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Picture Books with Big Feelings

Picture Books with Big Feelings

These last eighteen months have been a rollercoaster of emotions and I have ridden a few of them. Swept up in a terrible mood, tightness in your chest, a sadness that lingers longer than we want - these can be big yet normal feelings. Picture books...

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Books for an Endless Summer

Books for an Endless Summer

We are soaking in all the summer we can and yes, summer does feel different this year. We want to catch sunsets, swim in the clear lakes with our eyes open, have chlorinated tea parties with friends, and late-night sticky smores' with family. We...

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BC Yukon Bookmail with Julie Flett & Joy Kogawa

BC Yukon Bookmail with Julie Flett & Joy Kogawa

“The handwriting in the letter was as even as waves along the beach, row on row of neat curls and dots, perfect pebbles and shells on an ordered shore.”― Joy KogawaA tree, a seed, a kind elderly friend, these things hold generations of stories.The...

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This stunningly sweet picture book captures the true creative spirit!

To Make, “gather, make, wait”

If you have a cake, a poem, a story - this book is a nod to the patience, and resilience that comes from the creative process.

Mags DeRoma’s illustrations are a visual delight. You’ll feel a spark of inspiration growing with each spread.

| To Make by @writesinla pictures by @magsderoma |
This stunningly sweet picture book captures the true creative spirit!

To Make, “gather, make, wait”

If you have a cake, a poem, a story - this book is a nod to the patience, and resilience that comes from the creative process.

Mags DeRoma’s illustrations are a visual delight. You’ll feel a spark of inspiration growing with each spread.

| To Make by @writesinla pictures by @magsderoma |
This stunningly sweet picture book captures the true creative spirit!

To Make, “gather, make, wait”

If you have a cake, a poem, a story - this book is a nod to the patience, and resilience that comes from the creative process.

Mags DeRoma’s illustrations are a visual delight. You’ll feel a spark of inspiration growing with each spread.

| To Make by @writesinla pictures by @magsderoma |
This stunningly sweet picture book captures the true creative spirit!

To Make, “gather, make, wait”

If you have a cake, a poem, a story - this book is a nod to the patience, and resilience that comes from the creative process.

Mags DeRoma’s illustrations are a visual delight. You’ll feel a spark of inspiration growing with each spread.

| To Make by @writesinla pictures by @magsderoma |
This stunningly sweet picture book captures the true creative spirit!

To Make, “gather, make, wait”

If you have a cake, a poem, a story - this book is a nod to the patience, and resilience that comes from the creative process.

Mags DeRoma’s illustrations are a visual delight. You’ll feel a spark of inspiration growing with each spread.

| To Make by @writesinla pictures by @magsderoma |
This stunningly sweet picture book captures the true creative spirit!

To Make, “gather, make, wait”

If you have a cake, a poem, a story - this book is a nod to the patience, and resilience that comes from the creative process.

Mags DeRoma’s illustrations are a visual delight. You’ll feel a spark of inspiration growing with each spread.

| To Make by @writesinla pictures by @magsderoma |
This stunningly sweet picture book captures the true creative spirit! To Make, “gather, make, wait” If you have a cake, a poem, a story - this book is a nod to the patience, and resilience that comes from the creative process. Mags DeRoma’s illustrations are a visual delight. You’ll feel a spark of inspiration growing with each spread. | To Make by @writesinla pictures by @magsderoma |
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Happy First Day of Summer!

We’re experiencing Juneuary but I’ll just live in the pages of this book and wait for the sun to arrive.☀️

#gyofujikawa
Happy First Day of Summer! We’re experiencing Juneuary but I’ll just live in the pages of this book and wait for the sun to arrive.☀️ #gyofujikawa
2 months ago
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A big thank you to those who have stuck around and for the well wishes for my son.
After just over a month’s recovery, he is well and back at school.

