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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Great Picture Books! (17)

Yes, another round-up of terrific books recently read! My three year old is zipping through the last few weeks of our library’s summer reading club program so there are even more books than usual surrounding us at home! It’s been the biggest joy discovering and reading new books with her (as well as rediscovering some older favourites). My daughter has […]

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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: Sun Dog by Deborah Kerbel & Suzanne Del Rizzo

Review: Sun Dog by Deborah Kerbel, illus. Suzanne Del Rizzo Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Pajama Press. Thank you! Publication: May 25, 2018 (in Canada) by Pajama Press Book Description: From Suzanne Del Rizzo, award-winning illustrator of My Beautiful Birds, and author Deborah Kerbel comes a unique story about a brave sled dog puppy’s adventures under the Arctic Circle’s midnight sun […]

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