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Rhino Rumpus is a “fun story…replete with lovely, large-size drawings of young rhinos at play” says Midwest Book Review

Posted on April 20th, 2017 by pajamapress

RhinoRumpus_Website“Victoria Allenby and Tara Anderson’s Rhino Rumpus is a very simple and fun book featuring a padded hard cover…The fun story is replete with lovely, large-size drawings of young rhinos at play: the very young picture book readers will relish these lively images and the very easy read.”

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The artwork in Under the Umbrella “perfectly capture[s] [the] dark mood and the dark day” says Midwest Book Review

Posted on April 20th, 2017 by pajamapress

undertheumbrella_website“…Artistic, unusual drawings of this sullen man perfectly capture his dark mood and the dark day, until a little boy changes his perspective in an unexpected way.”

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The Wolves Return “is well told and inspirational” says Resource Links

Posted on April 20th, 2017 by pajamapress

thewolvesreturn_website“Celia Godkin relays the awe-inspiring true story of the release of 23 Canadian gray wolves into Yellowstone National Park in 1995 and 1996….

Since the time of the release, the wolves thrived and the process created beneficial changes to the park’s ecosystem….

The illustrations are beautifully done in pencil crayon and watercolour….[Godkin’s] telling of this true environmental success story is well told and inspirational. It is important to relay such stories. The end of the book has the fascinating history of the wolf in North America with a map.

Thematic Links: Wolves; Yellowstone National Park; Yellowstone Wolf Project; Gray Wolves; Ecosystem”
Isobel Lang

Read the full review on page 20 of the April 2017 issue of Resource Links

Good Morning, Grumple “is a sweet spin on what can be a stressful morning routine” says Montreal Review of Books

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 by pajamapress

goodmorninggrumple_website“Not everyone is a morning person, and Good Morning, Grumple is a story in rhyme that offers a solution to those grumpy feelings that overtake many of us when forced to greet another new day. Written by Victoria Allenby and illustrated using a combination of mixed media and collage by Manon Gauthier, this picture book introduces us to Grumple at his worst….

Good Morning, Grumple is a sweet spin on what can be a stressful morning routine that is sure to please both pre-school kids and their parents.”

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Youth Services Book Review says All the World a Poem “makes poetry accessible to all children”

Posted on February 21st, 2017 by pajamapress

AllTheWorldAPoem_Website2What did you like about the book? The whimsical illustrations set the tone for this fantastic first book of poetry for young children. The assumption in this book is that if all the world is a poem, than anyone can be a poet. This book makes poetry accessible to all children and shows children how much fun poetry can be. Some of the poems, rhyme; some don’t. It’s not so much a book of poems, but a book about poetry that includes poems.

Anything you didn’t like about it? I liked everything about it.

To Whom Would You Recommend this book? This would be perfect for an early elementary literacy class where a teacher is introducing poetry. It is a non-threatening way to make all children realize that they can be poets with little effort….

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes”

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Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess is a Junior Library Guild 2017 Selection

Posted on January 25th, 2017 by pajamapress

macymacmillan_websitePajama Press is thrilled to announce that Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green is a Junior Library Guild 2017 Selection.

The Junior Library Guild “is a book review and collection development service helping thousands of school and public libraries acquire the best new children’s and young adult books, saving them both time and money….Our services help librarians with collection development and our members trust us to put only the best books into the hands of their eager young readers.” For more information, please visit the Junior Library Guild website.

Pajama Press extends our congratulations to Shari Green. Our sincerest thanks go to the Junior Library Guild for promoting reading through this outstanding program.

Four Pajama Press titles featured in Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016 Fall Edition

Posted on January 20th, 2017 by pajamapress

Elliot_WebsiteElliot by Julie Pearson, illustrated by Manon Gauthier

“Elliot’s parents love him, but they don’t know how to take care of him. When a social worker name Thomas comes, Elliot’s world turns upside down….”

GoingForASeaBath_WebsiteGoing for a Sea Bath by Andrée Poulin, illustrated by Anne-Claire Delisle

“When Leanne complains that bath time is boring, her father has some excellent, terrific and spectacular ideas…This title is also available in French as Un bain trop plein!

SkyPig_WebsiteSky Pig by Jan L. Coates, illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo

“Ollie the pig wants to fly. Jack would do anything to make Ollie happy.”

TheHill_WebsiteThe Hill by Karen Bass

“After a night on the hilltop, the teens find everything in the forest has subtly changed… and the plane has disappeared. Even worse, something is hunting them.”

Rhino Rumpus is a “rollicking read-aloud” says CM Magazine

Posted on September 12th, 2016 by pajamapress

RhinoRumpus_WebsiteBedtime preparations aren’t going too smoothly in the Rhino household. The three Rhino babies fight over toys, make faces at each other and start a riot in the bathtub….

Tara Anderson’s folksy pencil crayon and acrylic illustrations show the squabbling siblings in all of their mischievous glory. They butt heads, overturn chairs, and snap towels at each other. Mama Rhino, bedecked in a pearl necklace and hoop earrings, keeps her composure throughout the turmoil.

Victoria Allenby’s zippy verse is full of repetition, and fun sound words like “Fidget fuss frump”, “Huff harrumph” and “Grump grumble Bump-a-rump”. Rhino Rumpus is a rollicking read-aloud and a great choice for toddler storytimes.

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New York Times “Bookshelf: Pirate’s Booty” praises Good Pirate

Posted on September 12th, 2016 by pajamapress

GoodPirate_WebsiteRotten, sneaky and brainy: Everyone knows a successful pirate needs to be all of those.…Winters’s pirate lingo sounds fun and even original, and Griffiths’s expressive dogs and cats in pirate garb are both realistically pet-like and evocative of squirmy children at play.

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“[T]he illustrations…are particularly eye-catching” in Sky Pig says the International Literacy Association

Posted on September 12th, 2016 by pajamapress

SkyPig_WebsiteThis child-friendly story provides a message about persistence and friendship while the illustrations, created with plasticine, polymer clay, paper collage, and various found objects including milkweed fluff and watch gears, are particularly eye-catching.

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