When Your Lion Needs a Bath is so much fun. It easily incites happy giggles among little ones but also has adults quickly realizing the uncanny similarities between bathing lions and reluctant children.
[Review Copy Courtesy of My Public Library] Bunnybear is absolutely wonderful. The illustrations are beautiful, the characters are excellent, the way the story unfolds is captivating, and the themes of being who you are, acceptance, kindness, and friendship are uplifting and well crafted. Readers will identify with Bunnybear immediately and emotionally they’ll experience a wide-range of emotions as they read along – but ultimately feel understood. This is a wonderful picture book for everyone who feels different on the inside than […]
[Reviewed from Copy Courtesy of My Public Library.] In Be Quiet! Rupert, whom we met earlier in Hotel Bruce, is excited to star is his own picture book. He assures readers that this picture book is going to be artistic and wordless. Or so he thinks! Rupert meets up with two other mice, but they won’t stop talking! They talk about wordless books, they talk about not talking, they talk about how the book will be visually stimulating, and what other […]
[Reviewed from Copy Courtesy of Tara Books.] Hic! is pure fun. It is a happy and sophisticatedly silly picture book that will give you a serious case of the giggles. Everything about this book – from its size and shape, to the beautiful and humorous artwork, to the topic, to the direct but playful writing, to acting out the hiccups – says to children that Hic! is just for them. We look on as a young girl tries, without success, to […]
It is time to nominate your favorite books for the Cybils! I’m a panelist this year for the first round of Board Books and Fiction Picture Books, so I’m paying careful attention to all of the nominations as they are coming in. You can see the list so far. For Fiction Picture Books, so many wonderful books haven’t been nominated as of October 5th, 2017 — and these are just the ones off the top of my head. There are […]
Space Racers – Make Your Own Paper Rockets is an impressive combination of art and science that incorporates the best of both didactic and experiential learning. Its innovative approach makes it very accessible to a wide variety of ages and abilities. You’ll read about rocket science and different types of rockets, then make it hands on by building several different kinds of rockets out of paper.
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This is an endearing and fun book to read again and again and again. Come for the construction and stay for the kittens! Bulldozer Helps Out is a heartwarming and uplifting read.
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[Reviewed from Copy Courtesy of Tillbury House Publishers] Most People is a picture book that gives the gift of perspective and reassurance. This picture book, with its beautifully illustrated friendly faces and thoughtful portraits of people, is here to help calm the anxious and reaffirm the hopeful. It’s a picture book that impresses upon us that most people want to be good, do the right thing, and that they want to see you happy, too. “Most People love to smile. Most […]
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[Review Copy Courtesy of My Public Library.] Drowned City is a multi-award winning graphic novel by acclaimed and prolific author and artist Don Brown. It is an extraordinarily vivid account of Hurricane Katrina from August to October 2005 written for ages 12 to adult. You need to read Drowned City if you haven’t already. It is an important book. Its commentary and representation of what happened during Hurricane Katrina is insightful, enlightening, and will help those of us that haven’t […]