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Summertime is for reading

07.17.2017

When I was a teenager in the America of long [...] read full post ->

Celebrating 75 Years of Ferdinand the Bull

08.05.2011

“The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf; [...] read full post ->

Celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah with these classics

12.12.2010

“I can not live without books.” So says [...] read full post ->

President’s Day Picks: So You Want to be President?

02.17.2011

In my day (did I just say that?), Washington [...] read full post ->

African American History Month: 1940’s America

02.22.2018

The double whammy of a Caldecott Honor winner [...] read full post ->

African-American History: Selections for Younger Readers

02.01.2011

Maya Angelou once stated, Love recognizes no [...] read full post ->

April Is National Poetry Month—It’s Time to Take It Back!

04.04.2011

Okay, so April is National Poetry Month. For [...] read full post ->

National Poetry Month: Mirror Mirror

04.07.2011

Mirror Mirror by Marilyn Singer and [...] read full post ->

National Poetry Month: Vile Verses

04.18.2011

Vile Verses by Roald Dahl ROALD DAHL: the [...] read full post ->

National Poetry Month: Shout! Little Poems That Roar

04.22.2011

Shout! Little Poems That Roar by Brod Bagert [...] read full post ->

National Poetry Month: Rhymes Round the World

04.25.2011

Rhymes Round the World by Kay Chorao Poetry [...] read full post ->

Memorial Day and Patriotism

05.09.2011

The Incredible Patriotism Project by Linda [...] read full post ->

Patriotism and Memorial Day

05.17.2011

America the Beautiful, illustrated by Wendell [...] read full post ->

June 14th is Flag Day! Long May “Old Glory” Wave.

06.14.2020

June 14, 2020 is Flag Day. In the midst of [...] read full post ->

Patriotism and Memorial Day

05.26.2011

We the Kids, written and illustrated by David [...] read full post ->

National Cake Day: Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake!

06.01.2011

Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake, by Michael [...] read full post ->

A Mother’s Day classic by Patricia Polacco

05.06.2011

Chicken Sunday, written and illustrated by [...] read full post ->

Back to School Picks: Gingerbread Man

08.29.2011

The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by [...] read full post ->

Liz’s Picks Video: Fireboat, by Maira Kalman

09.03.2015

Liz discusses Fireboat, by Maira Kalman, as a [...] read full post ->

Fifty Glorious Years of “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl

09.20.2011

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl; [...] read full post ->

Dream Something Big

11.18.2016

Dream Something Big: The Story of the Watts [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday: Tomi Ungerer

09.28.2011

This week’s Way Back Wednesday feature [...] read full post ->

The More Things Change…The More They Stay the Same

10.17.2011

Hornbooks and Inkwells By Verla Kay; [...] read full post ->

Haunted Books Come Alive!

10.21.2011

Miss Smith and the Haunted Library By Michael [...] read full post ->

Pumpkins Glow Like Never Before!

10.31.2011

Night of the Pumpkinheads By Michael J. [...] read full post ->

The Classic Halloween Tale

10.24.2011

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow By Washington [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday

10.19.2011

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Story and [...] read full post ->

Women’s Equality in Sports: Play Ball!

10.25.2011

Dirt on Their Skirts The Story of the Young [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday!

11.02.2011

Anatole By Eve Titus; pictures by Paul [...] read full post ->

Courage, Tenacity and Self-Reliance

11.29.2016

The Bobbin Girl By Emily Arnold McCully [...] read full post ->

Where Have You Gone Joe DiMaggio?

11.04.2011

The Unforgettable Season The Story of Joe [...] read full post ->

A Book Report Unlike Any Other

10.28.2011

Negro Leagues All Black Baseball by Emily [...] read full post ->

Celebrating the Art of the Picture Book

11.14.2011

Penguin Portfolio A Spotlight on Picture [...] read full post ->

Books to Celebrate Thanksgiving With Your Children

11.18.2011

As the last Thursday of November nears, [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

01.18.2012

Peppe the Lamplighter by Elisa Bartone; [...] read full post ->

Get Ready for the Holidays!

12.02.2011

Give a Book and Share a Bond for Christmas I [...] read full post ->

A Holiday Feast for the Eyes!

12.20.2011

The Twelve Days of Christmas By Laurel Long [...] read full post ->

A Delightful Christmas Tour of Food, Festival and Fun!

12.09.2011

Strega Nona’s Gift By Tomie de Paola [...] read full post ->

There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays!

12.12.2011

Home for Christmas By Jan Brett Did you know [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

11.30.2011

Miss Rumphius Story and Pictures by Barbara [...] read full post ->

The Holiday Spirit Reaches Even the Furthest Outposts

12.16.2011

Lighthouse Christmas Story by Toni Buzzeo, [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Christmas Treat

12.14.2011

Father Christmas By Raymond Briggs Raymond [...] read full post ->

Believe!

12.05.2016

Yes Virginia: There is a Santa Claus By [...] read full post ->

A Timeless Story, A Book of Beauty

12.15.2011

The Christmas Story From the gospels of [...] read full post ->

Combining History and Holiday

12.16.2014

Hanukkah At Valley Forge By Stephen Krensky, [...] read full post ->

A Sweet Christmas Ride!

