On May 6, we posted Elissa Gershowitz’s review of Water in the Park: A Book About Water & the Times of the Day by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin. Loosely based on Prospect Park in Brooklyn, this is a book I want to come back to when we start posting for Calling Caldecott [...]
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Back again with MORE reviews of the week. In April Roger and Elissa chose three picture book reviews to feature on our website. On April 3 we posted Roger’s review of Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Josée Mass. This follows (heh) Singer’s Mirror Mirror where she [...]
Continuing with our Review of the Week catch-up, here’s the only picture book featured in March: Miss Moore Thought Otherwise by Jan Pinborough, illustrated by Debby Atwell. I’m thinking this isn’t likely to be a Caldecott contender, but it’s definitely of interest to those of us in the children’s lit field. Love her or hate [...]
The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award announcement at BEA this past weekend reminded me that I’ve been remiss posting links to noteworthy picture books featured in our Wednesday Review of the Week. Over the next few days I’ll post links to all the RotW picture books since January, but for today I’d like to celebrate the [...]
It’s about time for us to roll up our tent, shovel our snow, and retreat for a few months of reading and planning. Calling Caldecott might be back here and there if necessary, but mostly we will be waiting on our porches and offices and bookstores for books to talk about starting in September. For [...]
Though we primarily chat about the Caldecott, we get downright giddy when some of out favorites get recognized by other smart folks. The Gryphon award was announced today and two of out favorites are there. This will make Lolly smile. Feel free to post links to other picture book awards in the comments. Many of us [...]
Tuesday’s Caldecott post mortem entry has raised an issue in the comments that I think warrants its own post. First, Robin provided a link to Minh Le’s NY Daily News Page Views blog entry, “This is Not My Hat: Reading (a little) too much into the 2013 Caldecott winner.” I think Le is spot-on in his [...]