Picture Book Reviews: A Good Day for Ducks & A World of Kindness

Two new children’s books from Canadian publisher Pajama Press on the review roster!   A Good Day for Ducks brings author Jane Whittingham and illustrator Noel Tauzon back together, after their cheerful rhyming picture book debut Wild One. Written and presented with the same sparkling liveliness as Wild One, A Good Day for Ducks is the wonderfully rhythmic, sing-song tale […]

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Picture Book Review: The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson & Rafael López

Review: The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illus. by Rafael López Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada. Thank you! Publication: August 28, 2018 by Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin Young Readers Group Book Description: National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner Rafael López have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book […]

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Picture Book Review: Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse by Marcy Campbell & Corinna Luyken

Review: Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse by Marcy Campbell & Corinna Luyken Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada. Thank you! Publication: August 14, 2018 by Dial Books Book Description: A classic in the making, this heartwarming story about empathy and imagination is one that families will treasure for years to come. Adrian Simcox tells anyone who […]

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Picture Book Reviews: Ta-Da! & We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Changing Picture Book

Ta-Da! by Kathy Ellen Davis, illus. Kaylani Juanita Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: June 26, 2018 by Chronicle Books Book Description: What makes a good story? One little girl thinks it’s a princess with magic powers that can (ta-da!) overcome any obstacle. Her friend thinks it’s (dun dun duh!) a host of dragons, pirates, and volcanos […]

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Picture Book Review: Fox and Raccoon (Juniper Hollow) by Lesley-Anne Green

Review: Fox and Raccoon (Juniper Hollow) by Lesley-Anne Green Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada. Thank you! Publication: June 19, 2018 by Tundra Books Book Description: The first in a new picture book series featuring sweet felted creatures and a little village you won’t soon forget! Welcome to Juniper Hollow! Meet Fox and Raccoon. They are best friends. […]

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Picture Book Review: A House That Once Was by Julie Fogliano & Lane Smith

Review: A House That Once Was by Julie Fogliano, illus. Lane Smith Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you! Publication: May 1, 2018 by Roaring Book Press Book Description: The dynamic duo of Ezra Jack Keats Award-winning author Julie Fogliano and Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Lane Smith team up to tell a delightful story about a boy and a girl […]

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