Category Archives: Picture Books

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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Review: The Little Little Girl With the Big Big Voice by Kristen Balouch

The Little Little Girl With the Big Big Voice by Kristen Balouch. Little Simon, 2011. Currently available. Genre: Picture book Face Value: The bright colors caught my eye. And, of course, the little girl bellowing with all of her might. … Continue reading

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