Tag Archives: childrens literature

“SHOW ME HOW!”

Hi Everyone, After a hectic few weeks it has been lovely taking time out to relax away from work, catch up on some revision and even draft a new picture book story for my June 12×12 group. Also I have … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Horsefly and Honeybee Written and illustrated by: Randy Cecil Published by: Henry Holt and Co.1 edition (March 27, 2012) Ages:   3 – 8 years Theme: adventure, sharing, friendship Opening Lines: Honeybee was tired. So she stretched and yawned and plopped … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

I would like to wish everyone that celebrates it, A very happy Thanks Giving.  It wasn’t till tonight that I realised the choice I made for PPBF has a kind of grateful theme.  Being grateful to be able to share … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

I had another book lined up for this week.  But after watching the news with the unexpected heavy snow falls in the USA and hoping friends are keeping safe and warm, I thought this gorgeously illustrated one was more in keeping with the … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

TITANICAT Written by: Marty Crisp Illustrated by: Robert Papp Published by: Sleeping Bear Press 2008 Ages:   6 and up Theme: Instinct, superstition, heart Opening Lines: Every time Jim glanced to the side, there was the cat, flashing the tip of … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

MILO and The Magical Stones Written/Illustrated by: Marcus Pfister Translated by: Marianne Martens Published by: North-South Books Inc Ages:   3 – 8 years Theme: gratitude, consequences, environmental Opening Lines:   In the middle of the sea there was an island, and … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Tough Chicks Written by: Cece Meng Illustrated by: Melissa Suber Published by: Clarion Publishers, New York 2009 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: Girl power, being unique Opening Lines:   From the moment Mama Hen’s eggs burst open, she knew she … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

My Adventure Island … where wild things happen Written by: Timothy Knapman Illustrated by: Sarah Warburton Published by: Scholastic Children’s Books 2012 Ages: 3 – 6 years Theme: Adventure, Fun, Imagination Opening Sentence: Here on my island I do what … Continue reading

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Book Award Festival and Honours for Children’s Literature

After a stressful week of work I gladly enjoyed helping libraries celebrate the NZ Post Book Award Festival week which is held every year. The festival had been held all week with different Libraries holding events, such a story telling … Continue reading

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“PERFECT PICTURE BOOK” – Friday

I am sure many of us whether parents, aunts, grandmothers, teachers, or friends have been in a situation where a young child asking those awkward questions, or simply that age-old question of “Are we THERE yet?” Kids these days grow up more … Continue reading

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