Blog Posts - Picture Books

Children's Book Review and Giveaway: "Charlie the Tramp," by Russell Hoban

I love classic children’s books. It’s so heart-warming to know that they’ve delighted children and their parents for generations. Books written long ago have a certain sweetness and innocence to them that never go out of style. So, I was thrill...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Dec 2, 2016

Colors of the Sun and Moon Book Blast: Giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Code or PayPal Cash

Colors of the Sun & Moon by Talia Aikens-NunezColors of the Sun and Moon is an English/Spanish STEM book featuring an inquisitive young girl and her grandmother. The bright illustrations engage children and illuminate the science of the horizon w...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Dec 1, 2016

Introducing Dawn Publications’ New Books for Fall 2016!

It’s always a pleasure to introduce Dawn Publications’ new books each fall and spring. They’re beautifully written and illustrated, teach children about the natural world, and are educational. At the end of each book is an “Explore More” se...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Sep 5, 2016

Children's Book Spotlight: "Eva and the Monster Who Stole All the Hugs," by Eva Cooper

A colorful, lonely monster. A little girl with a big heart. A whirlwind adventure!Oh, no! The loneliest monster in town has stolen all the hugs and kisses for himself! When six-year-old Eva and her friends discover what's happened, they embark on a j...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Aug 15, 2016

Picture Books as Meditation: A Reading List

Picture books contain multitudes. Here are seven lovely, meditative selections.
by Book Riot on Jul 28, 2016

Reading to Develop a Moral Imagination

It’s a rare parent who doesn’t believe that reading is crucial for their children’s success, and widespread data support those views. Students who are good readers […]...
by How To Learn on Jun 30, 2016

Fresh Picture Books for Fathers

Picture books to give to dads for Father's Day!
by Book Riot on Jun 17, 2016

"Dump Truck Duck," by Megan E. Bryant: Learn How to Make a Construction Site Sensory Bin and Enter to Win the Book!

Dump Truck DuckBy Megan E. BryantDump Truck Duck honks and zooms and steers his dump truck all through the day, helping the other hardworking ducks build a new park. With adorable illustrations and playful rhyming text, Dump Truck Duck is certain to...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Jun 3, 2016

Picture Books to Help You Celebrate National Donut Day

June 3rd is National Donut Day, and I plan to celebrate in every way possible. Trips to the donut shop? ...
by Book Riot on Jun 3, 2016

France ~ Jacques Cousteau

As part of our French unit we spent a brief amount of time looking more closely at the very famous French Scientist and Conservationist Jacques Cousteau.  What an interesting man!We began simply by chatting about him as  I wanted to find ou...
by Our Worldwide Classroom on Apr 30, 2016

Celebrate Children's Book Week Giveaway Hop: "The Knowing Book," by Rebecca Kai Dotlich

Welcome to the Celebrate Children's Book Week Giveaway Hop hosted by Mary at Bookhounds! Every blogger participating in this hop is giving away a children's book or a gift card to purchase one. After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around to the...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Apr 30, 2016

Children's Book Review and Signed Book Giveaway: "Babies of Two," by Kim Gosselin (3 Winners)

About the Book:Babies of Two is written from the perspective of adorable baby twins shortly before birth. Mollie and Maddie's secret is out! What do they see? What do they do? So much fun for me and you! Take a peek inside their magical "Bubble of Bl...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Mar 25, 2016

Review: What Pet Should I Get?

      Show us a person who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss and we’ll tell you they’re lying. He is one of the most beloved children’s book authors, so much so that even adults find it hard to resist his work. From Green Eggs and Ham to...
by Larger Family Life on Feb 25, 2016

Children’s Book Review: "Beatrix Potter & the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig," by Deborah Hopkinson

I grew up reading the enchanting stories by Beatrix Potter, so I was excited to read this book, which is fictional but based on real events in Beatrix Potter’s life. In both the book and real life, she had a brother named Bertram and many pets, whi...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Feb 16, 2016

Asleep on the Hay Blog Tour: Giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash

Asleep on the Hay: A Dust Bowl Christmas by Ben SowardsIt’s Christmas Eve when a knock comes at the door of Paul’s family farmhouse. A small family is stranded due to a broken-down truck and seeks shelter for the evening. Paul’s grandfather not...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Dec 15, 2015

Holiday Gift Books: Baby-Prek

  One of the best gifts that can be given to child is that of a book. There have been so many wonderful titles that were published within the past year that would make fantastic gifts for the little ones. This week I am going to share with you...
by This Librarian's Life on Nov 30, 2015

Children’s Book Review and Giveaway: "Barney the Farm Dog," by Victor W. Swiderski and Mary Lynn Swiderski

Barney the Farm Dog was a big St. Bernard with a heart of gold. In this true story, the authors tell children about Barney’s life on a farm. He was very friendly with the other animals and even shared his doghouse with a chicken and a cat! But Barn...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Nov 20, 2015

The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish: Children's Book Review, Author Interview and Giveaway

About the book:The grumpiest fish in children’s literature is back with another case of “the dreary wearies.” This time, Mr. Fish, star of The New York Times bestselling Pout-Pout Fish series, is down in the dumps over holiday shopping. With a...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Nov 18, 2015

Children’s Book Review: "Sharing the Bread: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story," by Pat Zietlow Miller

Thanksgiving is all about celebrating family (and food, of course!), and the new picture book, Sharing the Bread: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story, demonstrates this theme perfectly. It takes place in nineteenth-century America, so children can se...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Nov 6, 2015

9 Ways to Get Your Children to Read More

Getting kids to read on their own outside of class time can sometimes be hard, especially if they struggle with reading. Here are a few suggestions on getting your kids to read more.
by Hunter Happenings on Oct 22, 2015

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