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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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My Best ‘Ofs’ for the Decade – Picture Books, Middle Grade & YA

With thousands of terrific children’s books published every month from 2010-2019, I clearly could create these lists many times over. I tried not to second guess myself and just wrote down the 10 books that had stayed with me over … Continue reading

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Aunt Pearl – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Aunt Pearl Author: Monica Kulling Illustrator: Irene Luxbacher  Publisher: Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, 2019 Ages: 6-9 Themes: homelessness, family, love, garbage, acceptance, imagination, ambiguity, free-spirit, mental health, compassion Opening: Aunt Pearl had no home of her own. She slept wherever she … Continue reading

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