picture books reviews

I will occasionally do a post sharing a bit about an Illustrator.

the list of Illustrators Spotlighted thus far:

Floyd Cooper

Alex Latimer

Sophie Blackall and here.

Nicoletta Ceccoli & here.

Leigh Hodgkinson

Felicia Hoshino

Molly Idle

Yuyi Morales

LeUyen Pham & here.

John Rocco

David Small

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key: t=especially good for toddlers; ch=especially nice for 4-6; j=especially good for grade-schoolers 7+; a=animals; ft=fairytale; poc=person of color; d=dis/ability; hf=historical fiction; hm=humor; hr=horror; e=empathy fic; lg+=lgbtq+; oc= author/setting other country; tr=translated;

A

Alvarez, Julia. Illus. Beatriz Vidal. A Gift of Gracias (poc, oc)

Alvarez, Julia. illus Fabian Negrin.  The Secret  Footprints by (poc, oc)

B

Barnett, Mac. Illus. Jon Klassen. Extra Yarn (j)

Batt, Tanya Robyn. illus Nicoletta Ceccoli. The Faerie’s Gift (ft)

Beaty, Andrea, illus. David Roberts. Iggy Peck, Architect (stem, hm)

Beaty, Daniel. illus. Bryan Collier. Knock! Knock!: My Dad’s Dream for Me (poc)

Becker, Aaron. Journey 

Berger, Samantha. illus. Dan Santat. Crankenstein  (poc, hm)

Bernheimer, Kate. Illus. Nicoletta Ceccoli. The Girl in the Castle inside the Museum 

Black, Michael Ian, illus. Debbie Ridpath Ohi. I’m Bored by (poc)

Blackstone, Stella, illus Nicoletta Ceccoli. An Island in the Sun

Bossio, Paula. The Line (poc)

Bridges, Shirin Yim, illus. Sophie Blackall. Ruby’s Wish (poc, oc)

Buckley, Michael, Illus. Dan Santat Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show (poc, hm)

C

Cabatingen, Erin, illus. Matthew Myers. A is for Musk Ox (a)

Codell, Esmé Raji. Illus. Elisa Chavarri Fairly Fairy Tales (ft)

Cooper, Helen. the boy who wouldn’t go to bed (ch)

Crow, Krystin, illus. Molly Idle Zombelina

D

de la Peña, Matt. illus. Loren Long. Love. (poc, d)

DiPucchio, Kelly. illus LeUyen Pham. Grace for President (poc, j)

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee (retold). illus. Susy Pilgrim Waters. Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale (ft, poc, oc)

E

Elliott, Zetta. Illus. Shadra Strickland Bird (poc, j)

English, Karen, illus. Sean Qualls. The Baby on the Way (poc)

Evetts-Secker, Josephine (retold by); illus Nicoletta Ceccoli. Little Red Riding Hood 

F

Fleischman, Paul, Illus. David Roberts. The Dunderheads (j, hm, oc)

Fowler, Gloria. Illus. Susan Young Yoo. The Red Shoes  (j)

G

Gaiman, Neil. illus. Adam Rex. Chu’s Day (a, hm)

Gaiman, Neil. Illus. Dave McKean. Crazy Hair 

Gaiman, Neil. Illus. Gris Grimly The Dangerous Alphabet (j)

Gidal, Orit. illus. Aya Gordon-Noy Nora the Mind Reader (poc,oc)

Gleeson, Libby, illus. Freya Blackwood. Look, a Book! (oc)

Gorey, Edward. The Gashlycrumb Tinies (j, oc)

Grimes, Nikki. Illus. Floyd Cooper. Danitra Brown Leaves Town  (poc, j)

Grimes, Nikki, illus. Mike Benny.  Oh, Brother!  (poc)

Grimly, Gris. Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Madness (j)

H

Henkes, Kevin Chrysanthemum (a)

Henson, Heather, illus. David Small. That Book Woman (hf, j)

Ho, Minfong, illus. Holly Meade Hush! A Thai Lullaby (t, poc, oc)

Ho, Minfong, illus. Holly Meade. Peek! : A Thai Hide-and-Seek (t, poc, oc)

