Hardcover, 52 pages
Expected publication: May 2nd 2017 by Chronicle Books
Source: Raincoast Books
As the tag line of this book states, This is How We Do It illustrates a day in the lives of seven different children from around the world. These kids hail from different financial situations, some of them are from more affluent families than others and this is reflected in their daily lives and activities. On the whole, I found this picturebook very interesting as it gave me glimpses of 7 real children around the world who, the author is sure to specify, do not represent any culture wholly but are expressions of their own families and circumstances.
I think This is How We Do It will be invaluable as a tool to widen the horizons of kids who are just beginning to be understand how the world works. I also appreciate the photographs included at the end of the book that show the children with their families and reiterate their ‘realness.’ This picturebook would be an excellent introduction to social studies and world studies.
Yellow Umbrella The perfect book for a rainy day, but also for an art lesson, a lazy afternoon, or a quiet classroom. Accompanied by a CD of original and evocative piano music, this is a book meant to be enjoyed by all people, connecting us through music and art and transcending language and cultural barriers. […]
Hardcover, 32 pages Published April 18th 2017 by Doubleday Books for Young Readers Source: Publisher Ugh, this was so sweet. A father’s ode to his son, each verse dripping with feeling and promise. The art is just as uplifting. For all those dads who don’t have the words, Luke Reynolds has solved your problem. Express […]
So, technically this isn’t children’s literature? And by technically, I mean entirely: nothing about the packaging or marketing of this book is directed toward children. Fortunately, “children’s literature” as we know it began as a marketing ploy, and to a large extent the classification of this book as middle grade or that book as YA […]
Paperback, 24 pages Published by Mantra Records Source: Library I don’t suppose I need to say how important it is at this point in time to talk about Muslim books and people but I will anyway. Everything that is happening across the border is concerning and I don’t think I can overstate the importance of […]
Board Book, 22 pages Published March 7th 2017 by Abrams Appleseed Source: Publisher These are books I received unsolicited and decided to highlight them because they are awesome. I don’t have enough time to give them individual reviews so here are two flyaway reviews: Tinyville Town: I’m a Librarian by Brian Briggs Super cute. Super […]
Hardcover, 32 pages Published February 28th 2017 by Random House Books for Young Readers Source: Publisher A Cat Named Swan is designed to tug at your heartstrings and tug at your heartstrings it will. I mean, unless you have a stone heart there is pretty much no way you can resist a picturebook about a […]
Source: Publisher I received a package in the mail the other day and my niece immediately pounced on it because she knows I get picturebooks and the like in the mail often. She waited while I opened it and then her eyes grew as big as saucers when she Silver Dolphin Books First Stories series. […]
An outline of treetops formed through the walls of the house. The fire in the windows turned pale yellow, then green, then blue, a watery shadow printed on the trees. And then the house, with its brass, its ivy, and its fiery windows, melted into the night. Camrose has inherited responsibility for an ancient bone […]
Hardcover, 496 pages Published January 31st 2017 by Viking Books for Young Readers Source: Publisher The Dark Days Pack is the second book in the Lady Helen series (though it may be a trilogy I am not sure) and oh my gosh, it increases the stakes, the emotions, and everything in story. Okay, so I […]