Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Beautiful Blue Eyes is the follow up to Marianne Richmond’s Beautiful Brown Eyes. A large hardcover book, inside you’ll find soft watercolor drawings and rhyming prose. “I watched, and I waited as your eyes chose their hue, deciding in time on their beautiful blue. Blue as a butterfly or the sparkling sea. Blue as the [...]

Jennifer Fosberry’s new book My Name Is Not Alexander is now out and it delivers the same vibrant illustrations and style as her other work, My Name Is Not Isabella. From the moment Alexander wakes up in bed, he goes through an imaginary trip through history and pretends to be some of the innovative men [...]

This is the coolest activity book I’ve seen in a long time. Papertoy Monsters is a paper-folding book created by Brian Castleforte and 24 papertoy designers. Inside are colorful pages filled with 50 die-cut monsters that you can pop out, fold and glue. Even as a parent, I’m excited to get going on building these [...]

My daughter likes to put on shoes and she’s only two. That’s why it’s no surprise that she likes the book Shoe-La-La. Follow four friends, Emily, Ashley, Kaitlin, and Claire as they go shoe shopping. “Shoes with zippers, Shoes with straps, Shoes with buckles, Shoes with taps!” The girls try on many different pairs before [...]

Love cows? The newest book by Sandra Boynton, Amazing Cows!, is chock full of jokes, limericks, and puns. The press release says you’ll get “two cow stories, three cow poems, eleven or so cow jokes, one cow myth, a cow comic book, and way too many unexplained chickens!”   You’ll also get humor, imagination, introductions to [...]

A charming book that I recently read is Hannah and the Talking Tree. Written and illustrated by Elke Weiss, the pages are full of color accompanied with an entertaining story. The story is about a little girl named Hannah who has very big ears and a special gift. She’s able to hear the world around [...]

If I Could Keep You Little is a sweet hardcover book from bestselling and award-winning author Marianne Richmond. The book, written in insightful prose, showcases the moments in a child’s life as they grow. Here’s an excerpt: “If I could keep you little, I’d decide on matching clothes. But then I’d miss you choosing Dots [...]

I want to recommend two cute books to give to a toddler and an older sibling this holiday season. Miles To Go is a really nice hardcover book for car enthusiasts. It’s all about a little boy named Miles who takes off to preschool in his toy car (with mom trailing along) and experiences an [...]

A wonderful bedtime book I wanted to share with you today is Moon Dreams by Ruth Martin. The story is about a little girl named Luna who loves to look at the moon each night before she drifts off to sleep. Like many small children, Luna wonders where the moon goes when the sun is [...]

My Name Is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry is a very unique picture book. It’s about a little girl who goes about an ordinary day pretending to be some of the groundbreaking women who changed history. While interacting with her mom, Isabella turns into people like Annie the sharpshooter, Rosa the activist, and Marie the [...]

Tuck Me In! is a very simple bedtime book for little ones. Included within the 40 pages are baby animals waiting to be tucked in. Each page has an inviting flap that serves as a blanket. For example, the first page reads “It’s time for bed. Who needs to be tucked in?” Then on the [...]

Now here’s an ABC book that makes me hungry! My Foodie ABC: A Little Gourmet’s Guide is a wonderful board book that stresses the importance of having a healthy relationship with food while teaching the letters of the alphabet. The 22 full color pages captured my toddler’s attention and she listened intently as I read [...]

Here’s a unique pop up book for children. It’s Flanimals by Ricky Gervais. The comedian has decided to design creatures that are really ugly and weird looking. Bletching, Grundit and Splunge are examples of some of the beasts’ names. The 3-D pop ups are really good and the made up explanations of who they are [...]

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 [...]

Picture It Picture Books have created a series of books with a difference. What’s unique is that your child creates the pictures. Every page of The Imagining The Alphabet book shown here is dedicated to a letter with the phrase A is for, B is for and so on. It’s then up to you and [...]