Mr. George Baker: A Review

Mr. George Baker: A Review

I’ve really struggled, trying to write a review of Mr. George Baker. The problem is that, as soon as I’ve written a paragraph or two, I’ll go back and read what I’ve said, and it sounds totally, absurdly, ridiculously over the top. This is just a picture book, right?...
Beautiful Rainbow World: A Review

Beautiful Rainbow World: A Review

Beautiful Rainbow World is a book full of gorgeous photographs of adorable children. The book has words, too. Most of the words are the lyrics to a song by Daria A. Marmaluk-Hajioannou. It’s a brief song, and Suzee Ramirez added some verses to make a longer book. But...
The Suitcase: A Review

The Suitcase: A Review

The Suitcase is, according to the subtitle, “A Story about Giving.” And it is that, I suppose. But more than that, it’s a story about Thomas. “He was maybe just a little bit different, this child named Thomas.” Thomas doesn’t build with his blocks. He lines them up....
Easter Books for Toddlers

Easter Books for Toddlers

When I’m looking for Easter books, I want books that show people celebrating Easter. There aren’t enough of them, as far as I’m concerned. But if you’re looking for Easter books for toddlers, and if you take an expansive view of what it means to be celebrating Easter,...
Six Exceptional Multicultural Easter Picture Books

Six Exceptional Multicultural Easter Picture Books

Whether you call it Pascha or Easter, whether you celebrate it at midnight or in the morning, the Feast of the Resurrection is the most important day of the year for Christians all over the world. When my children were young, I expected the importance of the day to be...

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