Category: Historicals

Tales of my NF PB Biography

Where to Start? A month ago I was challenged to tackle writing a nonfiction picture book. A biography, specifically. My friend told me to brainstorm topics that interest me and start my research there. But I quickly became stuck! I am passionate about Christ,… Continue Reading “Tales of my NF PB Biography”

NF 2019 Picture Books

In 2020 I’ve read a few dozen “lists” of the best picture books of 2019. Instead of making my own list I decided to give you a peek into some of these 2019 picture books so you can decide for yourself. Whether you are… Continue Reading “NF 2019 Picture Books”

Picture Book Women’s History Month-Mary Shelley

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 Shelley Created Frankenstein was written by Lynn Fulton and illustrated by Felicita Sala. It was published… Continue Reading “Picture Book Women’s History Month-Mary Shelley”

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.… Continue Reading “Picture Book for Women’s History Month-Libba”

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… Continue Reading “Picture Book for Women’s History Month-Jane Austen”

Let the Children March – Review

Another picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. Last week I reviewed one of the cutest picture books I’ve seen. It was delightful! This week’s picture book could not be any more different from that. Let the Children March is about the 1963 Children’s… Continue Reading “Let the Children March – Review”

Lightship–Nonfiction Picture Book Review

Another nonfiction picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. Brian Floca’s nonfiction picture book, Lightship, was published in 2007 by Athenium Books for Young Readers. The ISBN is 978-1-4169-2436-4. You read it correctly. Lightship, not lighthouse. I found the information interesting and intriguing. I… Continue Reading “Lightship–Nonfiction Picture Book Review”

Hedy’s Journey – a Nonfiction Picture Book Review

A nonfiction picture book review from Jean Matthew Hall Hedy’s Journey is a historical nonfiction picture book based on the memoirs of a Holocaust survivor as shared with her daughter, Michelle Bison, the author. It was illustrated by El primo Ramớn. It was published… Continue Reading “Hedy’s Journey – a Nonfiction Picture Book Review”

Between the Lines-Nonfiction Picture Book Review

Another nonfiction picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall In the spirit of back-to-school I’ll be sharing reviews about several nonfiction picture books over the next few weeks. They’re not only wonderful for kids to read at home for pleasure, but great tools for… Continue Reading “Between the Lines-Nonfiction Picture Book Review”

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.… Continue Reading “Picture Book Review (Nonfiction) The Inventor’s Secret”

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