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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

THE TERRIBLE SUITCASE Written by: Emma Allen Illustrated by: Freya Blackwood Ages : 4- 9 years Publisher: Omnibus Books from Scholastic Australia 2012 Theme: imagination, disappointment, friendship Opening Lines: Because I got a terrible suitcase for my going-to-school present instead … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Nadine, My Funny and Trusty Guide Dog Written by: Carol Chiodo Fleischman Illustrated by: Stephanie Ford Published by: Pelican Publishing Company, USA 2015 Ages:   8 – 12 years Theme: Trust, respect, teamwork Opening Lines: One morning soon after I came … 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

With the news this week of one of New Zealand’s sporting legend’s death at the young age of 40 years, Jono Lomu was known around the world as a Rugby great…  It is a time of remembering and reflecting on … 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

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

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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BOOK LOVE – A Blog Hop

I was deciding what to post this week when my dear writing buddy Carrie tagged me in a BOOK LOVE  of a blogging kind. Don’t you just love  the adorable badge that Dana Carey designed for this?  As Carrie points out we … Continue reading

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