When Pigasso Met Mootisse read by Eric Close

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

An amazing human like little mouse learns about conflict and listening to her teacher when she brings her purple plastic purse with music to school. Find out what happens when Lilly chooses to ignore her teacher’s warnings.

The Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin

There are three good things about being a worm. 1. I don’t have to go to the dentist, 2. I never get in trouble for tracking mud into the house and 3. I never have to take a bath. Adults and children can share a fun read as they follow the antics of this lovable worm through a typical day.

New Children’s Book Selected as Teaching Tool in Chicago’s Battle Against Dog Fighting!

A new children’s book, Let’s Go Visit Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, has been selected to be used in a teen mentoring program for Safe, Humane Chicago. In 2007 Chicago community leaders, city officials, local police and members of the faith based community joined with humane and animal related groups, to form Safe, Humane Chicago. This unique coalition’s mission is to educate children about the consequences of dog fighting, conduct animal education programs for both adults and children, and develop youth intervention programs, so kids will not become involved in this illegal activity.

Baby Books For Learning and Enjoying

Baby books are tools that are the basic foundation by which all learning is achieved. Before infancy and through childhood, babies should be read to every night to increase their knowledge and prepare them for the road to early education.

Colors – A Book Review

Colors is the first book of the Eye Like children’s hardcover series that will also include Numbers, Shapes and Letters in the near future. Colors consists of 64-pages with full color photography and a few illustrations.

Captain Bootsie Bear – Children’s Adventure Into Puppy World

The Amazing Adventures of Captain Bootsie Bear and His Fearless Crew is a multimedia children’s adventure into the world of Judith Shaverdian and her adorably clever time-traveling pooches. Shahverdian in her debut work leads you on a romping journey to planet Earth with Bootsie, Tank, Ralph, and the irresistibly sweet Baby Girl. Visually rich and graphically designed with a child’s imagination in mind, this e-book is nothing but fun!

Rabbit’s Gift – An Allegorical Children’s Tale

George Shannon’s Rabbit’s Gift, a modern retelling of the “giving” fable, is a treat for readers and listeners of all ages. The spirit of the original story is cleverly revealed by the re-gifting of a turnip by a well-intentioned community of animals. The classic unfolding of the story of the self-less generosity of these forest friends is a special treat to be shared.

Fairy Tale And Picture Book Farce – The Stinky Cheese Man And Other Fairy Stupid Tales

Farce and humor is an important dimension and element in the understanding of children’s books and fairy tales. Although The Stinky Cheese Man’s purpose was simply to be funny there is a lot we can learn from it about the structure and message of literature.

Treasure in Tahiti – Children’s Book Review

Journey to the other side of the world? Max and Sam are going on an incredible journey to Tahiti. What waits for them there is a fantastic mystery, in Connie Lee Berry’s book, “Treasure in Tahiti.” This action packed adventure book for young readers promises excited page turning!

The Criminal in the Caymans – Book Review

Family adventures and incredible journeys await brothers Max and Sam. Going to the Cayman Islands would be an adventure enough for any first and second grader, but a mysterious box arrives at their home before they leave, adding intrigue to the voyage. Connie Lee Berry’s book, “The Criminal in the Caymans” is the beginning of an exciting series for young readers.

The Picture Book Doctor De Soto, Steig’s Masterpiece

Steig created beautiful picture books for children, and Doctor De Soto is one of his best, a story with real tension, and an interplay of pictures to show this. It’s easy to read nature gives it the ability to communicate well with children.

Picture Book Review – William Steig – Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Steig’s book “Sylvester and the Magic Pebble” shows the brilliance and capabilities of the picture book, to speak both to children and parents. Steig is well known for his complex stories, which though they seem simple at first have many layers of meaning.

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