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September 24, 2016

Perfect Picture Book Friday: A Ticket to the Pennant: A Tale of Baseball in Seattle

Do you remember when was there a Pacific Coast League? Or when - the Seattle Rainiers - battled the Los Angeles Angels for the leagues pennant? Journey back to 1955 with this mini time machine. 

A...

September 18, 2016

Ten of my favorite children's picture books have unusual friends or friendships. While a common enough theme - friendship - these particular books push the notion just a little further out to encompass mimes, monsters, and every type of imaginable friend.

1. BE A FRIEND  by Salina Yoon

Some...

September 16, 2016

Perfect Picture Book Friday: Cleonardo: The Little Inventor

How do we encourage a child’s love of exploration and creation? By exploring this spirited, creative adventure of Leonardo’s fictional granddaughter.

Cleonardo: The Little Inventor

Written and illustrated by Mary GrandPre

Publisher:...

September 9, 2016

Too Many Carrots

Written and illustrated by Katy Hudson

Publisher: Capstone Young Readers (2016)

Ages: 3 and up

Fiction

THEMES:

Friendship, sharing, animals

SYNOPSIS (From Amazon):

Rabbit has too many carrots, which overtake his house. When he tries to move in with friends, more chaos ensues. Wil...

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