Little Red by Bethan Woollvin

Are you afraid of the big bad wolf? This week’s Picture Book of the Week is Little Red, written and illustrated by Bethan Woollvin. About the Book: Little Red is a fractured fairytale, that is, a fairytale retold with a new or different spin. In this version the Little Red Riding Hood story, the mainContinue reading “Little Red by Bethan Woollvin”

Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark by Jonathan Stutzman and Jay Fleck

Do you know how to find the light when things get dark? The Picture Book of the Week is Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark, written by Jonathan Stutzman and illustrated by Jay Fleck. About the Book: Tiny T. Rex and friends are on a campout in their backyard. They are ready forContinue reading “Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark by Jonathan Stutzman and Jay Fleck”

Sweep by Louise Greig and Júlia Sardà

Have you ever gotten swept away by a bad mood? The Picture Book of the Week is Sweep, written by Louise Greig and illustrated by Júlia Sardà. About the Book: Ed isn’t always in a bad mood, but on this day he is in a big one. At first only small things get swept upContinue reading “Sweep by Louise Greig and Júlia Sardà”

Louis by Tom Lichtenheld and Julie Rowan-Zoch

Have you ever felt overlooked, mistreated, like you wanted to find a place where you were appreciated? The Picture Book of the Week is Louis, written by Tom Lichtenheld and illustrated by Julie Rowan-Zoch. About the Book: Louis is about a teddy bear named Louis who isn’t quite happy with his job. When he isn’tContinue reading “Louis by Tom Lichtenheld and Julie Rowan-Zoch”

The Barnabus Project by The Fan Brothers

Congratulations to Village Books, an indie bookstore in the Woodlands, TX that opened it’s door this past Friday, September 10, giving me a new place to browse the lastest picture books. ******************************************************************** Have you ever felt like a misfit? Have you ever yearned to be understood? The Picture Book of the Week is The BarnabusContinue reading “The Barnabus Project by The Fan Brothers”

Are We Pears Yet? by Miranda Paul and Carin Berger

It’s hard to wait for what we want, but waiting is just part of the process. The Picture Book of the Week is Are We Pears Yet?, written by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Carin Berger. About the Book: Are We Pears Yet? is about two seeds who are waiting to become pears. They haveContinue reading “Are We Pears Yet? by Miranda Paul and Carin Berger”

Child of the Flower Song People by Gloria Amescua and Duncan Tonatiuh

Luz Jimenez survived hardships during early 1900’s Mexico and became a model and a teacher who was for many “the soul of Mexico”. The Picture Book of the Week is a biography called Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jimenez, Daughter of the Nahua, written by Gloria Amescua and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh. About theContinue reading “Child of the Flower Song People by Gloria Amescua and Duncan Tonatiuh”

Bob, Not Bob!

It’s no fun being sick, but it’s worse when no one understands you. The Picture Book of the Week is an oldie but a goodie, Bob, Not Bob! written by Liz Garton Scanlon & Audrey Vernick and illustrated by Matthey Cordell. About the Book: The main character is Louie, a little boy who is justContinue reading “Bob, Not Bob!”

Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away by Meg Medina and Sonia Sánchez

Have you ever had to say goodbye to a good friend? It is hard no matter what age you are, but when you are young, it is happening for the first time. It seems like nothing will ever be the same. The Picture Book of the Week is a selection from 2020 called Evelyn DelContinue reading “Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away by Meg Medina and Sonia Sánchez”

Lala’s Words by Grace Zhang

Kindness and faith can have unexpected results. This week’s Picture Book of the Week is Lala’s Words, written and illustrated by Grace Zhang. About the Book: It’s a long, hot summer and Lala is rambunctious. She loves running, and jumping, and getting in the dirt. Her mom is not so happy about the consequences ofContinue reading “Lala’s Words by Grace Zhang”