Posts Tagged ‘canlit’

A Starred Review for Lili Macaroni from Kirkus Reviews!

May 8th, 2019

Cover: Lili Macaroni Author: Nicole Testa Illustrator: Annie Boulanger Publisher: Pajama Press

The first review is in for Lili Macaroni, and we are very delighted to receive a ★ Starred Review ★ from Kirkus Reviews to start things off. “Self-confidence is hard to come by when classmates make fun of the things that make Lili Macaroni herself….Boulanger’s changing perspectives and use of shadows to stand in for other kids’ teasing set […]

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Announcing the Before You Were Born Swag Pack Pre-Order Giveaway!

April 4th, 2019

Before You Were Born will be hitting shelves in a few short weeks—just in time for Mother’s Day—and to celebrate, author Deborah Kerbel and illustrator Suzanne Del Rizzo have created some sweet swag and limited edition art prints to give away to you, they’re first readers, as a way of saying “thank you” for your early support. PRE-ORDER a […]

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“Every child (and parent) could benefit from this book…” Resource Links says of A World of Kindness

December 30th, 2018

Resource Links “Rating: E Nine children’s authors and illustrators have come together to answer the question, “Are you kind?” Their illustrations show children and animals answering that question through their actions…. Every page of this book has a unique style of artwork. Realistic, cartoon, mixed media, plasticine, and pen and ink. The settings and children […]

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“[T]he illustrations inspire quiet conversations about….kindness” Sal’s Fiction Addiction says about A World of Kindness

December 25th, 2018

Sal’s Fiction Addiction “I think we can all use inspiration for kindness every day in every way. So, the people at Pajama Press have created this book to inspire kindness when talking with children…. The questions are asked of young readers, and the illustrations inspire quiet conversation about the many ways we can show kindness […]

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Pencil: A Story with a Point received a **Starred Review** from Foreword Reviews

December 25th, 2018

Foreword Reviews **Starred Review** “Office supplies have never been more entertaining than they are in this punny tale of friendship and ingenuity. Old school and new tech go head to head when Jackson trades his longtime pal Pencil in for a shiny new Tablet. Cheerful illustrations add to the hilarity as Pencil tries a variety of […]

Posted in Ann Ingalls, Book Authors, Book Illustrators, Dean Griffiths

Library School Journal gives Giraffe and Bird Together Again the verdict “A Strong choice for a preschool storytime or a one-on-one sharing.”

December 23rd, 2018

Library School Journal “A strength of this title is the action verbs and rich vocabulary that is introduced….The text and illustrations also work well together….This title lends itself to discussion about friendship and being open to try new things. VERDICT A strong choice for a preschool storytime or a one-on-one sharing.” –Robin Sofge, Prince William […]

Posted in Book Authors, Book Illustrators, Giraffe and Bird Together Again, Rebecca Bender, Rebecca Bender

“VERDICT A comforting and appealing choice for story-times and one-on-one sharing…” School Library Journal says about A Good Day For Ducks

December 22nd, 2018

School Library Journal “This charming story captures the joy of a rainy day….. The tale will resonate with many small children. The ink and watercolor artwork adds to the lighthearted mood….VERDICT A comforting and appealing choice for story-times and one-on-one sharing.” –Robin Sofge Click here to read the full review

Posted in A Good Day for Ducks, Book Authors, Book Illustrators, Jane Whittingham, Noel Tuazon

Kirkus Reviews says Pencil: A Story with a Point is an “overload of fun puns [that] will have many readers giggling…”

December 21st, 2018

Kirkus Review “Move over, Pencil; Tablet’s in town…but what happens when Tablet breaks?….Pencil tries desperately to cheer Jackson up, but nothing works…until he enlists his old companions from the drawer, Scissors, Paper Clip, Flashlight, Tape, and the rest. Jackson finally smiles again, and all the supplies end as friends, with pages full of puns….The illustrations […]

Posted in Ann Ingalls, Book Authors, Book Illustrators, Dean Griffiths

“The ideas are simple, but they’re also transformative…” says Pickle Me This about Pajama Press’ A World of Kindness

December 19th, 2018

Pickle Me This “In a note inside the book, Pajama Press Publisher Gail Winskill writes that the idea for the book was born when her three-year-old granddaughter asked her one day, ‘Nana, how can I be kind?’….Each page features art by Pajama Press’s acclaimed illustrators, some from previous books and others original (and my children […]

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ASLC Litpicks says “Bass does an excellent job of uncovering the layers of many complex emotions” in Uncertain Soldier

December 6th, 2018

ASLC Litpicks “Bass does an excellent job of uncovering the layers of many complex emotions: – prejudice toward German prisoners expressed by Canadians at home who had relatives fighting in Europe; – the bullying and hatred experienced by many families and school children who had been born in Canada but were of German heritage; – […]

Posted in Book Authors, Karen Bass, Uncertain Soldier

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