Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut is a book kids need. Black kids, brown kids, white kids, all kids. It celebrates a boy and his new haircut, as well as the lives of black and brown Americans. How many children's books do those two things, together, and do it so well? Through lyrical text and layered … [Read more...] about Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
I doubt you'll be surprised to hear that I'm a tad obsessed with independent bookstores. In every city we visit I seek them out and drag my family along for the ride. Today's post marks the first in a blog feature meant to highlight independent bookstores that I'm calling Undercover Indie Lover. … [Read more...] about Undercover Indie Lover at Joseph-Beth Booksellers Lexington
Award-winning author and illustrator Katherine Roy recently posted a recipe for Elephant Poop Muffins on her blog that pairs very nicely with her beautifully illustrated book, How to Be An Elephant: Growing up in the African Wild. How about making them for your story hour audience or with your kids … [Read more...] about Elephant Poop Muffins, Anyone?
Let's go on an ABC journey with Patrick McDonnell in The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned his ABC's (the Hard Way). First Impressions Whew! A mouthful, this one's title is, but its length makes up for the wordlessness of its pages. In case you're unaware, you should know that Patrick … [Read more...] about An ABC Journey with Patrick McDonnell
I recently saw Ferdinand with my children and that got me thinking about the total number of picture books adapted into movies for the big screen. Here's a list of what I found. Are there any I've missed? Any picture books you'd like to see turned into a movie? 1. Winnie the Pooh written by … [Read more...] about 22 Picture Books adapted into Movies