Tag: picture books

Star Wars Epic Yarns by Jack and Holman Wang

Star Wars Epic Yarns by Jack and Holman Wang

Today’s Novel Novice Junior picture book review features a trilogy of board books perfect for introducing your littlest Padawans to the Star Wars galaxy just in time for the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens later this month. We’re talking, of course, about Star Wars: Epic Yarns — board book adaptations of the […]

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Star Wars Reads Day: Behind-the-Scenes of Epic Yarns

Star Wars Reads Day: Behind-the-Scenes of Epic Yarns

I totally missed the boat with Star Wars Reads Day this past weekend (October 10th), but I DO still have a cool belated feature for you … a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at Star Wars: Epic Yarns, the needle-felted retelling of the original three Star Wars movies in board book form, perfect for your littlest Jedi. […]

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Top 6 Favorite Children’s Christmas Books

Top 6 Favorite Children’s Christmas Books

When I was in kindergarten, my mom started a really cool tradition that has continued into adulthood. Every year for Christmas, she would buy me one new holiday-themed picture book. I wrote about this very special tradition over at Dads Who Diaper — but for today’s post, I wanted to highlight my top 6 favorite […]

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Favorite Halloween Picture Books

Favorite Halloween Picture Books

Having just shared our list of Halloween Reads for YA and middle grade readers, we thought it only fair to do the same for our littlest readers. Today, we’re spotlighting some of our favorite picture books that are perfect for Halloween. Be sure to add your favorites in the comments below! And finally — for […]

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Dads Who Diaper: "The Moment Reading Mattered to Me"

Dads Who Diaper: "The Moment Reading Mattered to Me"

Today, my friend and former co-worker Chad stops by to guest blog for this month’s edition of Novel Novice Junior. Chad is a new dad, and the co-creator of the Dads Who Diaper website & podcast. *          *          * The Moment Reading Mattered to Me by Chad Carter I was not what you would call […]

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Matt Holm: Babymouse Q&A + Giveaway

Matt Holm: Babymouse Q&A + Giveaway

This month for Novel Novice Junior, I’m excited to share an exclusive Q&A with Matt Holm, the illustrator and co-creator of the best-selling Babymouse series and Squish series. Plus, we’ve got a great giveaway in store for you, too – so be sure to keep reading!  You’ve been writing Babymouse with your sister for quite […]

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What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo by Grace Millsaps & Ryan Murphy: Review + Giveaway

What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo by Grace Millsaps & Ryan Murphy: Review + Giveaway

Today’s Novel Novice Junior book review looks at the charming What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo by Grace Millsaps & Ryan Murphy, with illustrations by John Clark IV and Alyson Kilday. The book seeks to answer why zoo animals seem SO sleepy during the day, when visitors come to see them — […]

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Meet The WorryWoos + Contest

Meet The WorryWoos + Contest

Today, we officially launch our new monthly feature Novel Novice Junior — in which we’ll be featuring books for younger readers. For this first installment, I’m very excited to introduce you to The WorryWoos … plus, keep reading for your chance to win one! The WorryWoo Monsters are an award winning series of books and plush […]

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