Picture Book Review: Nutcracker Night by Mireille Messier & Gabrielle Grimard

Review: Nutcracker Night by Mireille Messier, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Pajama Press. Thank you! Publication: September 27, 2019 (Canadian publication date) Book Description: Beep! Beep! go the taxis. Voof! go the velvet curtains. The Nutcracker ballet and New York City’s David H. Koch Theater come to life in this onomatopoeic representation of a little girl’s experience […]

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Holiday Spotlight: Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder!

Welcome, readers, to another holiday spotlight post! In a previous installment, I took a look at the delight that is Jon Klassen’s Hat Box. I now have the pleasure of talking about the buttery toasted deliciousness that is the Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder, courtesy of the lovely folks at Penguin Random House Canada/Candlewick Press. From […]

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Great Picture Books! (26)

Welcome to another picture books post! I am still playing catch up as I’ve been zipping through stacks of terrific picture books and haven’t posted enough…whoops! In any event, please enjoy this round up of recently read and recommended picture books. In no particular order, here are the titles: Birdsong, the latest by award-winning, critically acclaimed Cree-Métis author-artist-illustrator Julie Flett, […]

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Holiday Spotlight: Jon Klassen’s Hat Box!

Something bear-y wonderful here, readers! I had the chance, thanks to the kind and generous folks at Penguin Random House Canada/Candlewick Press, to take a look and pore over (and re-read!) the new boxed set featuring the hat trilogy from award-winning Canadian author and artist Jon Klassen. A boxed set containing: hardcover copies of I Want My Hat Back, This […]

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Great Picture Books! (25)

Well. I was rather mistaken in thinking I had posted a picture books roundup not that long ago!! Whoops!! It’s definitely time to play catch up over the course of a few posts. So, without further preamble, welcome to another round-up of recently read and recommended picture books! In no particular order, here are the titles: Truman by Jean Reidy […]

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Graphic Novel Reviews: Are You Listening? & George Orwell’s Animal Farm

On review today are two new standout graphic novels, courtesy of the kind folks at Raincoast Books: first up for review is the young adult title Are You Listening?, the latest from Eisner and Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Tillie Walden; second up for review is George Orwell’s Animal Farm: The Graphic Novel, adapted and illustrated by Brazilian painter and […]

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Children’s Fiction Reviews: Weird Little Robots & Beverly, Right Here

More fabulous children’s lit to talk about, dear readers! On review today, I have the illustrated chapter book Weird Little Robots by Carolyn Crimi, with illustrations by Corinna Luyken, and book three in Kate DiCamillo’s Three Rancheros series called Beverly, Right Here. Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada and Candlewick Press…and, as ever, happy reading! That afternoon, just as […]

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