Picture Book Review: Circle by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen…and an appearance by a bear!

Review: Circle (Shapes Trilogy #3) created by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Candlewick Press/Penguin Random House Canada. Thank you! Publication: March 5, 2019 by Candlewick Press Book Description: Multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen deliver the final wry and resonant tale about Triangle, Square, and Circle. This book is about Circle. […]

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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 the superbly told, funny, and gorgeous Princess Puffybottom…and Darryl by Susin Nielsen (Canadian author of middle grade favourites such as No Fixed Address) and illustrator Olivia Chin Mueller which features a disdainful-to-tolerable relationship between a master cat and […]

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Picture Book Review: Goodnight, Anne by Kallie George & Geneviève Godbout

Review: Goodnight, Anne (Inspired by Anne of Green Gables) by Kallie George, illus. Geneviève Godbout Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Tundra Books/Penguin Random House Canada. Thank you! Publication: September 25, 2018 by Tundra Books Book Description: A beautiful bedtime picture book based on the best-selling Anne of Green Gables, introducing the irrepressible and beloved Anne to younger readers. It’s time for […]

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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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Great Picture Books! (21)

Welcome to another round-up of recently read and recommended picture books, including two early reader titles! In no particular order, here are the books: let’s start with the whimsical and utterly clever and charming Owls Are Good at Keeping Secrets: An Unusual Alphabet by Sara O’Leary, illustrated by Jacob Grant, a wonderfully inventive alphabet story that had me delighted me […]

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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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Great Picture Books! (20)

Welcome to another round-up of recently read and recommended picture books- with one early reader in the mix! In no particular order, here are the titles: let’s start with the unbearably gorgeous and mesmerizing The Stuff of Stars by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Ekua Holmes, a poetic, vital and incredible story that follows time before the Big Bang all […]

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