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Picture Book: Friends for Freedom by Suzanne Slade, Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell

Friends for Freedom by Suzanne Slade, Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell (For those of you budding artists out there: last week on the blog, the illustrator shared some of her early sketches for this book, so be sure to check out that … Continue reading






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Multicultural Children’s Book Day Blog Post and Book Review

I am excited to take part in this year’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day! The MCCBD team have asked me to include a ton of great information in this blog post (including info about a book drive with First Book) so (deep breath) … Continue reading






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Picture Book Review: Kayla the Great and the Magic Red Dress by Stephanie Davis

Kayla the Great and The Magic Red Dress by Stephanie Davis; Illustrated by Robert Paul, Jr. Kayla the Great and the Magic Red Dress is about a little girl named Kayla and what happens when she loses her favorite red … Continue reading






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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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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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Mommy Read It Again: Monsters’ Monster by Patrick McDonnell

The Monsters’ Monster by Patrick McDonnell We were browsing at a local bookstore, and even though it’s not even close to Halloween, this book caught my eye. The story is about three little monsters who decide to create their own … Continue reading






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Picture Book Review: Rosie’s Song by Mary Kate Leming

Rosie’s Song by Mary Kate Leming (Author) , Deborah Lafogg Docherty (Illustrator) This is a sweet picture book about a sea star named Rosie and her journey to find her brothers after they are lost in a storm. Pre-schooler Monkey was captivated by the story … 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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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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