Monthly Archives: April 2014

Boom! Boom! Boom! By Jamie A. Swenson, pictures by David Walker. Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY, 2013. When this book came out, I knew I had to have it. No, not for my grandchild, although I’m sure I will … Continue reading

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Flip, Float, Fly a Perfect Book for Right Now.

Flip, Float, Fly Seeds on the Move by JoAnn Early Macken, illustrated by Pam Paparone. Holiday House, NY, New York, 2008. Be prepared to appreciate those maple seeds inhabiting your planters and dandelion seeds floating through the air when you read … Continue reading


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Sophie’s Squash: A second look at a gem of a picture book.

Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf. Schwartz & Wade. New York, NY, 2013.  Ok. I have to admit I love squash. And I enjoy gardening. But even dyed in the wool vegetable haters will be captivated by Sophie and … Continue reading

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A Rainbow of Birds by Janet Halfmann, illustrations by Jack Foster. Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, 2014.  The first thing the reader will notice when picking up this book is the vibrant colors of the birds, plants and other … Continue reading

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