Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Kiss Means I Love You

Beautifully clear photos illustrate feelings all kids experience. Written in simple, evocative rhyme by Kathryn Madeline Allen, A Kiss Means I Love You shows nonverbal communication via real children living in Chicago. Eric Futran‘s photography captures every nuance of expression making … Continue reading


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The Red Hen

Father-daughter team, Ed and Rebecca Emberley, rewrite the classic tale of the industrious hen and the lazy animals who won’t help in The Red Hen. A few differences, such as a cat, rat and frog refusing to help instead of the regular … Continue reading

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Rain changes everything. In this classic book by Robert Kalan, Donald Crews illustrates rain with words. It falls on orange flowers, black roads and white houses. It covers everything, but it always ends. Young readers will be proud to read … Continue reading

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