12.22.2011

A Night in Santa’s Great Big Bag By Kristin [...] read full post ->

The Sounds of a Silent Night

12.23.2011

  Listen to the Silent Night By Dandi [...] read full post ->

A “What If” Snowman Tale

12.28.2011

Snowmen at Night By Caralyn Buehner; pictures [...] read full post ->

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th Anniversary of His Death

01.20.2014

My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing [...] read full post ->

A Tale as Old as Time

01.09.2012

Beauty and the Beast By Jan Brett In case you [...] read full post ->

A Testament to the Strength and Resilience of Women

02.23.2012

Coming on Home Soon By Jacqueline Woodson, [...] read full post ->

A Compass for Fairness

02.03.2012

Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins [...] read full post ->

Celebrate Groundhog Day on February 2nd!

01.27.2012

The Groundhog Day Book of Facts and Fun By [...] read full post ->

Another Look at Chinese New Year

01.26.2012

Dragon Dance: A Chinese New Year Lift the [...] read full post ->

Celebrate Chinese New Year!

01.24.2012

The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale By [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

02.01.2012

The Emperor and the Kite By Jane Yolen; [...] read full post ->

Taking a LOOK at Our 16th President

02.20.2012

Looking at Lincoln By Maira Kalman Author, [...] read full post ->

Looking at Our Past Leaders as Election 2020 Approaches

07.07.2020

Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

02.29.2012

Togo By Robert J. Blake On February 13th, an [...] read full post ->

Celebrate Women’s History Month 2012

03.13.2012

The Art of Miss Chew By Patricia Polacco [...] read full post ->

Read Alouds Are Back!

03.26.2012

The Return of the “Read Aloud”   I [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

04.11.2012

Mirette on the High Wire- Emily Arnold [...] read full post ->

Jan Brett’s The Easter Egg

04.02.2015

   

Passover Begins Tonight!

04.06.2012

As the feast of Passover approaches and [...] read full post ->

April is National Poetry Month!

04.16.2012

Hey parents! It’s National Poetry Month. [...] read full post ->

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week the First Week in May!

04.27.2012

My Teacher By James Ransome   Teachers who [...] read full post ->

You don’t know what you got til it’s gone…

04.23.2012

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers Oliver [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

05.02.2012

Dandelion by Don Freeman I’m sure we’ve [...] read full post ->

Celebrate Earth Day on Sunday!

04.20.2012

Crinkleroot’s Guide to Giving Back to [...] read full post ->

Mother’s Day is this Sunday!

05.09.2012

Mother’s Day 2012 is May 13th– just [...] read full post ->

Mother’s Day around the corner!

05.11.2012

Mother’s Day 2012 is May 13th– this [...] read full post ->

The realm where a classic picture book shines

05.18.2012

A Sick Day for Amos McGee By Philip C. Stead [...] read full post ->

Know a good friend when you see one

05.21.2012

Maudie and Bear By Jan Ormerod & Freya [...] read full post ->

Remembering Memorial Day and Celebrating the “Invisible”

05.17.2020

A sometimes invisible group recognized in May [...] read full post ->

Jean Craighead George, Naturalist and Young Readers Author Extraordinaire

05.30.2012

With the recent passing this May of Young [...] read full post ->

A Tasty Treat of a Friendship with Bite

06.29.2012

Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship By Edward [...] read full post ->

A Fantastic and Classic Couple of Mice, Featured on “Husband and Wife Week!”

11.12.2020

Dr. De Soto by William Steig It’s no secret [...] read full post ->

Happy Reading and Happy Summer!

07.02.2012

Summer Send Off            Summer! [...] read full post ->

Liz’s Summer Reading Pick

07.08.2017

Time of Wonder  by Robert McCloskey How [...] read full post ->

Liz’s Summer Reading Pick

07.29.2015

Squish Rabbit by Katherine Battersby Squish [...] read full post ->

Big Fun in a Colorful Picture Book!

07.22.2016

Silly Goose’s BIG Story by Keiko Kasza [...] read full post ->

Liz’s Summer Reading Pick

08.04.2015

Ready or Not, Dawdle Duckling by Toni Buzzeo [...] read full post ->

Back to School Poetry!

09.13.2012

Did You See What I Saw? Poems about School By [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

09.19.2012

The Milkman By Carol Foskett Cordsen, [...] read full post ->

The Preservation of the Written Legacy of a People

10.08.2012

Hands Around the Library: Protecting [...] read full post ->

Spend a day with Cliff, Mama Pearl and Poppa Joe

09.17.2012

Little Cliff’s First Day of School By [...] read full post ->

A Splendiferous Entry to the World of Roald Dahl

09.28.2012

Roald Dahl’s Scrumdiddlyumptious Sticker [...] read full post ->

Fun Facts about Presidents!

10.06.2016

So You Want To Be President? By Judith St. [...] read full post ->

Introducing the Holidays of an Ancient Religion

09.18.2020

Celebrate: A Book of Jewish Holidays By [...] read full post ->

Help Support Early Literacy Today!

10.04.2012

Join the Bug Squad and Read for the Record [...] read full post ->

The True Story of a Musical Genius

11.12.2012

Marvin Makes Music By Marvin Hamlisch, [...] read full post ->

Leveled Readers Just in Time for Halloween!

10.17.2016

100 Monsters in My School By Bonnie Bader; [...] read full post ->

These Ghosties Know How to Enjoy a Party!

