Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Bad Mood and the Stick

Submitted by Ms. Andrea!
Lemony Snicket dives into the subject of bad moods and how they affect us all, transferring from person to person in his latest children’s book, The Bad Mood and the Stick. What does a stick have to do with a bad mood? Everything! It starts the chain of events that causes one bad mood to travel all around the world to many different people, even you! Children will love finding the bad mood and who has it on each page. They will also enjoy the comical illustrations and how the stick comes into play. This is a great read aloud book for the whole family. See this book listed in our catalog

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Littlest Viking

Submitted by Ms. Andrea!
The Littlest Viking written by Alexandra Penfold, illustrated by Isabel Roxas tells the tale of the littlest Viking, a young boy named Sven. He might be the littlest, but his cry is the loudest, his teeth are the sharpest, and no one dares try to stop him if he wants something. Yes, Sven is a mighty little Viking, but someone is about to come along who is littler, louder, and has sharper teeth. Will Sven become displaced? Read along with Sven and see how he boldly passes on his legacy to the new littlest Viking. This adorable novel is great for children who are about to become big brothers or big sisters. See this book listed in our catalog

Friday, January 12, 2018

Night Night, Groot

Submitted by Ms. Tess!
It's bedtime for baby Groot in Night Night, Groot by Brendan Deneen with pictures by Cale Atkinson. This story is sure to be a hit for your little fan of Marvel superheroes because they are all in this book! And they are all helping little Groot guard the galaxy one more time before heading off the dreamland! Because right before Groot is about to hit the sack for the night, Rocket Raccoon rushes in, grabbing him for one more mission. Or is Groot just dreaming of hanging out, flying spaceships, and beating up bad guys with his friends Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, and more? Who cares! With soothing rhyming text, and joyful illustrations, superhero fans, young and old, will want to read this book every night! See this book listed in our catalog

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Roger is Reading a Book

Submitted by Ms. Karen!
Roger Is Reading a Book written and illustrated by Koen Van Biesen.
Shhh. Quiet. Roger is reading a book. Well, he's trying to anyway, but his young neighbor Emily, cooped up in her apartment on a dark and rainy day, is busy being creative, and athletic, and musical… and very noisy! Roger knocks and KNOCKS on the wall to explain that he is reading and would she please be quiet, but to no avail. At this point of course, Roger is not reading a book, he is thinking. What to do? Roger makes up his mind, coat on and out the door. Soon, he is at Emily’s front door. With a Present! What is it? Will it make Emily be quiet? Will Roger ever finish his book? Find out the answers to these burning questions when you read Roger Is Reading a Book. You’ll enjoy the humorous twist in the tale at the very end, told largely through the wonderful mixed media illustrations. See this book listed in our catalog

Friday, December 22, 2017

Yoga Bunny

Submitted by Mr. Eric!
“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” - Dalai Lama. For many of us, this is easier said than done. As hard as we may try, in practice it’s extremely difficult to not let events in the news or the negativity of others affect our mood. This is, in essence, what Yoga Bunny is all about. Written and illustrated by Brian Russo, Yoga Bunny follows a bunny hoping to find someone to perform yoga with them, with very little apparent success. A fox running by in a huge rush, a passing bird that is overly critical of the bunny’s technique, and a lizard that hates everything about mornings (including morning yoga routines), all threaten to bring the bunny down. Bunny continues their routine despite the surrounding negativity and eventually two mice join in the yoga, followed by the bird, the lizard, and eventually the hurried fox. By focusing on the “now” and by maintaining their inner calm, Bunny is able to rise above the negativity surrounding them and even helps to bring some inner peace to their fellow animals. One of the final lines of the story, delivered by the often busy and irritable fox, perfectly encapsulates the idea of focusing on the “now”: “I know where I’m supposed to be,” said Fox, not so angry anymore, “It’s here.” Recommended for: Readers interested in animals, yoga, Zen, and finding inner peace. Pro-tip: The inside cover of the book shows Bunny demonstrating a variety of yoga poses. Try these out with your little one while focusing on how your body responds to each of the stances. Remember that there are no mistakes and have fun! See this book listed in our catalog

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Would You Dare?

Submitted by Ms. Carol!
Would You Dare? by Min Flyte is an interactive story that takes you on an adventure through the fierce jungle with a young boy. As the boy gets ready for his big adventure his mom reminds him to brush his teeth before he leaves. The book has lots of flaps to keep the reader engaged and to help the character make choices. Will he choose to go past the fierce lion or the hungry tiger? Will he go past the big elephant or the huge rhino? All through the story the boy is also being followed by someone or something. As he travels through the jungle this thing is always right behind him. The boy is more afraid of the thing following him than he is of all the scary jungle creatures. When he returns home he discovers that the thing that has been following him has followed him home. What or who could it be? See this book listed in our catalog
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