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Mother Goose’s Pajama Party Turns Two!

Star light, star bright, come to story time tonight. When this big beautiful baby was born I was so proud and excited to share it with the world. For the two years since, I’ve loved hearing how teachers, parents, grandparents and librarians have enjoyed reading it to their little ones. Here’s what a few of…… Continue reading Mother Goose’s Pajama Party Turns Two!

Children's books

Finding Christmas (plus author interview)

I am pleased to have author Lezlie Evans as my guest today to discuss her new picture book, Finding Christmas, which releases TODAY (throws confetti) with a flurry of amazing editorial reviews.  Stay tuned after my review for a look into Lezlie’s writing life and details on creating this warm winter tale. Summary Squirrel, Mouse,…… Continue reading Finding Christmas (plus author interview)

Children's books

Little Poems for Tiny Ears

Lin Oliver and Tomie dePaola have created a gem that children will treasure for years to come.  Plus, if you’re giving it as a gift, it practically wraps itself! Summary For babies and toddlers, each moment is full of wonder and discovery. This delightful collection of original poems celebrates the everyday things that enthrall little…… Continue reading Little Poems for Tiny Ears

Children's books

7 Ate 9: The Untold Story

I’ve been hearing a lot about this book so I was excited when I got my hands on a copy and even more thrilled to review it here on Picture Book Playlist. There is no mystery here as to why kids and adults love this new hit! Summary 6 has a problem. Everyone knows that…… Continue reading 7 Ate 9: The Untold Story

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There Might Be Lobsters

Lots of things at the beach scare Sukie. Lots. Because she is just a small dog, and the stairs are big and sandy, and the waves are big and whooshy, and the balls are big and beachy. And besides, there might be lobsters. With endearing illustrations and a perfectly paced text that captures a timid…… Continue reading There Might Be Lobsters

Children's books

Freedom in Congo Square

Summary As slaves relentlessly toiled in an unjust system in 19th century Louisiana, they all counted down the days until Sunday, when at least for half a day they were briefly able to congregate in Congo Square in New Orleans. Why I love this book Everything about this award-winning book is lovely.  Author, Carole Boston…… Continue reading Freedom in Congo Square

Children's books

A Cat is Better

Summary Quick, raise your hand if you think a cat is better than a dog. In this funny new hit, Cat is absolutely positive she is better than the dog her owner also brings home from the animal shelter. The feline with plenty of “cat”itude is more than willing to explain why she is the…… Continue reading A Cat is Better