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Two great and different picture books that encourage a love of art: Andrew Drew and Drew, and A Splash of Red

I love art–creating it and looking at it. Two recent picture books will encourage a love of creating and appreciating art in readers–Andrew Drew and Drew and A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin. The first … Continue reading

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children’s book review – Xtreme Art: Ultimate Book of Trace-and-Draw Manga

What do you think of when you hear Manga? I think of fun, comics, and large-eyed, cute characters. The Ultimate Book of Trace-and-Draw Manga by Christopher Hart has all of that. The book is an instruction book for kids on … Continue reading

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review of picture book The Bears We Know

The Bears We Know by Brenda Silsbe, illustrated by Vlasta van Kampen Annick Press (February 2009) ISBN-10: 1554511666; ISBN-13: 978-1554511662 Ages: 4-8 (and up) My rating: 4 out of 5 stars We have never seen the bears, but we know … Continue reading

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review of middle-grade book Hotel for Dogs by Lois Duncan

Hotel For Dogs by Lois Duncan Scholastic Paperbacks (December, 2008) (reprint) ISBN-10: 054510792X, ISBN-13: 978-0545107921 Ages 9-12 My rating: 4 out of 5 “Just remember how lucky we are, dear,” Mrs. Walker said. “Nobody wants to rent to a family … Continue reading

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review of YA book The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones

Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones by Helen Hemphill Front Street (November 2008) ISBN-10: 1590786378, ISBN-13: 978-1590786376 My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars “Halleloo!” Omer grins, wide and proud. “That sure is some fine riding, Prometheus!” A string of sweatshines … Continue reading

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review of picture book Chicken, Pig, Cow by Ruth Ohi

Chicken, Pig, Cow is a warm, sweet story with great humor that captures a child’s imagination. Chicken, Pig, Cow by Ruth Ohi Annick Press (September 2008) ISBN-10: 1554511569, ISBN-13: 978-1554511563 My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Chicken, Pig, and … Continue reading

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Comfort book suggestion by Librarian Mom

Is the back-to-school rush getting you down? Are you just having one of those bad days, where you need a comforting book? Then check out Librarian Mom’s post on this, with a great picture book suggestion.

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