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Last Stop on Market Street

I cannot say enough good things about Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson’s 2015 Last Stop on Market Street. I stumbled upon it quite by accident, tugging on its bright orange spine in the hopes that the book would be less dusty and worn than the others I’d found in the library…and I was not […] Continue reading

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Trendy Tuesdays: L M N O Peas

When children first learn the alphabet song, many enjoy hearing the way the letters L, M, N, O, and P run together. Author/illustrator Keith Baker plays off of this delight in the title for his 2010 book, L M N O Peas. This book features peas – which may be a purposeful choice meant to […] Continue reading

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Winner Wednesday: Blackout

Blackout by John Rocco tells the story of a family during a power outage in New York City. The book won the Caldecott Honor in 2012, and from the beautiful scene on the cover alone, it’s clear why. The book begins with a boy, wanting to spend time with his family who is all much […] Continue reading

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Marvelous New Picture Books Mondays! Feat. Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell

Today’s Marvelous New Picture Book is Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell written by Tanya Lee Stone and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman. Published in 2013, this newer picture book took me by surprise! While many non-fiction, biographical picture books can contain excessive amounts of facts and dates presented in unappealing […] Continue reading

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Free Fridays: The Keeping Quilt

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

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Trendy Tuesday: “Press Here” by Hervé Tullet

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

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“Yoo-hoo, Ladybug!”

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

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