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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Review: Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen

Review: Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen Source: ARC courtesy of Susin Nielsen and Tundra Books/Penguin Random House Canada. Thank you! Expected publication: February 21, 2017 by Tundra Books Book Description: Petula’s funny, and a crafting genius, but no social star at high school, and it doesn’t help that she’s isolated herself after her adored toddler sister died. Petula feels […]

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Review: We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen

Review: We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen Source: Digital galley courtesy of Tundra Books, imprint of Random House of Canada Limited, via NetGalley. Thank you! Expected Publication: Hardcover and Kindle edition, May 12, 2015 Verdict: Very Good/Excellent Book Description: Thirteen-year-old Stewart Inkster is academically brilliant but “ungifted” socially. Fourteen-year-old Ashley Anderson is the undisputed “It” girl of […]

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