Picture Books

Fairies take up residence in local garden
Jane Fagan | Jan 1 2017 | comment  
A beautiful fantasy picture book.

This book is sure to become a bedtime favorite
Jennifer Minicus | Nov 22 2016 | comment  
An adorable story about a child's evening routine

Horse captures cattle rustlers
Jennifer Minicus | Nov 1 2016 | comment  
A lesser-known book by a renowned author

I have nothing to wear!
Jennifer Minicus | Oct 18 2016 | comment  
A picture book for budding fashion designers

Authors escape war with important manuscripts
Jennifer Minicus | Oct 10 2016 | comment  
A biography about the creators of a beloved monkey

Helping children understand dementia
Jane Fagan | Oct 7 2016 | comment  
A picture book about memory loss and ageing

Parents of young children beware
Jane Fagan | Sep 15 2016 | comment  
Author refers to this as a "young adult" picture book.

A new school year begins
Jennifer Minicus | Sep 12 2016 | comment  
Two picture books for students ages 4-8.

Picture book deals with difficult topic
Jane Fagan | Jul 25 2016 | comment  
A book explaining death to children ages 4-8

A picture perfect book for vacation reading
Jennifer Minicus | Jun 20 2016 | comment  
A picture book worth the investment

A salt-of-the-earth book favourite entertains generations of children
Jane Fagan | Jun 8 2016 | comment  
A classic adventure not to be missed!

‘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.

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