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The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

Paul Goble’s classic picture book retells a Native American legend about a girl who loved wild horses so much, she lived among them and understood them. 44 more words

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Poetry Friday: By Water's Edge

Hello, Poetry Friday. This week’s links are at Sylvia Vardell’s blog, Poetry for Children. Sylvia’s also putting out a call for celebration-themed poems for the next installment of the Poetry Friday Anthology, and shares an example with a fun poem called “Hooray for Dogs” by Janet Wong. 192 more words

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Grug - Ted Prior [Rated*****]

“Once the top of a Burrawang tree fell to the ground and the grassy top began to change…”

If you asked me what inspired my love of books, I would say without hesitation that it was Grug the Burrawang tree. 193 more words


Kid's Corner: Existential Picture Books

For kids who love to wonder who and how and why they are here, there are plenty of picture books that wonder the same thing. … 644 more words


Review: Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio

Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrations by Christian Robinson

Gaston lives with his mother and his three siblings, Fi-Fi, Foo-Foo, and Ooh-La-La.  They are all poodles, but Gaston is something else.  He worked hard to be the best poodle puppy he could be, not slobbering, barking correctly and walking gracefully.  When the poodle family went to the park, they met a bulldog family there that had its own unusual family member who looked like a poodle.  There had clearly been a mix up!  So Gaston switches places with Antoinette.  Now the families look just the way they should, but neither Antoinette or Gaston seem to feel right in their “correct” families.  What is a dog to do? 191 more words

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Getting the word out.

BUNNIES!!! is being printed (I imagine) overseas at this very moment. It’s release date is January 27. That means I have roughly five months to generate some pre-release buzz about it. 176 more words

Review: Naughty Kitty! by Adam Stower

Naughty Kitty! by Adam Stower

A follow up to Silly Doggy!, this book also features Lily and now a very large cat.  From the end pages, readers will know that there is an animal loose from the zoo.  Lily though is far too taken up with bringing her new kitten home.  Her mother was sure that Kitty wouldn’t be any trouble at all.  At first that was true, but when Lily left the kitten alone in the kitchen for just a moment, she returned to find it completely trashed.  What Lily doesn’t know but the readers could see clearly was that the tiger that had escaped from the zoo was the one who made the mess.  The same thing happened when Lily left Kitty alone in the living room.  There is even a rug that is ruined with an accident of large proportions.  Happily, Lily remains completely oblivious to the tiger and in the end Kitty gets the credit rather than the blame for what the tiger has done.  … 165 more words

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