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FABULOUS FIVE: Lucy Volpin presents five picturebooks that deal with awkward subjects

Lucy Volpin burst on the picturebook scene last year with We Love Dinosaurs! (Nosy Crow), which was followed earlier this summer with Crocodali (Templar)   We Love Dinosaurs introduced us to Volpin’s beautiful warm watercolours; with its rhythmic text and array of creatures, it is a true delight for young wannabe paleontologists. In Crocodali, young readers find …

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FRENCH FRIDAY FABULOUS FIVE! Marianne Dubuc presents Five Fabulous Books About Friendship

Today I am thrilled to welcome Marianne Dubuc for a French Friday/Fabulous Five mash-up, so to speak. Marianne is from Québec and is the author and illustrator of the internationally acclaimed The Lion and the Bird, published by Book Island and translated from French by translator extraordinaire Sarah Ardizzone. The Lion and the Bird tells the story of an unlikely …

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FABULOUS FIVE: “Five picturebooks that surprise me” by Rilla Alexander

  Bright, bold, colourful and full of contagious energy would be one way of describing Rilla Alexander for Flying Eye books, The Best Book in the World and Her Idea. Both books are beautifully produced, and have that graphic design look and edge which will make them a success both with children and adults alike. While …