Picture Book of the Week: The Three Ninja Pigs

| June 21, 2013

Dan Santat has been mesmerizing me and my children for the last several years. We first came across his illustrations in Nanny Piggins, but then I feel like I started seeing his stuff everywhere (and not just because he’s mastered the social networking landscape). “Oh, look, Michael Buckley (author of The Sisters Grimm series) wrote […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: Mercy Watson Series Review

| February 10, 2013

The Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo is really funny! Mercy is a pig. Yes. I said a pig. One of the reasons I think this series is funny is  because Mercy loves, I should say absolutely loves, buttered toast. It makes Mercy sound like a human. One of her other humanly features is that Mr. and Mrs. Watson sing Mercy to sleep every night. […]

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Shelf Lookout: Elephant and Piggie – A Big Guy Took My Ball!

| January 27, 2013

Elephant and Piggie are back again! Thank you, Mr. Mo Willems! In their 19th(!) adventure, A Big Guy Took My Ball!, a big guy takes Piggie’s ball, leaving her very upset. Here comes Gerald to help! Willems’ take on easy readers with the Elephant and Piggie Series has been terrific for my children both before and […]

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Chapter Book Review: Nanny Piggins #2 – Nanny Piggins and the Wicked Plan

| January 6, 2013

R.A. Spratt’s Nanny Piggins series is definitively the funniest children’s chapter book series I’ve read to my kids. If you haven’t read the series’ first installment, The Adventures of Nanny Piggins, you’re truly missing out. A quick recap: Nanny Piggins (a talking pig) becomes the Nanny for Derrick, Samantha, and Michael, who are without a mother. Their […]

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