Children’s literature does not shy away from life in its many manifestations. There are picture books about loss, illness, death, and metaphorical stories about good and evil.
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.
This deceptively simple, wordless picture book begins in a mundane world of dull grays and tans. A young girl looks out the window from her room in an immense apartment block onto a bleak world.
“Seven Bad Cats will become a bedtime favorite for its short jaunty story and its charming art.”
Pink Is for Boys by Robb Pearlman is a delight.
This imaginative I Can Read (Fast Fun Reads) is poised to grab the attention of distracted children who might be busy on their devices instead of sitting with a book.
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.
Black Bird Yellow Sun operates on several levels, more complicated than you might think a simple board book would be.
“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.
It’s that time again . . . time for that horrid Grinch to try to ruin Christmas. In Dr.
NY is for New York is not your average alphabet book.
The Wind in the Willows has been enchanting readers both young and old since it was first published in 1908.
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.
“It is touching to make the realization that, when all else fails, one will never be alone while there exists a moon.”
“This is one fun, lively, and attractive book.”
Innovative design combines with traditional story telling in the sweet and simple The Quiet Crocodile.
“a treasure to enjoy with your children and grandchildren . . . should become a family heirloom . . .”