Category Archives: Children’s literature

“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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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Little Robin Red Vest Written and Illustrated by: Jan Fearnley Published by:  Nosy Crow Ltd UK new edition 2018 Ages:   2 – 5 years Theme: Giving, Compassion, Kindness Opening Lines: Once upon a time, there was a little brown bird. … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

The Lonely Little Tree Written by : Moya Kirby Illustrated by: Terri Rose Baynton Published by:  Scholastic New Zealand, October 2018 Ages:   2 – 6 years Theme: Christmas, Forestry, Loneliness, Helping one another Opening Lines: Where once grew a forest … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday – SWEET DREAMS SARAH by Vivian Kirkfield

Hi everyone,  while Vivian is now in Geneva I did before she left New Zealand have a chance to talk to her about her book Sweet Dreams Sarah which is due out  April 2nd 2019.  It was originally meant to … Continue reading

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VIVIAN’S ADVENTURES DOWNUNDER PART2

  Wow!   This was a moving heartfelt presentation yesterday by the sweetest and most generous person I know, my dear friend and critique buddy Vivian Kirkfield.   It was a hit and I was also blown away by the positive reception … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

  When You’re Going to the Moon Written by : Sasha Beekman Illustrated by: Vivienne To Published by:  Affirm Press, Melbourne, Australia Ages:   3 – 7 years Theme: dreams, reaching for the stars. Courage, joy of adventure Opening Lines: There’s … Continue reading

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