Swashby and the Sea

Here’s a new picture book that’s really won my heart with it’s word play, timely message, and irresistible illustrations! Author Beth Ferry and illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal have created an endearing and humorous story about not getting what you want, but rather, what you need. Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday! Congratulations to the winner of WATERCRESS … More Swashby and the Sea

The Day Saida Arrived

Here’s a really special book I’m recommending for Perfect Picture Book Friday about connecting across cultures, respect, empathy, and so much more. This book, a finalist for the Jane Addams award, should not be missed! The winner of the giveaway for Cow Boy is Not a Cowboy by Gregory Barrington is Cathy Ballou Mealey! Congratulations! … More The Day Saida Arrived

Nerdy Birdy

Who amongst us hasn’t been the oddball and felt left out? While we all want to belong, we don’t want to be caught in a stereotype, our uniqueness ignored. This is truly a special book! … More Nerdy Birdy

The Promise

For ages 5-99… Title: The Promise Written by: Nicola Davies Illustrated by: Laura Carlin Candlewick Press, 2014, fiction Suitable for ages: 5-9 Themes/topics: hope, promises, friendship, nature Opening: When I was young, I lived in a city that was mean and hard and ugly. Its streets were dry as dust, cracked by heat and cold, … More The Promise