Picture Books

I’ll help you find wonderful picture books of all kinds, especially stories that include people of faith and people with disabilities.



The Saint Nicholas Day Snow is Available for Pre-Order!

The Saint Nicholas Day Snow is Available for Pre-Order!

I’m so excited! My new book, The Saint Nicholas Day Snow, is now in the webstore, where it’s available for pre-order! (You’ll have to forgive the image here. I don’t have the high-resolution version available on my blog, so it looks a little...
How the Trollusk Got His Hat: A Review

How the Trollusk Got His Hat: A Review

When my kids were young, they adored Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter books. And I may have adored them as much as my children did. They had delightful illustrations and charming stories told in Little Critter’s voice and always, always from his point of view. And then I...
Hello Goodbye Dog: A Review

Hello Goodbye Dog: A Review

If there is such a thing as a perfect picture book, then Hello Goodbye Dog is probably it. I hardly know where to begin! A girl, a dog, and a wheelchair First and most important, Hello Goodbye Dog is about a biracial girl who uses a wheelchair to get around. But the...
The Boy, A Kitchen, and His Cave: A Review

The Boy, A Kitchen, and His Cave: A Review

I had a small icon of St. Euphrosynos the Cook in my kitchen before I knew anything about the saint. In the icon, he’s holding a branch with three apples on it. I knew there had to be a story to go with the icon. And the story is told in The Boy, A Kitchen, and His...
In the Candle’s Glow: A Review

In the Candle’s Glow: A Review

In the Candle’s Glow, the new book by Elizabeth Crispina Johnson, is a delight from beginning to end. Just look at the end papers! So many picture books (even my own) have either blank end papers, or end papers in a neutral, could-be-any-book pattern. But the...
Mr. George Baker: A Review

Mr. George Baker: A Review

I’ve really struggled, trying to write a review of Mr. George Baker. The problem is that, as soon as I’ve written a paragraph or two, I’ll go back and read what I’ve said, and it sounds totally, absurdly, ridiculously over the top. This is just a picture book, right?...

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