Hodgkinson, Leigh. Boris and the Wrong Shadow (a, hm, oc)

Hodgkinson, Leigh. Goldilocks and Just One Bear by (a, hm, ft, oc)

Hodgkinson, Leigh. Limelight Larry  (oc, a, hm)

Hoshino, Felicia; Japanese transl Akiko Hisa. Sora and the Cloud (t, ch, poc, tr)

Howland, Naomi. illus. David Small. Princess Says Goodnight 

Hudes, Quiara Alegria. Illus. Shino Arihara. Welcome to My Neighborhood!: A Barrio ABC  (poc)

I

Idle, Molly. Flora and the Flamingo (a)

Idle, Molly. Tea Rex (a, hm)

J

Jackson, Shelley. Mimi’s Dada Catifesto (a)

Jeffers, Oliver.  The Great Paper Caper (a, hm)

Jenkins, Emily, illus. G. Brian Karas. Lemonade in WinterA Book about Two Kids Counting Money (poc, stem)

Jenkins, Emily. Illus Alexandra Boiger. the little bit scary people 

Joyce, William. Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo 

K

Katz, Bobbi. illus LeUyen Pham. Once Around the Sun: Poems (poc,nf)

Keats’s Neighborhood: An Ezra Jack Keats Treasury w/ an Introduction by Anita Silvey (poc)

Keats, Ezra Jack A Letter to Amy (poc). Apt. 3  (poc). Goggles (poc). Hi, Cat!  (poc, a). Jennie’s Hat (poc). Louie’s Search (poc). Pet Show by (poc). Peter’s Chair (poc). The Snowy Day (poc). Whistle for Willie  (a, poc)

Khan, Rukhsana, Illus Sophie Blackall. Big Red Lollipop  (poc)

Kim, Patti. pictures by Sonia Sánchez. Here I Am by (j, poc, e)

Klassen, Jon. I Want My Hat Back (a, hm)

Klassen, Jon. This is Not My Hat (a, hm)

Klise, Kate. illus. M. Sarah Klise. Grammy Lamby and the Secret Handshake (a)

Klise, Kate, illus. M. Sarah Klise. Imagine Harry (a)

Klise, Kate. Illus. M. Sarah Klise. Little Rabbit and the Meanest Mother on Earth (ch)

Kohara, Kazuno. The Midnight Library  (poc, a)

L

Latimer, Alex. Penguin’s Hidden Talent (a, oc)

Latimer, Alex The Boy Who Cried Ninja (hm)

Lee-Tai, Amy, illus. Felicia Hoshino; Japanese Transl. Marc Akio Lee. A Place where Sunflowers Grow (poc, tr, hf)

Leijten, Aileen. Hugging Hour!

Lewis, Rose A., Illus. Jen Corace. Sweet Dreams (ch)

Lies, Brian Bats at the Library (a)

Look, Lenore. Illus. Meilo So. Brush of the Gods by (j, poc, oc, hf)

Lord, Michelle, illus. Felicia Hoshino. Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin (j, hf, poc, oc)

Loupy, Christophe & Eve Tharlet, transl by J. Alison James Hugs and Kisses (Mama, ich hab dich lieb) (t, a, oc, tr)

Lovell, Patty, Illus David Catrow. Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon

Lunde, Stein Erik; illus. Øyvind Torseter. My Father’s Arms are a Boat (oc)

M

McCarty, Peter. Chloe (a)

Martin, Emily Winfield. Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey (ch)

Martin, Emily Winfield The Wonderful Things You Will Be (poc)

Mason, Margaret H. illus. Floyd Cooper. These Hands  (poc, j)

Moore, Julianne, illus. LeUyen Pham. Freckleface Strawberry (poc)

Moore, Julianne, illus. LeUyen Pham. Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully(poc)

Moore, Julianne, illus. LeUyen Pham. Freckleface Strawberry: Best Friends Forever (poc)

Morales, Yuyi. Just in Case: A Trickster Tale & Spanish Alphabet Book  (poc)

Morales, Yuyi. Little Night (poc)

Morales, Yuyi. Nino Wrestles the World  (poc)

N

Nakawaki, Hatsue, illus. Komako Sakai, transl.Yuki Kaneko Wait! Wait! (poc, oc, tr)

