Tag: Picture Books

BIRDS by Kevin Henke

Laura Dronzek again illustrates Kevin Henke’s picture book BIRDS. Greenwillow Press published it in 2009. Henke’s illustrations are usually soft and pastel—almost like chalk paintings. Dronzek’s illustrations for this book are deep and rich, even if the colors are pastel. I know NOTHING about…

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….

Picture Book Review-Just Teenie by Susan Meddaugh

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall You can leave a comment by clicking on “Leave a Comment” at the bottom of the list in the left sidebar.  This is my last review of Susan Meddaugh’s books for a while. Click here for…

Picture Book Review-The Witch’s Walking Stick by Susan Meddaugh

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall You can leave a comment by clicking on “Leave a Comment” at the bottom of the list in the left sidebar. The Witch’s Walking Stick by author/illustrator Susan Meddaugh was published by Houghton Mifflin in 2005….

What Do We Do All Day? Website of Fun Activities for Kids

What Do We Do All Day? Website Recommendation by Jean Matthew Hall Please click on “Leave a Comment” in the sidebar to the left to comment on this post. Come on, you can do it! If you have children toddlers to tweens there are…

Picture Book Review – Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh

More Picture Book reviews by Jean Matthew Hall For the next few weeks I’ll be taking a peek at picture books by Susan Meddaugh the author of the Martha books and many others. You can read about it here. Meddaugh’s Martha books became an…

Goodreads Online Resource for Writers and Readers

Another online resource for authors and readers–Goodreads–by Jean Matthew Hall Please click on “Leave a Comment” in the sidebar to the left to respond to the questions below.   A few years ago I joined Goodreads. I didn’t know what it was for, didn’t…

Picture Book Review – Nancy Tillman Author/Illustrator

Three beautiful picture books by Nancy Tillman Reviewed by Jean Matthew Hall The threat of an ice/snow storm hangs over us today. So, before the storm was due to hit I headed for one of my favorite places—the library! I knew that I didn’t…

Carol Baldwin Blogs about ME-Jean Matthew Hall

My long-time writing buddy, Carol Baldwin put up a post about me and my journey to publication. How nice of her! Please hop over and leave a little comment on her blog. Thanks, ya’ll. https://carolbaldwinblog.blogspot.com/2018/01/you-heard-it-here-first-jean-halls.html Or, read my original post about my first publishing…

Picture Book Review BEAR & HARE

Another Children’s Picture Book about snow! Review by Jean Matthew Hall. Bear & Hare Snow! was written and illustrated by Emily Gravett. It was published in 2014 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. An ebook edition is also available. True to contemporary…

Picture Book Review SNOW DANCE

Yet another Picture Book about snow! Review by Jean Matthew Hall. Snow Dance was written by Lezlie Evans and illustrated by Cynthia Jabar. It was published in 1997 by Houghton Mifflin. That is surprising to me because this bouncy, happy story is told in…

Picture Book Review A GOOD DAY by Kevin Henkes

A book review by Jean Matthew Hall of a Kevin Henkes picture book. A GOOD DAY was written by Kevin Henkes and published by Greenwillow Books in 2007. Again Henkes takes a simple, ordinary event and turns it into something delightful for young children….

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