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Picture Books

Stick Man!

Stick Man!

“Stick Man lives in the family tree, with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three.” Stick Man, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is an unconventional Christmas story with an unconventional protagonist. One day, while out for a morning jog, Stick Man is snatched up […]

December 14, 2012 ×

Picture Books

The Santa Trap

The Santa Trap

If you’ve read all of the traditional Christmas books this year and are looking for something new and different, The Santa Trap by Jonathan Emmett and Poly Bernatene is the perfect choice! The story centers on Bradley Bartleby, a boy so bad that everyone – including his parents – is […]

December 13, 2012 ×

Picture Books

The Birds of Bethlehem

The Birds of Bethlehem

Looking for something new to read this Christmas? The Birds of Bethlehem (©2012) by Tomie dePaola is a fresh and creative take on the nativity story. Early one morning, the birds of the town of Bethlehem gather together to share some extraordinary news. From their unique perspective, the birds have […]

December 11, 2012 ×

Picture Books

A Family Hanukkah Book

A Family Hanukkah Book

Today I’m excited to share a lovely Hanukkah-themed picture book, Eight Winter Nights: A Family Hanukkah Book (©2010) written by Laura Krauss Melmed and illustrated by Elisabeth Schlossberg. Eight Winter Nights is a collection of short, festive poems about Hanukkah. The poems tell the story of one family’s Hanukkah celebration. […]

December 10, 2012 ×

Board Books

Apple Pie ABC

Apple Pie ABC

Since it is Thanksgiving week, I’d like to share a book all about a beloved turkey day dessert – pie! That book is Apple Pie ABC (©2011) by Alison Murray. “When an apple pie arrives piping hot on the kitchen table, a little pup does everything from A to Z […]

November 19, 2012 ×