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Preschooler Favorites: Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke Zita the Spacegirl is a graphic novel for younger readers about a young girl named Zita who discovers an asteroid with a big red button. Despite her friend Jonah’s warnings, Zita pushes the big … Continue reading

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Mommy Read it Again: The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat Preschooler Monkey found spotted this book at the library just as we were about to leave and had to take it home. My arms were already full of books, but she … Continue reading

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Mommy Read it Again: I Lost My Tooth in Africa by Penda Diakité

I Lost My Tooth in Africa by Penda Diakité (Author), Baba Wagué Diakité (Illustrator) I stumbled across this book at the library while browsing and was drawn in by the hilarious and cute title. The story is about what happened … 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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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 Wordless Picture Books about Dogs

A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka This is a simple wordless picture book about a dog and a ball. The dog loves the ball. Another dog pops the ball. The dog gets a new ball. It’s very simple, yet … 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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What not to say in front of your children

As a writer, I think a lot about word choices. The words you choose can make or break a sentence. And as a writer, I usually have time to sit and ponder my word choices and run them past someone … Continue reading

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