Category: Reviews

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”

LOVE – Picture Book Review

Love is a 2018 picture book by Newberry Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña. It is illustrated by Loren Long and was published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons. I have huge respect for both the author and illustrator of Love. But I’m confused by… Continue Reading “LOVE – Picture Book Review”

A Seed Is the Start-a Nonfiction Picture Book

Another nonfiction picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. A Seed Is the Start is a National Geographic Kids book. It was written by Melissa Stewart and copyrighted in 2018. The illustrations are all photographs. The ISBN is 978-1-4263-2977-7. Something a little different about… Continue Reading “A Seed Is the Start-a Nonfiction Picture Book”

G Is For Groundhog – Review

SPOILER ALERT! GIVE-A-WAY IN THIS POST.  G Is For Groundhog is a brand new soft cover picture book by my wonderful friend, Kristi Butler.  It was illustrated by another special friend, Samantha Bell. Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. published it in 2018. G Is For Groundhog is… Continue Reading “G Is For Groundhog – 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”

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature

Another nonfiction picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature is a handsome nonfiction picture book written by Caldecott Medal Winner Joyce Sidman. It is illustrated by Beth Krommes and was published in 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Books for… Continue Reading “Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature”

Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature

Another nonfiction picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. Children are exposed to patterns in math, in reading, in science and history early in their formal educations. It develops good thinking skills and encourages visual intelligence. Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature written and… Continue Reading “Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature”

A Nonfiction Picture Book-Otters Love to Play

Another nonfiction picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall Otters Love to Play written by Jonathan London and illustrated by Meilo So is a picture book about—you guessed—those adorable little clowns of water ways, otters. It was published in 2016 by Candlewick Press. The… Continue Reading “A Nonfiction Picture Book-Otters Love to Play”

Nonfiction Picture Book-Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?

Another nonfiction picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? was written by Rita Gray and illustrated by Kenard Pak. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published it in 2014. The ISBN is 978-0-544-10580-5. I don’t like writing reviews when a book… Continue Reading “Nonfiction Picture Book-Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?”

A Mammal Is an Animal-Nonfiction Picture Book

Another nonfiction picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall Lizzie Rockwell did a rocking job with the picture book A Mammal Is an Animal in my opinion. Holiday House published this entertaining and informative picture book in 2018. The ISBN is 978-0-8234-3670-5. Rockwell balances… Continue Reading “A Mammal Is an Animal-Nonfiction Picture Book”

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