Monthly Archives: October 2018

Winner Wednesday: Black Dog

I chose Levi Pinfold’s Black Dog for this Winner’s Wednesday. This Kate Greenaway winner is about a black dog that visits the Hope family one morning. First seen outside “the size of a tiger,” the dog grows with each turn of the page, eventually becoming the size of the home. This terrifies everyone inside. One […] Continue reading

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Winner Wednesday: Ella’s Big Chance: A Jazz-Age Cinderella by Shirley Hughes

           Ella’s Big Chance: A Jazz-Age Cinderella – a retelling of the well-known Cinderella fairy tale set in the 1920s era – is written and illustrated by Shirley Hughes.  A Kate Greenaway Medal winner, this picture book features beautiful illustrations and a unique twist on a happily-ever-after ending. Ella is the […] Continue reading

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Trendy Tuesday: Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel

  Attention lovers of Dragons Love Tacos, I have great news. Dynamic author/illustrator duo Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri have done it again with Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel. For those of you who have somehow made it to this point without reading the original Dragons Love Tacos, allow me to catch you up. […] Continue reading

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Marvelous New Picture Book Monday: Happy Halloween!

With Halloween right around the corner, I could not think of a more fitting book to choose than Happy Halloween! This book was written and illustrated by Pintachan, and is perfect for this spooky season. It does not follow the typical layout of a children’s story in that there is not a storyline that the book […] Continue reading

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Free Friday: Gonna Roll the Bones

Being completely unconstrained in book choice this Friday, I took to the shelves to really indulge myself and make the most of the opportunity to review any book of my choosing. I perused several sections, glancing first through my favorite authors (Chris van Allsburg and David Wiesner) but didn’t see any of their familiar works […] Continue reading

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Traditional Thursdays: The Tale of Peter Rabbit

For this week’s Traditional Thursday, I have chosen The Tale of Peter Rabbit written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. Since 1902 when the book was first published, multiple generations and houses have grown up with Peter Rabbit and his thrilling adventures. Numerous movies, TV shows, and merchandise have been created based on Peter Rabbit, and […] Continue reading

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Traditional Thursdays: Goodnight Moon

Immediately, this notorious cover page brought back memories of the countless occasions that I took this book to my mother and asked “Will you read me a bedtime story?” This was undoubtedly my favorite bedtime book as a child and I imagine the same is true for many others. However, I have to admit that […] Continue reading

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Winner Wednesday: Go Away, Big Green Monster!

For this week’s Winner Wednesday, I have chosen Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberly. Not only is this book perfect with Halloween coming up, but it is also a childhood favorite. The book makes for a fun interactive read for children of younger ages and of older ages as well. Each page reveals a […] Continue reading

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Winner Wednesday: Olivia

For this week’s Winner’s Wednesday, I have selected one of my personal childhood favorites, Olivia, which was written and illustrated by Ian Falconer and received a Caldecott Honor in 2001. Olivia is a beloved tale about a one-of-a-kind pig going about her daily life. Her personality is revealed to be both lovable and relatable as […] Continue reading

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Marvelous New Picture Book Monday: Shaking Things Up

When I stumbled upon this book at Barnes & Noble, I instantly fell in love. I knew not only did I have to review it but that I needed to purchase my own copy of the book. Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World is a compilation of poems by historian and professor Susan Hood […] Continue reading

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