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A Round of Robins

Written by Katie Hesterman and published by Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin Random House, was released on March 27, 2018.9780399547782_p0_v1_s600x595

This Is Not a Picture Book!

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This Is Not a Picture Book! came out on May 3, 2016, published by Chronicle Books. You can find a copy at your local bookstore or order it on Indiebound.

“Such a lovely, irreverent illustrated ode to books and why we read.” –Brain Pickings

Named a New York Times Notable Book of 2016

Named a Publishers Weekly Best Picture Book of 2016

Named a School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2016

A Parents’ Choice Gold Medal.

“An affirmation of the transformative power of reading.” –Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A book about learning to read. offers gentle empathy for kids tackling this intimidating task.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Sweet, profound book… pays a sneaky tribute to the power of words and pictures to work together. Brilliant endpapers.” –The New York Times

“Effectively demonstrates the magic of reading and the power of imagination.” –School Library Journal, starred review

“Read. Share. Repeat. This one is a joy.” –Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews

 

Helpful Books for Disturbing Times

Here is a small selection of children’s books that I personally find helpful and perhaps hope-inducing without trying to hammer a moral lesson into your head, which could be not only painful but counter-productive.

(The links are to Indiebound.org, but of course you can find or order these books at any other bookstore or library.)

 

Arnold Lobel

Grasshopper on the Road

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http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780064440943

 

Leo Lionni

Little Blue and Little Yellow

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http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780688132859

 

Tony Kushner and Maurice Sendak

Brundibar

9780786809042

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780786809042

 

Jo Hoestlandt and Joanna Kang

Star of Fear, Star of Hope

Star of fear

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780802775887

 

Tomi Ungerer

Otto: The Autobiography of a Teddy Bear

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http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780714857664

 

Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson

The Carrot Seed

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http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780064432108

 

William Steig

Amos & Boris

Amos-Boris

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780374302788

 

This Will Be Your Picture Book!

Teachers! Librarians! Bookstore event coordinators! Parents! Kids!

Here’s a little bundle of ideas for your drawings. Click on the image below to download the PDF, and enjoy!

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