Great Picture Books! (20)

Welcome to another round-up of recently read and recommended picture books- with one early reader in the mix! In no particular order, here are the titles: let’s start with the unbearably gorgeous and mesmerizing The Stuff of Stars by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Ekua Holmes, a poetic, vital and incredible story that follows time before the Big Bang all […]

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Great Children’s Non-Fiction! (2)

Hello to 2019 and hello to you lovely readers! I hope that all who celebrate Christmas had a good and as relaxing as possible celebration, and everyone enjoyed their break and New Year! To start 2019 off, I am presenting a post featuring recently read and recommended children’s non-fiction titles. Now, just a note that your library may catalogue some […]

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Christmas Picture Book Giveaway!

Welcome to a special giveaway post featuring a bundle of FOUR lovely and lively Christmas-themed picture books- courtesy of my kind friends at Raincoast Books- that I would like to give to one reader in Canada. Read on for more information and details about the picture books and the giveaway! Picture Books: I Got the Christmas Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison, […]

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Review: French Exit by Patrick deWitt

Review: French Exit by Patrick deWitt Source: Hardcopy courtesy of House of Anansi Press. Thank you! Publication: August 28, 2018 by House of Anansi Press (paperback) Book Description: Frances Price — tart widow, possessive mother, and Upper East Side force of nature — is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending bankruptcy. Her adult son Malcolm is no help, […]

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Picture Book Reviews: Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian & King Alice

Two fabulously fun picture books on the review docket today, courtesy of the lovely folks at Raincoast Books! Enjoy! Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian, written by Jacob Sager Weinstein, illustrated by Vera Brosgol (Be Prepared) is a terrifically clever, punchy story about a very brave, astute librarian who sets out to save the world from a criminal named Doctor Glockenspiel. When […]

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Let’s get festive (and bookish) with Puffin Plated & The Golden Girls!

What’s that? Puffin Plated and The Golden Girls? Are you wondering what I’m talking about? Well, this picture-heavy post is all about books perfect for the upcoming holiday and Christmas season- specifically about three great new books from the kind folks at Penguin Random House Canada. Puffin Plated is a new series of beautiful “deluxe, full-color, illustrated editions of classic […]

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Great Picture Books! (19)

Welcome to another round-up of recently read and recommended picture books! In no particular order, here are the titles: Unicorn (and Horse) by David W. Miles, illustrated by Hollie Mengert, a marvelously, cleverly told story (and one that my four year old loves) about a horse who feels ordinary next to a unicorn and their magic until a moment of […]

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