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Bedtime Books We Love

What if there was a book guaranteed to make even the most sleep-resistant child nod off peacefully at bedtime? If you’ve been following The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep… 351 more words

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Is the children's book Goodnight Moon cursed

“Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown was published in 1947. It is considered a children’s classic today, but did not do well when published. About 6,000 copies were sold the first year, then continued going downhill. 350 more words


–If you become a crocus in a hidden garden, I will be a gardener. And I will find you.

(Margaret Wise Brown, The Runaway Bunny)


Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Goodnight Moon

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
written and illustrated by Bernard Waber
published by Houghton Mifflin, Co., 1965

awards: None.

Lyle lives at East 88th Street with Mr. 381 more words

The Children's Shelf - 17 Months Old

I was away on vacation so my latest Children’s Shelf post was a touch delayed. My son has continued growing and exploring, and lately I’ve noticed that he seems more attached to his books than usual. 339 more words

Children's Books

The Important Thing: A Beginning

What makes your heart sing?

I had just met a new friend, a potential mentor — the kind of woman who looks at you with a full heart, invites you to her table, and offers you a safe place to be open.   498 more words


Little Fur Family (Margaret Wise Brown, ill. Garth Williams)

Yes, that’s the same Margaret Wise Brown as in Goodnight Moon—and Garth Williams’s art may look familiar to you from the Little House books, … 433 more words

Picture Books