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Trendy Tuesday: Laugh Along with Baa Baa Smart Sheep

Author: Charlotte Jeanne Unique and full of humor, Baa Baa Smart Sheep by Mark and Rowan Sommerset is a great choice for Trendy Tuesday. Even on the dedication page, the mischievous Baa Baa can be seen causing trouble. Baa Baa’s tricks warrant the warning on the front cover. Baa Baa Smart Sheep, published by Candlewick Press […] Continue reading

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Trendy Tuesdays: Painting Pepette

Painting Pepette, written by Linda Ravin Lodding and illustrated by Claire Fletcher, sends young readers on a fantasy-like journey through the streets of Paris in the 1920s. Set almost 100 years before its publication in 2016, the book breathes child-like wonder into art history, a topic generally reserved for more sophisticated readers. Painting Pepette tells […] Continue reading

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Trendy Tuesdays: Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson

Can you have too much of a good thing? Not according to Rabbit. He loves carrots so much that he begins hoarding them, and soon there is no space for him to live in his little burrow. Tortoise sees Rabbit’s plight and offers to share his shell with his homeless friend. Within the fantastical world of children’s literature, […] Continue reading

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Trendy Tuesdays: Searching for the Spirit of Spring

The need for multicultural books and books with female protagonists is rising exponentially as more minority and female children enter the educational system around the world. The book Searching for the Spirit of Spring, written by Mosa Mahlaba, illustrated by Selina Morulane, and designed by Sibusiso Mkhwanazi, is a story of a brave young girl named Nkanyezi who […] Continue reading

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Trendy Tuesday: Waiting by Kevin Henkes

Another Trendy Tuesday, another brand-new picture book! Today, I’m reviewing Waiting by Kevin Henkes, which was published less than a month ago on September 1st. Henkes is a very talented guy who both writes and illustrates his own books, and he has won the Caldecott Award (for Kitten’s First Full Moon) as well as a […] Continue reading

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Trendy Tuesday: Dewey Bob

“Dewey Bob Crockett was born in the pocket of an old pair of pants.” And thus opens the story of Dewey Bob, a fastidious little raccoon who loves to collect shiny things, but discovers how hard it is to find — not to mention keep — a friend. Dewey Bob, both written and illustrated by […] Continue reading

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Trendy Tuesday: Troll Swap

What is trendier than being yourself? With recent attention to ending bullying and getting kids to feel good about being themselves, being proud of who you are is definitely trendy! Troll Swap by Leigh Hodgkinson (the author of the popular Charlie and Lola series) follows a little girl and a little troll that switch places. […] 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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