Category: children’s books

Picture Book Review – The Manic Panic

Another 2018 Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall. As soon as I touched The Manic Panic I suspected it would be different from other picture books I’ve been reading. The spine is clothbound—such a delightful texture to a booklover like me. The book…

Picture Book Review – A Couch for Llama

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall featuring 2018 picture books. Talk about cute! Leah Gilbert’s first picture book, A Couch for Llama, is that and more. Her illustrations are colorful and inviting. And that llama is sooo cuddly. It was published by…

Picture Book Review – Kate, Who Tamed the Wind

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall featuring 2018 picture books. Kate, Who Tamed the Wind was written by Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Lee White. It fooled me. Judging by the title I thought it would be a nonfiction biography. Not…

Picture Book Women’s History Month-Mary Shelly

A picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall featuring a 2018 picture book about a woman making history! Happy Women’s History Month! She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelly Created Frankenstein was written by Lynn Fulton and illustrated by Felicita Sala. It was published…

Picture Book for Women’s History Month-Libba

A picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall featuring a 2018 picture book about a woman making history! Happy Women’s History Month! Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotton is a nonfiction picture book written by Laura Veirs and illustrated by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh….

Picture Book for Women’s History Month-Lizard Lady

A picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall featuring a 2018 picture book about a woman making history! Happy Women’s History Month! The Lizard Lady is a nonfiction picture book published in 2018 by Abordale. It was written by Jennifer Keats Curtis and Dr….

Picture Book for Women’s History Month-Jane Austen

A picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall featuring a 2018 picture book about a woman making history! Happy Women’s History Month! Brave Jane Austen: Reader, Writer, Author, Rebel was written by Lisa Pliscou and was illustrated by Jen Corace. Henry Holt and Company…

Picture Book Review – Hedge Hog!

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall featuring 2018 picture books. Hedgehogs are so small, so round, so cute! We tend to think they have cute personalities, too. But Ashlyn Anstee’s picture book Hedge Hog! puts a different spin on that image. Hedge…

Picture Book Review-Wordy Birdy

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall featuring 2018 picture books. Do you like silly picture books? Those that give children (and us adults) a good giggle. If yes, you’ll love Wordy Birdy by Tammi Sauer. The illustrations by Dave Mottram are a…

2018 Picture Book–That Fruit Is MINE!

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall. That Fruit is MINE! was written and illustrated by Anuska Allepuz. It was published in 2018 by Albert Whitman & Company. First, let me say I LOVE the illustrations. Five elephants in a jungle. Five totally…

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