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Illustration Inspiration: Ruth Paul

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Illustration Inspiration: Ruth Paul

Ruth Paul is an award-winning author and illustrator of ten picture books, including Hedgehog’s Magic Tricks. She works from a small straw-bale studio in the middle of a pasture just outside Wellington, New Zealand.

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Puddle Pug, by Kim Norman | Book Review

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Puddle Pug, by Kim Norman | Book Review

Puddle Pug, by Kim Norman, is a beautifully illustrated hardcover book that tells the story of a pug in the search for a perfect pond.

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Best Selling Picture Books | October 2014

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

Herve Tullet is a picture book hero! His best selling picture book Press Here (Chronicle Books, 2011) has been joined on the best selling picture book list by his incredibly fun Mix it Up!

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Mindfulness: Kids Books on Mindfulness, Kindness and Compassion

| September 28, 2014 | 1 Comment
Mindfulness: Kids Books on Mindfulness, Kindness and Compassion

Kids books are a fantastic mechanism to start the discussion with young readers on what is mindfulness and ways to incorporate it into lives.

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Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animals’ Lives, by Lola Schaefer | Book Review

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animals’ Lives, by Lola Schaefer | Book Review

This whimsical and educational book combines a love for both animals and numbers, which makes it a great way to get animal lovers excited about math while giving them the opportunity to learn more about the individual animals as well.

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Tap The Magic Tree, by Christie Matheson | Book Review

| September 22, 2014 | 1 Comment
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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