Theme of the Week: Back to School

| August 19, 2013

Back to school time is almost here! Some children will be going back for another year and some will be starting for the first time. Either way, the first day of school often brings up feelings of anxiety for young children. These picture books, and many others, will help children get ready for school with […]

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Theme of the Month: Mothers

| May 2, 2013

Celebrate Mother’s Day (May 12th, 2013) with these special “Mom-centered” books! Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too? written and illustrated by Eric Carle Eric Carle responds to this question with, “Yes! A kangaroo has a mother. Just Like Me and You.” The question and answer book continues in the same way, as we discover that […]

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Theme of the Month: Spring

| April 1, 2013

Rain, sun, gardens, mud, birds, bunnies, and flowers: what do all these things have in common? Spring! Here are some great picture books that celebrate this lively season. and then it’s spring written by Julie Fogliano & illustrated by Erin E. Stead In late winter, a boy and his dog plant a garden. They wait and […]

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Theme of the Month: St. Patrick’s Day

| March 11, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day (this Sunday, March 17th) is a fun and whimsical holiday, and there are a lot of great books to help you celebrate. Check out these books about St. Patrick’s Day, rainbows, leprechauns, and the color green! In her 2013 Caldecott Honor Book, Laura Vaccaro Seeger takes us on a journey through the world of […]

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Theme of the Day: Hats

| January 16, 2013

Happy National Hat Day, one day late! National Hat Day takes place annually on January 15. I meant to write a post yesterday, but the day flew away from me like a hat in the wind. The good thing is, any day is a good day to read about hats! There are many, many wonderful […]

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Theme of the Month: Tea & Tea Parties!

| January 12, 2013

What better way to celebrate National Hot Tea Month in January than by reading great books about tea and tea parties!  One fun tea party story is Miss Spider’s Tea Party by David Kirk, a charming picture book for children ages 3 to 6. Miss Spider is hosting a tea party, and wants nothing more […]

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