Picture Book Reviews: Princess Puffybottom…and Darryl & A Piglet Named Mercy

If you’re ready for wonderful animal-centered picture books, then hang on to your summer hat! Courtesy of Tundra Books, Candlewick Press,  and Penguin Random House Canada, I have two excellent titles for you: Princess Puffybottom…and Darryl by Susin Nielsen and Olivia Chin Mueller  and A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen. Enjoy! Life was good. Until […]

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Review & Giveaway! The Misadventures of Max Crumbly #3: Masters of Mischief by Rachel Renée Russell

I am delighted to be hosting a fun and generous giveaway courtesy of partner Simon & Schuster! Read on for my thoughts about book three in Rachel Renée Russell‘s New York Times bestselling The Misadventures of Max Crumbly series, Masters of Mischief, as well as information on how to enter to win an awesome prize pack (open to US addresses)!  […]

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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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Great Picture Books! (22)

Welcome to another round-up of recently read and recommended picture books! In no particular order, here are the titles: let’s start off with the deliciously screwball- and beautifully illustrated- That’s Not a Hippopotamus! by Juliette MacIver, illustrated by Sarah Davis, about a class trip to the zoo that goes awry when a hippopotamus goes missing and a classmate who keeps […]

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Picture Book Reviews: Door & Little Bear’s Big House

Two wonderful picture books courtesy of my friends at Raincoast Books on review today, each dealing with very different sorts of adventures! First I will be talking about Door by JiHyeon Lee, followed by Benjamin Chaud‘s Little Bear’s Big House.   JiHyeon’s debuted with the critically acclaimed and gorgeous wordless picture book Pool; the author and illustrator returns with the […]

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Picture Book Review: P Is for Pterodactyl by Raj Haldar, Chris Carpenter & Maria Tina Beddia

P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever by Raj Haldar and Chris Carpenter, illus. Maria Tina Beddia Source: Hardcopy courtesy Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: November 13, 2018 by Sourcebooks Book Description: Let’s get real- the English language is bizarre. A might be for apple, but it’s also for aisle and aeons. Why does the word “gnat” start […]

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