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  • 'Iggy Peck, architect'-a kid's book you haven't heard of yet

    Nina Dubois|May 18, 2023

    Iggy Peck has been an architect since birth. He begins building towers with diapers at age 2 (not exactly clean), churches from apples, and even pancake arches. Don't let your kids get too many ideas about playing with their food after this one. Most folks are impressed with Iggy's wild imagination - that is, until he enters Miss Lila Greer's second grade class. Because of some bizarre childhood experience in a skyscraper, this teacher forbids any talk of architecture. Iggy's passion is... Full story

  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

    Nina Dubois|Apr 27, 2023

    I stumbled across The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore at my library job recently and was captured by the picture book's depth and beautiful imagery. Writer and illustrator William Joyce takes us on a heartwarming journey that follows the life of book lover Morris Lesmmore. One day, after a period of loss and confusion Morris is gifted a book that slowly begins to color his world (and our pages!). He follows the book to a library where he becomes the caretaker of many great...

  • Children's book review: Mighty Jack

    Nina DuBois|Apr 6, 2023

    Mighty Jack is one of the best graphic novels I've read in awhile. It is a modern twist on Jack and the Beanstalk written and illustrated by the super talented Ben Hatke. As readers we are quickly dropped into Jack's world, which centers around his single mom and sister Maddie who doesn't speak. Life changes drastically when Maddie urges Jack to trade his mom's car keys for a bunch of seeds at a flea market. His sister spearheads the planting of the seeds, becoming more obsessed with the garden...

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