This dear book is a great way to introduce shapes to our youngest children. Every page includes a few basic facts about shapes which, because of the rhyme scheme, fit naturally into the story. There are real world applications for the shapes too, such as balls and triangular mountains. ************************************* BEARS LOVE SQUARES CARYL HART –… 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


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


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


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

Warm Reminiscences

This story is about communication and what it takes to initiate the bond not only between the very old and the very young, but between people of any age–to reconnect with the ordinary aspects of life that were ever significant to us. ************************************* Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge Mem Fox – Author Julie Vivas – Illustrator Wilfred… Read More


This delightful picture book is about sharing and being a good friend. The enduring lesson is that sharing is a type of generosity that shows you care.  Learning to share can be a challenge for our young children, but sharing is a skill they need for play and learning throughout childhood.  *********************************** DOZENS of DOUGHNUTS Carrie… Read More


“The Suitcase” is full of heart and humanity.  It is about friendship, and how it can blossom when we least expect it. It’s about recognizing that when someone is in need and we are in a position to help, then that’s what we should do.  Something wonderful just might happen. The story of this peculiar stranger… Read More


Full disclosure….I love dogs.  That said, I promise that even if you don’t fancy dogs,  your heart will be warmed by this book.  It is like a love song to the bond between young and old.  I’m quite certain you will want to sit right down and read to someone you care about. ******************************  “This Old… Read More