CLICK, CLACK, MOO … Cows That Type!

Farmer Brown’s problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes! Come join the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown’s farm upside-down! ******************************   CLICK, CLACK, MOO Cows That Type Doreen Cronin – Author Betsy Lewin – Illustrator Spunky barnyard animals unite to improve their working conditions in this hilarious picture… 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


So, what about our ordinary, everyday things….the moments you treasure and the magic you make?  We live in a world obsessed with the mighty. The large. The barely achievable. Yet wondrous things happen all around us.  Extraordinary! is both a wake-up call and a love song to the quiet, everyday moments that remind us what an amazing… 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


Outside is waiting, our most patient playmate of all, most generous friend and most miraculous inventor.   We are reminded that we are all part of a much greater universe.  This thought-provoking picture book poetically underscores our powerful and enduring connection with nature, not so easily obscured by our days spent indoors. ******************************** Outdoors is part of… Read More


As our children have opportunities to meet kids who are different than they are, there are possibilities for new perspectives, ideas, experiences, and awareness.  Encouraging them to make friends with those who are different — no matter how big or small the difference — is an excellent way to encourage acceptance of diversity and participate in… Read More

Two Sides of the Same Story

Fairy tales have always had a life of their own. I love that they have grown and evolved around the world.  It is because of this growth and adaptability, that the fairy tale has become one of the world’s most important literary traditions.  More recently, we have seen many humorous adaptations of well known fairy tales. … Read More


“Forest Has a Song” offers an opportunity to combine our love of natural places with poetry.  Consider using this dear book as a springboard for writing a Mask Poem with your children.  A mask poem is one that is written from the point of view of an animal, an object or even a person.  Honor a… Read More


Hummingbirds are the tiniest of birds with super powers – flying backwards, upside-down and floating in mid-air Hummingbirds have a long history of folklore and symbolism in native cultures. … In Native American culture, hummingbirds are seen as healers and bringers of love, good luck and joy. They are a joy to behold. ****************** And now,… Read More


I’d like to introduce you to a sweet book. SUMMER AN ALPHABET ACROSTIC It contains twenty-six poems, alphabetically arranged.  Each reveals a playful acrostic when read vertically, and each is accompanied by a wonderful woodcut illustration. Written by Steven Schnur Illustrated by Leslie Evans Here are two pages from SUMMER \ And finally, “Z” – Z-O-D-I-A-C Zigzag… Read More