“The mix of poets, styles, and topics makes for a collection that will prompt children and their parents and teachers to grab paper and pencil—or laptop and mouse—to try writing their own ‘
“Who is this picture book for? Any child would find it a horror story about a destructive father and a mother who can't keep herself or her son safe.
“This book can be read over and over, because there is always something new to see in the art, and the puns are so punny. . . .
“Offer[s] young readers plenty of opportunity to read their own ideas into the story, flex their imagination, and explore their own fear of the unfamiliar.”
“Forsooth, methinks this chapter book is a winner!”
“Dress Like a Girl is an empowerment book.”
“Clanton’s Narwhal and Jelly follow in the grand tradition of early reader buddy tales like Frog and Toad or Elephant and Piggie, and this latest tale is sure to find an h
The Little Green Hen is a twist on a classic story, The Little Red Hen. In Murray’s version, the hen is good at caring for an apple tree.
The picture book Pencil: A Story with a Point, is a book about a pencil with feelings, and a tablet with a mouth, and junk drawer filled with inanimate things with good ideas and silly pun
“Penguin Days provides learning of the most important kind, and has an added bonus of sweet humor, age appropriate text, and engaging illustrations.”
“Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship is a well-rounded, satisfying, and readable collection.”
“strikes a sweet and wistful note, focusing on true friendship and how it endures through life’s changes. All in all, a fitting farewell for the Terrible Two.”
“I (Heart) Art gives youngsters their own elegant and timeless pocket museum that they can visit time and time again, independently, at their own pace, and, above
"Mary Walker deserves better than this. And so do young readers."
“Duck and Hippo: The Secret Valentine is a happy story of friendship, perfect for circle time at preschool or one-on-one time in a parent’s or grandparent’s lap.”
“Adams’ and Neal’s homage to Browning’s poem is a book to love.”
Lucy Cousins, the prolific English author/artist once published a 128-page book, Yummy, Eight Favorite Fairy Tales, which was judged delightfully “savage,” as well as many picture books ab
“Hugs and Kisses for the Grouchy Ladybug is simple, lovely, effective, and well suited to the youngest of readers.”
“A masterful combination of words and pictures, Harold Loves His Woolly Hat is about love and the different forms it can take, if only you open your eyes to it and are willing to s
“The charming story is sure to enchant . . .
“The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid
“Who wouldn’t want to invent a unique dog with a Komondor head, a Dachshund middle, finished off with a Great Dane rear end?”
“This outstanding picture book invites multiple readings and will be a delight for aspiring detectives.”
“Franklin and Luna Go to the Moon demonstrates the satisfaction of finding out where your roots are, even if they are far, far away.”
In Guridi’s book, The King of Nothing, the very clever Mimo the First rules over his imaginary kingdom with all the pride and fervor he can muster.