Tag Archives: Susanna Leonard Hill

“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

A Letter to my Teacher Written by: Deborah Hopkinson Illustrated by: Nancy Carpenter Published by: Schwartz and Wade Books, New York. An imprint of Random House. April 2017 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: empathy, patience, inspire Opening Lines: Dear … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

STAY A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List Written by: Kate Klise Illustrated by:  M. Sarah Klise Published by: Feiwell and Friends New York, Imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC. July 2017 Ages:   3 – 5 years Theme: Memories, love … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The Great ZOO Hullabaloo Written by: Mark Carthew Illustrated by:  Anil Tortop Published by: New Frontier Publishing Pty ltd, Australia 2017 Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: animals, music, mystery Opening Lines: When Jess and Jack opened the gates to … Continue reading

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A MOUSE SO SMALL Written by: Angela McAllister Illustrated by: Caroline Pedler Published by: Little Tiger Press 2015 Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: size, friendship, caring Opening Lines: A cold wind rustled through the wood. “Autumn is nearly over,” … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

At 12.51 pm on the 22nd February 2011 a magnitude 6.30 earthquake struck Christchurch.  Five months previously a magnitude 7.1 quake rocked the city and the Canterbury region.  The children of Christchurch and of Canterbury have suffered greatly as a … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

I thought it was about time I reviewed and shared another lovely kiwi picture book. This is true kiwi fun. A Hippo Lives in Havelock Written by: Brett Avison Illustrated by: Scott Tulloch Published by: David Bateman Ltd, New Zealand … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Charley’s First Night Written by: Amy Hest Illustrated by: Helen Oxenbury Published by: Walker Books Ltd 2012 Ages:   3 – 7 years Theme: pet, responsibility, home Opening Lines: It was snowing that night and Charley wanted me to carry him … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The Little Piano Girl Written by: Ann Ingalls and Maryann Macdonald Illustrated by: Giselle Potter Published by: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children 2010 Ages:   5 – 8 years Theme: music, jazz, acceptance, non-fiction, Opening Lines: The night she left Georgia, … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

THAT’S WHEN I KNEW A Big Sister’s Tale Written and Illustrated by: Claire Alexander Published by: PaRragon Books; 1st edition (December 13, 2013) Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: Siblings, Connection, new baby Opening Lines: My name is Poppy, and … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

BEFORE I LEAVE Written and Illustrated by: Jessixa Bagley Published by: Neal Porter Book – Roaring Brook Press 2016 Ages:   5 – 7 years Theme: friendship, separation, endurance Opening Lines: I found out we’re moving. Mom said I needed to … Continue reading

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