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...
Traveler Tales: Two Picture Book Reviews

Traveler Tales: Two Picture Book Reviews

I know so very little about the Romani people. But I know just a little bit more today than I did yesterday, thanks to a couple of fabulous picture books by Richard O’Neill and Katharine Quarmby. O’Neill is a Romani storyteller, and Quarmby is a writer and...
Clive and His Hats: A Review

Clive and His Hats: A Review

How could I not love Clive and His Hats? This board book by Jessica Spanyol features Clive, a little boy who has a dress-up box full of hats. He has a sun hat for playing in the sand box, and a fire hat for playing in the rain. He has an art hat that he wears on an...
How to Find Great Diverse Books

How to Find Great Diverse Books

In a group of writers and bloggers I hang out with online, someone asked how to help parents and teachers find diverse books. Books that include a diverse array of characters and situations, that are true and accurate and that don’t use stereotypes or demean anyone....

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