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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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Between Us and Abuela – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Between Us and Abuela A Family Story from the Border Author: Mitali Perkins Illustrator: Sara Palacios  Publisher: Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, 2019 Ages: 4-7 Themes: family, Christmas, Mexico, Mexicans, separation, border, gifts, grandmother Opening: Abuela stars in all of Mamà’s stories., but my only … 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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