The Tea Party in the Woods

The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: 2015
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Recommended Age: 5+
Genres & Themes: Picture Books, Animals, Kindness


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Kikko sets out after her father with a forgotten pie for Grandma. When she arrives at a strange house in the wintry woods, a peek in the window reveals that the footprints Kikko had been following did not belong to her father at all, but to a bear in a long coat and hat! Alice in Wonderland meets Little Red Riding Hood in this charmed tale. Continue reading

Shelter – Céline Claire

34220851Shelter by Céline Claire

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: October 3rd, 2017
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Recommended Age: 5+
Genres & Themes: Picture Books, Animals, Kindness, Nature


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As a big storm approaches, two strangers arrive in the forest. All the animal families, safe in their homes, are worried. They wonder, What are they doing there? What do they want?? So, as the pair knocks at the door of one home after another asking for shelter, all the animals turn them away, leaving them to fend for themselves. But then an accident suddenly forces the fox family out into the snow and the wind, and the foxes find they must ask these outsiders for help. Will they find it in their hearts to give it? Continue reading

Chirri & Chirra: The Snowy Day

Image result for chirri & chirra the snowy dayThe Snowy Day by Kaya Doi

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
Published: September 26th, 2017
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Recommended Age: 4+
Genres & Themes: Picture Books, Animals, Environment


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Chirri and Chirra travel into the heart of an ice palace, where they discover all sorts of wonderful sights!

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The Only Lonely Panda – Jonny Lambert

34551042The Only Lonely Panda by Jonny Lambert

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: September 1st, 2017
Publisher: Tiger Tales
Recommended Age: 5+
Genres & Themes: Picture Books, Animals


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Panda is lonely. One day, he sees another panda and wants to make friends, but he doesn’t know how to do it. He watches the flamingos make friends by dancing together, so he tries dancing-but that doesn’t work. Then he sees lemurs bouncing and leaping together, so he tries bouncing and leaping-that doesn’t work, either. Will he ever figure out a way to make a friend? Continue reading

Tiger Tiger – Jonny Lambert

33534037Tiger Tiger by Jonny Lambert

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: March 1st, 2017
Publisher: Tiger Tales
Recommended Age: 5+
Genres & Themes: Picture Books, Animals


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Tiger is left in charge of Cub, and he’s not exactly happy about it. Cub is full of energy and wants to play and explore. As they scamper through the jungle, Cub sees all kinds of wonderful things. Could Cubs excitement be just what the older tiger needs? Continue reading

Dogs: From Predator to Protector

33163386Science Comics: Dogs: From Predator to Protector by Andy Hirsch

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: October 21st, 2017
Publisher: First Second
Recommended Age: 9+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, Graphic Novel, Nonfiction, Animals, Genetics, Evolution


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How well do you know our favorite furry companion? Did they really descend from wolves? What’s the difference between a Chihuahua and a Saint Bernard? And just how smart are they? Join one friendly mutt on a journey to discover the secret origin of dogs, how genetics and evolution shape species, and where in the world his favorite ball bounced off to. Continue reading

When the Rain Comes – Alma Fullerton

WhenRainComes_websiteWhen the Rain Comes by Alma Fullerton

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: October 3rd, 2016
Publisher: Pajama Press
Recommended Age: 5+
Genres & Themes: Picture Books, Culture


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The moods of Sri Lanka’s rainy season come alive as Kim La Fave, illustrator of the award-winning Shin Chi’s Canoe, uses a fresh style that is both contemporary and impressionistic to depict the courage of one little girl facing the power of a flash flood. Continue reading

Crapule – Jean-Luc Deglin

36545166Crapule by Jean-Luc Deglin

Ma note: 4 de 5 étoiles
Reçu: Distributeur
Parution: 3 novembre 2017
Éditions: Dupuis
Âge recommandé: 8+
Rythme: Rapide
Sujets: BD, Animaux, Vie Moderne, Slice of Life


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Ce one-shot félin compile quelque 128 strips mis en scène par Jean-Luc Deglin, tous plus authentiques et drôles les uns que les autres. Tous les propriétaires de chats reconnaîtront les facéties de leurs boules de poils et ne pourront qu’apprécier cette ribambelle d’anecdotes aux ambiances bleutées, pleines de drôlerie et de ronronnements.
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I’ll Love You Forever – Owen Hart

34551046I’ll Love You Forever by Owen Hart

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: September 1st, 2017
Publisher: Tiger Tales
Recommended Age: 3+
Genres & Themes: Picture Books, Animals, Poetry, Love


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Polar Bear and Cub explore the beauty of their home in the Arctic as the seasons change. Throughout the journey, Polar Bear reassures Cub that no matter what changes occur in nature-snow falling in winter, flowers blooming in spring, air warming in summer, and leaves changing color in fall-the loving bond between them will never be broken. Continue reading

Leaf – Sandra Dieckmann

Leaf-- bookspoilsLeaf by Sandra Dieckmann

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
Published: October 10th, 2017
Publisher: Flying Eye Books
Recommended Age: 4+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Picture Books, Animals, Environment


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When a polar bear arrives unexpectedly in the woods, the animals fear and avoid him, suspecting him to be dangerous—and his habit of collecting leaves only adds to their distrust. Then one day, they watch as he attempts to fly over the water with wings made of colorful leaves, just trying to go home.

Maybe he needs some help?
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