Picture Book Review: Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner & Christopher Silas Neal

Review: Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner, illus. Christopher Silas Neal Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: March 7, 2017 by Chronicle Books Book Description: In this gorgeous companion to the acclaimed Over and Under the Snow and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal bring to […]

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Picture Book Review: The King of the Birds by Acree Graham Macam & Natalie Nelson

Review: The King of the Birds by Acree Graham Macam, illus. Natalie Nelson Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press. Thank you! Publication: September 2016 by Groundwood Books Book Description: In this picture book, inspired by the life of Flannery O’Connor, a young fan of fowl brings home a peacock to be the king of her collection, […]

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Picture Book Reviews: Samson in the Snow by Philip C. Stead & Tony by Ed Galing and Erin E. Stead

Samson in the Snow by Philip C. Stead Source: ARC courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: September 13, 2016 by Roaring Brook Press Book Description: One sunny day Samson, a large and friendly woolly mammoth, encounters a little red bird who is looking for yellow flowers for her mouse friend (whose favorite color is yellow). As she flies off […]

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Review: Children’s Fiction from Kate DiCamillo, Elise Broach, Kate Beasley & more!

Let’s take a look at some middle grade titles I have recently read and would recommend! Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo Hardcopy courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada/Candlewick Press. Thank you! Publication: April 12, 2016 by Candlewick Press Kate DiCamillo is an all-time favourite author of mine- I’ve mentioned this before but it bears repeating that The Miraculous Journey of […]

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