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Top Ten Reads of 2013!

It was another great year of finding wonderful new books! Here are Once Upon a Storyville’s top ten finds for 2013:

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Merry Christmas!

The Donkey’s Christmas Song – Nancy Tafuri

This is such a sweet retelling of the Christmas story. It features the welcoming of Baby Jesus by all of the animals in the barn. Beautiful pictures bring the story to life.

Way Back Wednesday #3 – The Day the Crayons Quit

Looking for a picture book that is smart and funny…Here is a winner!

The Day the Crayons Quit is laugh out loud funny for children and adults. We LOVE this book! The book consists of letters from each of Duncan’s crayons explaining why each one of them feels a strike is necessary. Coupled with each […]

Shall I Knit You a Hat? – Kate Klise

Shall I Knit You a Hat? is a sweet tale of friendship and highlights the power of giving to others. With stormy weather on the way, Mother Rabbit knits an extra special hat for her Little Rabbit to ensure that he stays warm and cozy. Little Rabbit decides that all of his friends would benefit […]

Way Back Wednesday #2 – The Museum

Nothing beats a great picture book, and this one is one of my all time favorites!

I don’t think I can adequately express how much I love this book!!! The Museum is a terrific story that is masterfully illustrated. In the book a little girl goes on a visit to a museum and makes all […]

An Elf for Christmas – Michael Garland

Poor Tingle the Elf finds himself wrapped up in a Christmas present which is delivered by Santa to a very excited little boy. How will this little elf get back to the North Pole?! This story is a delight, and the illustrations are amazing.

Way Back Wednesday #1 – The World According to Humphrey

One of the most beloved book finds for our daughter this year has been the Humphrey series. You know you have found something special when even the grown ups in the family don’t want to miss out on what happens next in the story…

The World According to Humphrey is the first book in a […]

Way Back Wednesdays!

Starting tomorrow, my post each Wednesday during the month of December will feature a previously reviewed book that would make a great Christmas gift.

Peace on Earth: A Christmas Collection – Mary Engelbreit

Peace on Earth: A Christmas Collection is a wonderful Christmas book filled with illustrated versions of well known carols, stories, and poems. As a fan of Mary Engelbreit’s artwork for many years, I was excited to receive this review copy in the mail, and it not only met but exceeded my expectations. Peace of Earth: […]