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The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day

Ezra Jack Keats
The Viking Press, 1962

From the dust jacket, “Waking up to a world of snowy white—what could be better? Young Peter can’t wait to jump into his snowsuit and run out to explore. 363 more words


Last Stop on Market Street

De La Peña, Matt.  Last Stop on Market Street. Illustrated by Christian Robinson.  New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2015.

Many of the children’s books I featured in my blog are older books. 492 more words

Good Books

Wordless Books

Is a book still a book if it doesn’t have any words? That’s the question kindergarten and first grade are exploring during library this week, with the help of some amazing storytellers and illustrators.  177 more words

Caldecott & Newbery Predictions

It’s that time of year when librarians are all abuzz about Youth Media Awards! Who’s going to win??? Some years I feel like I have a good handle on the books that will probably win or be honored. 451 more words


Marvelous Mo!

Kindergarten and first graders have been having a ball this month, diving into the wonderful world of Mo Willems, one of the most acclaimed and talented authors and illustrators of this generation.  44 more words

Book Advent Calendar 2017--Day 10: The Little Drummer Boy

One theme ends and another continues. Here’s the second in a row of an illustrated Christmas song, although this one is not revised or reworked. We’re not a religious family but my kids love, love, love this song, and this book. 284 more words