Picture Book Reviews: Brave Molly, Fergal and the Bad Temper & more!

We are taking a look at three great picture books today! These titles are all revolving around feelings and emotions (picture book subject areas that are always in-demand!): Brooke Boynton-Hughes’ Brave Molly (courtesy of Raincoast Books); Robert Starling’s Fergal and the Bad Temper (courtesy of Raincoast Books); and Andy Rash’s The Happy Book (courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada). Let’s […]

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Great Picture Books! (24)

Welcome to another round-up of recently read and recommended picture books! In no particular order, here are the titles: the superb The Patchwork Bike, by Australian writer and slam poet Maxine Beneba Clarke, with illustrations (acrylic on recycled cardboard- amazing) done by artist Van Thanh Rudd, this story touches on everything from the latitude of imagination to poverty- be sure […]

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Picture Book Reviews: Door & Little Bear’s Big House

Two wonderful picture books courtesy of my friends at Raincoast Books on review today, each dealing with very different sorts of adventures! First I will be talking about Door by JiHyeon Lee, followed by Benjamin Chaud‘s Little Bear’s Big House.   JiHyeon’s debuted with the critically acclaimed and gorgeous wordless picture book Pool; the author and illustrator returns with the […]

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Review: Small Things by Mel Tregonning

Review: Small Things by Mel Tregonning Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Pajama Press. Thank you! Publication: March 1, 2018 (as per publisher site; first published 2016 by Allen & Unwin) Book Description: A stunning graphic picture book about childhood anxiety from an extraordinarily talented illustrator. On the cusp of having everything slip from his grasp, a young boy has to find […]

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Picture Book Reviews: Professional Crocodile & Lines

Two glorious wordless picture books on the review docket! But first, a slight preamble: I think I have previously reflected that authors and illustrators perform incredible feats in carrying out wordless picture books: plotting and mapping a story, holding interest, moving from beginning, middle, climax/reveal, to end, all without words to propel and prompt. Wordless picture books can be somewhat […]

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Great Picture Books! (13)

Welcome to another Recently Read round up of great- and I mean tremendous- picture books! This entry features what I would more broadly categorize as children’s lit: there are picture books for the preschool and under crowd, but there are also some slightly longer and more mature illustrated children’s titles as well. In this round up are incredibly written and […]

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