Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday Favorites- Stories with Heart

There are so many books that touch the heart. Here are a couple of my current favorites. 

Drawn Together 

In Drawn Together by Minh Le a grandson finds a way to connect with his grandfather.

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Iver and Ellsworth is a sweet friendship story by Casey Robinson

The Remember Balloons

  This beautifully done story is a great one to share with anyone dealing with dementia in their family. Have your tissues handy for The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros 

Friday, September 20, 2019

Friday Favorites- Voice

 I've been reading and reading and reading. Here are some 2019 favorites (so far) for voice...

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

We are Grateful Otsaliheliga, by Traci Sorell is a look at gratefulness through the seasons.

Before She Was Harriet 

Lesa Cline-Ransome has written such a lyrical, unconventional biography in Before She was Harriet.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday Favorites-Metafiction

In meta-fiction, the book talks about itself. There are many wonderfully funny picture books being published that use meta-fiction well.


In Papa Bear's Page Fright by Wade Bradford, Papa gets nervous when he realizes he is in a book.

In Blue Chicken by Deborah Freedman we see what happens when a well-meaning chicken runs amok in an illustrator's workspace.

Throughout Where Is Bear? by Jonathan Bentley, the reader helps search for a very visible bear.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Friday Favorites- Tender Topics

Picture books offer wonderful opportunities to address tender topics in age appropriate ways. Here are a few of my newest favorites:

Newspaper Hats by Phil Cummings is a touching story about a relationship with a Grandpa who doesn't remember.

A Piece of Home by Jeri Watts is about starting a new life in a strange land.

The Rabbit Listened by Cora Doerrfeld is a tender look at loss and comforting others.

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