Poet Ted Kooser explores the tension between human and nature in a poetic story, beautifully illustrated by Jon Klassen

Ted Koose, House Held Up By Trees. Illustrated by Jon Klassen Published 2012 by Candlewick Press, 32p   Ted Kooser’s House Held Up By Trees is an impressive story that reminds us about the power of nature and the tension that erupts as consequence of human effort to tame the wild. A man and his… Continue reading Poet Ted Kooser explores the tension between human and nature in a poetic story, beautifully illustrated by Jon Klassen

Du Iz Tak?: an example of how literature can generate new linguistic and imaginary possibilities, a beautiful story about the complexity and regenerative potential of life

Carson Ellis, Du Iz Tak? Published 2016 by Candlewick Press   Carson Ellis, the creator of Home, a very talented artist with extremely creative capacity and intelligence, explores in her second book, Du Iz Tak?, the principles of existence of the micro universes, smaller copies of the human world, following the cycle of life and… Continue reading Du Iz Tak?: an example of how literature can generate new linguistic and imaginary possibilities, a beautiful story about the complexity and regenerative potential of life

A man’s home is his castle. Carson Ellis gorgeously illustrates the many possibilities a home can be in a book that wonders about architecture and environments

Carson Ellis, Home Printed 2015 by Candlewick Press, 40p   What is a home if not a definition of ourselves? We decorate our places to make them cozy and representative. We like to travel and explore new places but there is always a feeling of peacefulness and belonging when returning home. And home can mean… Continue reading A man’s home is his castle. Carson Ellis gorgeously illustrates the many possibilities a home can be in a book that wonders about architecture and environments

Bink and Gollie

Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, Bink and Gollie. Best Friends Forever. Illustrated by Tony Fucile Candlewick Press, 96 p   I enjoyed discovering Bink and Gollie and also reading an illustrated book about friendship between two kids. This is the third book in the series and consists of three stories, all of them hilarious and… Continue reading Bink and Gollie

Parent-child love

Sam McBratney, Guess How Much I Love you Published 2005 by Candlewick Press, first published 1988, 20p   For me and my daughter, the night ritual is one of the most intimate and intense moments in a day. We conclude how the day was, read and discuss a story and have the good night kisses… Continue reading Parent-child love

Michael Rosen’s book is one of the best choices when reading to the very young

Michael Rosen, A Great Big Cuddle. Poems for the Very Young Published 2015 by Candlewick Press, 80p Oh, what a book! Do you know that feeling when you find a book, you read it and you still wish you have discovered it sooner and read it again and again? This is the feeling I have… Continue reading Michael Rosen’s book is one of the best choices when reading to the very young