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 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.
Hello there! Today I have the honor of having Bonny Becker answer my questions about creativity. A Visitor for Bear is probably one of our most read books in the past three years. My kids love it so much! It’s a blast to read. It’s one of those books that we’re always in the mood for. She’s written a very different book called The Frightful Ride of Michael McMichael that looks wonderfully spooky and fun! It’s out now! Grab a […]
Bethanie Deeney Murguia, author and illustrator of the very funny and recently released picture book Do You Believe in Unicorns? was so nice to answer my questions about creativity and creating picture books. I am grateful to her for taking the time to talk with me about how she nourishes her creativity, what she would tell her past self about being creative, and some great book recommendations! Her answers are affirming, inspiring, and practical. Please enjoy! I love her responses! […]
Marion Bauer, author of over 100 books, is out with a new book The Stuff of Stars. She was kind enough to answer my questions about cultivating creativity, having the courage to become a writer, and what she loved about making this beautiful book — illustrated by the impressive Ekua Holmes. I am blown away by her answers! They are so interesting and honest. This Q&A with her will leave you thinking about so many different things. I hope you […]
Marianna Coppo was kind enough to let me interview her. I asked her everything from where the idea of Petra came from, to what it was like for her to write Petra, to questions about if she has any thing she does to cultivate her creativity. I love her responses. I hope you all enjoy the interview — it was a priviledge to get to chat with her. Hello Marianna! Thank you so much for taking the time to chat […]
[Reviewed from Copy Courtesy of Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers] Harriet Gets Carried Away is a wonderful and adventurous story about Harriet and her amazing imagination — or possibly about Harriet and her real and incredible journey to Antarctica (it depends on what you think really happened). Either way, this story, with its enchanting illustrations, adorable characters, and fantastic blending of reality and fantasy, makes for a wonderful read with children. It playfully and effortlessly elicits amazing conversations […]
Categories: 2018, Diverse Picture Books, Picture Books, Picture Books about Penguins • Tags: Book Review, Books, Children's Books, kidlit, Penguins, Picture Book, Picture Books, Recommended Picture Books
[Review Copy Courtesy of Aladdin/Simon & Schuster] Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell is a light-hearted and brightly-illustrated picture book about finding a way to be who you want to be – especially if you weren’t born that way. Norman is a slug, but when he looks over at the snails, he’s in awe of them. He wants a beautiful shell like they have. He really wants to hang out with them and join in on their group pyramid. […]
Categories: 2017, Picture Books, Picture Books about Being Different, Picture Books about Being Yourself, Picture Books about Belonging • Tags: Book Review, Books, Children's Books, Picture Book, Picture Books
[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 […]
Categories: Children's Books, Diverse Picture Books, Kidlit, Nonfiction Picture Books, Picture Books, Picture Books about Behavior, Picture Books with Great Characters, Recommended Picture Books • Tags: Book Review, Books, Children's Books, Children's literature, kidlit, Picture Books