Children's books

Zombelina: School Days plus 5 Frightful Facts

  “She can moonwalk with mummies, boogie with bats, wiggle with werewolves, rock out with rats.” That’s Zombelina, the little zombie girl who loves to dance. And now she is back with a third book in the series, Zombelina: School Days. Stay tuned at the end of my review for a special treat from the author as…… Continue reading Zombelina: School Days plus 5 Frightful Facts

Children's books

The Wolf, The Duck & The Mouse

“This story is about a mouse, and how he got swallowed up by a wolf, and who he met down in its belly, and what happened after that.” When a mouse is gobbled up by a wolf, he starts carrying on, “Oh woe! Oh me!” he says fearing the end is near. Until he hears, “Be quiet!…… Continue reading The Wolf, The Duck & The Mouse

Children's books

GUEST POST: Author Laura Sassi with The Power of Setting in Picture Books

I have a special treat for you today! Author Laura Sassi is joining us to share her insights on SETTING in picture books! Laura is the author of the delightful GOODNIGHT, MANGER, GOODNIGHT, ARK, DIVA DELORES AND THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE and the forthcoming, LOVE IS KIND each with just the right setting to make…… Continue reading GUEST POST: Author Laura Sassi with The Power of Setting in Picture Books

Children's books

Arctic White Turns Two!

“When you live in the Arctic in winter, everything is a shade of white.”  Most of the U.S. is covered in white at the moment. Is this nature’s way of celebrating Arctic White’s Book Birthday? I’m gonna say YES! I can’t believe it has already been two years since Arctic White was illustrated by amazing…… Continue reading Arctic White Turns Two!

Children's books

Kids’ Books About Books and Reading

Author Niel Gailman said it best, “A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” It’s true, open a book and it can take you on a journey and give you hope, courage, empathy, compassion, friendship, giggles and so much more. In honor of children’s books and my love of reading, I’ve put…… Continue reading Kids’ Books About Books and Reading

Children's books

Pablo in the Snow

Summary What is soft, fluffy, and white? Pablo’s wool, of course. But this little lamb soon discovers that there’s something else as well: SNOW! From making trails to sledding with friends, having snowball fights and crafting snowmen, there’s tons of fun to be had in the snow. But winter days grow dark very fast, and…… Continue reading Pablo in the Snow

Children's books

7 Ate 9: The Untold Story

I’ve been hearing a lot about this book so I was excited when I got my hands on a copy and even more thrilled to review it here on Picture Book Playlist. There is no mystery here as to why kids and adults love this new hit! Summary 6 has a problem. Everyone knows that…… Continue reading 7 Ate 9: The Untold Story

Children's books

There Might Be Lobsters

Lots of things at the beach scare Sukie. Lots. Because she is just a small dog, and the stairs are big and sandy, and the waves are big and whooshy, and the balls are big and beachy. And besides, there might be lobsters. With endearing illustrations and a perfectly paced text that captures a timid…… Continue reading There Might Be Lobsters

Children's books

A Cat is Better

Summary Quick, raise your hand if you think a cat is better than a dog. In this funny new hit, Cat is absolutely positive she is better than the dog her owner also brings home from the animal shelter. The feline with plenty of “cat”itude is more than willing to explain why she is the…… Continue reading A Cat is Better

Children's books

Little Red Rolls Away book birthday (plus author interview)

  by Linda Whalen illustrated by Jennifer E. Morris Grades K-2 Sleeping Bear Press, April 15, 2017   Happy Book Birthday to Little Red! Summary When Little Red Barn wakes one morning, he finds his animal friends have gone. He’s empty and alone. And then big noisy machines lift him up and put him on…… Continue reading Little Red Rolls Away book birthday (plus author interview)