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PPBF – The Field

As the snow is melting and temperature’s rising (a bit!), I’ve been enjoying the sight of teams, families and friends heading to the town sports fields near my home, sports gear in tow. As is clear from today’s Perfect Picture … Continue reading

Perfect Pairing – of Female Scientists

It’s March – Women’s History Month! I’m looking forward to celebrating by reading and pairing some recent picture book biographies of some fascinating women, including the scientists featured today. Queen of Physics: How WuChien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of … Continue reading

PPBF – Freedom Soup

It’s January, and the wintry winds are whistling outside my window. Although it’s a few weeks since we celebrated the start of the new year, I think today’s Perfect Picture Book, about a special New Year tradition, and a perfect … Continue reading

My Twenty-Teens in Picture Books

I first began reviewing picture books on this blog in January 2016. Since then, I’ve posted over 50 reviews each year. Beginning in 2018, I’ve been pairing two picture books weekly as well. Although that’s quite a few books, I’ve … Continue reading

Perfect Pairing – heads to the Countryside

As the temperatures have been soaring throughout much of the US, I think it’s time to leave the city and head to the countryside!   Hey, Hey, Hay! A Tale of Bales and the Machines that Make Them Author: Christy … Continue reading

Perfect Pairing – of Soccer Stories

The children’s soccer leagues restarted for the season at the sports fields near my home recently. To mark their return, I’m featuring two diverse soccer stories today. The Field Author: Baptiste Paul Illustrator: Jacqueline Alcántara Publisher/Date: North-South Books/2018 Ages: 4-8 … Continue reading

PPBF -Undocumented: A Worker’s Fight

When I first learned the title of today’s Perfect Picture Book and discovered the name of the author/illustrator, I knew this was a “must read and review” for me. So, I reached out to the publisher, and in exchange for … Continue reading

PPBF – The Drum

The moon and stars aligned last Saturday, and I was in London for the launch of today’s Perfect Picture Book. What fun to check out New Beacon Books, a north London bookstore that has specialized in African and Caribbean literature … Continue reading

PPBF – Migrant

I discovered today’s Perfect Picture Book on a #BooksForBetter list of 20 Books about Refugee and Immigrant Experiences. Read others on the list, and join me for today’s Perfect Picture Book: Title: Migrant Written By: Maxine Trottier Illustrated By: Isabelle Arsenault … Continue reading

A Valentiny Story: Stella & Sparky and the Last Valentine

Today’s a very special day. It’s the day when we celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birth and Lunar New Year 2021. It’s the Friday before the long-awaited Presidents’ Day Weekend, and it’s one day closer to spring. But most especially, it’s the … Continue reading