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60+ Not-to-be-Missed Picture Books: The Grand Finale!

We adults introduce children to books for a variety of reasons. We introduce children to books to teach them to read, to teach them about subjects they are interested in, and, occasionally, to impart life lessons. I embarked upon this 60 … Continue reading

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60 Not-to-be-Missed Picture Books

Part of the impetus for this blog was the nagging thought that there are many amazing picture books in the world that I do not want to miss sharing with my children. This thought has reared its head again and spurred me to … Continue reading

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Favorite Picture Books from My Childhood

While visiting my parents a few months ago, I had a lot of fun looking through my childhood picture book collection. I was surprised to discover that a few of the books I loved as a child are unremarkable. On … Continue reading

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2011 Caldecott Medal Winner Announced

The 2011 Caldecott Medal winner, announced yesterday, is A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin Stead and written by her husband Philip Stead. Erin Stead is a mere 28-years-old, and A Sick Day for Amos McGee is her debut. A … Continue reading

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10 Super Silly Books

This booklist was one of my favorites to compile. All ten of these books — and many wonderful children’s books that did not make the list – have been thoroughly tested and provided valuable laughs. If this list helps you discover … Continue reading

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7 First Stories to Share with Your Toddler

Here are seven delightful stories to share with toddlers. All have simple plots and familiar subject matter. These are good choices for young children ready to move beyond simple concept books and entertaining rhymes. The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss … Continue reading

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