My Review Have you Seen the Sleep Fairy is a whimsical children's bedtime story. The story has 24 pages of colorful illustrations with detailed expressions on the characters faces. Many of the illustrations are shown at odd angles, like a view looking up a stairway in the middle of the night. The author dedicates the… Continue reading Have You Seen the Sleep Fairy by T.K.R.
When Mother Read Aloud: The Life Story of Almyra King Holsclaw by Katie Andrews Potter is a true labor of love and family heirloom for generations to come. Almyra King Holsclaw is the great-great-great grandmother of author and family historian, Katie Andrews Potter. Almyra was born in Jennings County, Indiana in 1842, living her entire life as… Continue reading When Mother Read Aloud by Katie Andrews Potter
Operation Clean Up Day, a picture book by Jason Tucker and illustrated by Nick Roberts will be released on September 28, 2017 by Clink Street Publishing. Operation Clean Up Day offers a simple story line with a clear message for little ones. It is split into different sections, called "Missions," for different areas of the house… Continue reading Operation Clean Up Day by Jason Tucker
All of Jon Klassen's picture books are fabulous read-alouds which will have children and adults begging to read them over and over. There is a central theme of a hat in each of his picture books so far: I Want My Hat Back, This is Not my Hat, and the latest, We Found a Hat.… Continue reading We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen
Am I all set to tell you why I love Nanette's Baguette? You Bet! Mo Willems has done it again - created a hilarious tale with lasting characters and unique illustrations. Willems, rock-star author and illustrator of many favorites including the Elephant & Piggie series, Knuffle Bunny, and the Pigeon picture books, never fails to delight… Continue reading Nanette’s Baguette by Mo Willems
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles has no name, but a very important job. He delivers messages from bottles to their recipients. Some of the messages are sad, and some must be carried for quite some time before they find the receiver. However, most of the messages bring happiness, "for a letter can hold the treasure… Continue reading The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas
This is one of my favorite read aloud books for the elementary classes (K-6). Lower elementary may not get the grammar humor as much as the higher elementary kids, but they do love the book. Especially when I give the yam and donkey very different voices. One little boy said "How do they sound like… Continue reading I Yam a Donkey by CeCe Bell
I haven't yet reviewed any children's picture books on this particular blog, but this book was so fantastic that I couldn't resist! As a children's Librarian, I see a ton of children's books pass through my office, and the Crayon series by Drew Dewalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers are some of the best. The first… Continue reading The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt