Perfect Picture Book Friday: SEA BEAR

Title: SEA BEAR: A Journey for Survival Written & illustrated by: Lindsay Moore Harper Collins/Greenwillow Books, 2019, fiction For ages: 4-8 Themes/topics: polar bears, journeys, patience, survival, climate change First spread: Polar bears are patient beasts, as patient as glaciers. We know how to hope and how to wait. I learned to be patient long ago…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: PENGUINAUT!

Title: Penguinaut! Written by: Marcie Colleen Illustrated by: Emma Yarlett Orchard Books (Scholastic), 2018, fiction For ages: 3-7 Themes/topics: friendship, adventure, independence, persistence First two spreads: Orville was small. His friends were BIG. Summary (from the publisher): Orville lives at the zoo, surrounded by animal pals who go on exciting adventures. A hang gliding rhino! A…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: Julián Is a Mermaid

A few months ago, I had the good fortune of hearing Betsy Bird speak about her favorite newly-released and soon-to-be released picture books. When she described the mesmerizing illustrations in Julián Is a Mermaid, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Title: Julián Is a Mermaid Written and illustrated by: Jessica Love Candlewick…

PPBF: Two Speckled Eggs

Title: TWO SPECKLED EGGS Written and illustrated by: Jennifer K. Mann Candlewick Press, 2014, fiction For Ages: 4 and up Themes/Topics: friendship, cliques, outsiders, being different/unique First spread: Ginger’s birthday party was in two weeks, and she wanted to invite all the girls in her class... except Lyla Browning. Summary (from the publisher): “It’s Ginger’s birthday,…