That Missing Feeling, a nice (if somewhat simplistic) introduction to the concept of journaling, falls short of the standard usually set by Magination Press
A wonderfully “neutral” Easter book, that playfully incorporates not only the Easter Bunny, but also hot cross buns.
I was not ready for the emotional wallop that this picture book packed. In easy, almost sneaky language, the book tells the story of lifelong friends that span a “lifetime” and grow a deep, loving bond, that survives many breaks and ebbs.
Written in verse (a welcome relief from the constant narrative prose of current picture books) the book has many charms. The rhymes are, for the most part, tight and advance the story well. Kids like rhyming books.
Written by Mary and Kevin Qamaniq-Mason “as a gift for Inuit children in [foster] care” this book tells the story of a child who is reminded that although he is not with his biological parents, he is surrounded by a community that loves and cares for him, deeply.
With sumptuous, lyrical language that will move melt even the coldest heart, Cabrera gives you a sweet peek into a lovely day shared between a daughter and her mother.
Mr. Alex interviews Sarah Rockett from SLEEPING BEAR PRESS and gets all the details regarding the OWN STORIES OWN VOICES Writing Contest. Sarah also shares with Mr. Alex what makes a good Picture Book Manuscript (including some Dos and Don’ts), what some of her upcoming projects.
Sometimes, books arrive a little late to the bookshelf; but, we want to bring them to your attention, just in case you need to make a last minute run to the store or want to add them to (or keep them away from) your library. Here are some titles from Simon & Schuster that were published for the Christmas holiday. One, is already a perennial favorite. We’ll start with that one.
On the right, a Christmas tree. Old fashioned bubble lights mostly working, a couple of snowball lights already out, Hallmark ornaments galore. On the left, what can only be termed an eclectic Bethlehem. The nativity scene set up in the front, with an old school New England flower shop, a gasoline station, an observatory and a lighthouse surrounding it.