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Picture Books

The Old Woman Who Named Things

The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Kathryn Brown There was a time in my family’s reading history when we had books by Cynthia Rylant in every room, all of the time.  Henry and Mudge books.  Mr. Putter and Tabby Books.  The Cobble Street Cousins. Gooseberry Park.  The Blue Hill Meadows. …

Don’t You Feel Well, Sam?

Don’t You Feel Well, Sam? by Amy Hest, illustrated by Anita Jeram Everyone knows how it feels to be sick with a cold.  And, parents know how they feel when their child is ill.  Ideally, we’d like to drop everything and just hold the sick child, comforting them, and spending quiet time with them.  Sometimes…

There Are Cats In This Book

There Are Cats In This Book by Viviane Schwarz This is a wonderfully engaging, fun, lift-different-parts-of-the-page kind of book.  Yes, there are cats in the book.  Three cats talk to the reader, saying hello, asking for help turning a page, and getting excited when they see balls of yarn. We meet the three cats when…

When No One Is Watching

When No One Is Watching by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by David A. Johnson Some children (and some grown-ups) want to be the center of attention.  Some children (and some grown-ups) are happier away from the spotlight – are happier doing things on their own, or with one friend. The main character in When No One…

Everything But The Horse

Everything but the Horse, A childhood Memory by Holly Hobbie When Holly Hobbie was a young girl, her family lived in a city neighborhood packed with children, pets, and grown-ups.  The houses were close together.  Holly Hobbie’s family lived on the third floor of one of the buildings.  She loved living there. Then one day,…

Bear’s Picture

Bear’s Picture by Daniel Pinkwater, illustrated by D.B. Johnson A bear wanted to paint a picture.  He got paper and paints – and starting painting.  He added colors as he felt he needed them.  He happily added orange, blue, and a rainbow he saw. Two gentlemen out walking saw the bear. “Bears can’t paint pictures,”…

Thinking of Maurice Sendak

Thinking of Maurice Sendak This week marks what would have been Maurice Sendak’s 85th birthday.  Google even did a little animation showing some of his well-known characters.  Sendak was born June 10, 1928.  He died on May 8, 2012.  Sendak was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1964 (Where the Wild Things Are); the Hans Christian…

Yoko’s Paper Cranes

Yoko’s Paper Cranes by Rosemary Wells When Yoko was very young, she lived in Japan.  Her grandmother, Obaasan, showed her cranes in the pond at the end of her garden, and explained how the cranes left during the winter, but returned each year.  Yoko’s grandfather, Ojiisan, could fold paper into cranes – and frogs, and…

Make Fun Sheep Puppets

Make Fun Sheep Puppets – Art Project for Where is the Green Sheep Here is a fun art project to do with preschoolers that goes along with reading Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox. Read the book, gather your art supplies and young artists, and let’s get started.         SUPPLIES:…

Where is the Green Sheep?

Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox, illustrated by Judy Horacek This is a fun picture book for the toddler and preschooler set.  My daughter loved this book – I think we read several times a day for months. The text and illustrations are simple, but engaging.  The text has a rhythm that moves…

A Kitten Tale

A Kitten Tale, by Eric Rohmann Once upon a time there were four kittens.  They heard that winter would come, and that snow would come too.  Three of the kittens were worried – what was this snow like?  Would they be OK if cold, wet snow comes and covers everything? The fourth kitten is excited,…

Magic Box

Magic Box, by Katie Cleminson This is a fun picture book celebrating imagination and magic. Eva is given a special box as a birthday present.  It looks like a big, plain, empty cardboard box.  Eva opens it up and jumps in – it is bigger than it looks – and becomes a magician. Eva wishes…

2 Comments

  1. furryknowsbest on December 30, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Great books! Some are old favorites of mine, such as the splot book, but others, I am going to have to try! Thanks for sharing!

  2. bookwormbear on December 30, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks for taking a look! I hope you enjoy the books.

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