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The Egg Tree, by Katherine Milhous: Easter Picture Books

Title: The Egg Tree Author: Katherine Milhous Age Category: 3 to 5 years + Genre: Easter picture books Easter is coming, and so I’ve been planning to review some Easter picture books.  However, when I started looking around online and in the library for good titles, it seemed there really weren’t that many.  Either I […]


The Lion and the Mouse, Caldecott Medal Winner

Title: The Lion & the Mouse Author: Jerry Pinkney Age Category: 3 to 5 years + Genre: Picture Books The Lion and the Mouse Book Jerry Pinkney’s 2010 Caldecott Medal-winning picture book, The Lion & the Mouse, is a retelling—or, rather a re-showing—of Aesop’s traditional fable by the same name. As the story is traditionally […]


Multicultural Children’s Books by Ezra Jack Keats

In this post I will highlight the work of one of my favorite children’s authors, Ezra Jack Keats.  In particular, I will focus on a six-book series of multicultural children’s books by Keats that features a single character—a boy named Peter—and that includes two of Keats’s most celebrated books, The Snowy Day and Whistle for […]


Children’s Book Awards: 2010 Caldecott, Newbery, King, and Geisel Winners

A quick post to announce the winners of several prestigious awards for children’s books, revealed today on the American Library Association (ALA) website for children’s book awards.  I aim to review many of these children’s books in the weeks and months ahead. Children’s Book Awards: Caldecott First, the 2010 winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal […]


Children’s Books on Martin Luther King Jr: Martin’s Big Words

Title: Martin’s Big Words Author: Doreen Rappaport Age Category: 6 to 8 years Genre: Historical picture books Our Rating (out of 5): In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day—coming up on January 18th—we will be featuring some children’s books about Dr. King and others who have contributed to the long and continuing fight for […]


The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick

Title: The Invention of Hugo Cabret Author: Brian Selznick Age Category: 9 to 12 years + Genre:  Picture Book The Invention of Hugo Cabret: Summary Brian Selznick’s 2008 Caldecott Medal winning book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, introduces Hugo Cabret, an orphan boy who secretly maintains the clocks at a Paris railway station. Hugo’s father—once […]