Search Results: "Christian Robinson"


BOOK REVIEW

GASTON by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"A perfect read aloud that will leave them begging for more—an absolute delight. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Gaston, an adorable pup, lives with his loving and proper poodle pack, until an outing reveals there's more to family than meets the eye. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAIN! by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Altogether delightful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A child and an adult look at rain from both sides. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOSEPHINE by Patricia Hruby Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"An extraordinary dancer and woman is here celebrated with style and empathy. (author's note, artist's note, further reading, quotation sources) (Poetry/biography. 6-12)"
A life devoted to self-expression through dance and racial harmony is celebrated in this lavish, lengthy picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET by Matt de la Peña
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2015

"This celebration of cross-generational bonding is a textual and artistic tour de force. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young boy yearns for what he doesn't have, but his nana teaches him to find beauty in what he has and can give, as well as in the city where they live. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARLEM'S LITTLE BLACKBIRD by Renée Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Her brief life is well worth celebrating, and here it is done well. (Picture book/biography. 3-8)"
Watson's biographical distillation of the life of jazz singer and dancer Florence Mills is endearing and affectionate, at just the right level for very young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN'S MY BIRTHDAY? by Julie Fogliano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A gift of a picture book that's at once nostalgic and fresh. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A picture book to celebrate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANTOINETTE by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A reassuring tale that celebrates the uniqueness of each dog (or person) and the creation of a purposeful life. Three cheers for the winning Antoinette, who 'could not—would not—give up!' (Picture book. 2-7)"
The beloved puppies of Gaston (2014) are back, this time with Antoinette's story of self-discovery as she reveals that every dog has a gift to share. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEO by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Dazzling. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Leo, like any child, hopes for acceptance, but it's hard to find friendship when one is a ghost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCHOOL'S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Adam Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"A unique point of view makes this school book stand out. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rex offers a different perspective on the first day of school: that of the newly constructed school building itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE PENGUINS by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A very warm and satisfying bedtime book and a paean to penguins and winter delights. (Picture book. 1-5)"
"Winter is here." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEAD BIRD by Margaret Wise Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A story about the importance of ritual and the ability for renewal, itself magnificently renewed by Robinson. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Robinson reimagines the 1958 story originally illustrated by Remy Charlip, in which children find a dead bird and offer it a send-off through ritual and song. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

KELLY DIPUCCHIO
by Megan Labrise

Kelly DiPucchio may tackle disparate topics in her award-winning, bestselling children’s books—cured meats, zombies, politics, and dog breeds from France—but her approach is never didactic.

“I’m going to write a story about acceptance and belonging!” DiPucchio offers as one example of how not to begin a children’s book. “I’ve never started any story like that—with a message. I always ...


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