Great Picture Books! (5)

I must sound like a broken record when I do these picture book posts and say- each time- how amazing the quality of children’s lit is! From picture book biographies of the incredible E.E. Cummings and Henri Matisse, to Kate Beaton’s picture book debut, there is no end to the wonder and richness in children’s lit.         […]

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Must Read Monday (9): First Class Murder & Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow

Welcome to the ninth edition of Must Read Monday! On Mondays I will spotlight some new and/or upcoming releases I am looking forward to. The lists will include all genres I like to read, everything from picture books to comics, children’s lit to adult fiction! This week I am featuring two most excellent sounding children’s mystery titles: First Class Murder […]

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Great Picture Books (4, Part 2)

If you searching for or in the mood to share some funny picture books with children- at a library storytime or one-on-one reading- I’d give the following titles a try!       Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman, illus. by Zacharia OHora I Don’t Want to be a Frog by Dev Petty, illus. by Mike Boldt Second Banana by […]

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Great Picture Books! (4)

I have had the pleasure of reading a number of terrific picture books as of late! From the much talked about to the wordless to the quieter offerings, here are some terrific picture book picks:   Whimsy’s Heavy Things by Julie Kraulis. This is a thoughtful, contemplative and beautiful picture book from a Canadian writer/illustrator that addresses issues of anxiety […]

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Must Read Monday (7): Kate Beaton

Welcome to the seventh edition of Must Read Monday! On Mondays I will spotlight some new and/or upcoming releases I am looking forward to. The lists will include all genres I like to read, everything from picture books to comics, children’s lit to adult fiction! This week I am featuring upcoming titles from Canadian author/artist/illustrator Kate Beaton: Step Aside, Pops: […]

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Reviews: Unicorn on a Roll & The Worrier’s Guide to Life

Review: Unicorn on a Roll (Heavenly Nostrils #2) by Dana Simpson Source: Digital galley courtesy of Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley. Thank you! Published: May 26, 2015 by Andrews McMeel Publishing Verdict: Very Good This second Heavenly Nostrils collection from Dana Simpson is just as delightful as the first collection! I never had the pleasure of reading any of Simpson’s […]

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