How to Promenade with a Python (and Not Get Eaten) by Rachel Poliquin, illus. by Kathryn Durst

ow to Promenade with a Python (And Not Get Eaten), written by Rachel Poliquin and illustrated by Kathryn Durst, is an instructional guide to prepare the reader for an exciting evening walk with a 300-pound python named Frank. Thankfully, the reader has help from Celeste, a Madagascar hissing cockroach to prepare for this excursion. … More How to Promenade with a Python (and Not Get Eaten) by Rachel Poliquin, illus. by Kathryn Durst

The Rock from the Sky by Jon Klassen

Review by Logaine Navascués

Sometimes a picture book comes along that reframes the possibilities of the form itself. Jon Klassen has already demonstrated his ability to play with readers’ expectations with wit and irony in his iconic hat trilogy. In The Rock from the Sky, Klassen again challenges the inseparable nature of word and image intrinsic to the picture book, while also defying conventions of the format with its 96 pages and multi-chapter structure—five consecutive short stories in one volume!— proposing a reading that is both blunt yet mysterious, simple yet multilayered. … More The Rock from the Sky by Jon Klassen

Ten Little Dumplings by Larissa Fan, Illustrated by Cindy Wume

Review by Logaine Navascués

Sons can bring good fortune and prosperity to a Taiwanese family, so what could be better than having ten of them? But if we look a little more closely, we see that their quiet sister also shines, despite growing up in the shadow of her siblings. … More Ten Little Dumplings by Larissa Fan, Illustrated by Cindy Wume