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by Jessica Love. Julián is a Mermaid is, for me, a book about why I love picture books. It’s a book about the innocence and imagination of children. It’s a book about love. Julián sees something beautiful on his way home and feels the urge, the need, to be as beautiful and magical. I’d say more but in case one of the 4 people who read this post actually want to read this… Read More

Written and Illustrated by Keith Negley I needed to own this book. A tribute to the real-life Mary Edwards Walker, one of the first woman to wear pants, this picture book recalls a time when pants were not allowed for females. I for one LOVE wearing pants. Friends may have heard me say how grateful I am that I can wear pants but I’m sure they assume it’s a joke and not… Read More

“I Wish You More Hugs than Ughs” was the phrase that got my attention. It was one of those moments when you are sure the author wrote something just for you. This book is simply adorable and perfect in every way. Created by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld and put out by Chronicle Books, you can’t go wrong adding this to your collection. If you have not read this book you… Read More