Children's books

Feeling the Summer Heat? This Book is Way Cool!

Picture Book reviews of Arctic White by Danna Smith and Lee White.

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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!

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A Collection of Newly Released Picture Books

When a friend visits the Texas Library Association (TLA) and comes back with a bundle of new picture books to share with me, how can I not share with all of you?  Join me in welcoming these new books to libraries, book stores, and laps everywhere.   A poetry collection introducing animal architects that build…… Continue reading A Collection of Newly Released Picture Books

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Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet

Photo copyright © 2018 by Danna Smith at Picture Book Playlist To my delight, my copy of this book arrived just in time for Earth Day! I’ve owned it for one day and have read it at least ten times. If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading Thank You, Earth yet, take a look…… Continue reading Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet

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Balloon Trees (Let’s celebrate with free books!)

Balloons do come from trees…rubber trees! Have you ever wondered how balloons are made? This rhyming story follows the wide variety of steps involved in the balloon process, starting with the tapping of the rubber trees, to the ship that carries the liquid rubber to the factory, to the manufacturing process… all so you can…… Continue reading Balloon Trees (Let’s celebrate with free books!)

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Spring Books to Celebrate the Season

Spring has sprung and with it comes an opportunity to read books about nature- out in nature.  In honor of my favorite season, I have put together a mixed tape of some of my favorite books on the subject (in no particular order). This collection includes new hits as well as oldies but goodies. So,…… Continue reading Spring Books to Celebrate the Season

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Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer

Many young children have heard poetry in nursery rhymes or in the lyrics of a song, however, like Daniel, they may not know what a poem is. Today, my selection is a new hit that introduces poetry to children and helps them to see their world in a new way. Daniel Finds a Poem was published on…… Continue reading Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer