Chicken Lily: A Winning Combination

If there is one thing I like more than books it’s winning books! This darling picture book by Lori Mortensen and Nina Victor Crittenden came in the mail as a result of a Twitter contest. And  now I get to share this punny yet encouraging story with you. SUMMARY Chicken Lily is a lot of things but…… Continue reading Chicken Lily: A Winning Combination

PIRATE NAP turns 7 years old!

What better place for naptime than a grand pirate ship on the high seas? I can’t believe it’s been 7 years since PIRATE NAP was released into the world! It warms my heart when I read online customer reviews like these: “An instant family favorite. I’ve owned it for three months and read it about 12…… Continue reading PIRATE NAP turns 7 years old!

The Wolf, The Duck & The Mouse

“This story is about a mouse, and how he got swallowed up by a wolf, and who he met down in its belly, and what happened after that.” When a mouse is gobbled up by a wolf, he starts carrying on, “Oh woe! Oh me!” he says fearing the end is near. Until he hears, “Be quiet!…… Continue reading The Wolf, The Duck & The Mouse

Kids feeling deflated from the summer heat? Introduce them to Balloon Trees and fun balloon games!

Ever wonder how a balloon is made? Follow the journey of a balloon from its beginnings as gooey sap in a tree to its completion at a rubber factory. And after storytime, open a bag of balloons and introduce your kids to these fun balloon games and learning activities! Check out these online and printable…… Continue reading Kids feeling deflated from the summer heat? Introduce them to Balloon Trees and fun balloon games!

Rocket-Bye Baby Pre-Order and Cover Reveal!

  Rocket-Bye Baby is available for pre-order now and will land on shelves everywhere January 8, 2019! Don’t you just love this cover? Wait until you see the interior with the orange and pink sunset and the dreamy outer-space landscape. Ziyue Chen’s illustrations are out of this world! Here’s a bit about the book: When…… Continue reading Rocket-Bye Baby Pre-Order and Cover Reveal!

Purrrfect Picture Books for Animal Lovers

It’s summertime and many children are free as birds having flown from the confines of school classrooms everywhere. But that doesn’t mean the reading has to end! In fact summer reading programs are popping up at libraries nationwide. Today, I’ve collected a few of my favorite books about animals, some thought-provoking, some educational, and others…… Continue reading Purrrfect Picture Books for Animal Lovers

GUEST POST: Author Laura Sassi with The Power of Setting in Picture Books

I have a special treat for you today! Author Laura Sassi is joining us to share her insights on SETTING in picture books! Laura is the author of the delightful GOODNIGHT, MANGER, GOODNIGHT, ARK, DIVA DELORES AND THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE and the forthcoming, LOVE IS KIND each with just the right setting to make…… Continue reading GUEST POST: Author Laura Sassi with The Power of Setting in Picture Books