Where’s My Mummy?

Where's My Mummy?Words by Carolyn CrimiIllustrated by John MandersPublished 2008 Where’s My Mummy is a rhythmic story about a little baby mummy who wants to play hide-and-seek with his mama mummy. The story is simple, he runs to hide but when he can’t find mama he looks and instead finds his neighbors, but it grabs... Continue Reading →

Julia’s House

By Ben Hatke This is a twofer because, much to my delight, one of our family favorites - Julia’s House for Lost Creatures - has a sequel. Julia is a young girl who lives in a traveling house that sits on the back of a giant turtle. It’s too quiet all alone in her big... Continue Reading →

Carnivores

Written by Aaron ReynoldsIllustrated by Dan SantatPublished 2013 Cover of Carnivores (from Amazon marketplace) Do you sometimes feel a little left out when you bite your friends?Is it hard not to nibble on your neighbors?If so, you might be interested in Carnivores. Lion, Shark, and Timber Wolf are frustrated by how nobody wants them around.... Continue Reading →

Pinkalicious

Written by Victoria and Elizabeth KannIllustrated by Victoria KannPublished 2006 Sister duo Victoria and Elizabeth brought Pinkalicious to life and spawned a whole set of picture books, easy readers, and even a TV show. Pinkalicious is a young girl who, bored with the rainy day, makes cupcakes with her mom and brother. "More!" she demands... Continue Reading →

Red Butterfly

Red Butterfly, How a Princess Smuggled the Secret of Silk Out of ChinaWords by Deborah NoyesIllustrated by Sophie BlackallPublished 2007 As a Chinese princess prepares to leave her home and family to go marry a prince of Khotan she reflects upon the many wonderful sights and splendors she will have to leave behind.There are the... Continue Reading →

King Jack and the Dragon

King Jack and the Dragon, written by Peter Bently and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, was published in 2011 and therefore qualifies for the tag "old" when it comes to picture books. A good rule of thumb if you're looking for books to gauge the current market is to make sure the books aren't older than... Continue Reading →

Big Day on the River

For the love of books, old, is where we start. While 17 years old isn’t old for a person, or even a book, I’m going to use “old” to refer to books that are too old to be considered comp titles. So if it’s over five years old you’re not going to find it on... Continue Reading →

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