Review: A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asawa by Andrea D’Aquino

Review: A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asawa by Andrea D’Aquino Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: September 3, 2019 by Princeton Architectural Press Book Description: Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) was an influential and award-winning sculptor, a beloved figure in the Bay Area art world, and a devoted activist who advocated tirelessly for arts education. […]

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Great Children’s Non-Fiction! (5)

Welcome to a new round up featuring recently read and recommended children’s non-fiction titles! Just a note that your library may catalogue some of these titles in children’s non-fiction or in picture books, etc.- it really depends on how your library has decided to categorize them! “…the truth is never made of straight lines. Lives are strange. And there are […]

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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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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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Review: The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs by Kate Messner & Matthew Forsythe

Review: The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs by Kate Messner & Matthew Forsythe Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: May 8, 2018 by Chronicle Books Book Description: All it takes is one: one coral gamete to start a colony, one person to make a difference, one idea to change the world. The ongoing efforts to […]

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