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 […]
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 […]
Sometimes, one can feel a little bit like poor Charlie Brown up there getting duped yet again by Lucy and the football! I’m not getting all maudlin or dramatic, I promise, it’s just been yet another bit of a bumpy stretch with health issues and a genuine lack of time for reading or reviewing! Some really awesome bookish bits in […]
Must Read Monday (45): Picture Books from Elanna Allen, Ben Clanton, Adam Rex & Christian Robinson and more!
Welcome to another 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 is all about picture books- five titles, to be exact! The following picture […]
Review: Lenny & Lucy by Philip C. Stead, illus. Erin E. Stead Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: October 6, 2015 by Roaring Brook Press Verdict: Excellent Book Description: Peter and his father are moving to a new house beyond the dark unfriendly woods. When they arrive at their new home, Peter wants to turn back. Fortunately, […]