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Preschooler Favorites: Zombelina by Kristyn Crow

Zombelina by Kristyn Crow (Author), Molly Idle (Illustrator) Since it’s Friday the 13th, I thought I’d share this recent favorite. Preschooler Monkey is obsessed with this rhyming picture book about a zombie ballerina. We read this book practically every day after … Continue reading

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Mommy Read It Again: Rain! by Linda Ashman, Illustrated by Christian Robinson

Rain! by Linda Ashman (Author) and Christian Robinson (Illustrator) What a gorgeous book! I spotted this on someone’s website (unfortunately I lost the link), and just had to request it from the library. The story compares a rainy day from the viewpoint … Continue reading

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4 Fairy Tales and Folk Tales that My Preschooler Loves

My preschooler has been really into fairy tales and folk tales these days, thanks in part to the Disney Princesses. Yes, she loves princesses because they are sparkly and wear pretty dresses, but it’s not just that–the weird, scary, magical … Continue reading

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3 Great Books for a Jealous Sibling

Ever since Infant Monkey was born, Preschooler Monkey has been jealous. The jealousy has been getting better with time, and I’ve noticed something that helps is reading books about siblings or even just babies in general (especially crying babies!). We’ve … Continue reading

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Picture Book Review: The Market Bowl by Jim Averbeck

Another great book from Jim Averbeck. The Market Bowl is about a little girl named Yoyo living in modern day Cameroon. Everyday, Yoyo and Mama Cécile make ndolé –bitterleaf stew–for the market. But when Yoyo demands an unfair price for … Continue reading

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Read it Again, Mommy: Shiver Me Letters by June Sobel

Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC by June Sobel; Illustrated by Henry Cole Let me start out by saying that I (usually) hate alphabet books. They tend to be boring alliterative lists (and I particularly hate it when people make … Continue reading

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Picture Book Review: Dangerously Ever After by Dashka Slater

[2013 Update: (see original review below) Now that this book is age-appropriate for my daughter (she's now almost 4) she loves this book! My minor quibbles about the book are now gone. Clearly, she was just a little bit too … Continue reading

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Duck Sock Hop Giveaway Winner and Another Favorite Duck Book

It’s time to announce the winner of the giveaway! (drum roll please!) The winner is: Brianna! (I’ve emailed her already) Last week, after the NESCBWI conference, I was on a bit of a Jane Yolen kick. I love Jane Yolen’s … Continue reading

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Mommy Read it Again: Two Surprise Hits

This week we took home 5 books, and of these, the toddler had two rather unexpected favorites: Banana! by Ed Vere We have read this book just about a million zillion times. The toddler insists on hearing it over and … Continue reading

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Mommy Read it Again: Fun on the Farm

Last week’s library picks, as always, included multiple animal themed books and a Valentine’s Day selection. However, her favorites were a couple of farm animal themed books. Amazingly, neither of these books feature ducks or geese. Cock-a-doodle-hooooooo! by Mick Manning … Continue reading

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