Picture Books with Big Feelings

These last eighteen months have been a rollercoaster of emotions and I have ridden a few of them. Swept up in a terrible mood, tightness in your chest, a sadness that lingers longer than we want – these can be big yet normal feelings. Picture books can be a...
World Read Aloud Day 2021

World Read Aloud Day 2021

“If every parent understood the huge educational benefits and intense happiness brought about by reading aloud to their children, and if every parent- and every adult caring for a child-read aloud a minimum of three stories a day to the children in our lives, we...
Books to Celebrate Grandparents Day

Books to Celebrate Grandparents Day

“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” — Alex Haley    There are so many beatiful picture books that celebrate grandparents in various ways. Priya Dreams of Marigolds...
Five 2018 Halloween books to love

Five 2018 Halloween books to love

Stumpkin Recommended for ages: 2-6 Stumpkin, as you can guess, isn’t the perfect pumpkin. He sits as all the other pumpkins are chosen and given places in the window. He recognizes his faults but gives himself a pep talk, because he would like to become a jack...
Maurice Sendak: Beyond the Wild Things

Maurice Sendak: Beyond the Wild Things

Like most people, my first introduction to Maurice Sendak was through the picture book Where The Wild Things Are. I was immediately smitten from storyline to the exquisite use of textures. It felt as if Sendak had been the inventor of crosshatching. However when I...