I couldn’t let May slip away without celebrating #aapiheritagemonth !
Books featuring Asian representation became a passion once I became a mother.
This is a small collection of some of the books that fill our shelves.
A big thank you to those who have stuck around and for the well wishes for my son. After just over a month’s recovery, he is well and back at school. I couldn’t let May slip away without celebrating #aapiheritagemonth ! Books featuring Asian representation became a passion once I became a mother. This is a small collection of some of the books that fill our shelves.
3 months ago
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“What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not.” 
- Rupi Kaur

Happy #internationalwomensday !
“What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not.” 
- Rupi Kaur

Happy #internationalwomensday !
“What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not.” - Rupi Kaur Happy #internationalwomensday !
5 months ago
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"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

-Barack Obama

Picture books to Celebrate Black History Month!
Fill your shelves with books about joy, biographies about Black men and women that tell of their incredible contributions and accomplishments. Support your favorite Black artists and picture bookmakers not just this month but every day of the year.

This shelf includes some new books and some forever favorites we read on repeat. What are some of your must-reads?
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." -Barack Obama Picture books to Celebrate Black History Month! Fill your shelves with books about joy, biographies about Black men and women that tell of their incredible contributions and accomplishments. Support your favorite Black artists and picture bookmakers not just this month but every day of the year. This shelf includes some new books and some forever favorites we read on repeat. What are some of your must-reads?
6 months ago
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“Garter snakes huddle,
People like to cuddle.”

Written in verse, this picture book shares how some animals express affection for each other compared with a similar human one.

The illustrations are vibrant and a delight to pore over. Animal lovers will enjoy this beautiful book.

“….everyone will tell you that it’s absolutely true.
Creatures have a million ways of saying I Love You!”

| Ways To Say I Love You by #marilynsinger illustrated by @alettestraathof | 
Published by @quartokids

Age: 3-6
“Garter snakes huddle,
People like to cuddle.”

Written in verse, this picture book shares how some animals express affection for each other compared with a similar human one.

The illustrations are vibrant and a delight to pore over. Animal lovers will enjoy this beautiful book.

“….everyone will tell you that it’s absolutely true.
Creatures have a million ways of saying I Love You!”

| Ways To Say I Love You by #marilynsinger illustrated by @alettestraathof | 
Published by @quartokids

Age: 3-6
“Garter snakes huddle,
People like to cuddle.”

Written in verse, this picture book shares how some animals express affection for each other compared with a similar human one.

The illustrations are vibrant and a delight to pore over. Animal lovers will enjoy this beautiful book.

“….everyone will tell you that it’s absolutely true.
Creatures have a million ways of saying I Love You!”

| Ways To Say I Love You by #marilynsinger illustrated by @alettestraathof | 
Published by @quartokids

Age: 3-6
“Garter snakes huddle,
People like to cuddle.”

Written in verse, this picture book shares how some animals express affection for each other compared with a similar human one.

The illustrations are vibrant and a delight to pore over. Animal lovers will enjoy this beautiful book.

“….everyone will tell you that it’s absolutely true.
Creatures have a million ways of saying I Love You!”

| Ways To Say I Love You by #marilynsinger illustrated by @alettestraathof | 
Published by @quartokids

Age: 3-6
“Garter snakes huddle, People like to cuddle.” Written in verse, this picture book shares how some animals express affection for each other compared with a similar human one. The illustrations are vibrant and a delight to pore over. Animal lovers will enjoy this beautiful book. “….everyone will tell you that it’s absolutely true. Creatures have a million ways of saying I Love You!” | Ways To Say I Love You by #marilynsinger illustrated by @alettestraathof | Published by @quartokids Age: 3-6
6 months ago
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“One summer morning at sunrise a long time ago I met a little girl with a book under her arm.
I asked her why she was out so early and she answered that there were too many books and far too little time. And there she was absolutely right.”

~Tove Jansson
“One summer morning at sunrise a long time ago I met a little girl with a book under her arm. I asked her why she was out so early and she answered that there were too many books and far too little time. And there she was absolutely right.” ~Tove Jansson
6 months ago
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This sweet book is told from a child’s perspective, with all the excitement and the ebbs and flows that come with so much anticipation.

Zhao Di is preparing for a 15 day celebration welcoming the new year. On the third day, “the uncles started giving lanterns” as part of the festivities.
Gleefully Zhao Di parades her lantern around town alongside her friends. When the festivities come to an end she is sad, but takes comfort in the happy memories she has made.

‘Playing With Lanterns’ is a gentle story to celebrate and learn about the Lunar New Year.

| Playing With Lanterns by #WangYage illustrated by #ZhuChengliang |
Published by @amazonpublishing
This sweet book is told from a child’s perspective, with all the excitement and the ebbs and flows that come with so much anticipation.