10.30.2012

The Night Before Halloween By Natasha Wing; [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

11.07.2012

Swamp Angel By Anne Isaacs; illustrated by [...] read full post ->

A Metaphor for Life – Exciting Yet Unpredictable

11.09.2012

The Roller Coaster Kid By Mary Ann Rodman; [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

11.14.2012

And Then What Happened Paul Revere? By Jean [...] read full post ->

A Witty and Whimsically Wise Picture Book

11.26.2012

This Moose Belongs to Me By Oliver Jeffers   [...] read full post ->

The time for the Thanksgiving read aloud is now!

11.20.2012

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie By [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

11.21.2012

Mousekin’s Thanksgiving By Edna Miller [...] read full post ->

A colorful and authentic peek into early life at Plimoth

11.14.2016

One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims [...] read full post ->

A Young Girl’s Journey to Her Goal

12.03.2012

Becoming A Ballerina: A Nutcracker Story [...] read full post ->

A Bird’s Eye View of Christmas

12.17.2012

The Birds of Bethlehem By Tomie dePaola [...] read full post ->

A Holiday Treat and Treasure Hunt

12.19.2012

Christmastime By Alison Jay   For those [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

01.02.2013

Snow By Uri Shulevitz If you’ve seen the [...] read full post ->

Happy 75th Birthday Caldecott Medal!

01.10.2013

The Coveted and Classic Caldecott Medal [...] read full post ->

A Classic Tale Reimagined

01.25.2013

“Puss in Boots” By Jerry Pinkney Fairy [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic: Celebrating 75 Years of the Caldecott

01.16.2013

Officer Buckle and Gloria By Peggy Rathmann [...] read full post ->

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Caldecott on Way Back Wednesday

01.30.2013

Madeline’s Rescue By Ludwig Bemelmans [...] read full post ->

Patience Is a Virtue!

02.04.2013

Rabbit’s Snow Dance As told by James and [...] read full post ->

A Tongue-Twisting Voyage!

03.04.2013

17 Kings and 42 Elephants By Margaret Mahy; [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic: Celebrating 75 Years of the Caldecott

02.06.2013

Animals of the Bible By Dorothy P. Lathrop, [...] read full post ->

The Groundhog’s Special Day Is Around the Corner!

01.25.2016

Who Will See Their Shadows This Year? By [...] read full post ->

Getting Ready for President’s Day!

02.15.2013

Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln By Patricia [...] read full post ->

African American History Month Is Upon Us!

02.12.2013

Ellen’s Broom By Kelly Starling Lyons, [...] read full post ->

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Snuggery!

02.14.2013

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch By Eileen [...] read full post ->

A Realistic Look at a Growing Family

03.01.2013

Pecan Pie Baby By Jacqueline Woodson, [...] read full post ->

Happy Belated Birthday George!

02.22.2013

George Washington’s Teeth By Deborah [...] read full post ->

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

03.15.2013

Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland By Tomie de [...] read full post ->

Happy Passover!

03.22.2013

Happy Easter!

03.29.2013

You Can COUNT On This Book!

04.26.2013

The Deep, Deep Puddle By Mary Jessie Parker; [...] read full post ->

Celebrate National Library Week!

04.16.2013

Library Lil By Suzanne Williams, [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday: Celebrating 75 Years of Caldecott Medals

05.08.2013

The Little Island By Margaret Wise Brown, [...] read full post ->

Double Ducks to Celebrate Mom on Her Day

05.10.2013

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey [...] read full post ->

High Tea with a Dinosaur

05.13.2013

Tea Rex By Molly Idle   There are [...] read full post ->

A Party with a Twist!

05.20.2013

My Lucky Birthday By Keiko Kasza   Who [...] read full post ->

Making a difference in the world

05.30.2013

Glasswings A Butterfly’s Story By Elisa [...] read full post ->

Do You Like Pina Coladas?

06.07.2013

Ollie and Claire By Tiffany Strelitz Haber, [...] read full post ->

Celebrating 75 Years of the Caldecott Medal

08.16.2013

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears By [...] read full post ->

A Colorful Home Run

06.27.2013

The Day the Crayons Quit By Drew Daywalt; [...] read full post ->

A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place

06.17.2013

Henry’s Map By David Elliot   My mom [...] read full post ->

Happy Father’s Day, With a Special Tip of the Hat to Grandfathers

06.19.2020

From comments left on The Snuggery from a web [...] read full post ->

A Daring Jump into a New Book

06.25.2013

The Story of Fish and Snail By Deborah [...] read full post ->

Meet the New Bird in Town!

07.01.2013

Caterina and the Perfect Party By Erin Eitter [...] read full post ->

Happy July 4th!

07.01.2020

America the Beautiful: Together We Stand By [...] read full post ->

Picture Books and the Intellectual Foundation They Provide

08.29.2013

Thoughts on the Remaining Days of Summer [...] read full post ->

Get Ready for Rosh Hashanah!

09.05.2013

A Picture Book of Jewish Holidays By David A. [...] read full post ->

Great Nonfiction Chapter Book Series!

09.11.2013

What Was the March on Washington? By Kathleen [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday: The Canon of Picture Books

03.19.2018

Walking Down Corridors with the Caldecott [...] read full post ->

Long live Tomie Anthony de Paola and his beloved Strega Nona!

10.07.2013

Strega Nona Does It Again! By Tomie de Paola [...] read full post ->

The Doctor is Definitely In!

08.31.2020

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! By Dr. Seuss [...] read full post ->

A Sweet and Special Story of the Southwest

10.24.2013

Little Burro By Jim Arnosky   One of the [...] read full post ->

Get Ready for Dia de los Muertos!

