GIVEAWAY!! Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday! Last week Elizabeth Brown shared her process of finding how to write the story that became Dancing Through Fields of Color. This week I have more about the book and an opportunity to win your very own copy of this very lovely biography of Helen Frankenthaler. Be sure to … More Dancing Through Fields of Color
It’s Perfect Picture Book Friday! Today, we’ve got a double-feature – two new picture book bios by the incredible Mara Rockliff! AND on March 1st, Mara will share her process of Mining for Heart. Come back and hear the story behind the stories. Title: Doctor Esperanto and the Language of Hope Written by:Mara Rockliff Illustrated … More Doctor Esperanto AND Lights! Camera! Alice!
Barbara Jordan always impressed me as a phenomenal woman. She inspired reverence and awe and spoke to something deep inside. Such dignity and resolution. There are hardly words for her. But Chris Barton found the words, and Ekua Holmes has created such magnificent and complex illustrations. This is a picture book is big and bold … More What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?
Every once in a while I like to include a recommendation for middle grade books. I haven’t featured one in a while, so when the publisher offered to send me a copy of THIS PROMISE OF CHANGE for review, I welcomed the opportunity. This is an important book for young readers anytime. May we all … More This Promise of Change
A few weeks ago, author Hannah Holt shared her process of finding the heart of this story in my blog series “Mining for Heart.” Now, here’s a look at this gem of a picture book. And don’t miss the epic giveaway going on – details below. Title: The Diamond and the Boy: The Creation of … More The Diamond and the Boy
Back in the days of long skirts and afternoon teas, young Joan Procter entertained the most unusual party guests: slithery and scaly ones, who turned over teacups and crawled past the crumpets…. … More Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor
Today’s Perfect Picture Book Friday selection is a beautiful story of Harriet Tubman. You’ve probably heard of her in connection with the Underground Railroad. But did you know she played numerous roles in history? Title: Before She Was Harriet Written by: Lesa Cline-Ransome Illustrated by: James E. Ransome Holiday House, 2017, biography Suitable for ages: 4-7 Themes/topics: … More Before She Was Harriet
Vincent Can’t Sleep is a celebration of creativity, individuality, and the power of sticking with something that you love, from the acclaimed team behind the Caldecott Honor Book The Noisy Paintbox. … More Vincent Can’t Sleep, Van Gogh Paints the Night Sky
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury: During this trial, you will learn about a little girl who had no clue just how important she would become. … More Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality
This rollicking and fascinating picture book biography chronicles the life of the first pioneer of children’s books—John Newbery himself. … More Balderdash! John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children’s Books