Reviews and Blog Posts: picture book

Journey

by Aaron Becker

Reviewer Rating:
5

The artwork is absolutely beautiful!  I love a book that can tell such a distinct, definite story without any words, and the way the artist uses color very much helps tell this tale.  I especially like the surprising, happy ending!

The dragons are singing tonight

by Jack Prelutsky

Reviewer Rating:
5

The Dragons Are Singing Tonight is a great, imaginative book of children's poems written by Jack Prelutsky.  The beautiful pictures by Peter Sis add to the enchanting effect.  Each poem features dragons, from nice dragons to nasty dragons, and from mechanical dragons to imaginary dragons.  This is a good book for...

I see Kitty

by Yasmine Surovec

Reviewer Rating:
5

I love Yasmine Surovec’s cat-lady blog/webcomic Cat vs Human, so I was looking forward to checking out the picture book she published. I See Kitty is sweet and minimalistic, centered around young Chloe’s wish to own a kitty for herself. She imagines she sees cats everywhere she goes, including hedges...

Follow follow : a book of reverso poems

by Marilyn Singer

Reviewer Rating:
5

I picked up Follow Follow because it was recommended as one of the best and brightest of 2013 by Denver Public Library’s librarians. It is the second in a series of “Reverso” poems, a poem form created by author, Marilyn Singer, where a poem (usually about a fairy tale) is...

Dream animals

by Emily Winfield Martin

Reviewer Rating:
3

I'm not a connoisseur of children's literature by any means, but my childhood favorites remain very close to my heart. I tried out the ebook version of Emily Winfield Martin's Dream Animals while browsing DPL's downloadable collection. The cover illustration was too beautiful to pass up. I really liked the...

Armadillo tattletale

by Helen Ketteman

Reviewer Rating:
4

I love reading a good tall tale about why things are the way they are today. This story was a pleasant addition to the repertoire of tales that I've encountered, and it is one that I'm looking forward to sharing with children in storytime!

René has two last names

by René Colato Laínez

This is an awesome book for kids who come from Latin America that wish to use their last names and learn about their ancestors. It is a bilingual picture book based on the author's own life as an American immigrant from El Salvador. 

Sky high : the true story of Maggie Gee

by Marissa Moss

Reviewer Rating:
4

Maggie Gee grew up watching the planes take off at Oakland airport, dreaming of taking to the air herself. In 1941, she got her chance to join the WASP, the Women Airforce Service Pilots, one of only 2 Chinese American women accepted into the rigorous program. Maggie's true story of...

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