Wednesday, August 29, 2018


Floaty by John Himmelman reminds one of the movie Up.  Mr. Raisin does not necessarily love dogs, but he took him in because even a floating dog needs food and shelter.  
While walking one day, Floaty's leash breaks off and off floats the the dog.  Heart broken yet determined to find him, Mr. Raisin float up some food and with his sewing skill he makes a hot air balloon to help with his search. 

Beautiful and bright illustrations to draw in readers from preschool and up.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018


Goldilocks and the Just Right Potty by Leigh Hodgkinson  is an adorable twist on Goldilocks and the you know whos.  The girl knows what she likes in a potty, something that's just right!  And in the end she gets it  just right ... and so does a familiar bear.  Check out the end pages in the back of the book.   

A fun read for toddlers up to Kindergarteners. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018


In Hello Door by Alistair Heim and Alisa Coburn,  Fox burgles the Three Bears' home.  He climbs through the window, saying hello to each inanimate object as he rifles through their house, eats their food, messes up their bed and steals their things.  I'm not advocating thievery here, but if I did, it's because of this very cute and silly B&B.  Finally, Fox gets tossed out the window, to an even bigger house, to commit yet another crime.  Fox didn't learn his lesson I guess. 

For preschoolers through second graders who enjoy a fractured fairy tale and a some great illustrations. Be sure to look at each framed picture at the end pages of the book.

Bye-bye, Reader.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018


Rocky hops from from one rocky location to another and becomes a rockstar when he plays an important part in keeping Mount Rushmore together. 

Don't skip the rock types and description about Rocky's Rock Star Family in the back of the book.  This mix o  f humor and facts and  perfect way of getting information across to those who think geology is boring. 

For example: 
Rocky's Dad
Happy to sit at home and gather moss.
Type:  sedimentary

Get it?

A Chip Off the Old Block by Jody Jensen Shaffer and illustrated by Daniel Miyares is a fun romp through the rocky countryside with lots of rock puns and wordplay. 

For readers in preschool through second grade.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018


Natsumi is small and everything she does is too much.  But there is one activity for the festival that is perfect for Natsumi.  Her grandfather recognizes her special quality and takes her to a super special and mysterious  after school activity until it's time to reveal it during the festival.  

I'm not giving away the ending so check out  Natsumi! by Susan Lendroth illustrated by Priscilla Burris is for preschoolers and up.