Category Archives: Picture books

Walk With Me

A girl meets a lion after school and convinces him to walk with her, on the long road out of the city. Onlookers gasp in fear. She picks up her baby brother from the baby sitter, and the lion roars … Continue reading

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Bad Guy

How fun to pretend to be a Bad Guy! Though the main character may tell you he’s not pretending and never once does he drop out of character. His seemingly unwilling sister bears the brunt of his bad guy antics, but … Continue reading

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Now

Antoinette Portis‘s Now is a picture book that illustrates the beauty of living in the present and the mindfulness of each moment. “That is my favorite cloud because it’s the one I’m watching.” And suddenly, I am looking up to my sky and … Continue reading

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Tidy

Pete, a badger, liked to keep everything neat, and in a forest, that’s especially hard to do. While the fox might not mind the grooming and the owl seemed to be fine with the bath, trees are a bit harder … Continue reading

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Bertolt

I love this sweetly strange book about being different, being a loner and loving a 55-year-old oak. Bertolt by Jacques Goldstein (translated from the French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick) is lovely and though the storyline meanders a bit, I love the … Continue reading

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Triangle

Triangle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen has a cover like an oversized board book and paper pages like a picture book. As you can see by the cover, there are no words, not even the title. Klassen’s distinctive style is apparent, … Continue reading

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The Bear Ate Your Sandwich

There aren’t many picture books with unreliable narrators. The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach is one that works extremely well and that even young children will understand and enjoy. Not only is the narrator unreliable, but she us unseen until … Continue reading

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The Bear and the Piano

The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield has so much to like about it, I’m going to ramble. In the beginning, the bear sees a piano in the forest. He fiddles with it and over time, his skill at playing piano grows … Continue reading

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Before Morning

Luscious verse invokes a snow day while illustrations show a pilot going to work in the wee hours, the snow clogging her commute and the flights at the airport are all cancelled. She flags down a snowplow driver, who brings … Continue reading

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Real Cowboys

Real cowboys are quiet, gentle and safe. They listen and are patient. This beautiful picture book by Kate Hoefler and Jonathan Bean shows cowboys who do the long slow work of herding cattle, and the skills they need for that, which … Continue reading

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