Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 5th 2017 by Tundra Books (NY)
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Bear waits for his friend Goliath for a long time, even when others doubt he’ll show up. This is a warm and surprising story about waiting for a friend whose identity is a surprise! What a simple, gentle, lovely book! Bear is waiting for his best friend Goliath, who is strong and smart and smells […]
Cross bridges and canyons, plow through snow, charge down mountains, and meander across fields filled with sheep. And when it is time to rest and dreams are just ahead, never fear—trains don’t sleep so that you can. With the feel of a classic and vivid artwork that captures the power and majesty of trains, this is a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]