Picture Book Reviews: Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian & King Alice

Two fabulously fun picture books on the review docket today, courtesy of the lovely folks at Raincoast Books! Enjoy! Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian, written by Jacob Sager Weinstein, illustrated by Vera Brosgol (Be Prepared) is a terrifically clever, punchy story about a very brave, astute librarian who sets out to save the world from a criminal named Doctor Glockenspiel. When […]

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Great Picture Books! (19)

Welcome to another round-up of recently read and recommended picture books! In no particular order, here are the titles: Unicorn (and Horse) by David W. Miles, illustrated by Hollie Mengert, a marvelously, cleverly told story (and one that my four year old loves) about a horse who feels ordinary next to a unicorn and their magic until a moment of […]

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Great Picture Books! (18)

Welcome to another round-up of recently read and recommended picture books! In no particular order, here are the titles: the supremely adorable and charming The Doll Hospital by Kallie George, illustrated by Sara Gillingham (my daughter has been loving this one and clamoring for re-reads); the energetic and fun koala-centered story Don’t call me bear! by Aaron Blabey; the out-of-the-ordinary, […]

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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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