The intriguing title got this reviewer’s attention. The protagonist is a T. rex named Penelope, and it’s her first day of school. Penelope is nervous about going.
Pink Is for Boys by Robb Pearlman is a delight.
In lovely, pastel fauvist palette, Jessica Love, an actor debuting as an author/illustrator, introduces us to Julian, who loves mermaids.
Bad news breaks and a young girl tries to make sense of it. A gray cloud slips over the family and the community. The parents are sad and distracted. “Suddenly Mom is glued to the television.
“Five shining stars of fun!”
Who receives handwritten letters anymore?
Oh, boy, oh boy, oh boy-o!
In her oversized new picture book newcomer Ami Shin, a recent and celebrated graduate of the Cambridge School of Illustration based in Korea, is taken with London architecture.
“Rudy has illustrated her picture book with an elaborate world made of fabrics and scavenged materials, and populated it with handmade felt and fur mice . . .”
The theme of desperately wanting a pet is not new to children's books, but it takes a different form in I Love Cats!, the follow-up to Stainton and Staake's I Love Dogs!. What is
The Very Very Very Long Dog is a Harry the Dirty Dog meets Captain Underpants picture book that will appeal to dog lovers and readers who enjoy a good laugh about butts a
Chronicle likes to push the envelope, and in this case, it is covered with hearts—or maybe not. The point of the book is that a stereotypical Valentine is not what the author wants to deliver.
NY is for New York is not your average alphabet book.
It’s that time again . . . time for that horrid Grinch to try to ruin Christmas. In Dr.
Some early reading books can lack color and personality while teaching early language skills and concepts. But when Elephant and Piggie are involved, fun is never in short supply.
“This is one fun, lively, and attractive book.”
Innovative design combines with traditional story telling in the sweet and simple The Quiet Crocodile.
“a very good book.”
“This children’s story based on the characters created by Chris Carter will make fans of a new generation.”
Elaborate and detailed illustrations dominate this story of a grumpy girl named Ivy and the lonely little raincloud who befriends her.
“a super-engaging and thoughtful book, just fine for a quick and casual read, but better for a lingering one.”
Walter Benjamin (1892–1940) was a German philosopher with controversial theories about everything from art, literature, politics, economics, and the gamut in between.
Zachary J. Warthog finds a mysterious box on his doorstep.
“a treasure that will lure a new generation of readers, rendering them life-long fans of Pettson and Findus.”
Author and illustrator Roger Duvoisin (1900–1980) was a Swiss artist who immigrated to the United States in the late 1920s.
“a very readable and enjoyable picture book.”