Kid's Picks

"...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...

July 9, 2018

"When Martha saw George's lovely new golden

tooth, she was very happy. "George!" she

exclaimed, "You look so handsome and distinguished

with your new tooth!"

And George was happy too. "That's what friends

are for," he said. "They always look on the bright

side and they a...

May 16, 2018

"Why, it is May!" said Toad

as he climbed out of bed.

Then he and Frog

ran outside

to see how the world

was looking in the spring.

For those of you who thought the winter of 2018 would never end- this book will resonate with you. 

Our reviewer loved his mom reading th...

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...




"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 




I love you through and through.

I love your top side.

I love your bottom side.

I love your outside

and your inside.

From B. G. Hennessy:

I was delighted when this book was nominated. There are many great "I Love You" books, but this one is a keeper. Sho...

July 16, 2017



A is for ants.

B is for bird.

C is for crocodile.

D is for delightful: That's what this very early ABC books is.

You may be more familiar with Carle's THE VERY HUNGRY

CATERPILLAR book, but your pre-readers will love this one.

There is a whole world of g...

May 27, 2017



This is a different kind of read aloud. There is not much of a story- but more of a how-to book. The best way to describe this book is to watch the trailer. Lots of fun to "read" with toddlers and see how they react when they "follow directions....

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