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Review of the Day: Wonder Bear by Tao Nyeu

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Wonder Bear By Tao Nyeu Dial Books (a division of Penguin) $17.99 ISBN: 978-0-8037-3328-2 Ages 4-8 On shelves now As far as I know there are no hard and fast rules that govern an illustrator’s debut picture book. No guidelines on what to do or what to avoid are written down for easy reference. If [...]

Review of the Day: Amandina by Sergio Ruzzier

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Amandina By Sergio Ruzzier Roaring Brook Press $16.95 ISBN: 978-1596432369 Ages 4-8 On shelves now There is a very specific feeling you get from a picture book when the combination of text and image is pitch perfect. It’s a very hard thing to get, mind you. You might have a book where the words are [...]

Review of the Day: In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck

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In a Blue Room By Jim Averbeck Illustrated by Tricia Tusa Harcourt $16.00 ISBN: 978-0-15-205992-7 Ages 4-8 On shelves now This?  Bandwagon jumping.  Totally fun.  You should try it. You know that feeling you have when you’re a fan of something (could be an artist, television show, songwriter, you name it) and they just don’t [...]

Review of the Day: A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker

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A Visitor for Bear By Bonny Becker Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton Candlewick Press $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-7636-2807-9 Ages 5-9 On shelves now Cute is hard. Picture book cute, that is. A lot of people might disagree with that, but I’m going to make a case here. There’s a perception out there that if you slap [...]

Review of the Day: Rain Play by Cynthia Cotten

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Rain Play By Cynthia Cotten Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe Henry Holt and Company $16.95 ISBN:978-0-8050-6795-8 Ages 3-8 On shelves now I was working the reference desk of the library one day when a boy that couldn’t have been more than seven-years-old came up to me. He had that deadly serious look to his face that [...]

Review of the Day: Bloom by Maria Van Lieshout

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Bloom: A Little Book About Finding Love By Maria Van Lieshout Feiwel and Friends (Holtzbrinck imprint) $12.95 ISBN: 978-0-312-36913-2 Ages 4-8 On shelves now I don’t usually pay a lot of attention to the seasons.  Every year Valentine’s Day shows up and I’m always utterly baffled by its appearance.  This year, though, I figured I’d [...]