Dogs Don’t Eat Jam and Other Things Big Kid Know by Sarah Tsiang

Stars: ***** Annick Press (2011)Ages 4-6 Summary: New babies have a lot to learn; lucky for them, the older sibling in this delightful picture book is here to tell them everything they have to remember … and look forward to. – Annick Press This is the BEST book for older siblings about a new baby… Read More »

Hanukkah Howie by Jan Dalrymple

Stars: **** I’ve reviewed many Hanukkah picture books here before but this one took a totally different route than most. Howie is a special boy who is uniquely connected to Hanukkah. Every day for the eight days of Hanukkah, a new spike emerges in Howie’s hair until he is left with 9 spikes (1 tall… Read More »

My Very Own Name – Personalized Book – Great Gift Idea

Stars: **** from I See Me Summary: A personalized book that has animals spelling out your child’s name. An animal brings each letter until the name is spelled out.  This book is really cute! What a great way to teach your child how to spell their name but also a way to share story time… Read More »

You Are Sooooo Beautiful by Leanne Power

“In order to change the face of what the media calls beauty, we must actively teach our children a more profound definition of what is beautiful and reinforce and affirm that definition daily.” Leanne Power wrote this book based on what she learned about what true beauty means. Self esteem is something many girls struggle… Read More »

Mommy Feeds Baby by Christy Jo Hendricks

Stars: ****1/2 3B Publishing (2011) 32 pages Children’s Picture Book Summary: Comprised of digitally enhanced photographs of moms feeding their children in natural settings. Infants to toddlers, dyads to tandem, families and siblings. The words remind us why mommy feeds baby. Finally a book for breastfeeding mothers. I was so happy to share this with… Read More »

Picture Book Mini Reviews

Tallulah’s Tutu by Marilyn Singer (Illustrations by Alexandra Boiger)Stars: **** Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2011) Tallulah learns that there is more to being a ballerina than wearing a tutu. Great book for those little ballet lovers. Tallulah gets mad that she is doing all these ballet lessons without a tutu. She ends up learning that having… Read More »

Plague and Pestilence: Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari (Blog Tour)

Stars: ****1/2 Scholastic (2011) YA Dystopian Fiction 343 pages *I received a copy of this book to evaluate for a review. All opinions are honest and are my own. Summary: Epidemics, floods, droughts–for sixteen-year-old Lucy, the end of the world came and went, taking 99% of the population with it. As the weather continues to… Read More »