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ZooBorns: The Newest, Cutest Animals from the World’s Zoos and Aquariums

Title: ZooBorns: The Newest, Cutest Animals from the World’s Zoos and Aquariums Authors: Andrew Bleiman, Chris Eastland Genre: Non-Fiction Picture Books Age Category: 6 to 9 years Non-Fiction Picture Book Summary ZooBorns is a non-fiction picture book portrait gallery of roughly 100 baby animals born in zoos and aquariums around the world.  Each “zooborn” is […]

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The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau: Summary and Review

Title: The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau Author: Dan Yaccarino Genre: Picture Books for Children (Nonfiction) Age Category: 6 to 8 years Today, in honor of Nonfiction Monday, I’m reviewing Dan Yaccarino’s The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau.  I must say, this picture book made me nostalgic: I grew up fascinated by Cousteau’s […]

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Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman: Summary and Review

Title: Are You My Mother? Author: P.D. Eastman Age Category: 3 to 5 years Genre: Picture Books (Beginner Books / Easy Readers) Well, I’m a bit late with this—Mother’s Day was last Sunday—but I couldn’t resist.  This is one of my favorite Beginner Books / Easy Reader picture books.  A classic.  I still remember reading […]

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Easter Stories for Children: Petook, by Tomie dePaola, Caryll Houselander

Title: Petook: An Easter Story Illustrator: Tomie dePaola Author: Caryll Houselander Age Category: 3 to 5 years + Genre: Picture Books Creating good traditional Easter stories for children is difficult for a couple of reasons.  First, the traditional story is quite violent, so a graphically illustrated version of the story could be quite shocking or […]

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Story for Children about Saint Patrick: Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland, Tomie dePaola

Title: Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland Author: Tomie dePaola Age Category: 6 to 8 years Genre: Picture books If you are looking for a story for children about Saint Patrick to help explain the significance of St. Patrick’s Day to 6-to-8-year-olds, Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland is a great one.  This children’s book is a […]

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