […]
Here is a beautiful picture book that adeptly explores themes of jealousy, parting with friends, following your dreams, personal regrets, and the enduring power of friendship. It gently shows us human failings and the heartbreak that can follow, but that despite our flaws, true friendship can and does prevail.
Categories: 2019, Picture Books, Picture Books about Friendship, Picture Books about Music, UK • Tags: Picture Book, Picture Books about Friendship, Picture Books about Jealousy, Picture Books about Playing Music