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Little Roja Riding Hood

We needed a modernized version of the classic fairy tale, and Little Roja Riding Hood is a funny, bilingual take. Even non-Spanish speakers will love the text, because all of the Spanish words are worked expertly into the rhyming text (a bonus … Continue reading

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What I Do With Vegetable Glue

Do your kids eat their greens? No? Well then, this cautionary tale is for them. If you don’t eat your vegies, your parts will fall off. Over-the-top verse by Susan Chandler and whimsical illustrations by Elena Odriozola make What I Do With … Continue reading

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The Pout-Pout Fish and What On Earth Is A Pout?

Here’s a pair of picture books: one fiction and one non-fiction, both about pouty fish. First, Deborah Diesen‘s The Pout-Pout Fish, illustrated by Dan Hanna, is a funny book about Mr.Fish’s penchant for spreading the dreary-wearies all over the place. “It’s just … Continue reading

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Tap Tap Boom Boom

Filled with rhythmic, onomatopoeic words, Tap Tap Boom Boom shows a community of people seeking shelter from a storm in the subway. There is something about a shared experience that creates kindness, and in the end, a rainbow. Written by Elizabeth Bluemle … Continue reading

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Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems

Poems and the ocean fit together like wind and sand. Perfect for summer, Water Sings Blue inspects all the crevices of the ocean’s shore to its depths. Praises for the blue whale: rolling your belly like a tide, and the coral: We are busy. … Continue reading

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The Wind Blew

Pat Hutchins’ classic books are still relevant today and The Wind Blew is a prime example. The wind keeps snatching items away from people and more and more things swirl around in the air above them. Illustrations give hints about what’s … Continue reading

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Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?

Let’s face it. Some things grow and others don’t. How’s a kid to know the difference? “If an owlet grows and becomes an owl, can a washcloth grow and become a towel?” Susan A. Shea’s clever rhymes get those thinking … Continue reading

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