O

Ogburn, Jacqueline K., illus. Nicoletta Ceccoli. A Dignity of Dragons: Collective Nouns for Magical Beasts  (a, oc)

Olshan, Mathew. illus. Sophie Blackall. The Mighty LaLouche

P

Parot, Annelore. Aoiki (a Kokeshi book) (poc, oc)

Parot, Annelore. [Kokeshi] Kimonos Book (poc, oc)

Patel, Sanjay & Emily Haynes, illus Sanjay Patel. Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth (poc, oc)

Pett, Mark. The Boy and The Airplane

Pham, LeUyen. All the Things I Love About You (poc)

Pham, LeUyen. Big Sister, Little Sister (poc)

R

Rao, Sandhya, illus. Nina Sabnani. My Mother’s Sari (poc)

Ravishankar, Anushka. illus. Gabrielle Manglou. Excuses, Excuses (poc, oc, j)

Ravishankar, Anushka & Sirish Rao. illus Durga Bai. One, Two, Tree  (poc, oc)

Ravishankar, Anushka. illus. Kanyika Kini. The Rumor (poc, oc, hm)

Reichert, Amy. illus. Alexandra Boiger. While Mama Had a Quick Little Chat (hm)

Rex, Adam. Moonday

Rex, Adam. Frankenstein Takes the Cake (j, hm)

Reynolds, Aaron, illus. Dan Santat. Carnivores by  (j, a, hm)

Reynolds, Aaron. illus. Peter Brown. Creepy Carrots! (a, hm)

Rocco, John. Blackout (hf)

Rocco, John. Moonpowder

Rylant, Cynthia, Illus Kathryn Brown. The Old Woman Who Named Things 

Rymond, Lynda Gene. illus. Nicoletta Ceccoli. Oscar and the Moon Cats (a)

S

Salley, Coleen. illus. Janet Stevens Epossomundas (a)

Santat, Dan. The Adventures of Beekle, The Unimaginary Friend (poc)

Santat, Dan. The Guild of Geniuses  (j, poc, hm)

Scieszka, Jon & Mac Barnett, illus. Matthew Myers. Battle Bunny (j, hm)

Scieszka, Jon. paintings Steve Johnson. The Frog Prince Continued (ft, hm)

Shange, Ntozake, illus. Kadir Nelson. Ellington Was Not a Street (nf, poc, j)

Singer, Marilyn. illus LeUyen Pham. A Stick is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play (poc, nf)

Singer, Marilyn, illus. Alexandra Boiger. Tallulah’s Tutu 

Smith, Lane. Madam President (j, hm)

Snicket, Lemony. illus. Jon Klassen. The Dark

Soto, Gary, illus. Joe Cepeda. Big Bushy Mustache (poc)

Stoop, Naoko. Red Knit Cap Girl (poc)

Stoop, Naoko. Red Knit Cap Girl to the Rescue (poc)

T

Tan, Shaun. Lost & Found: 3 (j, oc, poc)

Tan, Shaun. Tales of Outer-Suburbia (j, poc, oc)

Tingle, Tim, Illus. Karen Clarkson. Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light (poc)

Trottier, Maxine, illus Isabelle Arsenault. Migrant (oc, e)

V

Vamos, Samantha R., Illus Rafael López.The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred (ft, poc, oc)

Viorst, Judith, illus. Lane Smith. Lulu and the Brontosaurus (j, a, hm)

W

Weulersse, Odile, Illus. Rébecca Dautremer, Transl Kathleen Merz. Nasreddine (poc, oc, tr)

Willard, Nancy. Illus. David Christiana. The Tale I Told Sasha

Willems, Mo (retold by). Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs (ft, a, hm)

Woodson, Jacqueline, Illus. Sophie Blackall. Pecan Pie Baby (poc)

Woodson, Jacqueline, illus. James Ransome. This is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration (poc, hf)

Y

Yim, Natasha, Illus Grace Zong. Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas (ft, poc)

Yolen, Jane. illus. David Small. Elsie’s Bird

Yolen, Jane. illus Stephane Jorisch. My Father Knows the Names of Things 

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