Posts Tagged ‘ Picture Books ’

Imaginative Picture Book

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Journey is a gorgeously illustrated, imaginative take on the wordless picture book, a la Harold and the Purple Crayon. It’s a true feast for both the mind and eye!

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See Your Dog in a New Music Video

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Think your dog is a star? Enter her photo for a chance to be included in the new video from beloved children’s author/illustrator Sandra Boynton. The song, “I’ve Got a Dog” is featured in her newest book/CD, Frog Trouble (out in September), and is sung by Dwight Yoakam.

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Dan Yaccarino’s New Picture Book, Doug Unplugged

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Just in time for National Screen Free Week comes Dan Yaccarino’s sweet book, Doug Unplugged, about a robot who stops downloading information and—gulp!—actually goes outside!

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Gorgeous New Picture Book from Anthony Browne

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

You know the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover?” Well, sometimes you can, especially when it’s a gorgeous illustration from Anthony Browne. One Gorilla: A Counting Book starts with a lush mixed media image of the title primate, then continues up the number chain to 10 lemurs in a simple counting theme. All the animals featured are primates and Browne expertly captures the playfulness we humans associate with them. Simple, yet completely engaging.

For another new picture picture book we love, check out I Dare You Not to Yawn.

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Bunny Books!

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

In our September 2012 issue, we wrote about bunny-themed picture books that we noticed were multiplying like, well, rabbits. Seems like a good time to feature them again as folks get ready for the Easter Bunny to hop along on Sunday.

With four simple words—Good News, Bad News—and humorous illustrations, Jeff Mack tells the story of friends with two very different world views.

The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare, a collection of four bedtime tales, features the beloved characters from Sam McBratney’s Guess How Much I Love You.

Chloe, the heroine of author-illustrator Peter McCarty’s book, loves being the middle child, but her special position is threatened when her dad brings home a surprise.

Katherine Battersby’s expressive line drawings perfectly illustrate Brave Squish Rabbit, a sweet story of a bunny overcoming his fears.

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