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BOOK REVIEW

THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY by Richard Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A delightful depiction of the ability of children to find joy regardless of atmospheric conditions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With colors and compositions conceived to celebrate the allure of water, the book jacket and opening scenes immediately recall Lee's The Wave (2008). Read full book review >

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HAVE A LOOK, SAYS BOOK. by Richard Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"As a celebration of the codex, it is but one of many; as a celebration of the surreal, it excels. (Picture book. 3-6)"
As a girl sits with her father reading a book, she goes on a fantastical adventure. Read full book review >

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ALL EARS, ALL EYES by Richard Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Dazzling. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This quiet book explores what happens in a forest as day slips into night. Read full book review >

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IN PLAIN SIGHT by Richard Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A fabulous family story with something for the young and old alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Readers will tune up their observation skills while spending time with a grandfather and granddaughter who keep life interesting. Read full book review >

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SNOW SCENE by Richard Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A lushly quiet read. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A "snow scene" gives way to spring. Read full book review >

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WINTER WINNERS
by Julie Danielson

It may not be winter yet, but the cozy, winter picture books are already on shelves. I’ve two on my mind today, Snow Scene and When the Moon Comes, that make me long to see snowflakes.

I’m really glad that long-time editor Richard Jackson decided to start penning picture books. He has written four thus far (Have a Look, Says ...


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GETTING DOWN TO EARTH
by Julie Danielson

Earth Day 2017 may have passed, but I’m a firm believer in the notion that, as many bumper stickers like to so succinctly put it, Earth Day is every day. I’ve been keeping my eye out for picture books—the fictional, story-time types, that is—that get children thinking about this planet we live on and how to best take care of ...


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APPRECIATIONS
by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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SHE'LL PUT A SPELL ON YOU
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Cold Spell (Fairytale Retellings #4) by Jackson Pearce

 

Cover Story: In-Flight Entertainment

BFF Charm: Heck Yes

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: Fairy Tale Thriller

Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Lady

Anti-bonus Factor: Cold Weather

Relationship Status: Just Getting Warmed Up

 

Cover Story: In-Flight Entertainment

There’s definitely something sinister about this cover: the frozen thorns, the broken ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MIMI’S DADA CATIFESTO by Shelley Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"Completely spectacular. (Picture book. 7 & up)"
This engaging picture book delivers a pleasurable story, dazzling artwork and a fascinating introduction to Dadaism. Read full book review >

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THE GAGGLE SISTERS RIVER TOUR by Chris Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The kooky, droll watercolors are a decided plus, but it is the dryly humorous, theatrical text that keeps the story going strong to the end, as readers applaud Dorothy's saintly patience and try to figure a way to reach into the pages to strangle Sadie. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A prima donna goose who practically defines pomposity gets a glimmering that her entourage of one—her sister—may well be indispensable to her success. Read full book review >