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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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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

No English Written by: Jacqueline Jules Illustrated by: Amy Huntington Published by: Mitten Press, Imprint of Ann Arbor Media Group LLC 2007 Ages: 5 – 10 years Theme:   cross-culture friendship, misunderstanding Opening sentence: “No English,” the new girl said, shaking … Continue reading

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“PERFECT PICTURE BOOK” – Friday

The Red Sash Written by:   Jean E. Pendziwol Illustrated by:   Nicolas Debon Published by:   A Groundwood Book House of Anansi Press, Toronto.  2005 Ages:   5 – 8 years Theme:   historical fiction, courage, strength, multicultural Opening Sentences:  The sun is rising … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Earth to Audrey Written by:   Susan Hughes Illustrator:   Stephane Poulin Published by:   Kids Can Press Ltd Age:  4 and up Theme:   power of friendship, imagination, discovery First Line:   The first time I saw Audrey, I almost didn’t.  The next time … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

As we here in New Zealand celebrated Waitangi Day, the 174th anniversary of the signing of the founding document,  the Treaty at Waitangi in 1840.  I thought this would be a good opportunity to share a little history with you in the way … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

I know Christmas has passed by now, but I just couldn’t resist posting this.  It’s not so much about Christmas as year round compassion and sacrifice, love and understanding, we need to teach children all year round.  This is gorgeous! Pashmina … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

  The Pipi Swing Author:  Sarona Aiono-Iosefa Illustrated by:  Bruce Potter Published by:  Reed Publishing Ltd 2007 Age: 4 – 8yrs Theme:  family, fun, death and moving on. Opening lines:  “Grandpa’s up to his old tricks again, Mai!” I called to … Continue reading

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Looking ahead – 2014

  The first two days of the bright, sparkling New Year has been about catching up with dear friends.  I love it when I hop on Facebook for a few minutes only to have a writer friend or two pop … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Junk Man’s Daughter Author:  Sonia Levitin Illustrations by:  Guy Porfirio Published by:   Sleeping Bear Press  (October 2007) Ages:  6 and up Themes:   Hope, hard work, dreams, and determination First Lines:  When we were still in the old country, every night … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Adventures of Riley – Operation Orangutan By:   Amanda Lumry and Laura Hurwitz Illustrations and Layouts by:   Ulkutay and Ulkutay, London. Published by:  Eaglemont Press 2007 Ages:    four years and up. Theme:  adventure, science, excitement. Opening Lines:  “Pippen has been gone for … Continue reading

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