Category: children’s picture books

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…

Picture Books and More

I’ve mentioned that I’m now on Pinterest. I find it useful in several areas of my life. Today I want to share my Pinterest Picture Books Reviews Board with you. Gentle Chapter Books 17 Unexpectedly Awesome Books for Boys Books That Teach Kindness (and…

Goodnight, Manger-PB Review

Another Christmas Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall. Goodnight, Manger is Laura Sassi’s take on the first Christmas. It was illustrated by Jane Chapman and published in 2015 by Zonderkidz. This board book is sturdy enough to last for years through several sets…

The Christmas Story-PB Review

Another Christmas Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall. The Christmas Story was published by Worthy Kids/Ideals in 2005. It was written by Patricia A. Pingry and illustrated by Wendy Edelson. This is definitely a Christian presentation of the Christmas story. The first page…

MY PINTEREST

I opened a PINTEREST account more than a year ago. Then promptly ignored it. I’ll bet you’ve done something similar before, too. However, a couple of months ago I decided it was time to revisit, learn, conquer the beast. I’m glad I did. Now…

The Baby King – PB Reveiw

Another Christmas Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall. Last week I reviewed an ARCH Christmas book and couldn’t give it my thumbs up. But I must say their 2017 book, The Baby King, is a big improvement. The Baby King was written by…

C is for Christmas

Another Christmas picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall C is for Christmas was written by Michelle Medlock Adams and illustrated by Louise Hargreaves. Little Lamb Books (AKA “the publisher of my book to be released soon”) released it in 2018 a few days…

One Small Donkey-PB Review

Another Christmas Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall One Small Donkey: A Christmas Story was written by Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrated by Marta Alvarez Miguens. It was published by Tommy Nelson in 2016. Dandi Daley Mackall has created an adorable story that…

Where Jesus Slept — PB Review

Another Christmas Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall. Where Jesus Slept was written by Norma Lewis and illustrated by Katy Hudson. It was published in 2016 by Worthy Kids/Ideals. This is also definitely a Christian Christmas book. It begins by quoting Luke 2:10B-11,…

Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree – PB Review

Another Christmas Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall. Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree was written by David Martin and illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev. Candlewick Press published it in 2011. Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree is a cute little story…

New Christmas Picture Book

She’s done it again! My sweet friend, Jill Roman Lord, has worked her word-magic again and brought the first Christmas night to life for young children. Her verses are in perfect rhyme and meter. Her insights into the celebration surrounding the birth of Jesus…

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