Category Archives: Children’s literature

Rice From Heaven

I am so excited to be holding this beautiful picture book, “Rice from Heaven” written by the lovely Tina Cho and illustrated by Keum Jin Song. It finally arrived down-under, New Zealand. I can’t believe it’s here. It is very special … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The Snow Lion Written: Jim Helmore Illustrated by: Richard Jones Published by: Simon & Schuster, London, Uk. September 2017 Ages:   2 years and over. Theme: Friendship, courage. Opening Lines: Caro and her mum went to live in a new house … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

I’ve missed a few weeks of PPBF due to visitors and life getting in the way, but I’m glad to be back and sharing this wonderful find…. PERFECTLY NORMAN Written and illustrated by: Tom Percival Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

THAT’S WHEN I KNEW A Big Sister’s Tale Written and Illustrated by: Claire Alexander Published by: PaRragon Books; 1st edition (December 13, 2013) Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: Siblings, Connection, new baby Opening Lines: My name is Poppy, and … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The Green Umbrella Written by: Jackie Azua Kramer Illustrated by: Maral Sassouni Published by: North South Inc 2017 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: Imagination, Friendship, Sharing, Adventure Opening Lines: One rainy day an Elephant was taking a walk with … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

KITE DAY – A Bear and Mole Story Written and Illustrated by:   Will Hillenbrand Published by: Holiday House New York 2012 Ages:   3 – 6 Theme: friendship, teamwork, possibilities, fun Opening Lines: Bear looked at the sky. Could it be? … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Oops! I’m late, I’m late. But I do have a lovely picture book to share as we countdown to Christmas Day. Christmas for a Kitten Written by: Robin Pulver Illustrated by: Layne Johnson Published by: Albert Whitman & Co USA … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

We’re in the wrong book! Written and Illustrated by: Richard Byrne Published by: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (September 29, 2015 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: interactive, friendship, adventure, belonging. Opening Lines: Bella and Ben were jumping down the … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

LEMUR DREAMER Written and Illustrated by: Courtney Dicmas Published by: Templar Publishing, UK in 2015 Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: fun, friendship, dreamers Opening Lines: The residents of 32 Pebbly Lane led mostly unextraordinary lives. All except one, that … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Adelaide’s Secret World Written and Illustrated by:   Elise Hurst Ages : 4 – 8 years Publisher: Allen and Unwin November 2015 Theme: Courage, change, and finding ones soul mate. Opening Lines: Adelaide lived in a little old shop behind a … Continue reading

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