MOLE IN A BLACK & WHITE HOLE

Dear Friends, I am taking a couple of weeks to finally see family and my dearest friend.  Our home will be filled with joy as we finally hug one another and spend time together.   My blog will return in June. Be well, be safe. Kathy ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Packed with vivid colors and striking illustrations, Mole in a Black… Read More

TWO SPECKLED EGGS

This book is such a great story to start conversations about feelings, being different, how we treat others and how to include classmates who might go to the beat of a different drummer. ********************* TWO SPECKLED EGGS Jennifer K. Mann – Author/Illustrator Lyla Browning wears drab clothes and glasses, and her affection for insects is certainly… Read More

BEARS DON’T READ!

This is a feel-good story of conviction and friendship.  It celebrates Bear’s determination and acknowledges that reading is not an easy task, something our children will be able to empathize with. Fundamental to the story is the subtle message that there’s a difference between not being able to read and not wanting to read. ********************** BEARS… Read More

I’M STICKING WITH YOU!

This sweet rhyming book about the ups and downs of friendship is perfect for our youngest children who may be negotiating new friendships at school or nursery, or ongoing sibling relationships that definitely have high and low points.  A story about friends’ unwavering loyalty is always welcome, and our children will appreciate the sticking-like-glue pairing of… Read More

THE BEAR AND THE PIANO

This is one of those rare books that our children can return to again and again through the years, each time finding new meaning appropriate to their varying ages and stages.  It celebrates both the wonders of wandering far in pursuit of one’s dreams and the sweet comfort of returning home ************************* THE BEAR AND THE… Read More

YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL BEGINNING

At a time when kindness, friendship, and community are more important than ever, author Nina Laden brings us her incredible book, You Are A Beautiful Beginning.   It is a celebration of self-love, friendship, and community.  Inspired by the timeless adage, this book is meant to empower our little ones and help them find their self-confidence and… Read More

NOT NORMAN… A Goldfish Story

In this story the author reminds us about the pitfalls of making snap judgments about pets — or people.  It’s a tale about finding the good in something you didn’t know you wanted.   ************************************** NOT NORMAN A Goldfish Story Kelly Bennett – Author Noah Z. Jones – Illustrator Norman the goldfish isn’t what this little… Read More

OUR FRIEND HEDGEHOG: The Story of Us

Hedgehog searches for her lost friend, Mutty. The cast of creatures she meets during her journey each contribute to the search in their own special ways. Soon,  Mole, Beaver, Hen, Owl, and Annika Mae teach Hedgehog that when you are going through tough times, the ones around you can offer strength, connection and perspective. ***************************** Sometimes… Read More

PAPER MICE

Quiet and unpretentious, this is a simple story of charmed mice that offers a sweet depiction of companionship and creature comforts.  For some families it may wind up being a favorite. *********************************** Two newly-made paper mice explore a house at night and find what they didn’t know they were looking for . . . each other!… Read More