Perfect Picture Book Friday: RAILWAY JACK

This week I’m reviewing another debut picture book, out soon from KT Johnston, a member of the fabulous 2020 Debut Crew! RAILWAY JACK will be out February 1 from Capstone.   Connect with the 2020 Debut Crew: https://twitter.com/2020DebutCrew https://www.instagram.com/2020debutcrew/ https://2020debutcrew.weebly.com/ Title: RAILWAY JACK: THE TRUE STORY OF AN AMAZING BABOON Written by: KT Johnston Illustrated by:…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: THE ARABIC QUILT

This week I’m excited to review Aya Khalil’s beautiful picture book debut, THE ARABIC QUILT, out in February. (Aya and I are both members of the fabulous 2020 Debut Crew, a picture book debut group.) Connect with the 2020 Debut Crew: https://twitter.com/2020DebutCrew https://www.instagram.com/2020debutcrew/ https://2020debutcrew.weebly.com/ Connect with Aya: https://twitter.com/ayawrites https://www.instagram.com/ayakhalilauthor/ https://ayakhalil.com/ Title: THE ARABIC QUILT Written by:…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: MY SHAPE IS SAM

Title: MY SHAPE IS SAM Written by: Amanda Jackson Illustrated by: Lydia Nichols Page Street Kids, 2019, fiction For ages: 4-8 Themes/topics: identity, self-discovery, self-confidence, nonconformity, differences, community, self-expression, shapes, careers/jobs, empathy First spread: Sam had four even sides. Four pointy corners. And like all other squares, he was a builder. He lived in a place…

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…