Tag: picture book

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Book Trailer Thursday: OWLS ARE GOOD AT KEEPING SECRETS

As indicated by the subtitle, Sara O’Leary’s Owls Are Good at Keeping Secrets isn’t your typical abecedary. While children will recognize many of the animals introducing letters of the alphabet (alligators for A, foxes for F, giraffes for G), others such as iguanas and meerkats may be exciting and new. Through his illustrations, Jacob Grant expertly highlights another […]

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By September 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: HIP & HOP IN THE HOUSE!

Hip is a bunny who raps super fast, while Hop is a turtle who raps super slow. Apart, their rapping doesn’t catch on with the crowd, and it is only by teaming up that they can grab the attention of the residents of Oldskool county. Hip and Hop in the House! collects both Hip and […]

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Reviews of the Week, with Heid E. Erdrich, Sarah Jane Marsh, Eliza Griswold, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Heid E. Erdrich, Sarah Jane Marsh, Eliza Griswold, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from July 2–6 below.   Monday, July 2  New Poets of Native Nations, edited by Heid E. Erdrich Indigenous storytelling and poetry have flourished for millennia […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: I Am Not a Chair!

Unfortunately for Giraffe, a timid critter with a regrettably flat back, fellow jungle creatures have taken to mistaking him for a chair. Here, a massive rhino, hulking hippo, and “human with questionable taste in décor” take turns lounging upon the increasingly irked ruminant as he struggles to find his voice. What will it take for […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Caterpillar Dreams

Caterpillars have dreams, too—“Incredible, impossible-seeming” ones, at that. And Henri, the pint-sized star of Clive McFarland’s latest picture book, Caterpillar Dreams (Harper), out January 17, knows it. Determined to leave the garden he calls home, Henri floats atop birds, flowers, and fish—all before sprouting wings of his own—in this wonderful watercolor adventure. As Randall Enos […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Du Iz Tak?

Be warned: today’s video is no book trailer! It is, rather, a brief interview with author/illustrator extraordinaire Carson Ellis. To promote the release of her latest picture book, Du Iz Tak? (Candlewick), Ellis taks, er, talks early artistic memories, great advice she’s received, and the creation of a wonderfully nonsensical language. A glimpse into the lives […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: They All Saw a Cat

In this captivating take on perspective, author/illustrator Wenzel explores how a variety of different creatures perceive one brown house cat. To the dog, the cat looks lanky and jagged. To the child, the cat appears snuggly and soft. And to the fish, the cat is but two big bleary eyes. How will you see the cat? […]

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By October 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: I Am a Story

This week’s BTT celebrates the power of storytelling, particularly its ability to unite people from various eras and backgrounds. As inspirational, cinematic music plays, narrators of all ages briefly summarize the history of storytelling, be it oral, visual, or written. Colorful two-dimensional drawings illustrate these traditions, ranging from cavemen paintings and Egyptian hieroglyphics to censorship and e-readers. This adorable video shows how […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: We Found a Hat

The third of Klassen’s hat-related romps, We Found a Hat (Candlewick) homes in on the dusky desert, two turtles, and one particularly flattering cowboy hat. Sure, the trailer—aptly accompanied by Burl Ives’ rendition of “Home on the Range”—is streaked with stars, cacti, and delightfully deadpan humor, but, like the book, it’s also laced with just […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Quit Calling Me a Monster!

Although most will admit that a fuzzy beast with horns, fangs, claws, and crazy eyes might sound pretty ferocious, this week’s Book Trailer Thursday focuses on a character that’s far from monstrous. In fact, he would prefer if you could refrain from that particular modifier. This sensitive purple creature is Floyd Peterson, and he’s the star of Jory John […]

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