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Picture Book Month: Shapes

16 Nov

8471013This is an adorable story of a perfectly happy, perfect square until it goes on an adventure! Each day of the week the square finds itself changing in color and shape as it is cut, crumpled, ripped and put back together into beautiful illustrations. And in the end, the perfect square realizes that being a perfect square isn’t as important as it first thought. This would be a great story to re-create with a few sheets of construction paper at home and then re-tell it using your own “illustrations.” Continue reading

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Picture Book Month: Birds

15 Nov

15.jpgI love this accessible non-fiction story about all the different types of bird nests there are! With just four, short lines of text for each type of nest this book is perfect for even the youngest readers. The book also provides a little more information about each nest that can be shared if readers want to know more. What I liked most is that you see the typical twig nest in a tree, but you also see a penguin nest, a flamingo nest, a duck nest, a shorebird nest and so many others! And with collage illustrations showing different colors and textures this is a fun book to share with the whole family! Continue reading

Picture Book Month: Fathers

14 Nov

14If you’re looking for a different story about fathers, then this is it! I loved this adorable story of love told by a father to his child about the significant events in his life that led him to get the tattoos he has. The child asks about in a familiar way and the reader understands that this is a popular bedtime routine for the family. This is truly a sweet book and depicts a character in children’s literature you don’t often see – a person with tattoos. So hurry and pick up this story for the tattooed dad you’re close with – it’d be the perfect gift for him and his family!
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Picture Book Month: Kindness

13 Nov

13It’s amazing what one person can do to make a difference in the world, but that’s exactly what this story is about – one woman’s choice to make a difference. Isatou Ceesay would walk down the road and each time she did, more plastic grocery bags would line the road in piles of trash. One day, Isatou came up with an idea to turn the trash into treasure by weaving the bags into new bags. She was able to teach other women in her village to weave and soon was selling these bags to earn a living at the same time making her world a cleaner, more beautiful place.
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Picture Book Month: Books

12 Nov

12“I am a child of books. I come from a world of stories…” And so starts the journey of a little girl who travels through the pages of books using her imagination on the way. If you to are a child of books, you’ll thoroughly enjoy pouring over these pages as the author and illustrator used text for classic literature throughout the book as part of the illustrations. I don’t want to give too much away, but this book is a delight to read and one that I need to add to my personal collection!¬† Continue reading

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