Yay for Big Brothers!

Yay for Big Brothers!Written by Janet HalfmannArt by Shennen BersaniPublished 2021 We often think of animal families as not having overlapping groups of babies. Some animals don't even care for their young at all. But in Yay for Big Brothers we see several different types of animals where the big kids stick around and help... Continue Reading →

Fall Writing Frenzy 2021: Dear Fall

Pumpkins, changing leaves, comfy sweaters. It's that time of year again.Fall Writing Frenzy time, that is. Many thanks to Kaitlyn and Lydia for again hosting this wonderful, community-building event and to Ameerah for being a guest judge. For more information, click here. To see the other awesome entries, click here. Dear Fall: A Calendar StoryBy... Continue Reading →

Chemical Reactions

Chemical Reactions(with science projects)By Dr. Susan Berk KochArt by Micah Rauch While I primarily focus on picture books on my blog, this was one I wanted to share here as well. Kids love science, and especially they love love love the experiments! With text that is easy and fun to read, this is a great... Continue Reading →

Nia and the New Free Library

Nia and the New Free LibraryWords by Ian LendlerIllustrated by Mark PettPublished 2021 The town's library is nearly forgotten until the day a tornado flies it away. No one is particularly bothered by this except Nia, who loved the library, so she gets to work rewriting books to share. Nia is determined and finds a... Continue Reading →

Scribbly

Scribbly, A Real Imaginary Friend TaleWritten and illustrated by Ged AdamsonPublished 2021 After moving to a new town, Maude finds all sorts of new, fun things to do and see but finds there's one thing missing: a friend.With a little creativity she draws up Scribbly, the perfect imaginary friend. Mom is skeptical, but supportive, and... Continue Reading →

Who is Singing?

Who is Singing?Words by Janet HalfmannIllustrations by Chrissy ChabotPublished 2021 Have you ever been outside listening to the whistles, tweets, and whoos and wondered who you were listening to? In a beginners introduction to bird songs, Who Is Singing connects the sounds of several common American birds to their visual identification traits. I particularly enjoyed... Continue Reading →

Except Antarctica

Except AntarcticaWords and art by Todd SturgellPublished 2021 Animals are found here and there around the world. Some are found in only one small area, others are widespread. Turtles are found on every continent... except Antartica. With hilarious back and forth conversation between the narrator and the characters, we see what lengths Turtle is willing... Continue Reading →

B is for Ballet

B is for BalletWritten by John Robert AllmanIllustrations by Rachael DeanPublished 2020 Discover the world of ballet from A to Z with B is for Ballet. Told in softly flowing rhyme, each couplet introduces people, positions, or a famous ballet or character. The art is beautiful and almost-realistic, giving it a storybook feel while maintaining... Continue Reading →

Hear the Wind Blow

Hear the Wind BlowWords by Doe BoyleIllustrated by Emily PaikPublished 2021 Hear the Wind Blow is a poem where each stanza shows the effects of each number on the Beaufort Scale. The words evoke a child's vision of the world but with a beauty to the language that will also appeal to the adult reader.... Continue Reading →

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