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PPBF and Multicultural Children’s Book Day, 21 Cousins

Today, for Multicultural Children’s Book Day, I have the pleasure to review a soon-to-be-released picture book that celebrates family and mestizo heritage. New to Multicultural Children’s Book Day? Learn more about this special day at the end of this post. … Continue reading

PPBF – One Earth

Welcome dear readers! It’s good to be back as the scent of pumpkin spice and the feel of dewy grass on chilly mornings remind us that fall is on its way. Today’s Perfect Picture Book, a collaboration between an American … Continue reading

Perfect Pairing – Sudses Up

With adults everywhere reminding children (and themselves) to wash hands, not touch faces, and stay clean, I thought these humorous books about bathing may add some fun to the situation. The Bath of Least Resistance Author: Gregory E. Bray Illustrator: … Continue reading

PPBF – It Began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way

Every time I sit down to write either a book review or a Perfect Pairing post, I am so grateful to the interlibrary loan system that enabled me to find so many wonderful picture books, and to my local library, … Continue reading

Perfect Pairing is Abuzz about Bee Books

It’s Earth Day tomorrow and a month when flowers blossom and insects reappear near my house. To celebrate, I’m pairing two recent non-fiction picture books that focus on a very important creature in our world: the honeybee. Honeybee: The Busy … Continue reading

Perfect Pairing – of Talented Female Voices

As our celebration of Women’s History Month continues, I’m pairing two new picture book biographies that feature cultural icons from the mid to late twentieth century. Making their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe Author: … Continue reading

Perfect Pairing – of Picture Books about African-American Migrations

In small numbers, while slavery held sway in the southern states, and in large numbers, in the early to mid-twentieth century, African Americans headed north. Today’s pairing explores these journeys: Before She Was Harriet Author: Lesa Cline-Ransome Illustrator: James E. … Continue reading

Perfect Pairing – Fights Racial Discrimination & Segregation

When we think about the fight against racial discrimination and segregation, most of us think about mid-twentieth century fights to gain access to schools, public transportation, lunch counters, and the vote. But this fight began long before that era and … Continue reading

Perfect Pairing – Explores a History-Making Photographer

This coming Sunday, a new exhibition opens at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York City: Dorothea Lange, Words & Pictures. To help get ready, I found two picture books about this special photographer and the iconic photograph that … Continue reading

PPBF & MCBD – The Unexpected Friend: A Rohingya Children’s Story

Friday is always a favorite day of the week, because I get to post a Perfect Picture Book and read reviews of new picture books posted by fellow bloggers. Today is a very special Friday, though, because it’s the annual … Continue reading