Great Picture Books! (25)

Well. I was rather mistaken in thinking I had posted a picture books roundup not that long ago!! Whoops!! It’s definitely time to play catch up over the course of a few posts. So, without further preamble, welcome to another round-up of recently read and recommended picture books! In no particular order, here are the titles: Truman by Jean Reidy […]

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Children’s Fiction Reviews: Weird Little Robots & Beverly, Right Here

More fabulous children’s lit to talk about, dear readers! On review today, I have the illustrated chapter book Weird Little Robots by Carolyn Crimi, with illustrations by Corinna Luyken, and book three in Kate DiCamillo’s Three Rancheros series called Beverly, Right Here. Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada and Candlewick Press…and, as ever, happy reading! That afternoon, just as […]

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Reviews: The Clothesline by Orbie & The House at the End of the Road by Kari Rust

New kid’s books on the review docket! I have two lovely and wonderfully illustrated children’s titles here- from Canadian creators!- courtesy of OwlKids Books: Orbie’s The Clothesline and Kari Rust’s The House at the End of the Road. Happy reading! Author and illustrator Orbie hails from Quebec, and you may be familiar with the children’s book creator from her numerous […]

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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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Fairies versus Unicorns: Ashley Spires’ Fairy Science and Cale Atkinson’s Unicorns 101!

It’s decision time, dear readers! It’s come to a magical showdown between FAIRIES and UNICORNS! Let’s say that you’ve been asked to pick a team between fairies and unicorns…which would you choose?! Would you be Team Fairy or would you be Team Unicorn? It’s not an easy choice to make, but I have picture book help here, courtesy of Tundra […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Stargazing by Jen Wang

Review: Stargazing by Jen Wang Source: ARC courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: September 10, 2019 by First Second. Book Description: Moon is everything Christine isn’t. She’s confident, impulsive, artistic . . . and though they both grew up in the same Chinese-American suburb, Moon is somehow unlike anyone Christine has ever known. But after Moon moves in next […]

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