Essential Classic Picture Book Halloween Fun!

“Pumpkin Moonshine” By Tasha Tudor Recently, I went to our local costume/party shop in town to find it decked out for Halloween. The owner has even been known to create a pretty authentic looking in-house haunted house, a time or two. Outside you will find a VERY angry looking clown with green teeth and inside…

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National Daughters Day is Celebrated on September 25, 2021. With Frances and Gloria Badger, Life is Interesting in a Classic Picture Book Way that Is Highly Relatable Territory.

Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell and Lillian Hoban If you’ve not stumbled on to the “Frances the Badger” series created by the Hobans and enjoyed by readers for years, you are in for a real treat. I chose “Bread and Jam for Frances” of the lot because let’s face it parents, every family…

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Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic: Alice in Wonderland

 “All in the Golden Afternoon” with Alice   Did you know that this is the 150th Anniversary of the utterly “contrariwise”  childhood nonsense world that one can discover in “The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland? And so, here is the perfect opportunity to introduce the youngest of readers to Alice and her utterly unbelievable list…

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Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

Babar And The Wully-Wully By Laurent de Brunhoff     Have you or your children ever seen a Wully-Wully, much less had one for a pet? Probably you haven’t unless you’ve been fortunate enough to discover the Babar books! They’re classic picture books written initially by Jean de Brunhoff, writer and illustrator, and after his…

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Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

Snow By Uri Shulevitz If you’ve seen the 1950’s movie, “White Christmas” on TV during the holidays with your kids, I’ll bet you thoroughly enjoyed it and so did they. Starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, plus that stellar hoofer, Vera-Ellen, along with songstress Rosemary Clooney, aunt of George Clooney, complete a quartet boarding a…

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