The Scarecrow’s New Clothes

I love Lisa Thiesing’s silly thrillers for kids.  The Scarecrow’s New Clothes is a fun read with just enough suspense for even the youngest listener.  Peggy the pig is a great character.  She is frightened by this scarecrow but figures Read more…

The World’s Strongest Librarian

A friend of mine recommended that I read The World’s Strongest Librarian.  I loved it!!!  We all have challenges and we all have our ways of coping with them.  Josh Hanagarne’s challenge was living with Tourette’s.  Not only is this Read more…

Llama Llama Time to Share

Need help teaching a child to share?  Anna Dewdney tells a great story about Llama and his struggles to share.  It’s not easy but he learns. Dewdney’s illustrations portray real emotions as Llama works through the sharing process.  He finds Read more…

1 Zany Zoo

What would happen if you could see what zoo animals do when no one is looking?  That very thing happened to a boy as he watched a fox steal the keys to the zoo cages and let the animals free. 

Plant a Kiss

Little Miss plants a kiss and waters and nurtures it.  The sun shines and and rain falls and patience wanes.  But in the end, something wonderful happens! What a great read for children.  Patience is a tough concept for children Read more…

Where the Sidewalk Ends

I have loved poetry since I was quite young and my dad would read some poems to us once in awhile at bedtime.  Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein, was the perfect introduction to poetry to my children years Read more…

Lazy Daisy, Cranky Frankie

Oh what fun it is to read rhymes with rhythm to children!  Lazy Daisy, Cranky Frankie is just such a book.   We wander through the barnyard and find that each animal has a little quirk, be it lazy,

Sofia the First

I love reading a child a princess story that emulates kindness and “real life” challenges.  Sofia the First is just such a story. 

Animals Animals

The pictures alone make this book a classic.  It’s also wonderful to open the book to any page and begin reading.  The poems, quotes and sayings are all exceptional.  It seems that everyone has their favorites.  Eric Carle’s artistic style Read more…

The Pout-Pout Fish

What a GREAT read-a-loud!!!  Deborah Diesen created a wonderful rap-like story that all ages will love.  Ask a couple of older kids to be the “percussion” and then read the story in rhythm!  Everyone will enjoy the “show!”