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Category Archives: Children’s Literature
When I first pulled A Book of Reverso Poems: Mirror Mirror off the shelf, the cover captivated me. Author Marilyn Singer and illustrator Josée Masse were able to master the ability of combining multiple perspectives into poetry and art. Poetry is a tricky thing to write for young children and I think Singer did a […] Continue reading
Most little girls (and some boys too!) dream of being a ballet dancer at some point while growing up. Whether it be the beautifully ornate costumes, graceful movements, or the thrill of performing on stage, ballet dancing always seems to capture the hearts and imagination of children. As a dancer of fifteen years myself, I fell in […] Continue reading
The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco depicts the history of an immigrant family as they acclimate to America over many generations while preserving their heritage through a quilt. The story is based on Polacco’s own heritage, and is told from her perspective. The story opens when her Great-Gramma Anna, having just come to New York from Russia […] Continue reading
“Eat Like a Bear,” written by April Pulley Sayre and illustrated by Steve Jenkins (whose illustrations you may recognize from the Caldecott Honor recipient “What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?”), is a charming informational picturebook about the Brown Bear. With its gorgeously detailed paper collage medium and its clever involvement of the reader through questions […] Continue reading
Coming at you now is a book that’s been trendy for readers ages 2 and up for more than 2 years now, according to the New York Times children’s picture books best sellers list: Press Here by Hervé Tullet! It’s received a 4.8/5 star rating from over 500 Amazon reviewers, along with rave reviews from sources such […] Continue reading
Mem Fox is a winner in many different ways. She is not a winner in the typical Caldecott sense, but in civic awards in her native Australia for her many years of passionate and dedicated service to children’s literature. (Cool, right?!) You may recognize her as the author of classics such as Time for Bed and Wilfrid Gordon McDonald […] Continue reading
There is a certain pleasure to be had in reading books like Kingsley’s The Water-Babies, if only because it is always funny to see so many blistering and well-aimed zingers in one place. You just have to admire the craft, especially when it’s done… Continue reading