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.
Hardcover, 44 pages Expected publication: March 7th 2017 by Chronicle Books Source: Raincoast Books With evocative and vivid art, Marc Martin’s A River straddles the fence between fiction and nonfiction. Educators will find they can use this picturebook to teach their young students lessons about the environment and how rivers affect changes in the landscape. […]
Hardcover, 32 pages Published January 24th 2017 by Chronicle Books Source: Raincoast Books Love is describes a love story between a little girl and a duckling she rescues. And yes, it is as cute as it sounds. The little girl and the duck have many adventures but ultimately their paths diverge and it turns out […]
Hardcover, 36 pages Published August 2nd 2016 by Chronicle Books Source: Raincoast Books Sleep Tight Farm is an informational picturebook that illustrates the steps a farmer along with his family takes to prepare the farm for frost and colder winter weather. I honestly didn’t know how much work was involved in preparing a farm for […]
Hardcover, 40 pages Published September 6th 2016 by Chronicle Books Source: Raincoast Books First Snow is the debut work of Bomi Park, a South Korean writer and artist. It features a tiny little girl waking up the sound of snow falling and sneaking out of the house to go out and play. As an adult […]
Hardcover, 64 pages Expected publication: October 11th 2016 by Chronicle Books Source: Raincoast Books Other-Wordly is a slim volume which collects words, not necessarily in English, that explain or capture something elusive and something beautiful. These words are accompanied by exquisite illustrations from Kelsey Garrity-Riley that serve to depict the meaning of the word in […]
Hardcover, 40 pages Expected publication: September 27th 2016 by Chronicle Books Source: Raincoast Books The Wish Tree by Kyo Maclear with art by Chris Turnham is about a boy Charles and his friend Boggan the Toboggan who decide that they want to find a wish tree even though Charles’s siblings tell him there is no […]
Hardcover, 44 pages Expected publication: August 30th 2016 by Chronicle Books Source: Raincoast Books Brendan Wenzel’s They All Saw a Cat inexplicably reminds me of Jon Klassen’s Hat series. Perhaps because it too has an animal going on some sort of journey…is that an exaggeration? Okay, never mind. Rewind. I absolutely LOVED this picturebook because […]
Hardcover, 272 pages Published April 5th 2016 by Chronicle Books Source: ARC from Raincoast Books Maybe schools in the future were different. Maybe all students here were really friendly to everybody, even bookish girls in glasses. Humans had invented the internet and artificial cooling systems; surely they could have invented a way for kids to […]
In keeping with this month’s performing arts theme, I though I’d highlight three of my favourite wordless picture books, each of which features a charming little dancer named Flora and her delightful feathered dance partners. I absolutely adore wordless picture books, which might sound a bit strange coming from a children’s librarian. I probably wouldn’t […]