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! […]
In Tinyville Town Gets to Work! author and illustrator Brian Biggs gives us a charming and warm introduction to a wonderful world full of diverse, hardworking, smiling, and capable individuals.
Categories: Board books, Children's Books, Diverse Picture Books, Picture Books, Picture Books about Careers, Picture Books about Community, Picture Books about Construction, Picture Books about Overcoming Obstacles, Picture Books with Great Characters • Tags: Brian Biggs, Children, Illustration, Picture Book, Picture Books, Review, Tinyville Town
Hey, Boy by author Benjamin Strouse and illustrator Jennifer Phelan is a poignant story about a young boy hurrying to grow up so that he can keep a stray dog he found and loves. An especially moving story for anyone who has – or has had – to be apart from someone they love and is waiting to be with them again.
Categories: Children's Books, Picture Books, Picture Books about Animals, Picture Books about Dogs, Picture Books about Friendship, Picture books about Growing Up • Tags: Benjamin Strouse, Books, Children, Dogs, Friendship, Hey Boy Review, Illustration, Jennifer Phelan, Picture Book, Picture Books, Review
Before and After is excellent in every way. It playfully and creatively explores the concept of before and after while ingeniously utilizing the advantages of the board book format. Before and After is engaging, delightful, surprising, inclusive, and laugh out loud funny.
Categories: Before and After Picture Books, Board books, Children's Books, Kidlit, Picture Books, Recommended Picture Books • Tags: Art, Books, Children, Children's Books, Humor, Illustration, Jean Jullien, Phaidon Press, Picture Book, Picture Books, Recommended
I received a review copy from the author. No other compensation was received. Absolutely Aggie is a fantastic book that will make you simultaneously feel as if you’ve been given a hug and told to stand up straight. It’s a book about accepting who you are and finding the courage and hope to being even better than ever. This book will put a mirror up to you, analyze your flaws, fears, and self-doubts and then tell you to get over […]
Categories: Children's Books, Fairy Tale Picture Books, Picture Books, Picture Books about Being Different, Picture Books about Bravery, Picture Books about Fairies, Picture Books about Finding Friends • Tags: Absolutely Aggie, Bagpipes, Children's Books, Fairies, Illustration, Kevin Richter, Michelle Eastman, Picture Book, Picture Books
[I received a review copy of this book from the publisher. No other compensation was received.] Santa Clops is the gloriously subversive and refreshingly polite love child of Greek Mythology and The Night Before Christmas. Read, laugh, and get a weensy bit scared as you read A Visit from Santa Clops and The Cave of Santa Clops. In A Visit From Santa Clops learn about what happens when one father comes face to face with Santa Clops himself! Be prepared […]
Categories: Children's Books, Christmas Picture Books, Kidlit, Picture Books, Picture Books about Friendly Monsters, Recommended Picture Books • Tags: A Visit from Santa Clops, Book Review, Children's Books, Christmas, Christmas Humor, Gig Wailgum, Highly Recommended Picture Books, Illustration, kidlit, Picture Books, The Cave of Santa Clops