Archive of Picture Books

12Sep2012
Author
Jenny
Category
Kids, Picture Books
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Fairy tales and retold fables

I haven't been totally inspired to write a post about children's books in quite some time.  Sure, I've gotten my hands on new Linda Ashman books, but you guys already know how crazy I am about her books.  Since I'm already talking about the dear woman, have any of you read Samantha on a Roll yet?  Or No Dogs Allowed?  We've read them so many times that I probably have them memorized.  What wa

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08Mar2011
Author
Jenny
Category
Kids, Picture Books
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Astro: The Steller Sea Lion

I never turn down a free book if I can help it, so when author Jeanne Walker Harvey offered to send me a copy of her picture book, Astro: The Steller Sea Lion, I sure wasn't going to turn it down.  Plus, I do have my picture book obsession to feed.  Double plus, my kids and I have a love of books and movies about sea creatures.  We've watched the ocean segments of our Planet Earth DVDs far more

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15Dec2010
Author
Jenny
Category
Kids, Picture Books
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The Horn Book’s Best for 2010

Ah, I love this time of year. Aside from the festivities, I love all the Best of the Year lists that come out. It's so nice to find out what I have missed out on all year long and will spend the next year frantically trying to catch up on. Overwhelming, but nice. I get The Horn Book's newsletter every month and carefully pore over its information on the latest and best children's books. The

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28Jun2010
Author
Jenny
Category
Kids, Picture Books
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The post where I preach about the virtues of graphic novels

I have recently discovered some amazing graphic novels.  First off, let me explain what a graphic novel is for any Red Hot Eyebrows readers who are wondering what it is I'm talking about.  The word graphic is being used in the sense that it is a novel told in pictures, not graphic as in a graphic nature.  It's also a term for comic books, but honestly, the graphic novels I've read don't bear mu

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14Jun2010
Author
Jenny
Category
Picture Books
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Once upon a time, the end

I don't know about you, but sometimes the last thing I feel like doing at the end of the day is to read the same old books out loud to my children.  Sometimes I don't even like my children after 7 p.m. I'm tired, the books they pick are mind-numbing, the day's been too long already and I have no patience to sit and read to them.  That's sad to say because I feel like reading to my children fal

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13May2010
Author
Jenny
Category
Bibliojunk, Kids, Picture Books

The Top 100 Picture Books

Since so many of you enjoyed the post about the top 100 children's novels, I thought I would do some digging and present the top 100 picture books list from 2009.  There were a whole pile of books I didn't recognize in this list, though the top 15 were all ones I have read or own.  Here are the books that didn't make the list, in case you were curious.  I would do some major shuffli

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12Apr2010
Author
Jenny
Category
Kids, Picture Books
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Haven Kimmel’s books for children

If I ever get to meet Haven Kimmel, I already know what I will ask her.  "How do you manage to tell such sad stories with humor and beauty?  Huh?  HUH?!"  I'll try not to grab her by the shoulders and shake really hard.  Seriously, it is amazing to me and maybe if I shake her hard enough something will pop out of her brain and I can steal it and write my own beautiful book

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07Dec2009
Author
Jenny
Category
Picture Books
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Books for bedtime

I haven't done a batch of picture books in forever so I figured it was about time to share some recent finds. We haven't had the best of luck finding books lately, mostly due to my lack of effort, but I happened across some books these last few weeks that have made it into the favorites pile.I'm completely behind the times in discovering Kevin Henke's book Kitten's First Full Moon that also won a

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15Oct2009
Author
Jenny
Category
Bibliojunk, Picture Books
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Meeting Linda Ashman

The Bookies is a bookstore in Denver that I don't often frequent due to the fact that I love The Tattered Cover so much and The Bookies is in a part of town I don't find myself in very often. I do get their newsletter, mostly for curiosity's sake and to know when they do their amazing sidewalk sales. When the September newsletter came and it said that Linda Ashman, children's book author who I'v

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24Aug2009
Author
Jenny
Category
Kids, Picture Books
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Two sides of Dav Pilkey

If you were a pre-teen boy in the late 90s, you might know you Dav Pilkey is, author of the Captain Underpants books geared mainly towards that gender and age group. Those were the only books I knew by Pilkey and in my mind I had categorized him at pandering to the gross-loving boy group. Then when my oldest was small, my husband's aunt gave her two books about Big Dog and Little Dog by Pilkey t

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