Zhao Di is preparing for a 15 day celebration welcoming the new year. On the third day, “the uncles started giving lanterns” as part of the festivities.
Gleefully Zhao Di parades her lantern around town alongside her friends. When the festivities come to an end she is sad, but takes comfort in the happy memories she has made.

‘Playing With Lanterns’ is a gentle story to celebrate and learn about the Lunar New Year.

| Playing With Lanterns by #WangYage illustrated by #ZhuChengliang |
Published by @amazonpublishing
This sweet book is told from a child’s perspective, with all the excitement and the ebbs and flows that come with so much anticipation. Zhao Di is preparing for a 15 day celebration welcoming the new year. On the third day, “the uncles started giving lanterns” as part of the festivities. Gleefully Zhao Di parades her lantern around town alongside her friends. When the festivities come to an end she is sad, but takes comfort in the happy memories she has made. ‘Playing With Lanterns’ is a gentle story to celebrate and learn about the Lunar New Year. | Playing With Lanterns by #WangYage illustrated by #ZhuChengliang | Published by @amazonpublishing
7 months ago
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"Have you ever seen a flower using nothing but your nose? Breathe Deep…"

This vivid picture book is an experience!
Through saturated colors, including a hard-to-miss radiant pink, readers are invited to see a flower through various perspectives.
To see a flower you have to wander "down between its golden columns and into its corridors."

Not only beautiful but an exploration of child and nature full of mindfulness.

‘Have You Ever Seen a Flower?’ is @shawnharri5 ‘s debut picture book as both author and illustrator and a newly awarded Caldecott.
Published by @chroniclekidsbooks
"Have you ever seen a flower using nothing but your nose? Breathe Deep…"

This vivid picture book is an experience!
Through saturated colors, including a hard-to-miss radiant pink, readers are invited to see a flower through various perspectives.
To see a flower you have to wander "down between its golden columns and into its corridors."

Not only beautiful but an exploration of child and nature full of mindfulness.

‘Have You Ever Seen a Flower?’ is @shawnharri5 ‘s debut picture book as both author and illustrator and a newly awarded Caldecott.
Published by @chroniclekidsbooks
"Have you ever seen a flower using nothing but your nose? Breathe Deep…"

This vivid picture book is an experience!
Through saturated colors, including a hard-to-miss radiant pink, readers are invited to see a flower through various perspectives.
To see a flower you have to wander "down between its golden columns and into its corridors."

Not only beautiful but an exploration of child and nature full of mindfulness.

‘Have You Ever Seen a Flower?’ is @shawnharri5 ‘s debut picture book as both author and illustrator and a newly awarded Caldecott.
Published by @chroniclekidsbooks
"Have you ever seen a flower using nothing but your nose? Breathe Deep…"

This vivid picture book is an experience!
Through saturated colors, including a hard-to-miss radiant pink, readers are invited to see a flower through various perspectives.
To see a flower you have to wander "down between its golden columns and into its corridors."

Not only beautiful but an exploration of child and nature full of mindfulness.

‘Have You Ever Seen a Flower?’ is @shawnharri5 ‘s debut picture book as both author and illustrator and a newly awarded Caldecott.
Published by @chroniclekidsbooks
"Have you ever seen a flower using nothing but your nose? Breathe Deep…"

This vivid picture book is an experience!
Through saturated colors, including a hard-to-miss radiant pink, readers are invited to see a flower through various perspectives.
To see a flower you have to wander "down between its golden columns and into its corridors."

Not only beautiful but an exploration of child and nature full of mindfulness.

‘Have You Ever Seen a Flower?’ is @shawnharri5 ‘s debut picture book as both author and illustrator and a newly awarded Caldecott.
Published by @chroniclekidsbooks
"Have you ever seen a flower using nothing but your nose? Breathe Deep…" This vivid picture book is an experience! Through saturated colors, including a hard-to-miss radiant pink, readers are invited to see a flower through various perspectives. To see a flower you have to wander "down between its golden columns and into its corridors." Not only beautiful but an exploration of child and nature full of mindfulness. ‘Have You Ever Seen a Flower?’ is @shawnharri5 ‘s debut picture book as both author and illustrator and a newly awarded Caldecott. Published by @chroniclekidsbooks
7 months ago
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