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3 Holiday Picture Books + Bonus Craft Book

This year, I was given a last-minute request to read a Christmas book to the Girl Scout Junior troop. Here’s what I found on the shelves. Under the Christmas Tree by Nikki Grimes. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. HarperCollins, 2002. This … Continue reading

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All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah by Emily Jenkins and Paul O. Zelinksy.

Happy Hanukkah!  Here’s a quick break from my Cybils reviews for this beautiful new Hanukkah book. All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah by Emily Jenkins and Paul O. Zelinksy. Schwartz & Wade Books/Penguin Random House, 2018. I remember finding and loving the All-of-a-Kind … Continue reading

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3 Don’t-Miss Picture Books

Crown: an Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James. Bolden from Agate Publishing, 2017. I’d seen this on the shelf, but was moved to check it out when listening to the Caldecott Contender episode of … Continue reading

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4 Adorable Picture Books

Now that my youngest is in second grade, I’m often told that she’s too old for picture books.  That doesn’t stop me from bringing them home – I firmly believe in the magic of a good picture book to capture … Continue reading

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My Two Blankets

My Two Blankets by Irena Kobald & Freya Blackwood. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. Our young narrator loved her life at home in Africa, until war came and they had to leave.  Now she lives in a place where everything is … Continue reading

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Practical Picture Book Trio

I wrote in my Diversity for Daisies post about my project of trying to find books for each of the 10 Girl Scout Daisy Petals.  But of course, there’s more to the Daisies than the petals, which cover values.  We’ve … Continue reading

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Cybils Countdown – Picture Book Finalists

So as I said, somehow I’ve not been able to get to all the Cybils finalists I’ve wanted to.  There were seven picture book finalists, and I have read only four of them.  At least I very much enjoyed the ones I … Continue reading

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Diversity for Daisies

In the spirit of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, I thought I’d share a project that I’ve been working on for a couple of months now. It’s not done yet, but I would like to ask for input from you, dear … Continue reading

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Over the River & Through the Wood

I’m taking some time off to be with my family over the holidays this year, so my posting here will continue to be spotty.  In the meantime, enjoy this modern and madcap holiday picture book. Over the River & Through the … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Pony

Cybils nominations are still open! And there are lots of good books, and books that look good, that haven’t yet been nominated!  Our fearless leader, Charlotte, has put together several lists of unnominated books in the Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative category if you … Continue reading

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