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"...time for a smackerel of something..." 

I was delighted to receive this book nomination for THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER because it was one of the books that I loved most as a child. It is a terrific read aloud for a broad age range, and also stands up when you can...

November 8, 2018

"Little Pumpkin scoots so fast

Little Pumpkin's grandma

has to run like anything

just to catch that baby up."

Meet charming Little Guy, Little Pumpkin and 

Little Bird in Williams' Caldecott Honor Book winner, More More More Said the Baby. 

Three little stories abo...

Jack and Jill went up the hill,

To fetch a pail of water;

Jack fell down

And broke his crown,

And Jill came tumbling after. 

I can't think of a better way to explore rhythm and rhyme with a young child than sharing a collection of Mother Goose rhymes. 

I have many favor...

January 12, 2018

"One morning Peter woke up and looked out the window. Snow had fallen during the night. It covered everything as far as he could see."

For me, The Snowy Day is a perfect picture book. Art, text, pace, and tone are flawless.

Even today when I read this book, all out...

"And we ran down the garden,

with the snowballs in our arms,

toward the house; and smoke, indeed,

was pouring out of the dining-room,

and the gong was bombilating,

and Mrs. Prothero was announcing ruin

like a town crier in Pompeii."

There are few books as rich in langua...

1 big, 2 big, 3 big turkeys.

4 big, 5 big, 6 big turkeys.

7 big, 8 big, 9 big turkeys.

10 big turkeys for the feast.

The young Pilgrims and their Wampanoag counterparts are busy preparing for a harvest feast. 

From our reviewers:

"We love that this book book places...




"Guess how much I love you," he said. 

"Oh, I don't think I could guess that,"

said Big Nutbrown Hare.

"This much," said Little Nutbrown Hare,

stretching out his arms as wide

as they could go.

A far as books about love go, this one 


May 25, 2017




 You must be a friend," said Corduroy.

"I've always wanted a friend."

"Me too!" said Lisa, and gave him a big hug.

Our reviewer says this is "one of the classic stories about friendship and love, even when the object of that love is...

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