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Starting this one now! I‘ve read the - let‘s call it „updated“ version by Cossantelli in January and am curious to read the orignal now and to see how much she has altered!

@thegirlwiththelibrarybag look- I found it 🤗

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Ooh! Enjoy! Will be interested to hear how it‘s different. 3h
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Lindy
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An unusual yet very well-executed picture book about the colour blue. History, science, cultural traditions around the world will encourage curiosity, wonder and further exploration. Ancient Egypt; the evils of slavery-related indigo production in the Americas; contemporary textile practices in Africa; Black girls with blue-ribbon science projects. Text: Ghanian Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond; richly-toned art by African American Daniel Minter. #kidlit

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Lindy
Knight Owl | Christopher Denise
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In this children‘s historical fantasy picture book, a small but plucky owl realizes his dream and becomes a knight. There‘s plenty of foreshadowing—dragon imagery is on almost every page—until Owl comes face to face with a massive dragon. Funny, sweet and inspiring. A Caldecott Honor recognizes the charming art, which rewards careful examination to find jokes and surprises. #kidlit

Texreader Looks downright adorable 3d
Lindy @Texreader yes it is 😊 3d
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SomedayAlmost
Alexander Hamilton | Veda Boyd Jones
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Saved up & took my son to Hamilton! His smile was so wide as he whispered all the lyrics! His library choices yesterday reflect this… #Hamilton #biography #kidlit

TrishB Very cool 👍🏻 3d
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Lindy
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I learned in this picture book biography of mime artist Marcel Marceau that he was Jewish and was a member of the French resistance during WWII, leading hundreds of Jewish children over the Alps to safety in Switzerland. Gerard DuBois‘ gorgeous vintage-style art shows how Marceau could express so much with his face and body language. #kidlit

mcctrish That‘s so amazing and what a gorgeous book 6d
Lindy @mcctrish I picked it up especially because I‘ve been exploring the illustrator‘s work, but Marceau‘s story was more interesting than I expected. 6d
psalva I have some odd connections to Marceau through friends. One friend, a mime artist, met Marceau a few times. Later, he was a consultant on a biopic about Marceau‘s life, focusing on wartime- I don‘t think the film was made in the end. My magician friend Rick always says Marceau was the best “magician” he ever saw because of how he was able to express so much using movement. This looks like a great introduction to this story about a great artist 😊 6d
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Blaire Aww…this takes me back. One of my favorite childhood books was 6d
Lindy @psalva A biopic focused on Marceau‘s wartime activities would be great! 6d
Lindy @Blaire The Story of Bip is in the short list of suggested reading at the back. 👍 6d
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Lindy
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Angela Joy‘s outstanding picture book biography & history book is summed up by the subtitle: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement—and truly does justice to its subject. Distinctive papercut art by Janelle Washington fits the mood of dignity & strength. Lots of helpful back matter too. Ages 8 up. Adult readers: this would be a good book to pair with Percival Everett‘s The Trees. #kidlit

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Lindy
The Ghost Collector | Allison Mills
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Like her Cree mother & grandmother, 10-year-old Shelly can see the ghosts of people & animals. She is learning how to catch them & help them move on. But tragedy strikes and Shelly must learn something even more challenging: how to handle grief. A gentle contemporary ghost story by a Ililiw/Cree author, for ages 9-12. #CanadianAuthor #Indigenous #kidlit

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Lindy
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This appealing picture book about gender stereotypes is well-suited to its audience: children from preschool through to Grade 2. Author/illustrator Elise Gravel received the Rights and Freedoms Award in Quebec for “raising awareness & popularizing complex & sometimes taboo subjects among children.” Gravel worked with trans educator Mykaell Blais to create Pink, Blue and You! #CanadianAuthor #kidlit

TheBookHippie Love this! Thanks for the rec! 2w
Lindy @TheBookHippie You‘re welcome 😇 2w
Catsandbooks Great review! I will look for this for my niece! 2w
Lindy @Catsandbooks 😁👍 2w
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Lindy
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A picture book biography of William Carlos Williams with a focus on his inspiration for writing the poem “The Red Wheelbarrow.” Chuck Groenink‘s muted art beautifully captures early 20th-century life in New Jersey. Perfect for children in elementary school. #kidlit

Leftcoastzen Love that poem! 2w
Lindy @Leftcoastzen It has staying power 😊 2w
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Across the Pond | Joy McCullough
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Enjoying a cozy Sunday with some #MiddleGrade titles. It's snowy here in Detroit, at last! Hope everyone is keeping warm and enjoying some down time. #KidLit #CurrentlyReading

JamieArc Rosetown looks lovely. I heard that we here in Lansing are going to get a lot of snow Wednesday. Today it‘s just a pretty flurry that‘s not sticking. 2w
mcctrish Both of these look lovely. We‘ve got snow in London, ON for the first time since December 22 which lasted until Boxing Day. 2w
batsy Such lovely covers! 2w
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