10.28.2013

Day of the Dead Activity Book By Karl Jones; [...] read full post ->

A Spooky Spoof for Halloween!

10.30.2013

The Runaway Mummy: A Petrifying Parody By [...] read full post ->

Hanukkah Is Around the Corner!

11.25.2013

This is the Dreidel By Abby Levine; [...] read full post ->

The First Turkey Day!

11.27.2013

What was the First Thanksgiving? By Joan [...] read full post ->

Guest Blog Post from a Dad and a Bookstore Owner!

12.06.2013

Begin Reading with Your Child Today by Jake [...] read full post ->

An Extraordinary Author, Editor, Publisher and Educator

12.09.2013

A Classic Lives Forever in the Hands of its [...] read full post ->

Memories Are the True Gift of the Season

12.16.2013

Create a Holiday Picture Book Time Capsule [...] read full post ->

The Spirit of Grand Central Station

12.02.2013

Next Stop Grand Central By Maira Kalman   [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

12.13.2017

The Beautiful Christmas Tree By Charlotte [...] read full post ->

The Joy of Discovery

01.27.2014

You Can’t Take a Balloon into The Museum of [...] read full post ->

365 Days of Picture Books!

02.10.2014

A Full Year Of Reading the Picture Book One [...] read full post ->

Celebrate Presidents Day with a Terrific Picture Book for Young Readers!

02.16.2018

The Buck Stops Here: The Presidents of the [...] read full post ->

African American History Month–Then and Now

02.17.2014

Little Black Sambo and Sam and the Tigers [...] read full post ->

Beatlemania 50 Years Later!

02.07.2014

Who Were the Beatles? By Geoff Edgars   [...] read full post ->

Falling in Love with Books on Valentine’s Day

02.13.2014

Cupid and Psyche As told by M. Charlotte [...] read full post ->

In the Words of an American Hero

02.24.2014

I Am Rosa Parks By Rosa Parks With Jim [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

03.05.2014

Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Jan Brett [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

03.19.2014

Eloise By Kay Thompson; drawings by Hilary [...] read full post ->

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from The Snuggery!

03.14.2014

Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk An Irish Tale [...] read full post ->

Taking a Close Look at a 2014 Caldecott Honor Book

03.24.2014

Mr.Wuffles By David Wiesner   David [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

03.12.2014

Sister Anne’s Hands By Marybeth Lorbiecki; [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic: The Easter Story

04.16.2014

The Easter Story By Brian Wildsmith   [...] read full post ->

A Literary Springtime Classic

04.15.2014

The Golden Egg Book By Margaret Wise Brown; [...] read full post ->

Attention Shoppers: Poetry Month Continues!

04.22.2014

Poem Depot Aisles of Smiles Poems and [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic: Lentil by Robert McCloskey

05.07.2014

Lentil By Robert McCloskey   Yes, it’s [...] read full post ->

The Great Outdoors are DINO-mite!

08.13.2015

Camp Rex By Molly Idle   Parents of [...] read full post ->

The age-old question: Where do babies come from?

06.02.2014

The Baby Tree By Sophie Blackall   The [...] read full post ->

05.23.2014

Knit Your Bit: A World War I Story By [...] read full post ->

Happy Father’s Day from the Snuggery!

06.09.2014

How to Cheer Up Dad By Fred Koehler   [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic: Bambino the Clown

06.25.2014

Bambino the Clown by George Schreiber   [...] read full post ->

The Ultimate Summertime Food!

07.25.2017

Hot Diggity Dog: The History of the Hot Dog [...] read full post ->

The ABCs for the Rambunctious Set!

09.09.2014

M is for Mischief: An A to Z of Naughty [...] read full post ->

A Picture Book Like You’ve Never Seen!

09.30.2014

The Book With No Pictures by BJ Novak   [...] read full post ->

Oliver Jeffers At His Finest

10.14.2014

Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All [...] read full post ->

Alphabetical Order?

09.22.2014

Al Pha’s Bet By Amy Krouse Rosenthal; [...] read full post ->

A True Friend Indeed

10.03.2014

Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long   [...] read full post ->

Another Gem from Patricia Polacco!

10.07.2014

Mr. Wayne’s Masterpiece By Patricia Polacco [...] read full post ->

L’shanah Tovah and a Good Year to You!

09.24.2014

New Year at the Pier: A Rosh Hashanah Story [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic: Halloween Fun!

10.22.2014

Pumpkin Moonshine By Tasha Tudor   [...] read full post ->

What Are YOU Going to Be for Halloween?

10.09.2014

Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma By [...] read full post ->

Pay Attention to Kindness!

10.16.2014

The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade By [...] read full post ->

The World Series Is Here…and So Is a Great Picture Book!

10.23.2014

Becoming Babe Ruth By Matt Tavares   I [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Halloween Edition!

10.29.2014

Scary, Scary Halloween By Eve Bunting; [...] read full post ->

Plug into Your Family!

10.24.2014

Start Campfire Fridays with Books and Unplug! [...] read full post ->

Teach Our Children the Importance of Our Freedoms

11.11.2016

The Wall By Eve Bunting; illustrated by [...] read full post ->

The Perfect Picture Book for Thanksgiving Prep!

11.21.2016

Baking Day at Grandma’s By Anika Denise; [...] read full post ->

Have a Virtual Picture Book Read at Thanksgiving, 2020!

11.17.2020

Too Many Turkeys By Linda White; illustrated [...] read full post ->

A Trip to the Grandparents Is More Than What Is Expected!

