Friday, December 19th, 2014

Get Dressed is an entertaining book written and illustrated by Seymour Chwast. The book has a jacket-shaped design with a magnetic cover and opens up to pages with fun drawings of clothing and accessories. The reader must guess why these items are being worn before unfolding the page to reveal the scenario. An example is […]

Once in awhile there comes a book that totally wows me. A World of Food is one of them. London photographer Carl Warner is best known for his miniature landscapes made entirely of edible ingredients. In his latest book you’ll see 12 of his amazing pictures. Each photograph concentrates on one color. There’s yellow in […]

For young children of divorce Bonus Mom – Taking The Step Out Of Stepmom is a nice story that may help with dealing with emotions. It might warm your heart. At least it did mine. Written by Tami Butcher, who based the book on her own life, it tells the tale of a young girl […]

The Sneezy Wheezy Day (Talking Bird Books, January 1, 2012, $14.95) is a hardcover picture book that tells the tale of a brother and sister cub. One day after swimming in the crystalline pool, poor brother cub gets sick so sister takes him to see the animals in the forest. They in return offer silly […]

Here’s a really nice children’s picture book on animals that really stands out. Curious Critters ( $19.95 and published by Wild Iris Publishing) is filled with photographs of North American creatures by David FitzSimmons. The animals are common and can be found in your own backyard. Set against a white background, kids can really study […]

Sesame Street just keeps on going. The Sesame Workshop has a fun selection of new items featuring the beloved Muppets. As a nonprofit organization, the proceeds from each purchase of a Sesame Street product goes towards creating more educational and engaging programs for children around the world. Here are my fave picks for little ones: […]

Halloween is coming and The Jim Henson Company is offering a lot of fun stuff for the kids. Read the following! The Spooky Scavenger Hunt from Grosset & Dunlap – Mr. Pteranodon takes Buddy and Tiny on a nighttime trip to the Big Pond for a spooky nature walk! Mr. Pteranodon and the conductor insist […]

Here are some cool new books from Nosy Crow, an imprint of Candlewick Press. The new, independent publisher is based in London and has come up with the interactive Noodle series by Marion Billet as well as the hardcover story of Dinosaur Dig! Noodle Loves To Cuddle and Noodle Loves Bedtime are the cutest board […]

Have your baby put on their shades and get ready to jam. New board book Rockin’ Babies takes a child on a journey to imagine the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. Authors Cynthia Weil (lyricist) and her family therapist mom Dr. Jenn Berman have collaborated humor into 20 pages of this book. (Watch the video on […]

Get creative with flowers! Klutz’s Fabulous Flowers By Anne Akers Johnson is a book with can’t-go-wrong instructions for life-sized, dimensional, paper blossoms. Make roses, daisies, daffodils, hibiscus, zinnias, cosmos, poppies, and larkspur with the materials included. So what do you get? There’s 20 pages of ready-to-punch-out paper petals, sparkly flower centers, wrapped wire stems, glue, […]

When you’re pregnant, you want to know any information on motherhood you can get your hands on. Well, at least I did. The Hot Moms Handbook: Laugh And Feel Great From Playdate To Date Night…is a good light read that will supply some personal insight, tips and links to sites that can help with preparing […]

Rocket Town is a sophisticated board book for all ages. The drawings are “hip”, modern and highly stylized.. and no wonder, the author Bob Logan is a Dreamworks story artist who has worked on Madagascar and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. The story tells of an astronaut and his canine companion driving through their […]

Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad treasure Hunt By Megan McDonald held my preschooler’s attention even though its more suited for kids 7 and up to read. The latest book in the Judy Moody series, the story takes place on Artichoke Island. Judy and her little brother Stink are on a family […]

The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science is for science fans who are age 9 and up. It’s filled with 50 homemade experiments to try out at home. They’re easy to follow and fascinating to figure out how to do. Young readers will learn about the men and women behind the discoveries as well as how […]

For children of blended families there’s a new book out now called Dad and Pop. At the beginning you’ll find a young girl introducing her biological father and her stepfather in framed pictures. Even though the two dads have separate interests (“Pop wears boots” and “Dad wears suits”) and look different from each other, they’re […]