Board Book Look: House: First Words Board Books & more!

A look at two fun and very stylish perfect-for-baby-and-toddler items courtesy of the kind folks at Raincoast Books! First up is House: First Words Board Books, illustrated by award-winning artist Michael Slack. This box set, designed so sleekly and smartly to look like the front-face of a house, contains five small board books inside, each book representing a particular room […]

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Great Picture Books! (18)

Welcome to another round-up of recently read and recommended picture books! In no particular order, here are the titles: the supremely adorable and charming The Doll Hospital by Kallie George, illustrated by Sara Gillingham (my daughter has been loving this one and clamoring for re-reads); the energetic and fun koala-centered story Don’t call me bear! by Aaron Blabey; the out-of-the-ordinary, […]

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Picture Book Review: She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lynn Fulton & Felicita Sala

Review: She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lynn Fulton, illus. Felicita Sala Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada. Thank you! Publication: September 18, 2018 by Knopf Books for Young Readers Book Description: On the bicentennial of Frankenstein, join Mary Shelley on the night she created the most frightening monster the world has ever seen. […]

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Picture Book Reviews: Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein & Sir Simon: Super Scarer

Thanks to partner Tundra Books/Penguin Random House Canada, I have two utterly marvelous children’s books on the review line-up: Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein, a picture book biography by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Júlia Sardà; and Sir Simon: Super Scarer, a Halloween (and anytime!) picture book written and illustrated by Cale Atkinson.   “Here is Mary. She’s a dreamer. The kind […]

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