Category: Picture Books

The Most Magnificent Thing

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall The Most Magnificent Thing was written and illustrated by Ashley Spires. It was published in 2014 by Kids Can Press. An unnamed little girl has a wonderful idea to build the most magnificent thing. She’s not…

Anything Is Possible – Picture Book

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall Anything Is Possible was written in Italian by Giulia Belloni and illustrated by Marco Trevisan. It was translated into English by William Anselmi and published in English in 2011 by Owl Kids. A sheep and a…

Violet the Pilot – Picture Boook

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall Violet tbe Pilot was written and illustrated by Steve Breen. Dial Books for Young Readers published it in 2008. Violet is different from the other kids at school. She doesn’t have friends. She doesn’t spend time…

Picture Book Review How to Grow a Dinosaur

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall How to Grow a Dinosaur was written by Jill Esbaum and illustrated by Mike Boldt. It was published in 2018 by Dial Books for Young Readers. There are tons of picture books on the library shelves…

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 Review–Blue Ethel

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall Blue Ethel is a sweet picture book written and illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt. It was published by Margaret Ferguson Books in 2017. Ethel is a cat. And true to her catly nature Ethel is independent,…

Picture Book Review—Be Kind

  Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall Be Kind is written by Pat Zietlow Miller, and is illustrated lusciously by Jen Hill. It was published in 2018 by Roaring Brook Press. Be Kind is one of my favorites of the many picture…

Picture Book Review – Samantha on a Roll

A Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall Samantha on a Roll was written by Linda Ashman and illustrated by Christine Davenier. Farrar Straus Giroux published it in 2011. Samantha has new skates. Oh, how she wants to try them out! But Mama is too…

Picture Book Review-Mary Had a Little Glam

  Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall-Mary Had a Little Glam. I love to curl up with one of my grandkids and share a sweet, quiet picture book. Such tender memories. However, Mary Had a Little Glam (written by Tammi Sauer and…

Picture Book Review—Wide Awake Bear

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall Pat Zietlow Miller’s Wide Awake Bear is illustrated beautifully by Jean Kim. It was published in 2018 by Harper Collins Publishers. Baby Bear Elliot and his mama snuggle in for their winter-long nap. But only a…

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