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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Must Read Monday (77): Children’s Non-Fiction & Biographical Picture Books from Jason Chin, Jeanette Winter & more!

Welcome to the first 2018 edition of Must Read Monday! This feature is where I spotlight older, recent, 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: all about non-fiction children’s titles and biographical picture books! Incredible looking […]

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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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