Category Archives: Children’s literature

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY of … MY BREAKFAST WITH JESUS by Tina Cho

Written by; Tina Cho Illustrated by; Guy Wolek Published by; Harvest House (2020) Ages: 4-8 Themes: Diversity, Faith, Compassion Synopsis: From Amazon: For more than 2,000 years, people have started their day with a delicious meal in their bellies and … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Thunder Horse Written by:  Eve Bunting Illustrated by:   Dennis Nolan Published by:    Roaring Brook Press (November 14, 2017) Ages:    3 – 6 years Theme:   love, letting go, magic Opening Lines:   My Aunt Aldora gave me a tiny horse, no bigger … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Once, I was Loved Written and Illustrated by:  Belinda Landsberry Illustrated by: Published by:    EK Books (October 15, 2019) Ages:    4 -11 years Theme:   friendship, humanity, love. Opening Lines:   Hey, it’s me! Tock! Down here in the Charity Box.  I’m … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Wake Up, Island Written by:  Mary Casanova Illustrated by:  Woodcuts by Nick Wroblewski Published by:    Univ Of Minnesota Press; 1 edition (February 24, 2016 Ages:    4 -7 years Theme:   nature, animals, woodlands Opening Lines:   While you sleep, the day is … Continue reading

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VIVIAN KIRKFIELD – AN ANNIVERSARY, FRIENDSHIP, AND MAKING THEIR VOICES HEARD

Hi everyone, I can’t believe it’s a year today since Vivian Kirkfield and I flew to Auckland NZ from Australia after meeting up at the SCBWI Sydney Conference 2019 three days earlier for the first time.  A YEAR TODAY!  Wow!  … Continue reading

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“PERFECT PICTURE BOOK” FRIDAY

Just the Right Size Written by:  Bonnie Grubman  Illustrated by:  Suzanne Diederen  Published by:    Clavis Publishing Inc, New York 2018 Ages:    3 – 6 years Theme:   Big and Small, Being huggable. Opening Lines:  Did you know… that a ladybug is … Continue reading

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A FATHER’S LOVE: Nine Different Openings

  Most countries follow the United States tradition and celebrate Father’s Day on the 3rd Sunday in June, however New Zealand and Australia celebrate Father’s Day on the 1st Sunday in September. …   So what better time than now to … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

The Glump and the Peeble Written by: Wendy Meddour Illustrated by: Rebecca Ashdown Published by:  Frances Lincoln Children’s Books July 2016 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: Friendship, being different Opening Lines: The Glump lived alone, In a cave, in … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Tiny Owl on the Ramshackle Farm Written and Illustrated by: Lotte Wotherspoon Published by:  Clay Press, Auckland New Zealand 2016 Ages:   3 – 7 years Theme: Bravery, Fear, Farm animals Opening Lines: High in the branes of an old macrocarpa, … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

The Way Home for Wolf Written by:   Rachel Bright Illustrated by: Jim Field Published by:  Orchard Books, The Watts Publishing Group October 2018 Ages:   3 – 7 years Theme: Friendship, Bravery Opening Lines: As a rainbow of lights flickered soft … Continue reading

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