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A Big Mooncake for Little Star

A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin is a 2019 Caldecott Honor winning picture book, and for good reason. The artwork pops against the lush black night background, and the sweet but mischievous Little Star’s facial expressions add … Continue reading

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Let’s Have a Dog Party

When Frank’s well-meaning human throws him a surpise party, Frank is confused about where his quiet spot went. The partiers are loud, and Frank likes quiet. The partiers are rambunctious, and Frank wants calm. But never fear, Frank’s human finally … Continue reading

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The Patchwork Bike

The siblings in this book are used to making their own fun, including a bike made of branches and tin-can handles. Each of the parts of the bike are listed, and the art echoes the patchwork nature of the bike. … Continue reading

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Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse

If you’ve spent time with kids that aren’t your own, and watched how they interact, and then you read this book, and you will see the truthful way this book represents real kids. Real kids who struggle with truth and … Continue reading

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The Rabbit Listened

This lovely book about listening is a needed addition to the picture book world. When Taylor’s creation comes crashing down, several animals come by with advice. The bear wants Taylor to shout about it, the elephant wants Taylor to remember, … Continue reading

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Bob, Not Bob!

There aren’t many picture books about being sick, probably because being sick is not fun for kids (or anyone). But when Little Louie’s nose is so stuffed, no one can understand what he says or what he really needs. And … Continue reading

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Little Red

I have a fascination with Little Red Riding Hood. I’ve read many, many versions of this story, and even did my myth project on it for my graduate certificate in children’s literature. Bethan Woollvin‘s Little Red is a solid retelling … Continue reading

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Drawn From Nature

This picture book about the seasons is unique in many ways. First, Helen Ahpornsiri focuses on the animals and their varying activities throughout spring, summer, winter and fall. Little known facts make it an interesting read. Second, Ahpornsiri’s illustrations are detailed collages of … Continue reading

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You’re Snug With Me

Here’s a cozy story for winter. You’re Snug With Me by Chitra Soundar and illustrated by Poonam Mistry is a warm-hearted story about polar bears and their arctic environment. The illustrations are an intricate tapestry of yellows, purples and blues, and the text … Continue reading

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I Just Ate My Friend

I Just Ate My Friend is the title and first line of this picture book by Heidi McKinnon, so you already know quite a bit about the plot. It follows the classic pattern of the “Have you seen my mother?/Will … Continue reading

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