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Awesome Picture Book : The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

I’m a big fan of Ashley Spires: her quirky, adorable illustrations perfectly match her multi-faceted, amusing, and relatable characters. Her new picture book, The Most Magnificent Thing, is an ode to perseverance and resilience, and it’s as sweet and fun as her plethora … Continue reading

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Awesome Picture Book: Splat! Starring the Vole Brothers, by Roslyn Schwartz

The Vole Brothers are enjoying a leisurely stroll, when…SPLAT! A pigeon leaves a very unpleasant surprise on one of their heads. I wasn’t yet familiar with Roslyn Schwartz’s illustrious Vole Brothers, but I have found a new favourite! This is the … Continue reading

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Awesome Picture Book: Shoe Dog by Megan McDonald

Just like Boot & Shoe, the scruffy main character of Shoe Dog stole my heart immediately. As soon as I started reading, I discovered that although adorable, this little dog would be a mischievous companion in real life! Shoe Dog is … Continue reading

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Awesome Picture Book: How Martha Saved her Parents from Green Beans

One of my favourite picture books from last year was It’s a Tiger, a fun and funny picture book about a boy who can’t seem to get away from a very persistent tiger. Written by David LaRochelle, the book is a wonderful … Continue reading

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Great Picture Book: If I Were a Lion by Sarah Weeks

To compliment Valerie’s wonderful early nonfiction selections, I wanted to share a great picture book called If I Were a Lion, by Sarah Weeks, illustrated by Heather M. Solomon. I had the opportunity to read this aloud to several groups just … Continue reading

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Awesome Picture Books: Bob Shea

There’s one picture book that, last year, charmed me above all others I’d read, and that’s Dinosaur vs. Bedtime by Bob Shea. It was first pointed out to me by one of my coworkers, who worked in the children’s department before … Continue reading

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Awesome Picture Books: Sara O’Leary

I first came across Sara’s books when I took her Writing of Children’s Literature class at Concordia. That course was probably the most difficult creative writing class I ever took (with the exception maybe of scriptwriting), but it was also … Continue reading

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Awesome Picture Books: Martha the Talking Dog

I remember first seeing these books while putting away returns on the children’s (a running theme, it seems). This is a series of picture books about a dog named Martha who finds herself able to speak after eating some alphabet … Continue reading

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