Susan Lynn Meyer

Archive for the ‘PIcture Books’ Category

Happy News! State Book Awards!

I found out this morning that NEW SHOES is a nominee for the South Dakota Prairie Bloom Award for 2017-18.  This means that it has been chosen as one of ten best books for this age group and children all … Read More

Posted on 06/06/2017 03:23 pm | Leave a comment

Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came to Tea

After rereading Judith Kerr’s Bombs on Aunt Dainty, a very autobiographical novel that describes her first art classes, I decided it was high time I should read some of her self-illustrated picture books. And it turns out that, although Kerr … Read More

Posted on 04/03/2016 04:04 pm | 1 Comment

George Ella Lyon’s Mother to Tigers, Helen Martini, Joan of Arc Junior High, and Odd Coincidences

I had another “small world” moment today when I came across George Ella Lyon’s delightful nonfiction picture book, Mother to Tigers, illustrated by Peter Catalanotto (Atheneum 2003).


This is another terrific picture book to buy for children who … Read More

Posted on 02/22/2016 05:00 am | 3 Comments

Children’s Books and Baltimore History: Lesléa Newman’s Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed

While I was thinking about what I learned about Baltimore history from reading Laura Amy Schlitz’s The Hired Girl, I happened to come across another book that taught me more about Baltimore: Lesléa Newman’s adorable picture book, Ketzel, Read More

Posted on 02/14/2016 07:33 pm | 4 Comments