Category Archives: Children’s literature

Home in the Woods – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Home in the Woods Author & Illustrator: Eliza Wheeler Publisher: Nancy Paulson Books, 2019 Ages: 4-8 Themes: poverty, Great Depression, family, home, fortitude Opening:  Synopsis: This picture book from Eliza Wheeler is based on her grandmother’s childhood and pays homage to a family’s … Continue reading

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Rainbow A First Book of Pride – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Rainbow, A First Book of Pride Author: Michael Genhart Illustrator: Anne Passchier  Publisher: Magination Press, 2019 Ages: pre-school Genre: Nonfiction Themes: rainbow, color meanings, pride, lgbtqia+ community Opening: “Rainbows.”“Every color means something.“ Synopsis: This is a sweet ode to rainbow families, and an … Continue reading

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Ruby’s Hope – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Ruby’s Hope, A Story of How the Famous “Migrant Mother” Photograph Became the Face of the Great Depression Author: Monica Kulling Illustrator: Sarah Dvojack  Publisher: Page Street Publishing, McMillan, 2019 Genre: fictionalized biography Ages: 6-10 Themes: Great Depression, poverty, photography, famine, Oklahoma, Dorothea … Continue reading

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