Monday, July 28th, 2014

Here are two books that are new from Parragon and recommended for your home library. Wish Upon A Dream by Margaret Wise Brown ($7.99): Brown’s 1947 classic Goodnight Moon has sold over 24 million copies internationally. The late author brought on the idea that children would rather read about their own lives instead of the [...]

Kohl’s Cares has launched their new collection featuring the characters of Rio 2. At $5 each, the following merchandise includes: RIO 2 Blu’s Wild Journey storybook Blu, Gabi, and Luiz plush toys Family-style jigsaw puzzle featuring artwork from RIO 2 Also be sure to check out the Woman’s Day Easy Everyday Dinners cookbook, available for just [...]

Thank goodness for the loom craze! Making rubber band bracelets have kept my kids busy for hours. The new book – Loom Magic! 25 Never-Before-Seen Designs for an Amazing Rainbow of Projects (Sky Pony Press, December 2013) includes twenty-five new rubber band loom projects created by John McCann and Becky Thomas. I gave it to [...]

The newest Kohl’s Cares merchandise collection is here! At Kohl’s Department Stores you will find Beginner Books and coordinating plush toys for just $5 each.  Through the Kohl’s Cares program, 100 percent of the net profit from this collection supports children’s health and education initiatives nationwide. Available until April 5. The current Kohl’s Cares collection [...]

A great new book we just received is Time For Kids Top 5 of Everything. It’s recommended for readers 8 and up -  however my son is 7 and can read every page with ease. Similar to the magazine version, the lists have amusing and colorful illustrations accompanied by information at a glance. Overall: He [...]

Nancy Tillman, best-selling author of On the Night You Were Born, has a new book coming out called I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love. Read the Q & A! 1.  Animals figure prominently in your books. What is your favorite animal? My favorite animal is my pug, Figgy.  That’s the truth!  Fig is my mascot… [...]

Summer is passing by and you need to keep the kids busy at home, in the car, at the beach. Here are three books from Candlewick Press that will encourage some activity and hopefully some smiles. Doodle with Maisy by Lucy Cousins $8.99 ∙ 80 pages ∙ 2-5 years Creative Maisy fans – it’s time [...]

Occasionally we post products for moms. Here’s something that is kind of funny and could be the deal gift for a friend who adores one or all of these hotties. It’s Color Me Swoon (Perigee, September 3, 2013) by Mel Elliott. Color these celebrity hearthrobs: • Channing Tatum • Zac Efron • Alexander Skarsgard • [...]

The Big Bad Wolf Goes On Vacation by Delphine Perret (Sterling Children’s Books) tells the story of a funny wolf named Bernard and his pal Louis. Louis and his grandpa are off to go on vacation at the sea and Bernard wants to go too. Soon they’re off on a wacky road trip complete with [...]

One of the best lift the flap books I’ve received in a long time is the new David Carter’s 100 (Sterling Children’s Books, February 2013). It’s great for teaching children how to count to 100. My daughter will be starting Kindergarten this fall and I’ve been letting her read through it so she can be [...]

A sweet board book just in time to give as an Easter gift is Bella Loves Bunny. It’s a tale of a friendship between a little girl and her beloved stuffed bunny rabbit, from morning till night. Bella and Bunny do everything together. In the morning, they play piano and dance (and hop!). In the [...]

  Here are five books by Candlewick to read on Valentine’s Day and thereafter. Huggy Kissy ($6.99) By Leslie Patricelli When you’re an adorable bald baby, your family finds lots of ways to show you how much they love you: Mommy lifts you uppy, Daddy kisses you on the tummy, and everyone wants to snuggle. [...]

Introducing Spring 2013 Kohl’s Cares merchandise program featuring Dr. Seuss books and plush toys for just $5 each. March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and what better way than to get the hardcover classics of The Cat in The Hat, Horton Hears a Who!, Sleep Book, ABC’s and Happy Birthday to You! at an affordable price. Can you believe we didn’t any [...]

Here are two reads from Abrams Books for little ones which I think are adorable.  Ben Loves Bear ($8.95) is a hardcover book that show the love between a little boy and his stuffed bear. They do everything together. After breakfast, they play hide-and-seek and do tricks to make each other laugh. At night, Ben [...]

New giveaway! Mercer Mayer will be celebrating his birthday on December 30 and he is signing autographed books to give away. He has published over 300 books using a wide range of illustrative styles, although he is probably best known for his Little Critter® and Little Monster series of books. TO ENTER – simply email [...]