Category: children’s picture books

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…

2018 Picture Books–They Say Blue

It is 2019. Ta-da! For most of this year Jean Matthew Hall will review some of the amazing picture books published in 2018. They Say Blue was published by Abrams Books for Young Readers in 2018. I’m stuck! I’m feeling reluctant to give my…

2018 Picture Books–The Day You Begin

It is 2019. Ta-da! For most of this year I will review some of the amazing picture books published in 2018. I love my job! Today is MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY. MCBD’s mission is to raise awareness of the need for kids’ books celebrating…

2018 Picture Books–Kitten and the Night Watchman

It is 2019. Ta-da! For most of this year Jean Matthew Hall will review some of the amazing picture books published in 2018. Kitten and the Night Watchman was written by John Sullivan (also a night watchman!) and illustrated by Taeeun Yoo. Paula Wiseman…

LAST-MINUTE GIFTS

“Oh, no! I forgot Mrs. So-and-so.” Yes, I’ve said that before. Bet you have, too. Or, “Mom, I need a gift for a party I’m going to.” You’ve heard that, haven’t you? Many years ago I thought it was weird that my mother had a…

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