Dressing up for Halloween is so much fun, and I especially love seeing the cute costumes kids wear to the library! If you’re looking for a delightful picture book to share with young trick-or-treaters, try Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat by Doreen Cronin (published in 2013). The pigs, cow, and duck from Cronin’s previous adventures […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Your attention, please. The National Book Award Finalists have been announced just in time for your Fall reading list. Commence enjoyment. Fiction Finalists: An Unnecessary Woman by Rabin Alameddine All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Redeployment by Phil Klay Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Lila by […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Ladybug Girl is out with a new adventure for Halloween – Ladybug Girl and the Dress-Up Dilemma. For those of you who haven’t met Lulu, aka Ladybug Girl, she’s a spunky preschooler with a big imagination. With her tutu, ladybug wings, and spotted boots, Ladybug Girl can handle all sorts of adventures. Her latest dilemma […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
The squirrels in Manhattan are busy, busy, busy this time of year. It’s a great time to try out Newbery Medal author Lynne Rae Perkins’s latest novel, Nuts to You. Imagine living your zig-zagging, nut-gathering, tree-climbing and mostly friendly life as a squirrel. Then, out of the blue, a hawk swipes up your best friend. […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Jessica Finch’s birthday is coming up and she desperately wants a pet pig for a present. Her birthday happens to fall on National Pig Day and her room is already decorated in piggy pink, so the natural conclusion is that her parents would buy her a pig. She recruits her friend Judy Moody to do […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Now, normally I am not one to participate in trends, but since this post is about books I think I can make an exception! And so, I would like to dedicate this #TBT post to my favorite book character: Amelia Bedelia. As a child learning to read, I loved the Amelia Bedelia books. They were […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In Sophie Blackall’s The Baby Tree, a little boy starts a day that seems just like any day before, but at breakfast it becomes a very unusual day when his parents tell him that a new baby is on the way. Unsure how to respond, the boy continues to go about his day with a […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Best friends are always supposed to do everything together, go everywhere together, and like exactly the same things…aren’t they? Lily and Salma discover that this may not always be the case in The Sandwich Swap, a story of friendship and accepting each other’s differences. Both girls bring their own favorite lunch every day to school: […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Mike just can’t seem to keep up with his classmates. Not only does he end up in the principal’s office more than he wants to, but he also forgets his homework and can’t seem to focus while his teacher is talking. His parents ignore him, his best friends have abandoned him for the soccer team, […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
What better way to show the relationship between sisters than to stick them in a vehicle together for a long road trip? In Sisters, Raina Telgemeier’s follow up to the award-winning Smile, Raina anxiously awaits the arrival of a baby sister, only to be disappointed with little Amara’s personality differences. As they grow up, it seems […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.