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

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

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

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

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

Little Red Rolls Away book birthday (plus author interview)

  by Linda Whalen illustrated by Jennifer E. Morris Grades K-2 Sleeping Bear Press, April 15, 2017   Happy Book Birthday to Little Red! Summary When Little Red Barn wakes one morning, he finds his animal friends have gone. He’s empty and alone. And then big noisy machines lift him up and put him on…… Continue reading Little Red Rolls Away book birthday (plus author interview)

The Hawk of the Castle (plus giveaway!)

The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry by Danna Smith illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline published by Candlewick Press Nonfiction Picture Book Ages 4 and up ISBN-10: 0763679925 ISBN-13: 978-0763679927 It’s here! To celebrate the release of The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry, we are giving away books! Fly…… Continue reading The Hawk of the Castle (plus giveaway!)