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Some New-ish Picture Books I Love Including A New Dr. Seuss: Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories; The Worst Princess; Drop It, Rocket!; and Mr. Wuffles!

Horton and the Kwuggerbug and more Lost Stories Written and Illustrated by Dr. Seuss aka Ted Geisel Published by: Random House Books For Young Readers Published: Sept 9, 2014 ISBN-13: 978-0385382984 Ages: 4-8 (and up) Source: Book obtained from publisher … Continue reading

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New Picture Books I Love and Recommend (And A Few Older Books But Goodies)

I love finding picture books where the art and the writing work together just right, where the storyline is compelling and the illustrations are beautiful. Picture books like that are treasures, sure to inspire imagination, good feeling, greater understanding, and/or … Continue reading

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1 Sweet Picture Book and 3 Sweet Board Books: Duck and Goose: Goose Needs a Hug; Hey, Duck!; Up Cat; and Sweet Dreams Lullaby

Art matters a lot to me in picture and board books; if the art isn’t beautiful or sweet or somehow just right, for me it ruins the story. And the story, the text, is just as important, if not more … Continue reading

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Two Feel-Good Picture Books: Good News, Bad News and Snippet The Early Riser

I think picture books can bring a lot of good feeling–for children, and also for adults. I struggle with a lot of depression (a result of childhood abuse), and one of the things I turn to when I’m depressed that … Continue reading

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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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Books To Help Kids Deal With Trauma

SLJ created a list of picture books to help kids cope with tragedy because of the recent Sandy Hooks tragedy. I think it’s a great starting point–and I’ll bet we all have some books we would add. I think books … Continue reading

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Recent Picture Books I’ve Loved: I’m Bored; Mine!; The Stone Hatchlings; and Rocket Writes A Story

I have so many fantastic picture books I’ve recently read and loved, and I’ve been wanting to share them with you, but I keep getting buried under all my work. So I decided to do a bunch of shorter reviews, … Continue reading

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Picture Book Review: Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates (Highly Recommended!)

Title: Dog Loves Drawing Author/Illustrator: Louise Yates Publisher: Alfred A Knopf/Random House ISBN: 978-0375870675 Published: August 2012 Recommended Age: 4 and up My Rating: 4/5 stars Review copy received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. The beautiful pencil-and-watercolor … Continue reading

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picture book review: The Bunny’s Night-Light by Geoffrey Hayes

The Bunny’s Night-Light: A Glow-in-the-Dark Search Written & illustrated by Geoffrey Hayes Published by Random House, Jan 2012. Age: 3 and up My rating; 3.5/5 stars If you have a child who’s afraid of the dark, The Bunny’s Night-Light by … Continue reading

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picture book review: Ladder to the Moon

Ladder to the Moon written by Maya Soetoro-Ng illustrated by Yuyi Morales Publisher: Candlewick (April 2011) ISBN-10: 9780763645700, ISBN-13: 978-0763645700 Reading level: Ages 4-8 (and up) My rating: 5/5 stars Ladder to the Moon is such a rich, warm book … Continue reading

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