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Tap The Magic Tree, by Christie Matheson | Book Review

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tap The Magic Tree, by Christie Matheson | Book Review

Tap The Magic Tree, by Christie Matheson, is a beautiful story about the changing seasons centered on a single tree that children are asked to interact with on the page.

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Five Family Favorites with Salina Yoon, Author of Penguin and Pumpkin

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Five Family Favorites with Salina Yoon, Author of Penguin and Pumpkin

SALINA YOON is the award-winning author/illustrator of nearly 200 books for children. Check out which picture books are her family’s favorites!

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Illustration Inspiration: Jeffrey Brown

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey’s Darth Vader series was originally geared towards adults as it was about the experience of being a parent; however, parents shared it with their kids and now both adults & kids love the series. Goodnight Darth Vader was created with both audiences in mind.

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Best Selling Picture Books | September 2014

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Best Selling Picture Books | September 2014

Our best selling picture book for the past month is Herve Tullet’s completely awesome Press Here (Chronicle Books, 2011). As per usual, we’ve shared our hand selected list of the most popular picture books from the nationwide best selling picture books, as listed by The New York Times

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Television Animation vs. Picture-Book Illustration

| August 30, 2014 | 2 Comments
Television Animation vs. Picture-Book Illustration

In my opinion, neither animation nor illustration is better than the other, and as with all things, each has its own assets and liabilities.

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Sharing a Read-Aloud Between Grandparents and Grandchildren

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sharing a Read-Aloud Between Grandparents and Grandchildren

Do you have grandmother memories that you treasure? I have so many, and luckily for me, as I launch my new picture book, My Bibi Always Remembers, about a grandmother elephant and her little grandbaby, I have a reason to revisit them all!

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The Star Giver, by Ginger Nielson | Dedicated Review

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Star Giver, by Ginger Nielson | Dedicated Review

Ginger Nielson tells a soothing folktale set deep in the forest. When Little Bear asks, “Where did the stars come from?” Mother Bear leans in closely to share a Native American legend from “the far, far north.”

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The Bambino and Me, by Zachary Hyman | Book Review

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Bambino and Me, by Zachary Hyman | Book Review

The inspiration, passion, and illustrations make The Bambino and Me a wonderful, well rounded, addition to any reader’s roster.

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Illustration Inspiration: Christopher Weyant

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
Illustration Inspiration: Christopher Weyant

Christopher Weyant’s work has been published worldwide in books, newspapers, magazines, and online. His cartoons are in permanent collection at The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. YOU ARE (NOT) SMALL is his first children’s book.

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My Writing and Reading Life: Anna Kang

| August 6, 2014 | 2 Comments
My Writing and Reading Life: Anna Kang

Children notice and point out differences all the time, and it’s natural. But hopefully as we mature, we learn that all individuals are unique and that everyone is “different.”

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