Family Fridays – The Boxcar Children

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014

Book: The Boxcar Children (1924) by Gertrude Chandler Warner Series: The Boxcar Children Category/Age: Early Reader / Beginning Chapter Book :  ages 6 and up Blurb: One Warm Night four children stood in front of a bakery. No one knew them. No one knew where they had come from.” So begins Gertrude Chandler Warner’s beloved […]

Family Fridays – Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013

Book: Go, Dog. Go! (1961) Ages: 3-7 Years Blurb: Reading goes to the dogs in this timeless Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. From big dogs and little dogs to red, green, and blue dogs, dogs going up and dogs going fast . . . who knew dogs were so busy? And laughter will ensue […]

Family Fridays – Bread and Jam for Frances (Frances Series) by Russell Hoban and Lillian Hoban

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013

Book: Bread and Jam for Frances (1964) Series: Frances the Badger Genre: Children’s general / early readers Ages: 4-8 years old (younger is fine) Blurb: Frances is a fussy eater. In fact, the only thing she likes is bread and jam. She won’t touch her squishy soft-boiled egg. She trades away her chicken-salad sandwich at […]

Family Fridays – Elephant and Piggie Series by Mo Willems

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013

Genre: Children’s General Ages: 4-8 Review: I have yet to read a book by Mo Willems that I haven’t absolutely adored. His Elephant and Piggie Series was created for early readers, with lots of short, repeated words, no contractions, life lessons appropriate for the age group – and it still manages to be fun. The […]