How to Make Friends with a Ghost – Rebecca Green

Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 5th 2017 by Tundra Books (NY)
Source: Publisher

How to Make Friends with a Ghost by Rebecca Green is a delightful picturebook that functions as a guide for little kids with ambitions to be friendly with ghosts. Filled with helpful tips such as what to feed ghosts and how to befriend them, the book is bound to be a great favourite with kids especially with the approaching Halloween season.

It will also function as a gentle way to talk about death and other, heavier, topics. The illustrations are beautiful and engaging and the prose vibrant with just enough mischief in it to keep children interested.

Strongly recommended.

Sarabella’s Thinking Cap by Judy Schachner

Sarabella’s Thinking Cap by Judy Schachner

Hardcover Published September 5th 2017 by Dial Books Source: Publisher Sarabella’s Thinking Cap follows Sarabella who thinks wondrous thoughts but has difficulty articulating them to her family and friends. She frequently slips into daydreams and her teachers complain of her inability to concentrate in class. The picturebook follows Sarabella’s journey to express herself using a […]

Imagine with words by John Lennon, illustration by Jean Jullien and a forward by Yoko Ono Lennon

Imagine with words by John Lennon, illustration by Jean Jullien and a forward by Yoko Ono Lennon

Hardcover, 32 pages Published September 21st 2017 by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books Source: Raincoast Books John Lennon’s very famous song Imagine is reimagined (hah) as a picturebook and is released today on the International Day of Peace in partnership with Amnesty International. Fans of the song and of John Lennon will be able to pass on their love […]

Everybody has a favorite color. Some like blue balloons or brown buildings or mint green ice cream cones. Others prefer sunshine yellow, Maine morning gray, or Mexican pink. In this book, fifteen beloved children’s book artists draw their favorite colors and explain why they love them. This personal collection will undoubtedly inspire readers to create […]

The Legend of Lightning and Thunder by Paula Ikuutaq; illustrated by Jo Rioux

The Legend of Lightning and Thunder by Paula Ikuutaq; illustrated by Jo Rioux

Paula Ikuutaq’s retelling of the Inuit Legend of Lightning and Thunder opens with a celebration. It is spring, and Inuit people gather together in camps to sing, to dance, and to feast: to share their happiness with each other. Two orphaned siblings, however, are not so happy. A girl and her younger brother have traveled a long […]

Picturebook Reviews: Part Deux

Picturebook Reviews: Part Deux

Beautiful  by Stacy McAnulty, Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Illustrations) Hardcover, 32 pages Published September 13th 2016 by Running Press Kids Source: Library This is such a glorious book for little girls struggling against society’s constrictive rules on the kind of beauty preferable for women. McAnulty and Lew-Vriethoff do a wonderful job of putting a spin on things but I confess, it […]

Review: Ruby’s Wish

Review: Ruby’s Wish

Ruby is unlike most little girls in old China. Instead of aspiring to get married, Ruby is determined to attend university when she grows up, just like the boys in her family. Based upon the inspirational story of the author’s grandmother and accompanied by richly detailed illustrations, Ruby’s Wish is an engaging portrait of a […]

Picturebooks Galore: Reviews

Yousuf’s Everyday Adventures: Beautifully Different – Dana Salim, Pavel Goldaev (illustrator) Hardcover Published April 2017 by DS Publishing, LLC Source: Publisher Yousuf is taught the beauty of being different in this picturebook that will have the most impact when read with a parent or a caretaker. The illustrations are bright and vivid and though the […]