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The Little Barbarian

I do love wordless picture books, but I’ve avoided them a bit the past few years since it seems to be a micro-trend within the picture book world, and wordlessness just doesn’t work for many narratives. Wordlessness has to be … Continue reading

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The Mushroom Fan Club

The cover and the title drew me to this book. The Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel is shelved under graphic novel at my library, looks more like an easy reader, but I think it’s most like a picture book–an incredibly … Continue reading

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All Around Us

I may be on a shape picture book kick. All Around Us by Xelena González and illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia is all about circles, the third shape book in a row that I’ve blogged about. Though geometric circles in this book … Continue reading

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Circle Rolls

Just when I thought books about shapes were at their limit, along comes Circle Rolls by Barbara Kanninen and illustrated by Serge Bloch. When Circle rolls through the neighbourhood, every shape is affected. Each shape acts according to character, too! For example, … Continue reading

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Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters was never good at doing what he was told, a refrain that runs throughout this picture book biography by Michael Mahin (illustrated by Evan Turk). No matter who told him he couldn’t do something–his grandma, the boss man, … Continue reading

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Me Tall, You Small

A warm-hearted cozy picture book is always on the reading menu, and Lilli L’Arronge’s Me Tall, You Small is today’s special because it highlights the love between an adult and child. Throughout the day, they show how they are the same … 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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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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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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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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