THE PANDA PROBLEM

As you share this gem of a book, you will instantly realize this is no ordinary children’s picture book.  It is delightfully complex.  Your  children will be introduced to the parts of a story—setting, character, plot, conflict, and resolution—in a most  engaging manner, and the witty dialogue between the narrator and the panda is hilarious. *************************… Read More

FIND FERGUS

There are some cognitive benefits to playing hiding games.  Peekaboo makes babies giggle but also teaches them the concept of object permanence; that things can still exist even though they might not be able to see them.  Searching for objects or people encourages children to use their imagination and helps them develop problem-solving skills as they… Read More

SUGAR AND SNAILS

This book is a whimsical reimagination of the familiar English nursery rhyme that celebrates creativity and exploration instead of gender stereotypes.  Who says that girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice?   Or that boys are made of frogs and snails and puppy dog’s tails? “But why can’t girls be made of monkeys and… Read More

CURIOUS BY NATURE

Hands up if you ever had a question that no one could answer. Did you ever find an answer? Scientists spend their lives trying to answer questions………… Children are born eager to learn. Curious by nature, we can’t keep them from exploring as they try to comprehend their environment. Everything is a wonder.  When conditions allow… Read More

ONE GRUMPY DOG…

Giggle away those grumps with This is Gus is a hilarious picture book.  It’s all about bad moods and learning to compromise. After all . . . we all have Gus days! ****************************** THIS IS GUS Chris Chatterton – Author and Illustrator Gus has grouch written all over him. His brow is furrowed, his eyes are… Read More

EVEN THE SMALLEST AMONG US

Every Little Letter shows how even the smallest among us can make a big impact, and how a single act of friendship can inspire whole communities to come together. “How do you tear down walls? With words, at first. Then brick by brick.”  Unity and division are themes rich for exploration in this story of alphabet… Read More

WHAT WE’LL BUILD

This is an enduring story about our boundless love for our children, life’s endless opportunities, and all we need to build a “together future”. The special relationship the father and daughter share promises a beautiful future together.  A gorgeously told father-daughter story. ***************************** A heartfelt hug of a book…… WHAT WE’LL BUILD:  Plans for Our Future… Read More

POLKA DOTS AND PUMPKINS

What’s the best way to introduce our children to Yayoi Kusama?  Start with dots, of course! That’s what MOMA curator Sarah Suzuki has done in Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity, the children’s book that teaches our young artists about the legendary Japanese artist’s life and work. Yayoi Kusama From Here to Infinity Sarah Suzuki – Author… Read More

MARVELOUS MASKS

Families will find this book  helpful in explaining why we all need to wear masks sometimes — from cowboys, to doctors, baseball catchers, astronauts, chemists…and even superheroes and witches! Inspired by her own young children, the author hopes that this lighthearted story helps reduce some of our children’s stress about wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic…. Read More

FLUTTERING IN THE WIND….

In a culture that prizes achievement, kids are often afraid to fail – failing to realize that some of the very ideas that don’t work are steps along the path to ones that will.  Persistence and creativity can lead to amazing things, as Leif the leaf discovers in this lovely book. ******************************* LEIF and the FALL… Read More