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Only One You – Linda Kranz
Conduct of life
Cooper Square Pub
This little gem of a book would make a lovely graduation gift. Only One You highlights the parental advice given to Adri the fish who is about to venture out on his own. Beautiful illustrations and deceptively simply text provide the reader with a profound message of self acceptance, encouragement, and the charge to make the world a better place. This is a new favorite!
This review was originally posted on May 27, 2015.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Laura Joffe Numeroff
Balzer & Bray
January 10, 1997
In honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day...
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is just plain fun. The pictures command the reader’s attention and delight with the use of bright colors and whimsical images. The tale of the mouse who seems to always have yet another request is a great tool to teach cause and effect as well as a highly enjoyable story for young and old alike.
This review was originally posted on March 12, 2012.
Goodnight Already! – John Jory
Goodnight Already! is a delightful story featuring two friends – bear and duck. Bear is tired and more than ready for bed, but duck is wide away and eager to spend time with bear which leads to a silly story that young readers will enjoy. The bright, colorful illustrations which feature engaging details enhance this fun story.
December 2, 2014
The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs: 100+ Recipes that You’ll Love to Cook and Eat – America’s Test Kitchen Kids
The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs is an outstanding cookbook. The recipes are presented in a clear, easy to understand format with companion photographs and preparation notes. Everything we have tried has been delicious! This book is especially good for tween and young teens who are continuing to develop their culinary skills. This one is a winner!
September 15, 2018
Corrie ten Boom: The Courageous Woman and the the Secret Room (Do Great Things for God Series) – Laura Caputo-Wickham
The Do Great Things for God Series introduces young children to the idea that God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things. Each book in the series features a woman of faith. Corrie Ten Boom’s story is shared in an age appropriate manner and coupled with engaging illustrations. This series is a new favorite!
Giraffe Problems – Jory John
The things that make us different can make us self-conscious. This is definitely true for Edward the giraffe. He sees his long neck as a frustrating problem until he is befriended by Cyrus the turtle. Cyrus helps Edward see the beauty in what makes him different. Giraffe Problems is a beautiful illustrated book with an important message.
Random House Books for Young Readers
September 25, 2018
The Couch Potato – Jory John
The Couch Potato is another winner by Jory John. It shares a powerful message about screen time that can be appreciated by all ages. Beautifully illustrated and engaging, this book is perfect for a read aloud and can serve as a starting point for discussion about screen use and the impact it has on our lives.
November 3, 2020