Lila and the Crow

Lila and the Crow By Gabrielle Brimard This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Lila, a young girl new to town and excited to make friends at school.  When she arrives at school full of hope, a bully teases her about her appearance and makes her feel ashamed of looking different. Each day her […]

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King Baby By Kate Beaton   This fantastically hilarious new book by Beaton tells the tale of King Baby, demanding ruler of his loyal subjects (his parents) as they struggle to meet his needs.  The illustrations are fabulous (look at the exhausted expressions on the subjects’ faces) and parents will relate to the truth in […]

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Bedtime For Batman

Bedtime for Batman Written by Michael Dahl Illustrated by Ethen Beavers   This is a cleverly written story of a little boy getting ready for bed – decked out in costume and imagining that he is Batman – juxtaposed with the superhero doing what he does best on the opposing pages. The simple text works […]

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Still a Gorilla

Still a Gorilla! By Kim Norman Willy is a gorilla at the zoo, but he wants to be a different animal.  No matter how hard he tries to look or act like other animals, he is still a gorilla! This picture book is super fun and silly.  The large, bold and colorful illustrations are very […]

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Whose Hands Are These?

Whose Hands Are These? A Community Helper Guessing Book By Miranda Paul This delightful new book offers fun rhyming clues and great illustrations to help the reader guess each community helper’s work. A variety of community helpers are described-some are more challenging to guess than others, and the rhyming and picture clues make this book […]

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Dig In!

Dig In! By Cindy Jenson-Elliott   This new book about playing outdoors is a wonderful find. I still remember the fun I had digging in the dirt as a child! With its large, adorably bold illustrations and simple phrasing, this read is a great choice for younger children. The large size of the fabulous illustrations […]

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It’s Not Easy Being Number Three

It’s Not Easy Being Number Three by Drew Dernavich This is the story of Number Three, a number who decides that he wants to be something different. Number Three is tired of being a number.  But what could he be?  There are so many possibilities! Follow along as Number Three tries being an elephant’s toes, […]

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All Year Round

All Year Round By Susan B. Katz   In this fun and engaging picture book, a different shape corresponds to each month. The illustrations are bold, bright and colorful. I enjoyed the connections made by the author between each month and the activity used to introduce the shape. This book is a fun way to […]

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