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June 30, 2017

Sometimes, the littlest things spark memories. Looking at the illustrations in this book took me back to my honeymoon in Italy. My husband and  Ispent a day wandering and admiring art throughout Florence. I distinctly remember many of the statutes, especially David, which Barbara includes...

June 30, 2017

What a summer full of amazing picture book debuts and releases!  Just check out all the great reviews on Susanna Hill's Perfect Picture Book Friday blog (

Here's a few released from May to June reviewed on this blog: May I Have a Word by Carol Levis; The Cran...

June 27, 2017

Though I normally review picture books, I couldn't pass up sharing this amazing book with you. In the current climate of "fake news" and the ever-present fake stories that abound on the internet, this book actively involves kids and adults in learning to determine which stories are true a...

June 26, 2017

Although her recent book isn't a picture book, Laurie has written two picture books. The first is a nonfiction - Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah and the second is a sweet fiction for younger kids - My Dog is the Best. I really enjoye...

June 23, 2017

The cover of this book snagged me right away. It reminded me of a precious moment I once had

with a wild bird, who trustingly perched on my finger and allowed me to carry it safely out of my garage. It was such an amazing moment.

The image of the interaction between the fox and bird feels s...

June 19, 2017

It is my pleasure to introduce you to the debut picture book author and illustrator Barbara DiLorenzo. Her first picture book - Renato and the Lion - releases tomorrow on June 20th.   Happy Book Birthday!

Welcome Barbara,

ME: Tell us a little about yourself. (Where/when do you wri...

June 16, 2017

In the wake of the political and social climate that are country is currently experiencing, it is increasingly important that we come together as a nation. That we welcome and accept the differences that our "melting pot" heritage offers us. We're supposed to be "one nation under God, ind...

June 12, 2017

Today I have the privilege of talking with Sarvinder Naberhaus, whose newest picture book Blue Sky White Stars releases this Tuesday, June 13th. Blue Sky White Stars is a tribute to the American flag and our diverse nation.  Happy Book Birthday!  

Welcome Sarvinder -

ME: Tell us a little ab...

June 9, 2017

The sheer number of movies, books, comics, graphic novels, and action figurines indicate the affinity that so many kids, and adults, have for super heroes. I was equally excited about the book and depressed that I hadn't thought of it. This is a perfect book for kids of all ages who enjoy...

June 5, 2017

This week, I am interviewing an author who, jointly with her husband, wrote a wonderful book on the history of Mount Rainier's Inns and Lodges. It releases tomorrow, just in time for Father's Day. This creation was more than merely an endeavor started from a curiosity about images around...

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