Category: Authors

G Is For Groundhog – Review

SPOILER ALERT! GIVE-A-WAY IN THIS POST.  G Is For Groundhog is a brand new soft cover picture book by my wonderful friend, Kristi Butler.  It was illustrated by another special friend, Samantha Bell. Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. published it in 2018. G Is For Groundhog is…

The Blue Whale – a Nonfiction Picture Book Review

Another nonfiction picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. It’s that wonderful time of year again—school restarts after summer break. I love it! I peruse the aisles of department stores admiring the shiny new school supplies. I haven’t taught school for fourteen years, but…

Guest Post – Jason Joyner

Jason Joyner’s new release Launch is book one of the YA Rise of the Anointed series published by Little Lamb Books. It is available at online bookstores and book stores across America. Gifts By Jason Joyner We are all given gifts. The Father of lights gives…

Picture Book Review-Ocean Meets Sky

  Another picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. Ocean Meets Sky was written and illustrated by The Fan Brothers. It was published by Simon % Schuster Books for Young Readers in 2018. This book is home to some incredible art. Really! Just like…

Picture Book Review How to Grow a Dinosaur

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall How to Grow a Dinosaur was written by Jill Esbaum and illustrated by Mike Boldt. It was published in 2018 by Dial Books for Young Readers. There are tons of picture books on the library shelves…

Picture Book Review (Nonfiction) The Inventor’s Secret

A Nonfiction Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall The Inventor’s Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford is an interesting and engaging nonfiction picture book written by Suzanne Slade, and illustrated (smashingly!) by Jennifer Black Reinhardt. It was published by Charlesbridge in 2015….

Picture Book Review–Blue Ethel

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall Blue Ethel is a sweet picture book written and illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt. It was published by Margaret Ferguson Books in 2017. Ethel is a cat. And true to her catly nature Ethel is independent,…

Picture Book Review—Be Kind

  Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall Be Kind is written by Pat Zietlow Miller, and is illustrated lusciously by Jen Hill. It was published in 2018 by Roaring Brook Press. Be Kind is one of my favorites of the many picture…

Picture Book Review – Samantha on a Roll

A Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall Samantha on a Roll was written by Linda Ashman and illustrated by Christine Davenier. Farrar Straus Giroux published it in 2011. Samantha has new skates. Oh, how she wants to try them out! But Mama is too…

Picture Book Review-Mary Had a Little Glam

  Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall-Mary Had a Little Glam. I love to curl up with one of my grandkids and share a sweet, quiet picture book. Such tender memories. However, Mary Had a Little Glam (written by Tammi Sauer and…

Picture Book Review—Wide Awake Bear

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall Pat Zietlow Miller’s Wide Awake Bear is illustrated beautifully by Jean Kim. It was published in 2018 by Harper Collins Publishers. Baby Bear Elliot and his mama snuggle in for their winter-long nap. But only a…

Picture Book Review – Starry Safari

Starry Safari was written by Linda Ashman and Illustrated by Jeff Mack. It was published in 2005 by Harcourt Books. In fewer than 200 words Ashman tells us a cute story of a young child going on a safari in his bright red jeep…

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