Oliver Jeffers: Master of Story and Illustration

  Oliver Jeffers: Master of Story and Illustration   I am a BIG Oliver Jeffers fan. His stories are clever and often a bit outrageous. His illustrations are wonderful and need to be experienced.   The Great Paper Caper Tree branches keep disappearing from the forest and paper airplanes are left in their place. The…

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Cookbooks for Summer Family Fun

  Cookbooks for Summer Family Fun   Looking for something to do this summer? Why not cook up some tasty food? These cookbooks can give you some ideas.   Kids Cook 1-2-3 by Rozanne Gold There is a lot to love about a cookbook in which each recipe has only 3 ingredients. I love to…

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Perfect for Summer: Books about Beaches and the Seashore

  Perfect for Summer: Books about Beaches and the Seashore   Do you like going to the beach? Do you like exploring the seashore? Today’s books are all about the beach and seashore life. Enjoy!   Hello Ocean by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Mark Astrella This author clearly knows what it’s like to spend…

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Get Ready to Celebrate with Fourth of July Books

  Get Ready to Celebrate with These Fourth of July Books   The 4th of July is in 3 weeks. Do you have plans for celebrating? Picnics and parades? Family and fireworks? Whatever you plan, these books will give you information on what it’s all about and ideas for how to make it a great…

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Books to Read with Your Dad for Father’s Day

  Books to Read with Your Dad for Father’s Day   Father’s Day is in 3 weeks. Plenty of time to read some Father’s Day books!   Hug a Bull: An Ode to Animal Dads by Aaron Zenz Learn the names for animal fathers such as stallion, boomer, and silverback. Plus there are puns to…

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Weather is Always with Us—Might as Well Read These Weather Books!

  Weather is Always with Us—Might as Well Read These Weather Books!   I love to think about weather. It’s interesting and always changing. Here are some books all about this fascinating subject. NONFICTION It’s Stormy! by Alex Appleby This is a nicely done very early reader. Each 2-page spread has a single sentence and…

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Terrific Books for Music Lovers (and Anyone Else!)

  Terrific Books for Music Lovers (and Anyone Else!)   It’s been a year since I last wrote a post featuring books with a music theme. These are definitely ones to check out!   Journey to Jazzland by Gia Volterra de Saulnier, illustrated by Emily Zieroth Windy Flute played in an orchestra but she longed for…

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Time to Garden! Books to Get You Started

    Time to Garden! Books to Get You Started   Do you like to garden? These books may tell you some new things to try. If you’ve never gardened, these books will give you some ideas on how to get started. Dig in!     Yucky Worms by Vivian French, illustrated by Jessica Ahlberg This is…

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