The Picture Book Buzz

June 14, 2019

Quick announcement - Erik Ammon is the winner of a signed copy of Gayle Krause's Once Upon A Twisted Tale!

While there are a number of ballet picture books on the shelves, I haven't found a book like this one. Sure, it's about a little girl who wants to dance in her school's recital, but i...

May 24, 2019

This year is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. And as you can imagine, there are a ton of books being released about the moon or featuring the moon.

I found a real treasure for this week's #PPBF pick. It is different from all the ones I've seen so far, as it is entirely wordless. I...

February 22, 2019

Encouraging curiosity about the world, nature, and why things happen and providing space for the messy experiments and creative endeavors necessary to find the answers is a fun part of the job for parents and teachers. 

This is a story for the child who's ever wonder how cer...

February 18, 2019

Debut author, Laura Roettiger, claims her "superpower is encouraging curiosity in children and letting them know she believes in them." Which obviously worked, as her three children are all employed in STEM related professions. Her debut book Aliana Reaches for the Moon, releases tom...

August 3, 2018

Review of a great book for anyone who loves picnics and time outdoors or who's ever had their "best laid" plans go awry.

August 4, 2017

Who doesn't like dinosaurs? Or Pirates? What about Dinosaur Space Pirates? Too much . . . well then you'll be glad to know this book is just about Dinosaur Pirates.

Cap'n Rex & His Clever Crew

Author: Henry Herz

Illustrator: Benjamin Schipper

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books (2017)

Ages: 4...

February 17, 2017

Some of my most interesting evenings have been spent "camping" in the family room, around a fire, when the power went out.  Building Lego cities into the evening, playing card games and reading by  the light of a lantern, everything just seemed magical. As long as the power didn't remain...

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...

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