Perfect Picture Book Friday: Queen of Physics

Cover of Queen of Physics Title: QUEEN OF PHYSICS: How WU CHIEN SHIUNG Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom Written by: Teresa Robeson Illustrated by: Rebecca Huang Sterling Children’s Books, 2019 For ages: 5 and up Themes/topics: physics/physicists, stem, atoms, beta decay, women in science, Chinese Americans Opening spread: In China, in the small town…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: OPENING THE ROAD: Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book

Cover of Opening the Road Title: OPENING THE ROAD: Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book Written by: Keila V. Dawson Illustrated by: Alleanna Harris Beaming Books, 2021 For ages: 4-8 Themes/topics: The Green Book, segregation, travel, racism, biography, Black Americans, Black entrepreneurs Opening pages: Victor Hugo Green was tired of hearing no. Victor loved the…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: Lone Wolf

Title: Lone Wolf Written and illustrated by: Sarah Kurpiel Greenwillow Books, 2020 For ages: 4-8 Themes/topics: family, belonging, identity, self-discovery, huskies First page: Maple loved being the Parker family dog. Why I recommend this book: Maple the husky is the adorable and beloved family dog. But she looks a lot like a wolf. So much so…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: Tulip and Doug

Title: Tulip and Doug: A Spud-tacular Friendship Story Written by: Emma Wood Illustrated by: Carla Martell Scholastic NZ, 2020 For ages: 3+ Themes/topics: friendship, imagination, being true to yourself First page: Tulip was famous in her neighbourhood for two reasons: She was a fearless adventurer.She went everywhere with a seriously strange sidekick. A potato.      Why I…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: Let’s Dance

Title: Let’s Dance Written by: Valerie Bolling Illustrated by: Maine Diaz Boyd Mills Press, 2020 For ages: 3-7 Themes/topics: dancing, cultures from around the world, rhyme, rhythm, joy First pages:            Tappity-Tap            Fingers Snap            Turn, Twirl            Twist, Whirl Summary (from the publisher): This rhythmic showcase of dances from all over the world features…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: Hello, Little One: A Monarch Butterfly Story

Title: Hello, Little One: A Monarch Butterfly Story Written by: Zeena Pliska Illustrated by: Fiona Halliday Page Street Kids, 2020 For ages: 4-8 Themes/topics: Monarch butterflies, metamorphosis, life cycles, inter-generational friendship First page: I crawl from green leaf to green leaf. Eating and waiting. Waiting for something other than these green leaves. Everything is green. Summary…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: BEDTIME DADDY!

Title: BEDTIME DADDY! Written by: Sharon Giltrow Illustrated by: Katrin Dreiling EK Books, 2020 For ages: 3-7 Themes/topics: bedtime, parent-child bond, role reversal First page: When you see your daddy rub his eyes and stifle a yawn, announce, “Bedtime, Daddy!” Summary (from the publisher): Putting Daddy to bed can be hard work. Especially when he starts…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: THE FORT

Title: THE FORT Written by: Laura Perdew Illustrated by: Adelina Lirius Page Street Kids, 2020 For ages: 4-8 Themes/topics: imaginative play, sharing, friendship First spread: As the prince strutted toward his castle, he daydreamed about the royal feast he was planning. He imagined music and food and fun with friends. But when he crossed over the…