The Book that Jake Borrowed, written and illustrated by a children’s librarian, starts out as a spin on The House that Jack Built. “/This is Jake./”
“A Map of Days reveals Ransom Riggs at the peak of his powers, leaving loyal fans ravenous for more.”
Hélène Druvert is clearly a talented artist and designer as evident in her previous projects Paris Up, Up and Away (2016), Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away (2017) and again here with
“Louisiana’s Way Home is one of those books that touches your heart. . . . Brilliant!”
The very first thing that strikes you about A House for Mouse is the beautifully illustrated cover and the quality of the book jacket.
The young boy who narrates Sing to the Moon has big dreams but when a rainy day keeps him from his exotic plans, he discovers a different kind of indoor adventure invented b
In case you were wondering, yes, it’s true; there is another FBI: The Fairy Tale Bureau of Investigations.
This beautiful book has a simple message about the animals of the earth, sky, and sea: that they be happy, safe, well fed, and have companionship.
Introduces young children to 10 orchestra instruments. Quirky animal characters. Realistic drawings.
Good Morning, Neighbor is a sweet, repetitive tale that explores how food can build community. Mouse wants to make an omelet and asks his neighbor, the blackbird, for an egg.
What’s a newspaper’s purpose? We think we know the answer. Of course, a paper brings us the news, perhaps also advertisements.
“Time for Bed, Miyuki contains the type of rich and vibrant pretend play-life one hopes is inherent in every child.”
Everyone loves John Yeoman (b. 1934) and Quentin Blake (b. 1932), at least everyone old enough to remember their quirky stories.
This intriguing picture book by an Australian author celebrates the ingenuity and creativity of children.
Star in the Jar is a bedtime story . . . but not really.
The Dreamer, a spare picture book written and illustrated by Il Sung Na, is clearly meant to inspire young readers to try for the impossible.
All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah is based on Sydney Taylor's original All-of-a-Kind Family books published between 1951 and 1978.
The theme of parents' love for their child is a recurring one in children's books, from Love You Forever by Robert Munsch to Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney to Mama
In the book Night Job a father brings his son to work with him at a school, where he works as a custodian during the overnight shift every Friday night.
This should be a fun graphic novel. Wilson’s richly colored illustrations are lively; the multicultural family characters timely; the storyline inventive. Somehow, though, it doesn’t deliver.
This quiet and contemplative picture book is a tender story about understanding differences.
“might prove to be a very handy tool to use with little ones who are fighting with each other.”
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.
This colorful book, The Crocodile and the Dentist, has only 128 words in it, and many of them are repeated. First the crocodile says he is afraid. Then the dentist repeats it.
With this fifth graphic novel in the Dog Man series, Dav Pilkey shows no signs of slowing down.