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Hug Me, Please! – Przemyslaw Wechterowicz

See larger image Hug Me, Please! I have to admit that the title of the book coupled with the image on the cover caught my attention when I was at the library.  It just looked like it would be a delight, and it is!  This sweet tale features a Daddy Bear and his son […]

The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin – Joe Troiano

See larger image The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin is one of my favorite Halloween books! It is a delightful Halloween story which reminds readers that being different is not only ok…It can be a true blessing. This is a great read-aloud book that can be enjoyed by a wide variety of ages.

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You and Me – Susan Verde

See larger image You and Me You and Me is a terrific book.  This sweet story about friendship is written in rhyming couplet and features darling illustrations from Peter H. Reynolds that truly bring the text alive.  You and Me is a picture book gem that can be equally enjoyed by young readers as […]

Favorite First Day of School Book!

See larger image The Kissing Hand (The Kissing Hand Series) This post is a flash from the past.  It was originally published in 2011.

The Kissing Hand is an old favorite to read at the start of the school year.  Little Chester Raccoon is hesitant to leave his mother’s side and go to school.  […]

Way Back Wednesday ~ Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden – Edith Pattou

See larger image Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden Looking for a lovely book to give to a beloved teacher at the end of the year?  Mrs. Spitzer’s garden is a winner!  This post was originally published on 01/11/10.

Beautiful pictures coupled with simple text provide a powerful message. Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden highlights the impact and influence […]

So Few of Me – Peter H. Reynolds

See larger image So Few of Me An old favorite has come back today for Way Back Wednesday!  This review was originally posted on August 24, 2009.

Have you ever wished that there could magically be another you in order to have two to tackle your to do list?!  Leo is a really busy […]

Way Back Wednesday ~ Our Favorite Easter Book

See larger image The Flowering Cross Reading this book has become a special Easter tradition for our family.

The Flowering Cross was a very quick favorite for our daughter. It is a touching Easter story which focuses on the transformational power of God’s love.

Katie is a six year old little girl who truly […]

Stickley Makes a Mistake: A Frog Guide to Trying – Brenda S. Miles

See larger image Stickley Makes a Mistake! A Frog’s Guide to Trying Again Stickley Makes a Mistake! is a cute book that explores constructive ways to deal with mistakes and when things simply don’t go the way you had hoped they might.  The illustrations in this book are bright and colorful.  This is a […]

Way Back Wednesday ~ Can I Tell You a Secret – Anna Kang

See larger image Can I Tell You a Secret? We recently went to a book signing and met Anna Kang.  At the event, we learned that Monty will be featured in another book which will debut next fall.  Our family is eager to read it!  This review was originally posted on August 29, 2016.


Way Back Wednesday ~ Cloudette – Tom Litchtenheld

See larger image Cloudette This post was originally published on September 26, 2011.

Cloudette is a favorite at our home.  Our daughter delights in reading about Cloudette, the sweet little cumulus cloud who enjoys her life as a little cloud but longs to do big and important things like the other clouds.  After being […]