Category Archives: Picture Books

Review: Princess Pigsty by Cornelia Funke & Illustrated by Kerstin Meyer

Princess Pigsty by Cornelia Funke. Illustrated by Kerstin Meyer. Translated by Chantal Wright. Scholastic, 2007. Currently available. Genre: Picture book Face Value: Very appealing. I love Kerstin Meyer’s charming illustrations, and the image on the cover is captivating – a … Continue reading

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Review: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett & Illustrated by Jon Klassen

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett. Illustrated by Jon Klassen. Balzer + Bray, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Picture book Face Value: To die for. Jon Klassen’s illustrations throughout the book are worthy of framing, but the cover is especially dynamic. I love … Continue reading

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Review: My Name Is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry

My Name Is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry. Pictures by Mike Litwin. Jabberwocky, 2010. Currently available. Face Value: I wouldn’t have picked up this book if it didn’t have such an intriguing cover. It caught my eye from its perch on … Continue reading

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Review: Imogene’s Last Stand by Candace Fleming & Nancy Carpenter

Imogene’s Last Stand by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter Schwartz & Wade Books, 2009 (Currently Available) Genre: Picture Book Face Value: Picture books tend to have good covers, since, well, obviously the pictures are a little more essential to … Continue reading

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Review: Flora’s Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall, illustrated by Matt Phelan

Flora’s Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall. Illustrated by Matt Phelan. Clarion Books, 2010. Currently available. Genre: Picture book Face Value: Captivating! Phelan’s gorgeous artwork is so graceful and animated. There is a terrific sense of movement in this cover … Continue reading

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Review: Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell

Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell. Little, Brown and Company, 2011. Currently available. Genre: Picture book biography Face Value: Little Jane is just the cutest thing, and she and her stuffed chimpanzee are front and center. This cover is charming and beautiful. … Continue reading

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Review: The Red Wolf by Margaret Shannon

The Red Wolf by Margaret Shannon Houghton Mifflin, 2002 (currently available) Genre: Fairy Tale, Picture Book Face Value: This is an extraordinary cover. It is a particularly extraordinary cover for a princess book targeted at 4-7 year olds. To illustrate … Continue reading

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