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Author Karen Henton Talks Character Creation and Picture Book Marketing

Author Karen Henton Talks Character Creation and Picture Book Marketing

The Snozzeralls. They have wacky names and wild adventures! Karen Henton is the author behind this unique series of picture books focusing on this little green family. The Snozzeralls live inside a human nose, and get up to all sorts of mischief as they explore; offering young readers an incredibly unique introduction to human anatomy. Here is Author Karen Henton talking everything from Snozzamumma’s apron to picture book marketing in our Q & A together. 1.Tell me a little bit…

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16 Meaningful Anti-Bullying Books to Develop Kindness and Empathy

16 Meaningful Anti-Bullying Books to Develop Kindness and Empathy

With the school year back on, I thought it was the perfect time to round up a list of anti-bullying books. Bullying happens to 1 in every five students, according to Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Centre. The intentional aggressive behaviour is incredibly harmful and that’s why it’s so important to talk to children about it, even from a young age. These books will not only help kids understand how to respond to bullying and teasing but will also give them…

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Battle Picky Eating with ‘The Superheroes On Your Plate’

Battle Picky Eating with ‘The Superheroes On Your Plate’

The Superheroes On Your Plate Author: Tansy Boggon Illustrator: Emma Hay Foods Fight It Out To Be The Best It’s a very competitive contest as all of the foods from the food groups battle it out in ‘The Superheroes On Your Plate‘ by Tansy Boggon and Emma Hay. The fats begin the fight before the fruits jump into the spotlight. Next come the veggies and proteins and finally the grains take a stab at the top title. Before a winner…

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14 Picture Books Starring Furry and Lovable Dogs

14 Picture Books Starring Furry and Lovable Dogs

They’re goofy, they’re lovable, and they’re part of the family. August 26 is National Dog Day so we’re celebrating our four-legged friends with a fantastic list of picture books. Below are some of my favourites but to view and shop the full list, head over to my storefront on Bookshop.org. Hello Goodbye Dog Author: Maria Gianferrari Illustrator: Patrice Barton From Bookshop.org: “For Zara’s dog, Moose, nothing is more important than being with his favorite girl. So when Zara has to…

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A Playful Pet Leaves Students Petrified in ‘Pterodactyl Show and Tell’

A Playful Pet Leaves Students Petrified in ‘Pterodactyl Show and Tell’

Pterodactyl Show and Tell Author: Thad Krasnesky Illustrator: Tanya Leonello Publisher: Flashlight Press A Silly Story About Show and Tell It’s show and tell day at elementary school and one little boy isn’t bringing in his favourite toy or an unusual knick-knack. Instead, he’s bringing in his pet pterodactyl! Causing chaos during art and music and mayhem at recess, the prehistoric creature follows the boy around as he goes about his regular day at school. In reading we sat quietly…

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14 Thrilling Picture Books About Theme Parks and Carnival Rides

14 Thrilling Picture Books About Theme Parks and Carnival Rides

One of my favourite things to do in the summer months is visit a theme park or head to a fair or carnival in a small, rural community. There’s something about the thrilling rides, flashing lights and overload of snacks and sweets that brings me right back to my childhood! While he’s still too little to ride a big rollercoaster, my toddler has ridden on a small coaster at a fall fair and he loved it! Now he’s mesmerized by…

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Unpacking Big Emotions with ‘Badgie & Ming and the Angry Tent’

Unpacking Big Emotions with ‘Badgie & Ming and the Angry Tent’

Badgie & Ming and the Angry Tent Author: Julia Inserro Illustrator: Miro Tartan Publisher: Three Bean Press Assembling An Angry Tent In ‘Badgie & Ming and the Angry Tent‘, Ming, the pink flamingo, notices Badgie, the badger, setting up a tent and wonders what he’s up to. Badgie explains that he’s building an angry tent because he is mad. Ming patiently watches and offers to talk things out, but Badgie doesn’t feel like talking. Instead, Ming offers to lend a…

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Swing Into An Exciting Expedition In ‘Peculiar Primates’

Swing Into An Exciting Expedition In ‘Peculiar Primates’

Peculiar Primates: Fun Facts About These Curious Creatures Author: Debra Kempf Shumaker Illustrator: Claire Powell Publisher: Running Press Kids A Field Study on Primates Pack your passport! ‘Peculiar Primates: Fun Facts About These Curious Creatures‘ will take you on a field study across the globe to find out what sets each species apart. While all primates have brains, hands, and hair, they have so many other differences. Some primates build a nest each night, while others sleep with tails twined…

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The Ultimate List of Books for An Easy Back to School

The Ultimate List of Books for An Easy Back to School

Back to school can cause worry and anxiety in children. These times of change and transition can be difficult for them to navigate, but the right picture book can give them a huge confidence boost. Not only that, but it will help them know what to expect on the first day. Whether your child is a returning student, a new student, a nervous student or entering preschool or kindergarten for the first time, this ultimate list of books for back…

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A Howling Good Time with ‘Dudley’s Day At Home’

A Howling Good Time with ‘Dudley’s Day At Home’

Dudley’s Day At Home Author: Karen Kaufman Orloff Illustrator: Renee Andriani Publisher: Flashlight Press Dudley’s Not Your Average Dog A boy and his mother head out of the house to run some errands, leaving the family dog, Dudley, at home. The boy, named Sam, wonders what Dudley gets up to when he’s home alone. His mother proceeds to list off all the usual things a dog might do to like eating, playing, and napping. While these seem like pretty usual…

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