Category Archives: Picture Books

Julián is a Mermaid

Oh, this book. I have hesitated to write about it, because it is one that I feel is best simply read and adored unto itself. Any review or re-cap just can’t do it justice, taking up more words than are … Continue reading

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Captain Starfish

Each year around this time, I get the great honor of helping curate the list of books for the Neufeld Institute’s list of children’s literature recommendations, match-making parents and professionals with outstanding kids’ books. Our list includes more than 200 … Continue reading

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Roundup: Ten Holiday Books with Heart-Comforting Perspectives

Here, a list of just a few of my favorite holiday books that share heart-comforting perspectives: Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem by Maya Angelou, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher (Schwartz & Wade Books, 2005) This is a beautiful … Continue reading

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Aunt Fanny’s Star

In the midst of grieving a death in our family, I was touched to have discovered the picture book Aunt Fanny’s Star (Minedition, 2017), written by Austrian writer Brigitte Weninger and illustrated by Turkey’s prominent Feridun Oral. In the story, … Continue reading

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Roundup: Fabulous Books About Immigrants and Refugees – Picture Books

Yesterday I shared some wonderful middle-grade books about refugees and immigrants. Today, I continue the theme by posting some of my favorite picture books that offer children and their adult caregivers insight into the immigrant’s experience: My Grandfather’s Coat by … Continue reading

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