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Marigold & Daisy

There are a lot of new sibling books out there, but Marigold & Daisy covers the topic in a completely fun and original way, and even subverts the expected sweet ending. Andrea Zuill‘s genius is in the melding of narration and … 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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Sun and Moon

A modern-day fable about the sun and moon switching places, Sun and Moon by Lindsey Yankey is a beautiful picture book about the idea that someone else has it better. Moon imagines that sun has many more beautiful sights, and so he … Continue reading

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My Pen

A lovely ode to imagination and creative expression, My Pen takes us on a journey of all the things a pen can do: sail to Africa, see with x-ray vision, ride dinosaurs and much, much more. Christopher Myers‘s pen and ink illustrations are incredibly … Continue reading


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What Do You Do With An Idea?

A child has an idea, then struggles with acceptance. The idea follows him around, and when he trusts his conscience, he realizes he feels happier. So he plays with the idea, and it grows. He builds it a new house, … Continue reading

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Artist to Artist

“Dear young artist,” this book begins. Twenty-three illustrators complete the salutation with self-portraits and letters about their life, work and art. The process of picture book art and children’s literature illustration is discussed in each artist’s own way, and sometimes … Continue reading

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A Book About Color: A Clear and Simple Guide for Young Artists

Fun and simple, Mark Gonyea‘s book covers primary, complementary and analogous colours, as well as saturation, value and the colour wheel. There are six short chapters with only a few sentences per page and all pages are brightly illustrated. Chapter … Continue reading

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Art for Kids: Drawing

For a comprehensive drawing book for upper elementary and middle schoolers, pick up Kathryn Temple’s Art for Kids: Drawing, The Only Drawing Book You’ll Ever Need to Be the Artist You’ve Always Wanted to Be.  Included among the many great … Continue reading

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