Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Wolves in the Walls

Submitted by Ms. Wendy!
The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman. Everyone knows that it’s all over when the wolves come out of the walls. And Lucy just knows that there are wolves living in the walls of their big, old house. Her mom thinks it’s mice, her dad thinks it’s rats, and her brother thinks she’s bats, but Lucy knows it’s wolves. That night, while everyone is sleeping, the wolves come out of the walls, and the family flees to the bottom of their garden. What else do you do when the wolves come out of the walls? When Lucy realizes that she left her beloved pig puppet behind, she knows she must take back the house. Neil Gaiman’s quirky sense of humor will delight children who are not afraid of the things that go bump in the night.  Dave McKean’s unique artwork helps to make this book a delightfully scary, strange, and hilarious romp for children who like stories that are not all rainbows and sunshine. See this book listed in our catalog

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Just One More

Submitted by Ms. Wendy!
Just One More by Jennifer Hansen Rolli. Ruby is full of energy and always wants "just one more." One more minute to sleep, one more hair thingy, one more ride, until just one more is too much. Ruby learns a lesson about when enough is enough, but she is still enthusiastic about everything she does. Rolli's bright illustrations make this a delightful story to share with your little one. You and your child will both enjoy Ruby's "puppy dog" looks that win her "just one more." If you know a child that always needs just one more bedtime story or kiss goodnight, this book will be just right for you! See this book listed in our catalog

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Book With No Pictures

Submitted by Ms. Amy!
The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak. “Why would any kid want to read a book with no pictures?” you might be asking yourself. True, this book has no pictures, from the front cover to the back. None at all. Only words. BUT, this book is special because it reveals a secret rule about books that you might not know. The rule is this: when a grown up reads this book, they have to say EVERY. SINGLE. WORD. that is written in this book. No matter what. Get ready to giggle while reading this interactive picture-less book with your kids. Even preschoolers can enjoy this silly book (I tested it on my 3-year-old, and was asked for multiple repeat performances!) where grown ups must make all kinds of ridiculous sounds, goofy voices, and even pretend to be a ROBOT MONKEY! See this book listed in our catalog

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Buddy and the Bunnies in Don't Play with Your Food

Submitted by Ms. Tess!
Meet Buddy and the bunnies in Buddy and the Bunnies in Don't Play with Your Food, an official Bob Shea story. Buddy is a scary monster! He wants to eat all the bunnies! He's terrifying! But wait. The bunnies were just about to make cupcakes. Cupcakes? Maybe Buddy can wait to eat the bunnies and bake with them instead. The next day though he's definitely going to eat them. But wait! The bunnies were just about to go swimming. Swimming? That sounds like fun. Buddy can't eat the bunnies and then go swimming. He'd get a belly ache. But tomorrow those bunnies are getting eaten for sure. But wait! The bunnies are on their way to a carnival. Carnival? Buddy wants to go! And he would eat those bunnies if he didn't get sick on the rides... When Buddy shows up the next day, he's bound and determined to finally eat those bunnies. But wait! He's had so much fun with those bunnies the past few days, and didn't his mother always say never to play with your food? Maybe bunnies aren't food after all. Maybe they're friends! See this book listed in our catalog

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin

Submitted by Ms. Brenda!
Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills is a delightful board book featuring two lovable characters, Duck and Goose. When their friend Thistle walks by with a great big pumpkin, Duck and Goose are determined to find one for themselves. Although there are very few words on each page, we still enjoy a story full of fun! Duck and Goose search high (in an apple tree) and low (in a log) and everywhere in between to find a pumpkin of their own. Just when they think they've searched everywhere, Thistle shows up with a helpful pumpkin finding hint for them. Little readers will enjoy saying “No…” to all the silly places Duck and Goose search. The illustrations are beautifully done in oil and they set the scene for crisp autumn romp through the woods. See this book listed in our catalog

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Little Boo

Submitted by Ms. Allana!
Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli, illustrated by Tim Zeltner. What would you call a little seed who is trying to be scary? Boo! Of course! Little Boo is a seed but he kind of resembles a ghostly shape, which gives away what time of year it is. It’s Fall, and little Boo is making his way through the gardens and fields trying to scare other creatures. The wind tells little Boo that it isn’t time to be scary yet. What exactly does she mean? The snow comes and covers little Boo as he is resting underground for what seems like a very long time. Changes happen to little Boo as he is under the ground. When he finally feels the warm sunshine, he reaches for it. He stretches and reaches and begins to grow. Will he eventually become something scary? The wind knows. This is a delightful seasonal story for preschoolers and little ones. The illustrations are unique too. The artist used acrylic on plywood with stains and glazes for a wonderful effect. See this book listed in our catalog
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