Family Fridays – I Kissed the Baby

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014

Book: I Kissed the Baby (2003) by Mary Murphy Category/Age: Picture Book (Younger) Blurb: It’s so exciting! News of the baby is buzzing from animal to animal, with each one — fish, bird, squirrel, insect, frog — boasting of seeing, feeding, singing to, tickling, and kissing the tiny little thing. With bold, graphic black-and-white illustrations, […]

Family Fridays: Good Night Our World Book Series

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014

This will be the last entry in my impromptu “Travel Month” books for kids. Good Night Our World is a series of board books for very young kids and takes them through a day, and all the seasons, for a given location. Of the ones I’ve seen, I think they do a fantastic job of […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014

I’m not a huge celebrator of Valentine’s Day, but I do love those little conversation hearts, the ones that taste like pepto bismol and have cutesey sayings on them. I can easily eat a package of them by myself – by which I mean, I do eat a package of them by myself, at least […]

Family Fridays – The Going to Bed Post

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014

Book: The Going to Bed Book (1982) by Sandra Boynton Category/Age: Picture Book (Younger), Board Book Blurb: This classic bedtime story is just right for winding down the day as a joyful, silly group of animals scrub scrub scrub in the tub, brush and brush and brush their teeth, and finally rock and rock and […]

Family Fridays – The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013

Book: The Snowy Day (1962) Genre: Children’s Picture Books Ages: 3+ Blurb: No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child’s wonder at a new world, and the […]

Family Fridays – Red Sled by Lita Judge

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013

Book: Red Sled (2011) Ages: 2-5 Years Blurb: In this almost wordless picture book, a host of woodland creatures take a child’s sled for a nighttime joy ride. Their whimsical ride is gorgeously depicted in bold watercolor, complemented by humorous expressions and pitch-perfect sound effects. With a timeless tone and classic characters, RED SLED will […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I’m imagining you all reading this post with a cup of tea and a large slice of pumpkin pie, having escaped from the football games for a few moments. 🙂 Even if you don’t celebrate the American Thanksgiving, I’d encourage you to take some time to think about what you are thankful […]

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 – the Monster at the end of this Book by Jon Stone

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013

Book: the Monster at the end of this Book (1971) Series: Sesame Street (Grover) Genre: Babies & Toddlers Ages: 0-3 years Blurb: Lovable, furry old Grover is distressed to learn that there’s a monster at the end of this book! He begs readers not to turn the pages, but of course kids feel they just […]