12.01.2014

I Wanna Go Home By Karen Kaufman Orloff and [...] read full post ->

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a Picture Book And Not a Pocketbook

11.23.2016

Thanksgiving Is a Time of Giving Thanks [...] read full post ->

Meet Two Delightfully Serious Weimaraners

12.11.2014

Flo And Wendall Explore By William Wendell [...] read full post ->

It Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without a New Jan Brett Picture Book!

12.18.2014

The Animals’ Santa By Jan Brett   [...] read full post ->

Teaching Tolerance This Holiday Season

12.15.2014

The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

12.23.2014

A Christmas Memory By Truman Capote   If [...] read full post ->

‘Twas the Night Before…

12.24.2014

‘Twas Nochebuena: A Christmas Story in [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

12.10.2014

Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas By Russell [...] read full post ->

Rush to make memories this holiday season

12.17.2014

A Time for Rushing and Remembering   The [...] read full post ->

Pure Spirits of Love and Peace

12.22.2014

Snowflakes Fall By Patricia MacLachlan and [...] read full post ->

The Endless Discovery of Childhood

12.19.2014

The Mouse Mansion By Karina Schaapman   [...] read full post ->

It’s Better to Give Than…

12.21.2014

Here Comes Santa Cat By Deborah Underwood; [...] read full post ->

A Peek into a Christmas Tree Farm

01.05.2015

Christmas Tree Farm By Ann Purmell; [...] read full post ->

Find Your Perfect Star

01.08.2015

Hopper and Wilson Fetch a Star By Maria van [...] read full post ->

The Gorilla in the Room

01.12.2015

No Fits, Nilson! By Zachariah Ohora   [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

01.14.2015

When Everybody Wore a Hat By William Steig   [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

01.21.2015

Pinkerton, Behave! By Stephen Kellogg   [...] read full post ->

An Innovator of Brand and Style

01.28.2015

Different Like Coco By Elizabeth Matthews   [...] read full post ->

6 More Weeks of Winter?

02.02.2015

Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts the Weather By [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

02.11.2015

Chanticleer and the Fox By Barbara Cooney [...] read full post ->

Celebrate Black History Month with Music!

02.28.2018

Jazz Age Josephine By Jonah Winter; [...] read full post ->

The Real St. Valentine!

02.12.2015

Saint Valentine By Ann Tompert; [...] read full post ->

Who Was Our First President?

02.19.2015

A Picture Book of George Washington By David [...] read full post ->

Look No Further for a Real Role Model

02.23.2015

Firebird By Misty Copeland; illustrations by [...] read full post ->

Let’s Honor Mr. Washington!

02.19.2018

Dear Mr. Washington By Lynn Cullen; pictures [...] read full post ->

More Presidents’ Day Fun!

02.17.2015

Who Was Abraham Lincoln?   “Honest [...] read full post ->

Love – so simple, so complex and so wonderful

02.13.2015

There’s This Thing By Connah Brecon   [...] read full post ->

Jackie Robinson Led By Example

02.26.2015

I Am Jackie Robinson By Brad Meltzer; [...] read full post ->

Be Thankful for Friendship!

03.02.2015

Ten Thank-You Letters By Daniel Kirk   [...] read full post ->

Kisses to all the small Ellas out there!

03.05.2015

Ella By Mallory Kasdan; illustrated by Marcos [...] read full post ->

Professional Snoozers Unite!

03.09.2015

Snoozefest By Samantha Berger; illustrated by [...] read full post ->

Things do keep changing…

03.12.2015

Where Bear? By Sophy Henn   I’m [...] read full post ->

Celebrate the Brothers Grimm

04.06.2015

Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm: A New [...] read full post ->

All things wild and wonderful….

03.23.2015

Something About a Bear By Jackie Morris [...] read full post ->

A Small Gem

04.20.2015

Fog Island By Tomi Ungerer   How’s [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

03.25.2015

Hansel and Gretel By The Brothers Grimm; [...] read full post ->

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

03.17.2016

St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning By Eve [...] read full post ->

Irish Stories for St. Patrick’s Day

03.16.2018

More Irish Tales and Stories   If [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic: Passover Edition

04.08.2015

Mrs. Katz and Tush By Patricia Polacco   [...] read full post ->

Essential Picture Book Classic: Easter Edition

04.01.2015

The Easter Bunny That Overslept By Priscilla [...] read full post ->

The Holiday and the Holyday

03.31.2015

The Story Of Easter By Aileen Fisher; [...] read full post ->

Easter is on its way!

03.30.2015

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Earth Day Essential Classic!

04.22.2016

Poetry of Earth Selected and illustrated by [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic for SPRING!

03.20.2018

A Prayer in Spring Robert Frost and Grandma [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic: Spring Poetry!

04.29.2015

The Springs of Joy Tasha Tudor     [...] read full post ->

Plant a seed of kindness

05.11.2015

If You Plant a Seed By Kadir Nelson   My [...] read full post ->

Celebrating the Calling and Commitment that Is Motherhood

05.07.2015

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A Gift for Mom

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Once Upon A Cloud By Claire Keane   What to [...] read full post ->

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05.27.2016

The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her [...] read full post ->

How to Build a Child’s Self-Esteem

05.19.2015

Selfus Esteemus Personalitus Low By Leon Goss [...] read full post ->

The Power of Positivity in Imagination

05.26.2015

Henry’s Stars By David Elliot   [...] read full post ->

A Dog Gone Good Story!

