Category Archives: Little Ones

Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess

Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess by Janet Hill If you’ve ever thought your child could use a coffee table book this would clearly be the one to own.  I fully expect to see it in Anthropologie’s terribly … Continue reading

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Verdict: Just About My Favorite Book to Read Aloud Ever

Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Zachariah O’Hora I don’t know if I’ve ever been as in love with reading a book aloud as I am with this one. Read alouds were always my strength as a teacher … Continue reading

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Leo: A Ghost Story

Leo: A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Christian Robinson I grabbed this one because I love the illustrator.  Christian Robinson did the pictures for the amazing Last Stop on Market Street so he’s pretty much sold me on books … Continue reading

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Owly, Vol. 1: The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer

Owly, Vol. 1: The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer by Andy Runton I’m smitten with Owly!  Themes of friendship and kindness, adorable illustrations and a unique use of text make this a winner. Owly is incredibly interesting to me … Continue reading

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Easter BOOK Basket

The fact of the matter is that I see pretty much all gift giving opportunities as the right time for MORE BOOKS.  Also, at not quite two, my little one is still way too small for chocolate bunnies and marshmallow … Continue reading

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Snow Sounds: An Onomatopoeic Story

Snow Sounds: An Onomatopoeic Story by David A. Johnson I was totally sucked in by the cover of this book. The illustrations do an amazing job of conveying that feeling you get during a blizzard of being wrapped up in … Continue reading

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Light the Lights

Light The Lights! A Story About Celebrating Hanukkah And Christmas by Margaret Moorman When winter comes around, Emma knows it’s the season of lights.  First she celebrates Hanukkah with her family, polishing the menorah with her father, eating latkes and … Continue reading

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Eight Winter Nights: A Family Hanukkah Book

Eight Winter Nights: A Family Hanukkah Book by Laura Krauss Melmed This is a cute Hanukkah book told in rhyme.  Each page features several short verses telling about some aspect of the holiday and celebration.  The length and format means … Continue reading

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Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray: The Uproar at the Front Door

Bad Kitty vs Uncle Murray by Nick Bruel I first met Bad Kitty when she was just a picture book wreaking alphabetical havoc on the household. But Bad Kitty has evolved into a my first graphic novel style enterprise. This … Continue reading

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Cuckoo!

Cuckoo! by Fiona Roberton When I saw this advertised in the “New to Your Library” of the online catalog, I could not resist. For whatever reason, my 10 month old adores the word cuckoo and will giggle and try to … Continue reading

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