Tag: picture books

News & Notes – 2/25/2017

News & Notes – 2/25/2017

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News Walt Whitman’s lost novel The Life and Adventures of Jack Engle found.  (The Guardian) Oxford English Dictionaries add “clicktivism” and “haterade” as new words for angry… Read more »

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My Ten Favorite Picture Books

My Ten Favorite Picture Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is All about the visuals: Graphic Novels, Comics, or in my case, Top Ten Favorite Picture Books   It was really hard to come up with my top ten, because there are so many… Read more »

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The Sea King’s Daughter: A Russian Legend

The Sea King’s Daughter: A Russian Legend

The Sea King’s Daughter: A Russian Legend by Aaron Shepard Illustrator: Gennady Spirin Published by Skyhook Press on Apr. 7, 2011 (reprint) Genres: Picture Books Pages: 32 Format: eARC Source: the publisher through NetGalley Goodreads Set in the city of Novgorod long ago, the story tells of the poor musician… Read more »

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The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes (review)

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes (review)

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes by DuBose Heyward Illustrator: Marjorie Flack Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on 1939 Genres: Children’s Books, Picture Books Pages: 48 Format: Hardcover Source: my personal collection With twenty-one baby bunnies to look after, mother bunny Cottontail abandons her dream of becoming an… Read more »

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A Celebration of Jan Brett

A Celebration of Jan Brett

Happy Birthday to author-illustrator Jan Brett! Her beautifully illustrated books have been favorites of ours since well before our daughter was born – though it was Robin’s birth that gave me the excuse to start buying them. Brett was born on Dec. 1., 1949, making her 65 today. . …. Read more »

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The Princesses I Know, by Ayla Mae Wild (picture book)

The Princesses I Know, by Ayla Mae Wild (picture book)

The Princesses I Know by Ayla Mae Wild Illustrator: Ayla Mae Wild Published by Lulu.com on December 6th 2013 Genres: Children’s Books, Picture Books Pages: 24 Format: Paperback Source: purchased Purchase: Barnes & Noble Goodreads In this beautifully illustrated book, Ayla Mae Wild draws upon her own experiences leading wilderness… Read more »

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Ginger Jumps, by Lisa Campbell Ernst (review)

Ginger Jumps, by Lisa Campbell Ernst (review)

Ginger Jumps by Lisa Campbell Ernst Illustrator: Lisa Campbell Ernst Published by Bradbury Press on April 30, 1990 Genres: Children’s Books, Picture Books Pages: 33 Format: Hardcover Source: my personal collection, the library Goodreads Ginger is a small brown dog who has always lived with the circus. At night, she… Read more »

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Books for Halloween

Books for Halloween

     It’s Halloween, so it’s time for a Halloween reading list. The problem is, I don’t like scary books, I don’t do horror, and I don’t care for gore.  But there are still some wonderful non-scary books well-suited for Halloween reading.  Here then are some of my favorites for a… Read more »

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