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Ah! by Geraldine Collet, illustrated by Estelle Billon Spagnol

Ah! by Géraldine Collet, illustrated by Estelle Billon Spagnol. Holiday House, 2015. 32 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 0-4 (plus older readers—see review) Ah! by Géraldine Collet is a French import about two little rabbits…and two little spiders. A little rabbit, following cryptic signs, runs into a spider. Eek! He busily tries to rid himself […]

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The House That’s Your Home by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Jane Dyer

The House That’s Your Home by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Jane Dyer. Schwartz and Wade, 2015. 40 pages. Reading Level: ages 0-8 Speaking directly to the young reader (listener), the text sweetly highlights the various elements of a small child’s world in this old-fashioned picture book. Beginning with the outside world (a tree in the yard or […]

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The Spider (Disgusting Creatures) by Elise Gravel

The Spider (Disgusting Creatures) by Elise Gravel. Tundra Books, 2015. 32 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 4-8 Children are fascinated by bugs and spiders, often bringing them to their more squeamish parents for a closer look. And there are plenty of picture books on these fascinating small carnivores of the animal world. Gravel’s new series, Disgusting […]

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Spring Story Tea: Ducklings, Bunnies, and Tea with Dinosaurs! [Printable + Recipes]

It’s spring! Rain, puddles, flowers, ducklings, bunnies, new life, and tea with dinosaurs! Cuddle up with the children in your life, pour a cup of tea, and enjoy some springtime reads. (See printable with recipes here!) *note: all titles have been selected with group audiences in mind; all are suitable for a wide range of […]

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A Castle Full of Cats by Ruth Sanderson

A Castle Full of Cats by Ruth Sanderson. Random House, 2015. 40 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 4-8   Once upon a time a king and a queen lived in a castle filled with cats.  And while the queen loved her cats, the king was not a cat person.  The cats, as cats are […]

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Finding Spring by Carin Berger

Finding Spring by Carin Berger. Greenwillow, 2015. 40 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 0-8 Maurice the bear just wants to find spring. He’ll hibernate once his mission is complete. He finally makes a glorious discovery, scoops up some “spring” into a ball to take home to his den, and settles comfortably in for a nice, […]

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Click, Clack, Peep! by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin

Click, Clack, Peep! by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2015. 40 pages. Reading Level: ages 0-4 Toddlers and preschoolers enjoy rhythm and sound effects, and this book delivers on both counts. Readers familiar with the creators’ former books (such as Click, Clack, Moo) will enjoy seeing their old barnyard friends back for […]

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*The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee

*The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee. Beach Lane Books, 2014. 32 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 4-8 A sour-faced farmer works in his hayfield with only the crows overhead for company. When he pauses to watch a passing circus train, he is surprised to see something fly out the back. Going to […]

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This Book Just Ate My Dog! by Richard Byrne

This Book Just Ate My Dog! by Richard Byrne. Henry Holt and Co., 2014. 32 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 4-8 Books that turn the book format on its head and play with the reader are fun to read to children, especially those who are experienced listeners. This Book Just Ate My Dog! is such a book […]

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*Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena and Christian Robinson

*Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena and Christian Robinson. G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, 2015. 32 Pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, Ages 4-8 Recommended For: Ages 4-8 CJ and his Grandma leave church and board a bus in the rain, but they are not going home. A typical child, […]

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Six Picture Books for Boys Who Can’t Sit Still!

Here are six favorite, irresistible picture books for boys who are competitive,   WHO WILL WIN?! love superheroes, Both MARVELous and COMICal hate peas, She eats worms and mice with ease, but not those last ten little green peas!  dig holes, So close to finding something spectacular… (read review) and occasionally take baths “Dawg, nobody […]

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