A Closer Look: Covers by Jon Klassen

Canadian writer, illustrator, and animator Jon Klassen was very recently (just a few days ago!) appointed to the Order of Canada! Known and beloved for I Want My Hat Back, This Is Not My Hat, multiple collaborations with Mac Barnett (Square, Extra Yarn), in addition to numerous other acclaimed works and memorable illustrative contributions, Klassen has also been the recipient […]

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Picture Book Reviews: A Perfect Day by Lane Smith & Noisy Night by Mac Barnett and Brian Biggs

Review: A Perfect Day by Lane Smith Source: ARC courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: February 14, 2017 by Roaring Brook Press Book Description: Today is a perfect day for Cat, Dog, Chickadee, and Squirrel. Cat is lounging among the daffodils. Dog is sitting in the wading pool, deep in the cool water. Chickadee is eating fresh seed from […]

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Great Picture Books! (9, Part 2)

I’ve been swimming in seas of great picture books lately! There was a boom in storytime visits at our library with Kindergarten and early elementary grades- usually happens before holiday/winter break fever sets in! So, needless to say, I had about quadruple the number of storytimes to prepare for; in doing so, I happily discovered a pile of new, amazing […]

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Great Picture Books! (1)

There is a lot of awesomeness in the picture book genre; so much so that I have a hard time keeping up with all the great new titles coming out! Here, in no particular order, are picture book titles that I have recently read and would recommend: Mister Bud Wears the Cone by Carter Goodrich. I fell in love with […]

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