Monthly Archives: September 2010

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Kadir Nelson is one of the best contemporary illustrators out there as can be seen in this uplifting and glowing picture book. Use it to discuss African-American spirituals and their origins. Use it for facial expression and feelings, generating vocabulary … Continue reading


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Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile

Mrs. Chicken the Hungry Crocodile is a new take on an old folktale style. After shunning her usual puddle for the bigger river, the vain Mrs. Chicken almost gets eaten by Crocodile.  In order to save her feathers, Mrs. Chicken … Continue reading

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Love You Forever

Imagine my surprise when teaching stateside, and no one knew Robert Munsch, or his classic Love You Forever. This story of unconditional love is a must have in any library. It did gain some visibility when it was featured on a Friends … Continue reading

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Click, Clack, Moo

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin begs to be read aloud. There is alliteration, rhythm, great vocabulary (ultimatum) and irony. Yet Cronin is able to pack it all into a fun, easy … Continue reading

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Hello world!

My sister wanted recommendations on children’s books and I thought about it for a long while.  There are enough book review blogs out there, but what about a place where parents, teachers and anyone else interested in children’s literature could … Continue reading

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