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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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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Fairies versus Unicorns: Ashley Spires’ Fairy Science and Cale Atkinson’s Unicorns 101!

It’s decision time, dear readers! It’s come to a magical showdown between FAIRIES and UNICORNS! Let’s say that you’ve been asked to pick a team between fairies and unicorns…which would you choose?! Would you be Team Fairy or would you be Team Unicorn? It’s not an easy choice to make, but I have picture book help here, courtesy of Tundra […]

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Picture Book Reviews: Princess Puffybottom…and Darryl & A Piglet Named Mercy

If you’re ready for wonderful animal-centered picture books, then hang on to your summer hat! Courtesy of Tundra Books, Candlewick Press,  and Penguin Random House Canada, I have two excellent titles for you: Princess Puffybottom…and Darryl by Susin Nielsen and Olivia Chin Mueller  and A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen. Enjoy! Life was good. Until […]

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Picture Book Reviews: The Happiest Tree: A Story of Growing Up, Ruby’s Sword & more!

Picture book review time! I have three lovely titles on the review docket today, courtesy of my friends at Raincoast Books: Hyeon-Ju Lee‘s The Happiest Tree: A Story of Growing Up; Ruby’s Sword by Jacqueline Véissid, illustrated by Paola Zakimi; and Lola Dutch When I Grow Up by Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright. Enjoy! Author and illustrator Hyeon-Ju Lee, whose […]

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