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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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Christmas Tree Made Out of Picture Books

I love this video, where David Maybury made a Christmas tree out of picture books. It feels like a celebration of picture books! I also think picture books make fantastic holiday gifts–for young readers and for old. I personally give … Continue reading

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November is the 1st annual Picture Book Month!

I LOVE reading picture books. I always have. There is such incredible artwork and writing in picture books, creating satisfying stories. They make me feel good. And picture books can help children understand the world, while enriching their imagination. So … Continue reading

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Buying Picture Books as a Treat

I went to one of my favorite Toronto indie children’s bookstores yesterday–Mable’s Fables–and bought myself two picture books as treats: The Umbrella by Ingrid & Dieter Schubert–a beautiful, imaginative, wordless picture book of a dog that goes on a journey … Continue reading

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Curious George coloring book now available for the iPhone

A Curious George Coloring Book is now available for the iPhone (and, I’m assuming, the iPod) via PBS Kids. It includes 48 unique coloring pages that feature Curious George and his friends. (You must have iTunes installed to download it. … Continue reading

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Hammond Starts Picture Book Line

A new picture book line is starting up via Hammond Publishing. Some themes of the new line will center around self-awareness, the importance of personal choices, and social awareness. There will be six titles in the debut list. It sounds … Continue reading

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picture book and activity – The Carrot Seed

You know the picture book The Carrot Seed ? It’s a lovely little book with a fantastic message–to believe in yourself and keep going, even when others tell you something won’t work out. Over at No Time For Flash Cards, … Continue reading

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review of picture book A Friend by Anette Bley

Friends are so important–they can help bring comfort, laughter, understanding, and joy. I love finding books about friends that feel celebratory and affirming. A Friend by Anette Bley is all of that. A Friend by Anette Bley Kane/Miller (March 2009) … Continue reading

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review of picture book How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham

How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham Candlewick (Aug 2008) ISBN-10: 0763639036, ISBN-13: 978-0763639037 Ages: 4-8 (and up) My rating: 5 out of 5 stars High above the city, no one heard the s oft thud of feathers … Continue reading

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review of picture book Katie Loves the Kittens by John Himmelman

Katie Loves the Kittens by John Himmelman Henry Holt and Co. (September 2008) ISBN-10: 080508682X, ISBN-13: 978-0805086829 Ages: 4-8 (and up) My rating: 5 out of 5 stars Katie loved those kittens so much. As soon as she saw them, … Continue reading

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