The Picture Book Buzz

June 29, 2018

Review of humorous picture book about Mr. Mole's convoluted adventure to find his way back home.

June 26, 2018

Review of a board book brilliantly complex and simple in its presentation of relative sizes and our space in the universe.

June 25, 2018

I fell in love with Jarvis' illustrations in Patricia Toht's Pick a Pine Tree. When I read the announcement for Jarvis' new book Mrs Mole, I'm Home!, I got excited to learn more about, and share with you, this talent illustrator/author.

Jarvis describes himself as "a guy [who]decided to be...

June 24, 2018

Review of "Nature's Children Animals in Danger!" by Scholastic. A beautifully constructed series that would make a great addition to any nature curriculum or library.

June 23, 2018

Review of a "Rookie National Park" and "A True Book National Parks" by Scholastic. Two amazing nonfiction nature series full of STEM actvities.

June 22, 2018

Excited by the trailers, I eagerly awaited the release of the movieHidden Figures in 2017.  I was blown away. It's about time these women - all of them - received the recognition of their efforts, skills, and contributions to NASA.  It addressed the standards of times, without being moral...

June 18, 2018

Dow is the author of a contemporary fable, Mela and the Elephant (2018) and the illustrator of two nonfiction books - Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines (2017) and her newest one, Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 releases TOMORROW.

 

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June 16, 2018

Because of the loving, generous response of the kidlit community, a scholarship has been created to the Highlights Foundation Nature Retreat for ALL Writers & Artists, on August 5-8, 2018. 

The Highlights Foundation, with its 1,300 acres, "nestled in the beautiful Pocono Mountains," and th...

June 15, 2018

Even if you're not OCD, or a super neat freak, I'd be willing to bet you've had a relative or friend visit who you swear resembled a tornado. Or perhaps a roommate whose idea of organization and straightening differed greatly from yours.

Now, what if that other person was . . . a spid...

June 11, 2018

My first introduction to Jacob Grant was through his humorous book Little Bird’s Bad Word. Without using any particular “word,” Jacob perfectly captured a parent’s embarrassment and mortification when their youngster enthusiastically and naughtily uses a fun sounding word, everywhere. And...

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