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Book Bites: August 2015


Baby/Toddler: Global Baby Bedtimes by Maya Ajmera (Charlesbridge Books, July 2015) The photographs of babies in their own beds worldwide will enchant both children and parents. They are all being put to sleep lovingly and gently.  Sing a lullaby while you turn the pages.  This sturdy book is the fifth in a multicultural collection that deserves a spot on your ... Read More »

Book Bites: July 2015


Baby: Get Ready For School by Dorling Kindersley, Editors (Dorling Kindersley, July 2015) Are you already worried about your child’s first day of preschool?  Dorling Kindersley has published a great interactive book to help prepare you and your toddler for his or her exciting new adventure.       Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo and Flo! by Laurel Molk (Penguin Books ... Read More »

Book Bites: June 2015


Baby/Toddler: MY COUSIN MOMO by Zachariah O’Hora When cousin Momo comes to visit in the forest, he is not what his family expected. He is a flying squirrel, but he won’t fly for them.  He’s not interested in their games.  Everyone is disappointed until the parents’ sage advice is heard: “Give him time”.  This is a great way to introduce ... Read More »

Book Bites: May 2015


Toddler: Duck’s Vacation by Gilad Sofer (Feiwel & Friends, May 2015) Duck is on vacation and all he wants to do is relax. Without you (the reader) turning the page. Can you please stop turning the page? All duck wants to do is sit on the beach and enjoy the sun. He does not want to be bitten by crabs, ... Read More »

Book bites: April 2015


Toddler Grasshopper And The Ants by Jerry Pinkney (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, April 2015) Caldecott winner Jerry Pinkney returns to Aesop’s fables to tell the story of the Grasshopper and the Ants. Grasshopper cannot understand why the ants will not join him in playing throughout the seasons, and when winter comes, he has nothing set aside. Stunning illustrations ... Read More »

Book Bites: March 2015


Toddler Please Mr. Panda by Steve Antony (Scholastic Books, January 2015) Listen closely to the answers to Mr. Panda’s question about who wants doughnuts.  The colorful illustrations will attract the attention of the youngest of readers.  There’s a lesson on manners in here which is subtle but oh so true.   Emerging Readers The Princess In Black by Shannon Hale ... Read More »

Book Bites: January 2015


Toddler: Goodnight, Already by Jory John (Harper Collins, December 2014) We have bears this month! All Bear wants to do is go to sleep.  But next-door neighbor Duck is not tired and would love company.  Duck’s persistent questioning is leaving Bear in a not-very- good mood.  Bear is not happy. What parent cannot relate to an untired toddler? With great ... Read More »

Book Bites: December 2014


Toddler: My First Library (Penguin Books, November 2014) What toddler doesn’t need his or her own library? This adorable slip case holds three classic children’s books in the size and sturdiness that little hands need. Good Night Gorilla is a modern classic, The Little Engine That Could is a true classic, and, for the first time in sturdy board edition, ... Read More »

Book Bites: October 2014


Toddler: Countablock by Christopher Franceschelli (Abrams, August 2014) After the success of Alphablock last year, artist Franceschelli follows up with Countablock, a feast for the eyes of all ages. Made out of hardy card stock, this number book will have your baby turning the pages over and over.  You can read it as a lesson in numbers or a lesson ... Read More »

Book Bites: September 2014


Toddlers: Underwater Doggies Colors by Seth Casteel (Little Brown Kids, August 2014) Who doesn’t smile every time they see the underwater doggies photos of Seth Casteel? Now even the littlest of dog lovers can learn their colors and numbers while enjoying those zany dogs.   A Library Book For Bear by Bonnie Becker (August 2014) Bear is rather curmudgeonly. That’s ... Read More »