Entries Tagged as 'Picture Books'

Sleep Tight, Anna Banana

March 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By HOMA WOODRUM Written in the present tense with a graphic novel style, Sleep Tight, Anna Banana by Dominique Roques and illustrated by Alexis Dormal is the first picture book from publisher First Second Books and the first of a planned series of books featuring Anna Banana. Anna is a little girl that wants to […]

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Under the Freedom Tree

February 6th, 2014 · No Comments · 1, Books

Review By KRISTIN WALD Using rhythmic and staccato lines, Susan VanHecke’s Under the Freedom Tree tells a true story from the Civil War that may be new to many children and their parents. Three southern slaves, Frank, James, and Shepard, run away from a Confederate camp in 1861, and escape to a Union camp in search of […]

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How to Be a Cat

January 14th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT Small Kitten learns the tricks of the cat trade and we are along for the ride in Nikki McClure’s How to Be a Cat (Amazon affiliate link). Spare in its prose but unskimping on detailed illustrations, this story is a delight for young cat friends as we see Small Kitten (and Big […]

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Rock-a-Bye Room

November 25th, 2013 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY What a sweet bedtime book! With a nod to the lullaby “Rock-a-Bye Baby” and Margaret Wise Brown’s classic bedtime story Good Night, Moon, Susan Meyer’s gentle rhymes and Amy Bates’ darling illustrations are sure to soothe your kiddo before bed. This safe, quiet, gentle book (which I received as a review copy […]

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