Make Your Mark Gallery: A Colouring Book-ish by Peter H. Reynolds

Review by Kaitlyn Chan Candlewick Press, September 2020 96 pages, Paperback, $12.99 CAD,  9781536209310 Ages 4 – 8 years Non-fiction This book is your gallery. Fill the empty frames with your art. Some frames have “ishful” ideas to inspire you, some have squiggles for you to finish any way you’d like, and some have suggestions … More Make Your Mark Gallery: A Colouring Book-ish by Peter H. Reynolds

Flying Paintings: The Zhou Brothers: A Story of Revolution and Art by Amy Alznauer, illustrated by ShanZuo Zhou and DaHuang Zhou

Review by Claudine Yip

Who says real life can’t hold as many fantasies as fiction? A family of dreamers lies at the core of this biographical picture book. … More Flying Paintings: The Zhou Brothers: A Story of Revolution and Art by Amy Alznauer, illustrated by ShanZuo Zhou and DaHuang Zhou

Alphamaniacs: Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word by Paul Fleischman, Illus. by Melissa Sweet

Review by Logaine Navascués

magine a circus where words are the most exotic animal. A space where writers play with language to perform bizarre tricks and tame it into unusual yet sophisticated forms. Welcome to Alphamaniacs, a collection of mini biographies of 26 outstanding storytellers who found their own, unique ways of writing with wit and creativity.   … More Alphamaniacs: Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word by Paul Fleischman, Illus. by Melissa Sweet

The Disability Experience: Working Toward Belonging by Hannalora Leavitt, Illus. by Belle Wuthrich

Review by Elizabeth Leung

As resources that explain disabilities to youth are hard to come by, The Disability Experience is a true gem of non-fiction. Author Hannalora Leavitt, who herself is legally blind, provides a succinct overview of the culture and history of disability for young readers. … More The Disability Experience: Working Toward Belonging by Hannalora Leavitt, Illus. by Belle Wuthrich