Julie Fogliano

Book Review: When’s My Birthday? By Fogliano & Robinson

Once again, Christian Robinson’s illustrations have stolen my attention and heart. I’ve had my eye on this book coming out since the first illustration hints I saw on Robinson’s Instagram. I saved it as an idea for potential gift giving for one of my children, but then it came out this September and who am I kidding, I wanted it for me! Take a peek at this marvelous new collaboration between the delightfully poetic author, Julie Fogliano and the brilliantly clever illustrator, Christian Robinson. Here is When’s My Birthday? Read the full post…

Book Review: When Green Becomes Tomatoes By Fogliano & Morstad

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I have yet to meet a Julie Morstad book that I didn’t just swoon over. Her newest book is absolutely no exception. When I heard about its release and that it was a book of poems written by the wonderful Julie Fogliano, I ran to my local independent bookstore and swept up a copy. This is a beautiful collection of “Poems for All Seasons” that combine short, relatable, poems with stunning illustrated snapshots of everyday, seasonal life. Read the full post…

Book Review: And Then It’s Spring By Julie Fogliano & Erin E. Stead

 

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It is officially the first day of spring and although many North American areas are being threatened by yet another forecast of snow, signs of spring are popping up everywhere. The beautiful (but stinky!) Bradford Pear trees are almost at full-bloom on my street and it is almost impossible to be anywhere near the outdoors and not hear the hopeful chirping of the birds in the trees. My featured book for today is most likely being celebrated on many lists as it is very new and still on many bookstore shelves, but I swoon over this book and feel the need to add my own praise into the masses. So here we have a book all about that long, somewhat dreadful, but oh so beautiful wait for the world to turn from brown to green. Here is And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, 2012. Read the full post…

Notable Children’s Picture Books From 2012

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Or perhaps this post should be called the books I noticed and loved in 2012, as this is definitely not an all-inclusive list of the great books that came out last year. Whatever the title, I feel it necessary and enjoyable to point out a few of my favorite children’s books that 2012 offered. Some I’ve reviewed and will link to, and a couple others I intend on reviewing more in depth in the next few weeks. So here we go – 15 books to enjoy from 2012. Read the full post…