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Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli

A little girl in Rome who hates having her picture taken grows up into an international fashion designer. Inspired by beautiful, bold flowers, Elsa Schiaparelli imagines many amazing scenarios and when she’s grown, she becomes an artist–a dressmaker. “To be … Continue reading

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Bad Guy

How fun to pretend to be a Bad Guy! Though the main character may tell you he’s not pretending and never once does he drop out of character. His seemingly unwilling sister bears the brunt of his bad guy antics, but … Continue reading

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What to Do With a Box

I know my kids aren’t the only ones who loved a big cardboard box to play in when they were little. The possibilities a box posed–it could be a fort, a house, a car. Imagination and crayons ran wild. What to … Continue reading

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My Pen

A lovely ode to imagination and creative expression, My Pen takes us on a journey of all the things a pen can do: sail to Africa, see with x-ray vision, ride dinosaurs and much, much more. Christopher Myers‘s pen and ink illustrations are incredibly … Continue reading

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Fortunately, The Milk

When Dad explains why it took so very long to get the milk from the corner store, a brother and sister have to listen to an outrageous tale including a professor dinosaur, time travel and a hot air balloon. The … Continue reading

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Line 135

A bright yellow train travels from the city to the country, from mother to grandmother and the child on it travels through black and white scenes of the world, real and imagined. She tells us how her mother and grandmother … Continue reading

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Tiger In My Soup

“Today, my big sister is in charge of the house, the lunch, and me.” And all this boy wants is his sister to read his book to him. Without his sister’s attention, the boy launches into an inventive exchange with … Continue reading

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The Night I Followed The Dog

The Night I Followed the Dog is a fun and suspenseful read for anyone who wonders just what a dog’s life is all about–after we go to bed.  Filled with dogs who turn anthropomorphic at night, Nina Laden‘s picture book shows … Continue reading

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Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky: The Classic Poem from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-glass, And What Alice Found There, reimagined and illustrated by Christopher Myers, brings poetry and basketball together in a wildly colourful and beautiful book. Reading the poem is a delight for the … Continue reading

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Walter Was Worried

Laura Vaccaro Seeger’s expressive faces show a range of emotion from worry to delight while a storm rolls in.  Walter Was Worried is a unique picture book, capturing the feeling behind each reaction to the storm, giving children the vocabulary to … Continue reading

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