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May 10, 2019

If I Built a House by Chris Van Dusen, takes Fixer Upper to a whole new level. It's a creative book that dives into the world of limitless architecture. Told in rhyme, a boy's vision runs wild with only a piece of paper and pencil.  The boxy, boring, and basically blan...

February 28, 2019

Rosie Revere, Iggy Peck, and Ada Twist are three characters on the STEM picture book scene, instilling the wonder of exploration and problem solving in kids nationwide. Written by Andrea Beaty, these books have great hooks and vintage illustrations. Not only do they ta...

November 19, 2018

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is the current educational push these days. According to research, the STEM occupations are on the rise while the number of STEM graduates remains the same. The result? A high demand for STEM graduates in the workforce....

September 21, 2018

Picture Book Biographies are not what they used to be. Dry, factual, information and photos have been replaced with engaging, fun, and creative illustrations that portray the most fascinating people. I don't know about you, but I want my kids to be well-rounded and kno...

February 14, 2018

Looking for a lovely, out of the ordinary, Valentine's Day book for your little reader? Here Comes Valentine Cat by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Claudia Rueda, is a brilliant book where the narrator has a conversation with a grumpy yet comical cat. It's perfect...

January 12, 2018

Combining the grace of figure skating, the toughness of boxing, and the hand-eye coordination of baseball, no sport demands more from its participants than ice hockey. 

The book by Sports Illustrated Kids, Hockey Then to Wow!, is a combination of visually stimulating p...

December 15, 2017

School Library Journal is a trove of literacy treasures from the newest book reviews to library news. I have the privilege of subscribing thus staying abreast of the best books available and current library trends. In each issue, there are dozens of recommended books l...

October 3, 2017

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If you are looking for something fun and engaging for your child, you have to get this book! The author who wrote The Day the Crayons Quit,

Drew Daywalt, expresses his creative version of how the classic game of Paper, Rock, Scissors or...

March 14, 2017

If you're a baseball mom, you know the scenario all too well. Two outs, two strikes and your ball loving son is up at bat. Usually, he holds his own.  A contributor to the team's success. But recently, he's been in a slump. Maybe this is it-the moment he crushes the ba...

February 7, 2017

Caldecott Award winner They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel might give the first impression of being simple, however, it's anything but simple.  Charming readers with Monet meets Picasso style illustrations and evident understanding of perceptions, Wenzel cre...

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