Growing up is tough. It’s even tougher when you are the only Chinese kid at school and all you want is to fit in. Gene Luen Yang captures what it means to grow up as the child of immigrants in America. Yang tackles big issues like racism, stereotypes, and forging your own identity with humour, sophistication,… Continue reading Identity Crisis: American Born Chinese
‘Zen’ is the Japanese word for a practice of meditation, and is a word which we in the West often associated with stillness and peace. Jon J. Muth has used his time in Japan as the inspiration for his book Zen Shorts, a way to introduce children to the idea of meditation, contemplation, and peacefulness. “Three… Continue reading Pensive Panda: Zen Shorts
Robert has dreams far bigger than the sleepy town of Horshoe , Saskatchewan, and he finds adventure in his books. But Robert’s life becomes the adventure he longs for when his little brother mysteriously disappears. The story gets even creepier when a new stranger comes to town, and his parents have all but forgotten his… Continue reading Small Town Suspense: Dust
Is there anything more satisfying that breaking into a brand new box of crayons? The smell, the bright colours, the untapped potential! But what about when those crayons inevitably break? Hazel Hutchins and Dusan Petricic have crafted an entertaining story about a little boy, his broken crayons, and what you can do with persistence and… Continue reading Crayons, Crayons, Crayons! – Snap!
Two dragons, two very different lifestyles, one very unlikely friendship. Robyn Eversole and Scott Campbell have teamed up to create this beautiful story about friendship, working together, and not judging a book by its cover! “East Dragon and West Dragon live on opposite sides of the world, have never met, and like it that way.… Continue reading East Meets West: East Dragon, West Dragon
Have you ever wondered what dinosaurs would be used for if they were still around? Canadian author and illustrator duo Linda Bailey and Colin Jack have created a whimsical book addressing that very question! “Say there, Reader… do you happen to have a dinosaur just lying around your living room? Eating you out of house… Continue reading Multi-Purpose Dinos: If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur
Welcome to biblio bambini! I am so excited to begin this journey and thank you so much for taking the time to visit! This week I will try to post a book review everyday, I’m still playing with what the permanent format will be, so comments and suggestions of things you’d like to see are greatly appreciated… Continue reading Welcome!