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Guest Post: Nicole Tadgell, Illustrator of FRIENDS FOR FREEDOM

Friends for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass by Suzanne Slade, Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell This week on the blog, I am excited to have my very first illustrator guest post from the award-winning and prolific illustrator Nicole … Continue reading






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Multicultural Children’s Book Day Blog Post and Book Review

I am excited to take part in this year’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day! The MCCBD team have asked me to include a ton of great information in this blog post (including info about a book drive with First Book) so (deep breath) … Continue reading






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Mommy Read it Again: Apple Pip Princess by Jane Ray

The Apple-Pip Princess by  Jane Ray Intricate illustrations combine with a gentle, earth-friendly storyline in this fairytale picture book. I took this home from the library, figuring my Pre-K Monkey would be drawn to the pink cover and “Princess” title, and … Continue reading






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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Wong Herbert Yee, Author of Mouse and Mole

Next in the blog series, I am honored to have Wong Herbert Yee, award-winning author and illustrator of the absolutely delightful Mouse and Mole series. (Side note: Preschooler Monkey loves Mouse and Mole!) 1) Which of your characters do you most identify with and why? … Continue reading






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Picture Book Recommendation: Grandma and the Great Gourd by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale Retold by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Illustrated by Susy Pilgrim Waters This is a retelling of a traditional folktale about a crafty grandma who uses a giant gourd to outwit the wild jungle animals who … Continue reading






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Princess Book Recommendation: The Princess Knight by Cornelia Funke

The Princess Knight  by Cornelia Funke  (Author), Kerstin Meyer (Illustrator) I chose this book after looking for some alternative princess stories for my princess-obsessed pre-schooler monkey. Princess Violetta has grown up with several older brothers and when she is unable to match them in … Continue reading






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Mommy Read It Again: Monsters’ Monster by Patrick McDonnell

The Monsters’ Monster by Patrick McDonnell We were browsing at a local bookstore, and even though it’s not even close to Halloween, this book caught my eye. The story is about three little monsters who decide to create their own … Continue reading






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Picture Book Review: Rosie’s Song by Mary Kate Leming

Rosie’s Song by Mary Kate Leming (Author) , Deborah Lafogg Docherty (Illustrator) This is a sweet picture book about a sea star named Rosie and her journey to find her brothers after they are lost in a storm. Pre-schooler Monkey was captivated by the story … Continue reading






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Random Library Find: Poof! by John O’Brien

Poof! by John O’Brien Sometimes when I’m at the library picking up one of my ILL requests, I stop by the kid’s section to look at picture books. During this particular visit, I’d picked up some Caldecott Honors and some … Continue reading






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Multicultural Children’s Book Day: Picture Books and Board Books Galore!

In honor of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, I thought I’d share some multicultural picture books that I’ve enjoyed with my children. One could argue that not all of these are multicultural, but they are all great books featuring people of … Continue reading






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