Family Fridays – Pre Christmas Five

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013

I hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving yesterday and has a respectable, but not overwhelming, amount of leftovers. Today is our last Pre Christmas Post! See below for links to all four previous installments. How the Grinch Stole Christmas is such a classic that it needs no introduction. So I shall simply say, if you don’t have […]

Family Fridays – Pre Christmas Four

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013

Here’s is the fourth in my Pre Christmas series. Have you started shopping yet? I’ve had my baby’s presents for weeks now. Not that I’m excited or anything… Angelina’s Christmas (1985): Amazon, Barnes & Noble I adore this book. The illustrations are beautiful and it tells a simple tale about wanting to make an old […]

Family Fridays – Pre-Christmas Two

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013

I’m continuing with part two of our Pre Christmas series (you can see my twisted logic as to why this is ok here). Merry Christmas, Ernest and Celestine by Gabrielle Vincent (1983) It is perhaps unfair of me to recommend this book – it is out of print. But I have to. It is such […]

Family Fridays – Winter is Coming

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013

The only thing that I have in common with or even remotely enjoyed about the Game of Thrones (review here) is the whole “Winter is Coming” thing. I absolutely love winter. I wait for it all year. Mid summer I remind my husband that it’s not too early to start planning for Christmas. I love […]

Family Fridays: I Lost My Kisses by Trudie Trewin

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013

Guest blogger Stori shares one of her favorite children’s books! Book: I Lost My Kisses Genre: Children’s general Ages: 2 to 8 Blurb: Matilda Rose loves to kiss. But one day, something goes terribly, horribly wrong. She loses her kisses, just before her daddy is going to come home. Matilda goes on the hysterical and […]

Family Fridays – Pigeon Series by Mo Willems

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013

Book: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (2003) Series: Pigeon Series Genre: Children’s General Ages: 2-6 years Blurb: When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you’ve never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his […]

Family Fridays – Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead and Erin Stead

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013

Genre: Children’s General Ages: 2-6 Blurb: It was almost winter and Bear was getting sleepy. But first, Bear had a story to tell… Bear found his friend Mouse, but Mouse was busy gathering seeds and didn’t have time to listen to a story. Then Bear saw his friend Duck, but Duck was getting ready to […]

Family Fridays – Babar’s Museum of Art by Laurent de Brunhoff

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013

Book: Babar’s Museum of Art by Laurent De Brunhoff Series: Babar Genre: Children’s General Ages: 4 – adult Blurb: Everyone who loves art, Babar, or children will love Babar’s Museum of Art. The old train station in Celesteville stands empty—should it be torn down? “No!” declare Celeste and Babar, who decide to turn it into […]

Family Fridays – The Relatives Came

Posted by on May 24, 2013

Book: The Relatives Came Genre: Children – General Ages: 2-3 on up Blurb: In a rainbow-colored station wagon that smelled like a real car, the relatives came. When they arrived, they hugged and hugged from the kitchen to the front room. All summer they tended the garden and ate up all the strawberries and melons. […]

Family Fridays – Five of my favourite board books

Posted by on May 10, 2013

Confession: I love books for babies. When I was pregnant, I wasn’t tempted by baby gadgets, nursery decor, or clothes (well, not TOO badly by clothes – have you seen those tiny little jeans?!?), but books were a whole nother story (pun definitely intended). I acquired a LOT of baby and children’s books as I […]