06.01.2015

It’s Only Stanley By Jon Agee     [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

06.10.2015

Granpa By John Burningham As Father’s Day [...] read full post ->

Father’s Day is around the corner!

06.18.2015

Tad and Dad Words and pictures by David Ezra [...] read full post ->

Take the time to enjoy your community

08.23.2016

Last Stop on Market Street Words by Matt de [...] read full post ->

Hit the Kitchen with Roald Dahl

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Take a journey and BE in the world!

06.22.2015

Instructions By Neil Gaiman; illustrated by [...] read full post ->

What does peace mean for our children?

05.27.2015

Peace is an Offering Words by Annette LeBox, [...] read full post ->

Whooooo Loves Poetry?

06.25.2015

Otto the Owl Who Loved Poetry By Vern Kousky [...] read full post ->

A Perfect Game of a Picture Book

06.29.2015

Growing Up Pedro By Matt Tavares   Baseball [...] read full post ->

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07.01.2015

Little Red Riding Hood retold and illustrated [...] read full post ->

Life is blessed by the people that pass our way

06.04.2015

Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs By Tomie de [...] read full post ->

Find Beauty in Nature

08.16.2016

Daylight Starlight Wildlife By Wendell Minor [...] read full post ->

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07.15.2015

Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography [...] read full post ->

Who’s Afraid of Spiders?

08.09.2016

I’m Trying To Love Spiders By Bethany [...] read full post ->

A Story That’s Worth the Ride!

09.01.2015

Surfer of the Century By Ellie Crow; [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic: Alice in Wonderland

09.16.2015

 “All in the Golden Afternoon” with [...] read full post ->

Take a Moment to Reflect

09.14.2015

Days of Awe: Stories for Rosh Hashanah and [...] read full post ->

Another Crayon Book Is Here!

09.21.2015

The Day the Crayons Came Home By Drew Daywalt [...] read full post ->

Oh Say Can You See!

09.24.2015

National Anthem Picture Books   Strange [...] read full post ->

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09.30.2015

Hot Air: The (Mostly True) Story of the First [...] read full post ->

Banned Book Week Is Barely in the Rear View Mirror !

10.11.2020

Observing Banned Book Week with “The [...] read full post ->

It’s BEYOND! Kiss, Kiss!

10.05.2015

Mitford at the Fashion Zoo By Donald [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

10.14.2015

A Woggle of Witches By Adrienne Adams [...] read full post ->

Even Witches Need a Day of Beauty!

10.19.2015

Boo-La-La: Witch Spa By Samantha Berger; [...] read full post ->

Go on a Pumpkin Hunt Today!

10.22.2015

Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie from the National [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

10.28.2015

April’s Kitten By Clare Turlay Newberry [...] read full post ->

The Facts Behind a Folk Hero!

11.02.2015

Who Was Johnny Appleseed? By Joan Holub; [...] read full post ->

An Aesop Classic with a Meaningful Message!

11.05.2015

The Grasshopper & the Ants By Jerry [...] read full post ->

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10.21.2015

Halloween is… By Gail Gibbons Kirkus [...] read full post ->

Don’t Fear Differences…Celebrate Them!

10.26.2015

The Graves Family By Patricia Polacco   [...] read full post ->

The Perfect Book for a Budding Writer

11.09.2015

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus By [...] read full post ->

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01.06.2016

Paul Bunyan : A Tall Tale retold and [...] read full post ->

Johnny Appleseed: A Folk Hero Who’s Legacy Lives with Us Today!

10.10.2016

Johnny Appleseed: A Poem by Reeve Lindbergh; [...] read full post ->

What Does Thanksgiving Mean to You?

11.24.2016

Thanksgiving is… By Gail Gibbons   [...] read full post ->

A Golden Anniversary

11.30.2015

Happy 50th Anniversary  to “A Charlie [...] read full post ->

The BEAR Essentials!

12.16.2015

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Christmas Classic

12.09.2015

Christmas in the Barn By Margaret Wise Brown; [...] read full post ->

Go on a Gratitude Mission with Gingerbread Man!

12.17.2015

The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas By [...] read full post ->

Christmas – about “Believing” and “Remembering”

12.03.2015

It’s getting to be that time of year again; [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

12.02.2015

The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale [...] read full post ->

A Mouse-Sized Christmas

12.23.2015

Merry Christmas Mr. Mouse Caralyn Buehner and [...] read full post ->

An Interfaith Look at the Holidays

12.18.2017

Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein By [...] read full post ->

A Real Norwegian Christmas Story: Part 1

12.15.2015

The Christmas Wish Story by Lori Evert [...] read full post ->

Happy Hanukkah to All!

12.10.2015

The Story of Hanukkah by David Adler; [...] read full post ->

A Real Norwegian Christmas Story: Part 2

12.21.2015

“The Reindeer Wish” and “The Tiny [...] read full post ->

A Season for Hope

12.24.2015

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey By [...] read full post ->

What’s the WORD this holiday season?

12.18.2015

Noah Webster & His Words Jeri Chase [...] read full post ->

Calling All Wordsmiths!

01.28.2016

The Boy Who Loved Words By Roni Schooner; [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

01.20.2016

Yertle the Turtle By Dr. Seuss   Guess [...] read full post ->

A Tale of Two Trees

02.01.2016

Little Tree By Loren Long     Loren [...] read full post ->

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02.03.2016

Cinderella or The Little Glass Slipper [...] read full post ->

Happy Valentine’s Day from Cat and Liz’s Book Snuggery!

