Category Archives: Children’s literature

“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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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The Wishing Stone Written by: Steve Smallman Illustrated by: Rebecca Elliott Published by: QED Publishing (January 7, 2010) Ages:   4 – 6 years Theme:  Friendship, bravery, lonely Opening Lines: Armadillo lived in the swamp. He was lonely and wished that … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Where Is Home, Little Pip? Written by: Karma Wilson Illustrated by: Jane Chapman Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 23 Sept 2008 Ages:   3 – 8 years Theme:  Family, adventure, home. Opening Lines: Pip was hatched in a nest made … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The House that Went to Sea Written by: Melinda Szymanik Illustrated by: Gabriella Klepatski Published by: Duck Creek Press an Imprint of David Ling Publishing Ltd NZ 2011 Ages:   3 – 7 years Theme:  Family relationships, boredom, adventure Opening Lines: … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The BICYCLE Produced by: Colin Thompson and 14 well-known illustrators for Save the Children Published by: Harper Collins Publishers Australia Pty Ltd in 2011 Ages:   3 + years Theme:  the symbol of a bicycle, what it can represent in the … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Zayde Comes to Live Written by: Sheri Sinykin Illustrated by: Kristina Swarner Published by: Peachtree Publishers Atlanta, Georgia USA 2012 Ages:   3 – 7 years Theme:  death, memories, curiosity, questions Opening Lines: Zayde comes to live with us. It’s because … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Two Little Birds Written and illustrated by: Mary Newell DePalma Published by: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 14 Feb 2014 Ages:   3 – 7 years Theme:  nature, adventure, wonder, growing up Opening Lines: After much effort two little birds emerged … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

My Bibi Always Remembers Written by: Toni Buzzeo Illustrated by: Mike Wohnoutka Published by: Disney Hyperion Books, New York, Sept 2014 Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme:  comfort, security, family love, grandparents Opening Lines: When Bibi calls, everyone comes – … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Little Penquin LOST Written by: Tracey Corderoy Illustrated by: Gavin Scott Published by: Little Tiger Press This edition 2012. First published 2011 in UK. Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme:  Loss, comfort, found Opening Lines: Three little roly-poly penguins were … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Peanut Butter and Homework Sandwiches Written by: Lisa Broadie Cook Illustrated by: Jack E. Davis Published by: G P Putnam’s Sons an imprint of Penguin Group USA Inc. July 2011 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: Opening Lines: It was … Continue reading

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