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.