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

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

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

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

Halloween Picture Book Playlist by Anika Denise

Vroom Vroom… Children’s book author, Anika Denise, is making a pit stop at Picture Book Playlist today on her MONSTER TRUCKS blog tour to offer up her mixtape of Halloween picture books for ghouls and boys.   Boo! Haiku by Deanna Caswell and Bob Shea August 2016, Abrams. Ages 3-5 This new hit from the winning…… Continue reading Halloween Picture Book Playlist by Anika Denise

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