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Way Back Wednesday – First Day of School

Today is our daughter’s first day of middle school, and the message of The Dot seemed the perfect way to start the year. Looking forward to a great one!

The Dot is perhaps my favorite picture book of all time. The Dot introduces us to Vashti a little girl who is not very eager […]

Will You Help Me Fall Asleep? – Anna Kang

Monty the Frog is back in a sweet new book. This time he needs help trying to fall asleep. He is having a hard time getting settled for the night due to his excitement about the boat races the next day. Will You Help Me Fall Asleep? is a great bedtime read with bright, engaging […]

What the Bible is All About Bible Handbook for Kids – Frances Blankenbaker

Although written for young children, this little gem can be read and used by anyone. It provides outlines for each chapter of the Bible as well as maps, charts, time lines, and illustrations that help make study of the Bible easier. This one is a winner!

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Pup 681: A Sea Otter Rescue Story – Jean Reidy

Pup 681 is a fictional version of the story of Luna the sea otter. Luna was an orphan that was originally rescued by the Monterey Bay Aquarium staff when she was less than a week old. She received round the clock care and is now a healthy and happy sea otter. She currently lives at […]

There’s Nothing to Do! – Dev Petty

Frog is back, and this time he is frustrated because there is nothing to do. After much searching and frustration, he gets a bit of insight from a frog friend who encourages him to enjoy the world around him. Ultimately, Frog finds joy and peace as he takes in the wonder of nature.

Title: There's Nothing to Do!

Author:

Dev Petty

Genre:

JUVENILE FICTION

Publisher:

Doubleday Books for Young Readers

Release Date:

2017

Pages:

32

I Don’t Want to Go to Sleep – Dev Petty

A recent trip to the library allowed for the discovery of a few new Dev Petty books.

I Don’t Want to Go to Sleep features our froggy friend from I Don’t Want to be a Frog puzzling over how frogs get to spend the winter. Initially, our frog friend wants to spend the winter having […]

Way Back Wednesday ~ I Don’t Want to be a Frog – Dev Petty

This review was originally posted on May 18, 2015.

Our daughter is crazy about frogs and was a bit skeptical when she saw this book. The story focuses on a frog who isn’t very comfortable in his own green skin. He imagines life would be much better as a cat, or a pig, or perhaps […]

Say Something – Peter H. Reynolds

Our favorite children’s book author has released another winner! Say Something encourages the reader to realize that everyone has something worthwhile to share and by sharing can make the world a better place. Delightful illustrations make the text come to life in this tale of encouragement and empowerment. Say Something is the perfect classroom read […]

Robot in Love – T.L. McBeth

Even robots can fall in love…

This is a silly, fun book that features a robot who falls in love at first sight. Unfortunately, his true love seems to have disappeared never to be found again until the unexpected happens.

Title: Robot in Love Author: T. L. McBeth Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Henry Holt Books For Young Readers

Release Date:

December 24, 2018

Pages:

40

The Somethingosaur – Tony Mitton

The Somethingosaur is a delightful rhyming tale that features a brave little newborn creature who is on the search for his family and his home during the time of the dinosaurs. This book is beautifully illustrated and includes a fun surprise at the end for the reader. This one is a winner!

Title: The Somethingosaur Author:

Tony Mitton, Russell Ayto,

Genre:

Juvenile Fiction

Publisher:

Harpercollinschildren Sbooks

Release Date:

October 8, 2014

Pages:

32