Book of the Week: Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

  “Knocked from her mother’s safe embrace by an attacking owl, Stellaluna lands headfirst in a bird’s nest. This adorable baby fruit bat’s world is literally turned upside down when she is adopted by the occupants of the nest and adapts to their peculiar bird habits. Two pages of notes at the end of the read more…

Book of the Week: Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco

  “While gathering the ingredients for her grandmother’s “thunder cake,” a young girl begins to overcome her fear of storms.” Thunder Cake makes for a fantastic rainy day activity! This book is so interesting because it’s a true story written and illustrated by the author about her fear of storms growing up. It also includes read more…

Book of the Week: The Flower Man by Mark Ludy

  “This beautiful, wordless story told visually from beginning to end features a small, meek man who transforms a small town through simple moral principles. The characters’ stories are woven together to create a tale that spans borders and nationalities and will refresh the human spirit with principles of compassion, honesty, integrity, and generosity. Children read more…

Book of the Week: Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

She was a perfect baby, and she had a perfect name. Chrysanthemum. When she was old enough to appreciate it, Chrysanthemum loved her name. And then she started school. “I’m named after my grandmother,” said Victoria. “You’re named after a flower.” Chrysanthemum wilted. Life at school didn’t improve. In fact, it got worse. Then the students read more…

Book of the Week: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff

“If a hungry little mouse shows up on your doorstep, you might want to give him a cookie. And if you give him a cookie, he’ll ask for a glass of milk. He’ll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn’t have a milk mustache, and then he’ll ask for a pair read more…

Book of the Week: Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

  “Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats read more…