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New Review: MOONDAY by Adam Rex

Anyone who knows me knows what huge Adam Rex fans we are here. We read everything he has any part in (just the other day we were reading his discarded to-do lists for a bedtime story) (not really) (but we would if we could). So I was so glad that Adam somehow managed to schedule [...]

New Review: The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

You know what I love doing? Audio reviews for the Brain Burps podcast. I have so much fun writing and reading them. I didn’t do any allllll summer long, because it turned out it was hard to write with everyone home this summer, and also I couldn’t ever figure out how to record a review [...]

New Review: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUNNY!

Back in March, I was lucky enough to win one of agent Steven Malk’s trivia contests on Twitter, and he sent me a huge pile of amazing, amazing books. My favorite from this pile changes daily, but Ramona immediately glued herself to Happy Birthday Bunny! by Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Stephanie Graegin. This [...]

New review: Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist

First of all, I love grumpy picture book characters. Right off I am likely to love  your book if your main character is annoyed, grumpy, naughty, or a little mean. But this goat, with his indiscriminate kicking, harumphing and antisocial behavior really worked his way into my heart. Love him. And love this story, and [...]

New Review on Brain Burps: How to Be a Cat

This week on Brain Burps About Books I review How to Be a Cat by Nikki McClure. I am so in love with the cut paper illustrations in this book, the simple text, the use of white space, and the cats’ expressions most of all. This book is gorgeous. You can hear my review on [...]

New review on Brain Burps: Andrew Henry’s Meadow

Today over on Brain Burps I review Andrew Henry’s Meadow by Doris Burn, which is one of my favorite new books. New to me, I should say. The book isn’t new at all. It’s 45 years old. Were you lucky enough to read this book when you were a kid? We just recently discovered it [...]

Reviews of BEAR AND BEE (and HAVE YOU SEEN MY NEW BLUE SOCKS?)

Today over at Brain Burps About Books I review Sergio Ruzzier‘s new book, Bear and Bee. Which I love. I love how it’s funny and sweet and lovely, and how it manages to be all these things in very few words. I also mention the new book by Eve Bunting that Sergio Ruzzier illustrated, Have [...]

New reviews: Monster’s Monster and Pirateria

Last week, I reviewed The Monster’s Monster by Patrick McDonnell on Brain Burps About Books. I really love the use of color in this book: In the beginning of the book, when the three little monsters are trying to be bad, the colors are all grey and dark and gloomy. And then, when they build [...]

New review on Brain Burps: Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs

Today on Brain Burps I review Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs. This is one of those books that I grabbed without reading it first, because Ramona insists that a certain percentage of our library haul is made up of dog books. We were all completely charmed by this story, and every photo is [...]

New Review: Nighttime Ninja

This book! It’s like a thriller! For kids! Perfect, perfect tension (and a lot of it). Zuzu’s eyes get impossibly large every time we read this. There should be more picture books that are this frightening, with such satisfying conclusions, I tell you! Lots more! I review it today on Brain Burps. Also today on [...]

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