The Picture Book Buzz

January 27, 2017

Change is hard. And taking that next step, leaving the "nest," going to preschool, or kindergarten, is hard for many kids. Not that change is any easier for older kids or adults. I was excited to find a book that infuses laughter into coping with changes. 

NOPE! A Tale...

January 25, 2017

Research For Reading Month (ReFoReMo) introduces their calendar of presenters:

Registration begins February 15th. Note that "fully registered participants will have an opportunity to enter prize drawings at the conclusion of ReFoReMo. Our private Facebook Group is open to all picture book...

January 25, 2017

I am participating in the Multicultural Children's Book Day 2017 (1/27/17) and joining numerous reviewers in highlighting books which celebrate diversity.  The copy of this book, sent me from Second Story Press, for purposes of this review, will be donated to a classroom in...

January 23, 2017

I chose Anna Forrester and her debut picture book, Bat Count: A Citizen Science Story, to kick off a new portion of my blog - The Picture Book Buzz.  My goal for 2017 is to post interviews with authors at least once a month, on Mondays.

Many organizations use citizen scientists to help the...

January 20, 2017

What a great way to introduce children to scientific procedures and citizen involvement. Being a participant in citizen science projects - specifically the Feeder Watch Program  and the Great Backyard Bird Count through The Cornell Lab of Ornithology -  I found this book a delightful read...

January 13, 2017

I know the holiday's are over, but I need to highlight one last holiday book. How we respond to change and unexpected events, especially around the holidays, says a lot about our character.  Although a holiday themed book, Penguin's discovery is relevant all year round.

Penguin's Christmas...

January 6, 2017

Staring into the swirling sparkles of a snow globe is magical and peaceful. Take a peek at how this book captures that feeling for young readers.

My Snow Globe

Written by Megan E. Bryant

Illustration by Melissa Iwai

Publisher Scholastic, Cartwheel Books imprint

Ages 2-4 years

Fiction

Themes

Winte...

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