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Cat Knit

Cat is perfectly happy with his friend, Yarn. But Girl wanted to play with yarn, too. “When Yarn returned, he wasn’t his usual bouncy self.” That’s because Yarn morphed into a sweater. Cat does not like Yarn anymore and goes … Continue reading


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Symphony City

In Symphony City, a young girl gets lost in the subway and street music shows her the path back home. Spare text coupled with Amy Martin‘s bold lines and contrasting colour scheme make this picture book a visual treat. Also, find the … Continue reading

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The Last Free Cat

A cat dystopian? I picked this up because I love my cat and now I love this book as well. The Last Free Cat is written by cat-loving Jon Blake, who lives in England and peppers the novel with a delightful British … Continue reading

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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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Prudence Wants A Pet

When kids want pets, parents say, “No!” Prudence runs into the same problem, so she invents some rather unique pets. Droll text and illustrations with child appeal make this a must read. Author Cathleen Daly and illustrator Stephen Michael King … Continue reading

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On the Farm

A book of short poems themed around the farm, opening with a rooster crowing and ending with the rabbit listening, is just what we need for early spring. Holly Meade‘s woodcuts lend strong lines to each poem, emphasizing the animal characters … Continue reading

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All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

Kathy Hoopman has created a touching book with adorable photographs of cats and text that relates to Asperger Syndrome. This book illuminates similarities between the two: “He likes to be near those he loves, but doesn’t want them to hold him, preferring … Continue reading

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Little Beauty

Who says a kitten and a gorilla can’t be friends? Former UK Children’s Laureate, Anthony Browne, wrote and illustrated Beauty, which shows an unlikely friendship between two peaceful animals that are more alike than different. It also provides a brief, poignant insight into … Continue reading

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Born in an alley,  Mrs. Jane Tabby’s kittens all had wings.  Sent off to the country to fend for themselves, Harriet, Thelma, James and Roger fly to the woods, discovering predators, food and the beginnings of friendship with a girl … Continue reading

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