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Awesome Picture Book: The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

While I did not devote an entire blog post to Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers’ first crayon adventure, The Day the Crayons Quit, I did mention it here as a great picture book for older readers. It is one of … Continue reading

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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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Critical Favourites: “Best Of” 2014 in P, J, and YA

“Best Of” lists are some of my favourite things this time of year. I will inevitably read a great book too late to add it to my own yearly list (it just happened with Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future). … Continue reading

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Awesome Picture Books for Older Readers

We often post reviews of fantastic picture books that are perfect for sharing with your little readers – books that rhyme and are catchy read-alouds that are fun additions to storytime. However, there are also some great picture books that can … 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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Favourite: Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems

I have a soft spot for monster stories, and find myself gravitating toward monster-themed storytimes as often as I can. Some monster books are the perfect way to be silly and to turn the scary monster into something nonthreatening and even … Continue reading

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Awesome Picture Book: The Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan

There are some writer/illustrators that are so tremendously talented that it feels necessary to read everything they have written. Shaun Tan is the perfect example of an author and illustrator who is not to be missed. His books are beautifully rendered, … Continue reading

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Awesome Picture Book: Sparky by Jenny Offill

When the adorable main character in Sparky says she wants a pet, her mother eventually gives in, but with one condition – she can have any pet she wants as long as it doesn’t need to be walked or bathed … Continue reading

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Picture Book Favourites on Film: New in DVDs

Do you know someone who loves stories? We just got a great set of picture book classics on DVD. Reading along and listening is a great tool for early literacy, and builds confidence and enthusiasm in budding book-lovers. We have many … Continue reading

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Favourite Series: Pete the Cat

I was first introduced to Pete the Cat by my colleagues in school libraries, who loved the series’ quirky sense of humour and Pete’s great attitude (and songs) about life. I immediately fell for the character when I picked up … Continue reading

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