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Bear on a Bike – Stella Blackstone

I was organizing the book basket downstairs earlier today, and I came across this beloved book.  Bear on a Bike was an early favorite for our daughter.  Using a myriad of different forms of transportation (bike, train, raft, boat and hot-air balloon), Bear explores the world.  A young child follows Bear throughout the journey asking […]

The Easter Story – Patricia Pingry

The Easter Story is a board book that does a great job explaining to young readers why we celebrate Easter.  The text is clear and well within the grasp of a preschooler’s understanding, and the pictures are beautiful and truly enhance the text.

Happy Easter from Once Upon a Storyville!  I hope you have wonderful […]

Happy Easter, Maisy! – Lucy Cousins

Maisy and her friends enjoy some Easter fun. This darling board book introduces the practice of dying and finding Easter eggs.

Lilly’s Chocolate Heart – Kevin Henkes

Lily’s Chocolate Heart is a favorite at our home, and our daughter is always excited when I pull out our Valentine’s Day books and this gem appears.  Lilly has one more chocolate heart left at bedtime on Valentine’s Day.  She searches and searches for just the right place for her last chocolate heart but finds […]

Two Little Chicks – Valeri Gorbachev

This is such a sweet little book! Two Little Chicks tells the tale of two little chicks who go to the playground and quickly become overwhelmed by all the activity. As they approach each piece of equipment another animal asks if they want to play to which they reply that they can’t. Finally, they take […]

A Magical Day with Matisse – Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober

The Mini Masters Series has been a favorite in our home since our daughter was very, very little. These board books feature the works of world-renowned artists coupled with lyrical text. A Magical Day with Matisse starts with an invitation to come out and play and then takes the reader through a day of fun […]

Corduroy’s Thanksgiving – Lisa McCue

Corduroy helps introduce the reader to Thanksgiving traditions as he celebrates with his friends. This board book includes darling pictures and does an excellent job highlighting Thanksgiving activities from preparing pies, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, enjoying football, sharing what you are thankful for, and simply enjoying each other. A great first explanation of Thanksgiving […]

Bridget’s Beret – Tom Lichtenheld

We love Tom Lichtenheld books at our home! They are always beautifully illustrated, have engaging stories, and share great lessons. Bridget’s Beret is no exception. It is terrific. Bridget loves to draw and is always creating masterpieces. She has lots of art supplies, but the most important one is her beret. She always wears it […]

Really Woolly Bible Stories – Bonnie Rickner Jensen

Really Woolly Bible Stories is a delightful collection of Bible Stories from the Old and New Testmaments. It is a padded board book that features the “really woolly” characters who are extremely cute and appealing to children as well as adults. The Bible stories are each told in rhyming verse and are perfect for preschool […]

100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs – Stephen Elkins

100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs provides 100 short lessons centered around prayers for any and all occasions. I really like how this book provides a place to begin to share and discuss Biblical truths with small children that is meaningful yet completely age appropriate for a preschooler. The illustrations throughout the […]