Ah…the wonders of a beach walk.  This charming book delights in many ways. First, the entire story is told with s-words, adjectives, verbs, and nouns: scruffy, slosh, and, best of all, standstill, as the two beachgoers, a mother and a child, encounter something special. *************************** SEASIDE STROLL Charles Trevino – Author Maribel Lechuga – Illustrator Told with only… Read More

Little Wise Wolf

In this big story, disguised as a small one, the author explores the value of relationships and the interconnectedness of us all. It highlights for our children an important life lesson – everyone has unique skills and knowledge, so everyone in a community matters — and we all need the help of others sometimes. ******************************* A… Read More


This beautiful book offers families a story of a young character who is in charge of her own destiny.  The Girl and the Wolf  is about a little girl, who when caught in a stressful situation, takes stock, listens to sound advice and thinks her way out of her predicament. ******************************** A tale about knowledge, power,… Read More


Good parents everywhere know the tension of wanting our kids to be curious, to have rich experiences and friends…but to be perfectly safe while doing it. ******************************* A tender little story…… LITTLE FOX Edward van de Vendel – Author Marije Tolman – Illustrator   An exuberant young fox plays joyfully among birds and animals, not always… Read More


This story will gently lead our young readers to the understanding that thoughtful, warm friends are wonderful to have around when the going gets rough.  I’m quite certain your family will agree,  the best adventures are the ones you share with family and friends. **********************************  “A charming, fantastical twist on the backyard adventure.”— Booklist FERN and OTTO… Read More


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


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


Inspired in part by his own childhood, this gorgeous picture book from Jim LaMarche tells the story of one stubborn boy’s unexpectedly wonderful summer on the river.  This is an imagination-sparking story about appreciating the simple, natural joys of the world and the people in it.  It is also about discovering and exploring one’s own talents. … Read More


This sensitive story delicately traces filaments of growth and loss through intergenerational friendship, art making, and changing moons and seasons.  Simple and profound, we are reminded that finding a new friend can make a new place feel like home. ************************************** When a young girl moves from the country to a small town, she feels lonely and… Read More


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