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Picture Book Recommendation: Grandma and the Great Gourd by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale Retold by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Illustrated by Susy Pilgrim Waters This is a retelling of a traditional folktale about a crafty grandma who uses a giant gourd to outwit the wild jungle animals who … Continue reading

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Princess Book Recommendation: The Princess Knight by Cornelia Funke

The Princess Knight  by Cornelia Funke  (Author), Kerstin Meyer (Illustrator) I chose this book after looking for some alternative princess stories for my princess-obsessed pre-schooler monkey. Princess Violetta has grown up with several older brothers and when she is unable to match them in … Continue reading

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Random Library Find: Poof! by John O’Brien

Poof! by John O’Brien Sometimes when I’m at the library picking up one of my ILL requests, I stop by the kid’s section to look at picture books. During this particular visit, I’d picked up some Caldecott Honors and some … 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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Read it Again Mommy: Two more great library finds

Over the holiday break, we visited the library a few times, and these two books have been a big hit in my house. I Dare You Not to Yawn by Helene Boudreau (Author) and Serge Bloch (Illustrator) This book is absolutely hysterical. It is … Continue reading

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Picture Book Review: Alex and the Rabbit by Monica Dumont

Alex and the Rabbit by Monica Dumont The premise of this book was promising—a story to teach children breathing techniques to handle strong emotions—and as an instructional aid it might very well be useful, however as a picture book, it doesn’t … Continue reading

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A Library Halloween Find: The Three Little Witches Storybook

The Three Little Witches Storybook by Georgie Adams (Author) and Emily Bolam (Illustrator) What’s more frustrating then falling in love with a book at the library, and then discovering it’s no longer for sale? Arg! Preschooler Monkey absolutely LOVED this … Continue reading

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Mommy Read it Again: Two Unusual Fairy Tale Books

As you know, my preschooler has been very interested in fairy tales lately, so we’ve been checking out a lot from the library. The most popular (surprise surprise) have been Disney-princess themed, but here are a couple that she’s enjoyed … Continue reading

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Picture book review: Mother Nature Rhymes (for iOS) by D.B. Johnson

Mother Nature Rhymes by D.B. Johnson Preschooler Monkey and I don’t read a lot of books on the iPad. The problem is, she is more interested in the games and watching videos than reading the books. However, when I received … Continue reading

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Mommy Read It Again: Two More Hits from the Library

Preschooler Monkey and I enjoyed a lot of books this past month, but I thought I’d share a couple that really stuck in my mind as unique and interesting:

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