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Wanda’s Roses – Pat Brisson

See larger image Wanda’s Roses Wanda’s Roses is a delightful tale of optimism and determination. Wanda takes it upon herself to transform a vacant lot filled with weeds and garbage into a rose garden. Mistakenly believing that a thorn bush is actually a rose bush preparing to bloom, Wanda begins cleaning the lot so […]

The Gift of Nothing – Patrick McDonnell

See larger image The Gift of Nothing (Special Edition) The Gift of Nothing is a special little book. The main characters are a cat named Mooch and a dog named Earl who are well known to readers of the Mutts comic strip. The Gift of Nothing marks their first appearance in a book.

Mooch […]

Someday – Alison Meghee

See larger image Someday Someday is an extremely touching book. The reader is allowed to share the journey of “growing up” with mother and daughter. With each page you are introduced to another stage of the child’s life and the interaction of mother and child. One of my favorite parts of the book depicts […]

The Clever Stick – John Lechner

See larger image The Clever Stick The Clever Stick is an enchanting tale. Who would ever imagine using a stick as the main character of a children’s picture book?! I found this one on the new picture book shelf at our local library and quickly realized I had found a winner. The expressive pictures […]

Love Your Heart – Tim McGraw and Tom Douglas

See larger image Love Your Heart (My Little Girl) Love Your Heart is the second collaboration by country singer Tim McGraw and Tom Douglas, and it is a true delight. Spunky and sweet Katie cannot decide which talent to use in the School Talent Show. She explores a number of different options and finally […]

Ish – Peter H. Reynolds

See larger image Ish (Creatrilogy) Ish is another gem written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Deceivingly simple text and pictures provide a powerful message in this follow up to The Dot. Ramon loves to draw more than anything else in the world until his brother makes a mean spirited comment about his efforts. […]

Testing Miss Malarkey – Judy Finchler

See larger image Testing Miss Malarkey High stakes testing has become part of the culture of public education. Testing Miss Malarkey pokes fun at the test obsessed culture that sadly has permeated so many schools. Although Miss Malarkey assures the students that “THE TEST” is not important, what the students are experiencing at school […]

Iggy Peck, Architect – Andrea Beaty

See larger image Iggy Peck, Architect Creativity and self expression are celebrated in Iggy Peck, Architect. Iggy Peck is a little boy who loves to build. Part of the charm of his creations lies in the nontraditional building supplies he often utilizes. When he reaches the second grade trouble strikes. His spirit appears as […]