On the First Day of Grade School

On the First Day of Grade School

We often think of how hard the first day of school is for children but what about the teacher?!?  Emily Brenner writes about how tough it can be for a teacher to begin school in the style of  The Twelve Read more…


The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School

The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School

This is the perfect book to read to children who might be a little nervous going to school.  Whether they are beginning school or moving to a new school or just changing grades, it’s always nice to have someone looking Read more…


How to Bake a Book

How to Bake a Book by Ella Burfoot

How do you bake a book?  Ella Burfoot shares the recipe in her book, How to Bake a Book.  You will need some watery words, weigh a few words, drop in a few big words and roll them all out.  It Read more…


Little Elephants

Little Elephants

Graeme Base has created beautiful illustrations to his delightful book, Little Elephants.  Jim and his mother have a field of wheat.  What will happen if it is all destroyed by locusts?  Will they be able to save it and harvest Read more…


The Robot Book

The Robot Book by Heather Brown

Not all children are readers – particularly the very young.  The Robot Book was created just for them.  A parent or older child can read each page while the busy hands of a pre-reader moves and plays with the various Read more…


Falling for Rapunzel

Falling for Rapunzel

If you have ever been misunderstood, you will find this book hilarious.  Perhaps the prince is too far away for the princess to hear or she may be hard of hearing or the prince may have an accent, but whatever Read more…


Beware of Tigers

Beware of Tigers by Dave Horowitz

What a fun book to read to children!  Early readers will love reading this again and again.  The rhyme is fun and the poetic rhythm is easy to swing into.  Dave Horowitz has created a great book.  The pictures are Read more…


Spot the Plot

Spot the Plot by J. Patrick Lewis, Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

Poetry is often overlooked when reading to children.  Spot the Plot is a clever way to introduce poetry to children. Although there are many types of poetry, children will enjoy these riddles about many of their favorite books.  Adults will Read more…


Piglet and Mama

Piglet and Mama

There is no substitute for Mom!  For a young child, everything is more fun with Mom around. Stephen Michael King illustrates a cute story of a little pig who has lost her mama.  She doesn’t want to play with the Read more…


31 Uses for a Mom

31 Uses for a Mom

Harriet Ziefert writes a about all the uses for a mom through a child’s eyes.  The cute illustrations by Rebecca Doughty capture the child-like feel of the book.  If you ever feel useless to a child or a child doesn’t Read more…