Great Picture Books! (24)

Welcome to another round-up of recently read and recommended picture books! In no particular order, here are the titles: the superb The Patchwork Bike, by Australian writer and slam poet Maxine Beneba Clarke, with illustrations (acrylic on recycled cardboard- amazing) done by artist Van Thanh Rudd, this story touches on everything from the latitude of imagination to poverty- be sure […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Camp by Kayla Miller

Review: Camp by Kayla Miller Source: ARC courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: April 23, 2019 by HMH Books for Young Readers Book Description: Author-illustrator Kayla Miller is back with Olive in this emotional and honest story about navigating new experiences, learning to step outside one’s comfort zone, and the satisfaction of blazing your own trails. Olive is sure […]

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Great Children’s Non-Fiction! (3)

Welcome to a new round up featuring recently read and recommended children’s non-fiction titles! Now, just a note that your library may catalogue some of these titles in non-fiction or in picture books- it really depends on how your library has decided to categorize them! Let’s begin with the fantastically beautiful and mesmerizing The Bluest of Blues: Anna Atkins and […]

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Picture Book Review: Circle by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen…and an appearance by a bear!

Review: Circle (Shapes Trilogy #3) created by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Candlewick Press/Penguin Random House Canada. Thank you! Publication: March 5, 2019 by Candlewick Press Book Description: Multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen deliver the final wry and resonant tale about Triangle, Square, and Circle. This book is about Circle. […]

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Great Picture Books! (23)

Welcome to another round-up of recently read and recommended picture books! In no particular order, here are the titles: let’s start with Grandma’s Tiny House: A Counting Story! by Janay Brown-Wood, illustrated Priscilla Burris, an adorable and vivacious counting story about friends and family coming over and filling up a grandma’s house to almost (!) bursting with their company and […]

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Board Book Look (6): Titles from Richard Van Camp, Kass Reich, Jen Sookfong Lee & more!

Hi readers, I feel as though I am forever playing catch up with talking about board books! There have been piles of board books I’ve read and shared with my two little ones, and have compiled a list here of some of the more recent read aloud/shared together favourites and standouts. Full title details and authors/illustrators information are below, but […]

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