Category Archives: Children’s literature

“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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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Mogie   The heart of the house Written by: Kathi Appelt Illustrated by: Marc Rosenthal Published by: Atheneum Books for Young Readers Imprint of Simon & Schuster 2014 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: Caring, Bonding, sickness, healing Opening Lines: Right … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Poppy’s Best Paper Written by: Susan Eaddy Illustrated by: Rosalinde Bonnet Ages : 5 – 8 years Publisher: Charlesbridge, MA Theme: procrastination, frustration, being the best, ambition Opening Lines: Poppy loved books. “I might be a writer when I grow … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Tiny Pie Written by: Mark Bailey and Michael Oatman Illustrated by: Edward Hemingway Published by: Running Press Kids Imprint of Running Press Book Publ. May 2013 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: there is something for everyone, you can do … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

SNOW Written and Illustrated by: Sam Usher Published by: Templar Publishing 2014 Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: Patience, eagerness, prepared Opening Lines: When I woke up this morning it was snowing! I couldn’t wait to go to the park. … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Room on the Broom Written by: Julia Donaldson Illustrated by: Axel Scheffler Published by: Dail Books for Young Readers, Divison of Penguin Young Readers NYC, USA 2001 Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: Friendship, Adventure, Opening Lines: The witch had … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

How Robin Saved Spring Written by: Debbie Ouellet Illustrated by: Nicoetta Ceccoli Published by: Christy Ottaviana Books, Henry Holt and Co, New York USA, 2009 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme:  changing seasons, persistence, Opening Lines: Long ago, in a … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Laundry Day Written and Illustrated by: Maurie J Manning Published by: Clarion Books, Imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co 2012 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme:  diversity, honesty, adventure Opening Lines: “Shoeshine, mister?” “Scuse me. Shoeshine?” “Would you like … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Grub’s Pups Written by: Abi Burlingham Illustrated by: Sarah Warburton Published by: Piccadilly Press, London, 2011 Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme:  Family, anxiety, love, patience Opening Lines: This is me. I’m Ruby. This is Grub. A very exciting thing … Continue reading

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