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Henry & Leo

Those of us who look at lots and lots of new children’s books see a lot of familiar plots and art styles that resemble one classic or another in some way. Whenever I see a book that is fresh and unlike anything I’ve seen before, I celebrate. That’s all very well, but I need to remember […]

The Whisper

Alice famously wondered, “What is the use of a book without pictures or conversations?” In The Whisper, Pamela Zagarenski asks readers to consider the use of a picture book without words. Having been lent a “magical book of stories” by her teacher for the night, the unnamed protagonist eagerly scampers home with it — only […]