Category Archive: Picture Books

Picture Books : Who Let the Cat IN?

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A few weeks ago I wrote a post about dogs, called Picture Books : Who Let the Dogs Out? in which I mentioned the battle that often materializes when dog people and cat… Continue reading

Looking Closely…

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Some of my favorite picture books are the ones that make you look very closely at the illustrations to tell the full story. There are some great examples of that this year, and… Continue reading

Picture Books : Drawing & Painting & Messing Around!

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In my years as teacher, mother, and daycare provider, I have not met a child that did not love to draw and paint. The nice thing about drawing is that they can do… Continue reading

Henri Matisse

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This summer I had the opportunity to see a Henri Matisse exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts that combined their collection of his work along with a circulating exhibit from the Baltimore… Continue reading

More Stellar Space Books

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As Mindy alluded to in her last post, we recently presented a number of our recent favorites at a conference for teachers and librarians. We spent a lot of time researching, reading, and… Continue reading

Review: And Two Boys Booed

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And Two Boys Booed by Judith Viorst and Sophie Blackall (ill.) 9780374303020. September 2014. Gr. K-2 Since we are about to give our big Booktalk Live! presentation at the ITEM (formerly MEMO) conference… Continue reading

We need diverse books

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We need diverse books. The movement that started as a hashtag earlier this year has grown into an organization with a mission to promote diverse books and authors. This is great news for… Continue reading

Interview : Author / Illustrator Mike Wohnoutka

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Today’s featured author/illustrator is Mike Wohnoutka, who has not one, but TWO books being published this month! When I read picture books, I often wonder about the creators’ thoughts and feelings regarding their… Continue reading

Picture Books : Who Let the Dogs Out?

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Which makes the better pet, dogs or cats? This question might be one of the most disputed issues ever, causing family and friends to fight like—well, like cats and dogs. Take my sister… Continue reading

Review: Maddi’s Fridge

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I recently learned September is Hunger Awareness Month. Coincidently, a children’s book recently crossed my desk that does a nice job of addressing the issue of hunger. So in the interest of raising… Continue reading