02.14.2018

Here Comes Valentine Cat By Deborah [...] read full post ->

An Electrifying Read!

02.08.2016

Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of [...] read full post ->

A Salty Bear Tale

02.15.2016

Three Bears in a Boat By David Soman   [...] read full post ->

Teaching Kids about Letting Go

02.18.2016

Always Remember By Cece Meng; illustrated by [...] read full post ->

Our Colorful World

02.22.2016

Colors for Zena By Monica Wellington   [...] read full post ->

A Stamp of Approval

02.25.2016

The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters [...] read full post ->

Nature Lovers Rejoice!

03.03.2016

Curious Critters By David FitzSimmons   [...] read full post ->

Exploration and Inquisition

03.07.2016

I Hatched! By Jill Esbaum; pictures by Jen [...] read full post ->

Six Thumbs Up for this Picture Book

03.10.2016

Pest in Show: The Buzz of Broadway Music and [...] read full post ->

The Difference Between Wants and Needs

03.14.2016

The Quiltmaker’s Gift By Jeff Brumbeau; [...] read full post ->

Competition and Character

02.24.2016

Olympig!: The Triumphant Story of an [...] read full post ->

What happened to pretend?

03.28.2016

Toys for Tots   When I read a recent [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

03.30.2016

The Big Snow By Berta and Elmer Hader   [...] read full post ->

Easter Is On Its Way

03.21.2016

Petook : An Easter Story By Caryll [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Easter Classic

03.23.2016

The Egg Tree By Katherine Milhous   This [...] read full post ->

Another Classic for Easter

03.25.2016

“A Tale for Easter” By Tasha [...] read full post ->

Major Praise for this Holy Week Easter Title

03.24.2018

Easter By Jan Pienkowski     This [...] read full post ->

Another Fantastic Night Before…

03.24.2016

The Night Before Easter By Natasha Wing; [...] read full post ->

Poetry Month Is Upon Us!

04.04.2016

A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

04.06.2016

It Could Always Be Worse Margot Zemach   [...] read full post ->

30 Ways to Celebrate Poetry Month This April

04.11.2016

It’s the 20th Annual National Poetry [...] read full post ->

What is Poetry?

04.14.2016

Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer   [...] read full post ->

A Personal Passover

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04.27.2016

Ride a Purple Pelican Rhymes by Jack [...] read full post ->

One More Post for Poetry Month

04.25.2016

Forget-Me-Nots : Poems to Learn by Heart [...] read full post ->

As Poetry Month Closes…One More for the Grandparents!

04.29.2016

Great Poems for Grandchildren Edited by [...] read full post ->

Happy Passover!

04.26.2016

The Story Of Passover By David A. Adler; [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

05.04.2016

Berlioz the Bear By Jan Brett   Is there [...] read full post ->

Getting Ready to Honor Memorial Day

05.23.2016

Bill Mauldin:  Everyman Cartoonist and [...] read full post ->

Honor a Teacher This Week!

05.03.2016

Two Books for Teacher Appreciation Week [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic: The Bard Himself!

05.11.2016

William Shakespeare and the Globe written and [...] read full post ->

Celebrate the Cupcake Craze!

06.02.2016

Happy Birthday, Cupcake! By Terry Border [...] read full post ->

A Classic Reborn!

05.31.2016

Bunny Hopwell’s First Spring Story by Jean [...] read full post ->

Honoring Memorial Day

05.26.2016

Holidays, Festivals and Celebrations: [...] read full post ->

Accepting Change and Embracing New Experiences

06.06.2016

Nana in the City By Lauren Castillo   [...] read full post ->

Being the Best You Can Be

06.09.2016

Bernice Gets Carried Away By Hannah E. [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

06.15.2016

The Too Little Fire Engine Story and pictures [...] read full post ->

Never Stop Questioning…

06.13.2016

On a Beam Of Light: A Story of Albert [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

06.22.2016

Little Bear By Elsie Holmelund Minarik; [...] read full post ->

A Life Aquatic

06.20.2016

Manfish: A Story Of Jacques Cousteau By [...] read full post ->

Let’s Get Reading!

06.27.2016

Reading is Important…Even in the Summer [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

06.29.2016

Gulliver’s Adventures in Lilliput  By [...] read full post ->

Are YOU Afraid of the Dark?

07.05.2016

Night Animals by Gianna Marino   In [...] read full post ->

A Mix of Illustration and Photography!

07.07.2016

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo [...] read full post ->

A Moon Dance for Everyone

07.12.2016

The Moon is Going To Addy’s House by Ida [...] read full post ->

Reading Starts With The ABCs

09.16.2016

As the new school year commences, what better [...] read full post ->

Schools have Feelings Too

09.19.2016

How to get young ones past their own first [...] read full post ->

I Love Lucy celebrates 65 year anniversary

10.21.2016

October 15, 1961 – Debut of the “I [...] read full post ->

Go on a Gratitude Mission with Gingerbread Man!

12.06.2016

The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas By [...] read full post ->

Holiday Read-Aloud: A Small Miracle

12.12.2016

Holiday Read-Aloud: A Small Miracle

There’s an Undercover Operation at the North Pole!

