Category: Historicals

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-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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 Author Carol Boston Weatherford

Overview of author Carol Boston Weatherford by Jean Matthew Hall You can leave a comment for Jean by clicking on “Leave A Comment” in the left sidebar. Over the next few weeks we’ll be looking at a few of Carol Boston Weatherford’s picture books….

This Is the Feast

This Is the Feast Written by Diane Z. Shore        Illustrated by Megan Lloyd Published by Scholastic, Inc. in 2008   This Is the Feast is a rhyming picture book about the Pilgrims’ journey and settlement of the New World, then their…

Thanksgiving–A Harvest Celebration

Thanksgiving—A Harvest Celebration Written by Julie Stiegemeyer            Illustrated by Renné Benoit   Published by Concordia Publishing House in 2003   Thanksgiving—A Harvest Celebration is a nonfiction picture book about the Pilgrims’ journey to the New World, their first year…

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