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Willow – Denise Brennan-Nelson and Rosemarie Bennan

Willow is a terrific book! It reminds the reader of the importance of creativity and kindness. Willow is a sweet-spirited little girl with an amazing degree of creativity. She finds herself in art class with Miss Hawthorn a teacher who demands that all trees look the same. When Willow attempts to utilize her creativity in […]

Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! – Dr. Seuss

Based upon the notes of the late Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, this book was completed by Jack Prelutsky and Lane Smith. As a Dr. Seuss fan, I was pleased that the book really “feels” like a Dr. Seuss tale. The reader is able to learn about Diffendoofer School from the point of view of one […]

Through the Cracks – Carolyn Sollman, Barbara Emmons, & Judith Paolini

Through the Cracks is perhaps one of the most visually haunting books I have ever read.

The reader is allowed the opportunity to travel through school with two lost children who have truly fallen through the cracks. You clearly sense their frustration and their inherent interest in exploration and learning. The text serves as a […]

Grasper – Paul Owen Lewis

The idea of pushing outside one’s comfort zone and taking a risk in order to attain success is not a new idea yet it feels new when you read Grasper. To start with, the pictures in this book are absolutely amazing. The underwater world is captured in colorful detail.

The main character of this book […]

The Pebble – Susan Milord

Finding one’s place in the world is a daunting task. The Pebble is a sweet book that takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery. The main character is a pebble who is concerned and frustrated that he just doesn’t seem to be significant. He is not big enough to be part of a great […]