12.16.2016

North Pole Ninjas, Mission: Christmas by [...] read full post ->

Holiday Read-Aloud: Annie and the Wild Animals by Jan Brett

12.19.2016

Holiday Read-Aloud: Annie and the Wild Animals

Combining Holiday and History

12.10.2017

Hanukkah At Valley Forge By Stephen Krensky, [...] read full post ->

An inter-faith look at two holidays that coincide in a child’s heart.

12.29.2016

Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein By [...] read full post ->

A Series of Candles Lit in Windows Can Erase the Darkness…of Intolerance

12.28.2016

The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought [...] read full post ->

Hope sometimes comes in silver packages at Christmas

12.30.2016

Silver Packages : An Appalachian Christmas [...] read full post ->

We Stand on the Shoulders of Those Who Came Before!

01.03.2017

Peppe the Lamplighter by Elisa Bartone; [...] read full post ->

Let Nothing Deter You in Life!

01.09.2017

Brave Irene By William Steig The howling [...] read full post ->

The Dream Never Dies When it Has Passion and Purpose!

01.16.2017

What Was the March on Washington? By Kathleen [...] read full post ->

Pomp and the Passing of Power

01.21.2017

Grover Cleveland, Again; A Treasury of [...] read full post ->

Peter’s Red Snow Suit Still Fits Picture Book Readers Today!

01.25.2017

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Sometimes One Has To Sit Down To Stand Up For What’s Right

02.01.2017

  I Am Rosa Parks By Rosa Parks With Jim [...] read full post ->

A Satisfying Picture Book Penchant For Pandas.

02.03.2017

When Panda Came to Our House By Helen Zane [...] read full post ->

A Compass For Fairness

02.20.2017

Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday: Tikki Tikki Tembo

02.22.2017

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Celebrate Women’s History Month 2017 With Great Picture Books

03.09.2017

The Art of Miss Chew By Patricia Polacco [...] read full post ->

How to Fool a Leprechaun is Easy…..If You’ve Got the Luck of the Irish!

03.15.2017

Too Many Leprechauns: Or How That Pot O’ [...] read full post ->

Happy St Patrick’s Day from the Snuggery

03.17.2017

Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland By Tomie de [...] read full post ->

National Poetry Month – Begin it with Something for Tiny Ears

03.27.2017

Little Poems for Tiny Ears Poems by Lin [...] read full post ->

Mother Goose with Wit and Whimsy

04.04.2017

My Mother Goose : A Collection of Favorite [...] read full post ->

National Day of Prayer and a Timeless Picture Book Call from 1944

05.04.2017

Prayer for a Child Text by Rachel Field; [...] read full post ->

May and Motherhood – A Time To Celebrate Both!

05.12.2017

I recently chanced upon a poem that [...] read full post ->

Memorial Day and the Woman Who Made the Poppy a Flower of Remembrance

05.22.2020

The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her [...] read full post ->

Memorial Day – A Matter of Convenience?

05.30.2017

Did you know that May 30th, was the [...] read full post ->

20th Century Poetry AND a 21st Century Poet with a Great Message

06.12.2017

Poetry, in the 21st century child’s [...] read full post ->

The Wordless Picture Book For the Pre Reader is a Great Idea!

06.20.2017

One of the hallmarks of early summer is the [...] read full post ->

Summer is Great for Kids with Feet in the Sand and Hands on a Book!

06.25.2017

Summer is here! It signals long, languorous [...] read full post ->

“When Panda Came to Our House” by Helen Zane Jensen

02.21.2019

A friend of mine recently reminded me about [...] read full post ->

It’s National Johnny Appleseed Day! Thanks for the Reminder, Tomie de Paola!

03.11.2019

Johnny Appleseed: A Poem by Reeve Lindbergh; [...] read full post ->

“Winter is Here” by Kevin Henkes; illustrated by Laura Dronzek

03.15.2019

Well, winter is here…technically for a [...] read full post ->

“Jamie O’Rourke and the Pooka” by Tomie de Paola

03.17.2019

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! And what [...] read full post ->

“Adelaide: The Flying Kangaroo” by Tomi Ungerer

03.25.2019

Kangaroos with wings? Bats bored with dark [...] read full post ->

Attention Shoppers!! Poetry Month Continues.

04.29.2019

Poem Depot Aisles of Smiles Poems and [...] read full post ->

“Rotten Island” by William Steig

05.28.2019

Every time I think to myself, oh Liz, too [...] read full post ->

“The 4th Of July Story” by Alice Dalgliesh; illustrations by Marie Nonnast

07.03.2019

If you want to introduce your young readers [...] read full post ->

“The Storm Book” by Charlotte Zolotow; pictures by Margaret Bloy Graham

07.07.2019

Sublime picture books like this one sure can [...] read full post ->

A Poetic Paean to a Great Champion of Poetry for Children – Lee Bennett Hopkins

08.17.2019

Lee Bennett Hopkins recently passed away; but [...] read full post ->

“Margaret Are You Grieving/ Over Goldengrove Unleaving?”

09.13.2019

Leaves by David Ezra Stein Do you remember [...] read full post ->

“Snowmen at Halloween” by Caralyn Buehner; pictures by Mark Buehner

10.26.2019

Some years ago, if you remember, it SNOWED on [...] read full post ->

“The Tasha Tudor Book of Fairy Tales” by Tasha Tudor

01.15.2020

The world today is NOT a fairy tale. But then [...] read full post ->

“All Shapes and Sizes” by Shirley Hughes

07.18.2020

Lately, I find the need, even in the middle [...] read full post ->