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The Wisdom of Trees – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: The Wisdom of Trees, How Trees Work Together to form a Natural Kingdom Author & Illustrator: Lita Judge Publisher: Roaring Book Press, 2021 Ages: 6-11 (and middle school) 48 pages.  Genre: narrative nonfiction/poetry Themes: trees, forests, ecology, communication, poetry, community, ecosystem, history Opening:A Secret Kingdom … Continue reading

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Black is a Rainbow Color – PPBF/Black History Month

Title: Black is a Rainbow Color Author: Angela Joy Illustrator: Ekua Holmes Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, 2020 Ages: 4-8 Themes: African Americans, history, stories in rhyme, color black, black culture, Opening:  Red is a rainbow color.Green sits next to blue.Yellow, orange, violet, indigo,They are rainbow … Continue reading

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Locomotive – Perfect Picture Book Friday

I recently participated in one of children’s literature historian, Leonard Marcus’ literary tours in New York, where among other delightful people, I met author-illustrator, Brian Floca. I was impressed with his knowledge of children’s book publishing and immediately went home … Continue reading

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