Dawn Mooney of 5 Minutes for Books is a Cybils regular, and this year she brings us her expertise as a Round 1 panelist for Fiction Picture Books. Whether she's looking at books for older readers or younger ones, she brings her own voice to a wonderful group blog that reviews books for everyone from babies to adults.
A couple of weeks ago, Dawn posted about "quieter" nominated titles for Cybils this year–picture books that aren't necessarily boisterous or active, but foster quiet thinking and are no less absorbing. One of those titles is perfect for the upcoming winter season: Once Upon a Northern Night, by Jean E. Pendziwol and illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault. In her review, Dawn says,
The poem evokes that feeling that descends with the freshly falling snow, and I can’t help but want to pull my children onto my lap underneath a warm fuzzy blanket to read this one.
Click here to read the rest of the review, plus reviews of four more Cybils nominees.