Category Archives: Little Ones

Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Splash!

Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Splash! by Candace Fleming The bunnies are back!!  I’ve spent the last month recommending this series to anyone in search of bunny books in time for spring or Easter, so I was delighted to see this on my library’s … Continue reading

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The Dragons of Blueland

The Dragons of Blueland by Ruth Stiles Gannett This is the third book in the My Father’s Dragon Trilogy. Book 1: My Father’s Dragon Book 2: Elmer and the Dragon Gannet is very kind to readers.  At the start of … Continue reading

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Snowbound with Betsy

Snowbound with Betsy by Carolyn Haywood As Betsy heads home from school, the snow begins to fall.  By suppertime, Mother is anxiously awaiting Father who hasn’t yet returned. Betsy and her little sister Star go to bed well before he … Continue reading

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White Snow, Bright Snow

White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt White Snow, Bright Snow starts with a lovely poem.  It then follows the progression through a snowstorm to spring.  Using only a few bright colors to highlight the white snow, it’s very visually … Continue reading

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Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost, Illustrated by Susan Jeffers This is one of the most beautifully illustrated copies of a poem that you will ever find.  There’s something about it that evokes the feeling of … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Wintertime

Walt Disney’s Once Upon a Wintertime, A Little Golden Book by Tom Oreb I unearthed this in a box of old books that had once been my mother’s and remembered it from my own childhood.  It’s terribly old-fashioned (something I … Continue reading

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Pigsty

Pigsty by Mark Teague When Wendell’s mother informs him that his room is turning into a pigsty, it turns out, she means it quite literally.  Wendell’s room is messy, certainly, but the presence of an actual pig is not what … Continue reading

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Poppleton

Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant Cynthia Rylant is practically the queen of easy readers.  This is a lovely hybrid of picture book and chapter book, ideal for when your little reader wants to be reading chapter books but isn’t there yet. … Continue reading

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Come On, Rain

Come On, Rain by Karen Hesse This is the quintessential book about summer rain, especially if you’ve lived in an urban area.  The writing is so beautiful and evocative that you could read this in the frosty middle of winter … Continue reading

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Miss Rumphius

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney Somehow, Miss Rumphius escaped my knowledge as a child.  It wasn’t part of my extensive book collection and I just never read it.  And forgive me for such an accusation, but I really don’t think … Continue reading

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