Picture Books

Picture Books

Not Your Average Princess

Not Your Average Princess

Princess Elizabeth had it all: a castle, fancy clothes, and a handsome fiancé named Prince Ronald. When a fire-breathing dragon smashes her castle and kidnaps the prince, Elizabeth decides to go and rescue him. With all of her clothes burned to ash, the princess is forced to wear a paper […]

September 14, 2012 ×

Board Books, Picture Books

Books for Little Boys

Books for Little Boys

Back in June, my friend Melissa gave birth to beautiful baby boy named Connor. Baby Connor has a three-year-old sister, but because I think that Connor deserves a little library all his own, I decided to find some great titles (written for kids 5 and under) perfect for any little […]

September 11, 2012 ×

Picture Books

Press Here and Turn the Page

Press Here and Turn the Page

Press Here (©2010) by Hervé Tullet is no ordinary picture book. The first page contains one yellow dot and instructions to press it. The rest of the book continues in a similar manner. Follow the directions. Turn the page. Be delighted. The magic of Press Here is its utter simplicity. […]

September 4, 2012 ×

Picture Books

Pete the Cat Keeps His Cool

Pete the Cat Keeps His Cool

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin and James Dean is the tale of a self-assured, cool cat named Pete who walks down the street in his brand-new white shoes. As he walks, Pete sings, “I love my white shoes, I love my white shoes, I […]

August 14, 2012 ×

Picture Books

A Cake, a Cold, and a Cup of Sugar

A Cake, a Cold, and a Cup of Sugar

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (©1989) is another hilarious parody from author Jon Scieszka and illustrator Lane Smith.In this amusing retelling, readers will hear the wolf’s side of the story. When Alexander T. Wolf goes calling on his neighbors to borrow a cup of sugar (for his […]

August 3, 2012 ×

Picture Books

Feely Bugs!

Feely Bugs!

Feely Bugs (©1995) by David A. Carter is so much more than an ordinary children’s book. It is a complete sensory learning experience. Feely Bugs is a rhyming poem, with a new bug to touch and feel on each page. Kids and parents will love matching the words with the […]

August 1, 2012 ×

Picture Books

An Uplifting History Lesson for a Good Cause

An Uplifting History Lesson for a Good Cause

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters (©2010) by Barack Obama is a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and how their unique qualities and contributions have helped shape our nation. President Obama explains how the traits of these individuals, from courage and strength to creativity and kindness, exist in […]

July 13, 2012 ×

Picture Books

“Fairly Stupid” (But Incredibly Hilarious)

“Fairly Stupid” (But Incredibly Hilarious)

“A long time ago, people used to tell magical stories of wonder and enchantment. Those stories were called Fairy Tales. Those stories are not in this book.” And so begins the introduction of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (©1992),written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane […]

July 5, 2012 ×