Picture Books

‘Peter Rabbit’ vs. ‘Polar Bear’s Underwear: the revenge of the classics
Julia Dent | Jun 1 2016 | comment  
A long-lost manuscript is already a bestseller.

“Lest we forget”
Jane Fagan | May 2 2016 | comment  
A young boy recounts the story of his teddy bear.

A perfect book to read at the beach
Jennifer Minicus | Apr 21 2016 | comment  
A fun day at the beach leaves Lucy overtired.

Do toys ever get bored?
Jennifer Minicus | Mar 23 2016 | comment  
Toys keep watch on a windowsill in this Caldecott Honor Book.

Australian pioneer women face great hardship
Jane Fagan | Mar 15 2016 | comment  
A fascinating chapter of Australia's history.

Multiple award winner draws criticism
Jennifer Minicus | Mar 9 2016 | comment  
A picture book that won 25 awards is being criticized for bad grammar.

Caldecott winner pays tribute to beloved children’s book character
Jennifer Minicus | Feb 23 2016 | comment  
The story of the bear that inspired A.A. Milne.

Rain keeps the Big Bad Wolf indoors
Jennifer Minicus | Feb 3 2016 | comment  
A twist on the traditional Little Three Pigs.

Everyone needs a friend
Jennifer Minicus | Jan 29 2016 | comment  
Everyone has a gift to share.

True love waits
Jennifer Minicus | Jan 20 2016 | comment  
Not your average modern fairy tale

Surf’s up on Christmas Day
Jane Fagan | Dec 14 2015 | comment  
New lyrics for a beloved Christmas song.

Bedtime proves challenging for older siblings
Jane Fagan | Nov 23 2015 | comment  
Jessie's big sister can't sleep.

Author captures the essence of the ANZAC legend
Jane Fagan | Oct 30 2015 | comment  
A piece of Australian history comes alive.

Kindness comes in many shapes and sizes
Jennifer Minicus | Oct 23 2015 | comment  
A picture book that speaks volumes without words.

Boy beats boredom with a balloon
Jennifer Minicus | Oct 21 2015 | comment  
Nothing ever seems to happen in Sebastian's neighborhood.

Famous illustrator highlights courage of WWI soldiers
Jane Fagan | Sep 16 2015 | comment  
A slice of Australian history

Birds of a feather flock together
Jennifer Minicus | Sep 4 2015 | comment  
Mr. Brown is proud of his hat.

A picture book that teaches logic
Jennifer Minicus | Jul 30 2015 | comment  
Every image provokes conversation.

A mother’s embrace warms the heart
Jennifer Minicus | Jul 23 2015 | comment  
A touching tale from Africa.

Toy canoe sails the St. Lawrence
Jennifer Minicus | Jul 7 2015 | comment  
A young boy sends his handmade boat on an adventure.

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