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Mini Review: All the Little Fathers

I rarely see children’s books that focus on the father, so I was excited to get my hands on this lovely book by Margaret Wise Brown. All the Little Fathers is written by the same author who gave us the classics Good Night Moon and The Runaway Bunny, and this book contains the same loving, caring impressions we’ve seen… Continue reading Mini Review: All the Little Fathers

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Mini Review: Olivia by Ian Falconer

This fun picture book about a precocious little piglet named Olivia is a great addition to a young child’s library. Olivia follows the titular character on her various activities, including getting dressed, going to the beach and museum, and getting ready for bed. Olivia is a Caldecott Honor Book, and for good reason. The illustrations in this story are generally in… Continue reading Mini Review: Olivia by Ian Falconer

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Books for Baby: TOMY/Lamaze Soft Books

A developmental tool/toy AND a book for your baby? Um, yes! If multifunction is the name of your game, check out Lamaze Soft Books. I have two in my home library, and I highly recommend them for babies.  The two I have are recommended for 6mo+ and 12mo+, but I used them with my daughter since she… Continue reading Books for Baby: TOMY/Lamaze Soft Books

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Froggy series by Jonathan London

Follow Froggy on his everyday experiences and adventures in this picture book series by Jonathan London. These hardcover, fully-illustrated books are fun to look at, with generous doses of color. Each book begins with a new day and focuses on a new adventure for the active amphibian, and littles will enjoy the many silly sound effects incorporated in… Continue reading Froggy series by Jonathan London

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Mini Review: Time to Say Please!

Time to Say Please! by Mo Willems Interested in teaching your toddler to wield the magic word? The magic word gets a boost in this fun picture book by Mo Willems. A determined pack of mice convince a young girl that the best way to get what she wants is to ask politely. The story… Continue reading Mini Review: Time to Say Please!

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Mini Review: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems If you’ve got a toddler or young child that just loves to say “no,” this book is for you. Caldecott Honor book Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is interactive fiction, meaning it requires a response from the reader. That said, this book is probably… Continue reading Mini Review: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

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Ordinary People Change the World Series by Brad Meltzer

I’m just going to say it: I’m in LOVE with this graphic-novel/children’s book hybrid series developed by Brad Meltzer. For those of you who don’t know, Brad Meltzer is a novelist, non-fiction writer, TV show creator and comic book author (DC’s Green Arrow, Justice League; Buffy… list goes on). My cousin, who is a self-described… Continue reading Ordinary People Change the World Series by Brad Meltzer

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Library Haul Review

We went to our public library on Saturday, and we picked up a few books. This was the first time I brought my daughter to the library. I was a total bookworm growing up, and some of my fondest memories are of going to the library and picking out some books to read at home. Anyway,… Continue reading Library Haul Review

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Baby Lit Collection ~ Admirable Intentions, Inconsistent Execution

Quick take: The Baby Lit Series is an honorable concept, but with spotty execution. When I first saw this series, my English-teacher heart did an excited little skip. Classic novel elements integrated into baby books? I’ll take one of each! BabyLit touts its books as “fashionable way to introduce your toddler to the world of classic literature.”… Continue reading Baby Lit Collection ~ Admirable Intentions, Inconsistent Execution

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Mini Review: The Pout Pout Fish

Let me just start by saying this is one of our favorites in our house.  The Pout Pout Fish, by Deborah Diesen, is a NY Times Bestseller.  It’s a board book, with thick paperboard pages.  The Pout Pout Fish is a tale of a fish with a perpetual pouty mug (as the name suggests). His… Continue reading Mini Review: The Pout Pout Fish