Monthly Archives: December 2012

Sleep Like A Tiger

Anyone who tries to put a non-sleepy child to bed on a regular basis needs this book. It gives eloquence to the nightly battle:  “She told her father, ‘I’m just not sleepy.’ They (her parents) nodded their heads and said … Continue reading

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Switching on the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems

Doesn’t this cover look pretty with the snow falling onscreen? The serene moon gazes in on the sleepy scene. Throughout the book, G. Brian Karas‘s gouache, acrylic and pencil illustrations lend a beautiful texture that mesmerizes as much as the … Continue reading

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The Quiet Place

In the 1950s, many Mexicans crossed the border to live and work in the United States. Sarah Stewart‘s epistolary picture book, The Quiet Place, chronicles Isabel’s adjustment to the midwest by creating a quiet place out of large boxes where she … Continue reading

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September Roses

A little book for a big subject:  September Roses by Jeanette Winter is a beautiful story of two South African sisters traveling to New York City for a flower convention in 2001. Stranded at the airport after the events of September … Continue reading

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Mice

People have varying opinions on mice. The surprise narrator of this book has a perspective that perhaps English poet Rose Fyleman didn’t imagine. They are her precise and clever words that Lois Ehlert illustrates in handmade paper and string collage. … Continue reading

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