The Starry Giraffe

The Starry Giraffe

“It’s mine but you can have some With you I’d like to share it ‘Cause if I share it with you You’ll have some too Well if I have a cake to eat If I have a tasty treat If you come to me and ask I’ll give some to you” — Raffi, “The Sharing Song” (1976) “Just when...
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet

The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet

“Once there was a village where the streets rang with song from morning till night….” It made the village of La Paz so noisy that it was hard to hear, to sleep, to think.  So, the villagers fired the mayor and voted in Don Pepe who promised the...
The Legendary Miss Lena Horne

The Legendary Miss Lena Horne

Lena Horne was born talented and beautiful to a father who wanted to be a gambling kingpin and a mother who jumped from one vaudeville theater to another chasing her dream of being an actress.  It was a childhood on the road. Lena grew up in a time of no Civil Rights...
Triangle

Triangle

Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen are just so doggone smart. Meet Triangle. He’s a simple fellow with big eyes that look out at you in a suspicious way.  In fact, he bears a canny resemblance to a masked person. Something is clearly going on inside that little...
Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

“Long ago in an ancient and distant realm called the Kingdom of Backyard, there lived a warrior named ROCK.  ROCk was the strongest in the land, but he was sad because no one could give him a worthy challenge.” Nearby to the Kingdom of Backyard was Desk...
A Rambler Steals Home

A Rambler Steals Home

Derby Clark, her little brother, Triple and her father, Garland are really lucky.  The three of them share food, fun and family in their Rambler RV that takes them into the wilds of Wisconsin around Thanksgiving time so they can sell Christmas trees and then sends...
Do Not Lick This Book

Do Not Lick This Book

This seems like a strange title for a book, even given that we know little ones like to explore their world using their mouths, but it achieves its purpose – to make you venture beyond the covers.  And when you do, you are introduced to a whole new world –...
After the Fall

After the Fall

Oh, those picture books with deep, moving stories.  The kind of book that teaches you a heartfelt lesson about life and how to overcome the obstacles and the disappointments.  You know, the ones that move you to tears and you have to get your tissue out and just blow...
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