Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Duck, Duck, Dinosaur, and the Noise at Night

Submitted by Ms. Sue!
Duck, Duck Dinosaur and the Noise at Night by Kallie George and illustrated by Oriol Vidal. Feather, Flap, and Spike are feeling very big and very brave. Mama Duck says they are getting too big to sleep with her and are ready to sleep in their own nest. Feather and Flap, who are both ducks, are getting big! Spike, who everyone thinks is a duck (but is a baby dinosaur), is getting bigger! It's exciting and scary to sleep in their own nest. “We can do it!” they say. Until they fall asleep and awake to a very loud GRRORE! What was it? “Hide!” says Spike. So they all hide. At last they fall asleep again. GRRORE!! “Run away!” So they run to the pond. Finally they settle back to sleep. GRORRE! “Make noise and scare it away!” So they make a lot of noise. But Spike is so exhausted that he falls right over in a deep sleep. That’s when they hear it one more time. GRRORE! It was Spike! The GRRORE was a snore! Flap and Feather laugh just before they all sleep in their own nest all night. See this book listed in our catalog

Monday, October 16, 2017

Before Morning

Submitted by Ms. Josie!
Who doesn’t love a good snow day? For some, a snow day means not having to go to school, sipping hot chocolate, or building snowmen. For others, a snow day is a chance to stay home and snuggle close to loved ones. In Before Morning by Joyce Sidman the young daughter of a pilot wishes for a snowfall that will shut down the airport just for one day. Wishing “just this once--change the world before morning,” the young girl gets her wish as her mother returns home from the airport. Together, the young girl and her parents enjoy a family snow day full of sledding, cuddling by the fire, and eating warm desserts. Written in the form of an invocation, a poem that invites something to happen, this heartwarming tale reminds us of the power of words. This book is a quick read in terms of the amount of text, and the muted tones of the illustrations mimic the dreamy and slow pace of falling snow. See this book listed in our catalog

Friday, October 13, 2017

What Is Chasing Duck?

Submitted by Ms. Jill!
What is Chasing Duck? by Jan Thomas. Quack! Something is chasing Duck! Duck is running away! Duck runs into friends Sheep, Donkey, and Dog as he flees, and each friend asks: “What is chasing Duck?!” It’s something wild and hairy - so scary! It has big teeth - so scary! With each revelation about what is chasing duck, another friend joins in running away. What could it be?! Who will be brave enough to face what is chasing Duck?! Like all Jan Thomas stories, this short and zany tale has a hilarious twist - two, in fact - and simple, fun, cartoon-style illustrations. Read it along with The Doghouse  and  Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy for a trio of tales about facing what scares you. See this book listed in our catalog

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Submitted by Ms. Jill!
Frankie by Mary Sullivan. Frankie is a small white pup with black spots, who has just been adopted and is SO EXCITED to have a new home and a new person. Nico is a small black dog with a white belly, who already lives in that home with that person. Frankie wants to explore, taste, and play with everything! But Nico doesn’t want to share anything. The toys, the bones, the blankie, the bed… Nico firmly claims all the good stuff, leaving Frankie to scrounge and make do, until a gift from their human tips the balance. Now Frankie has all the best stuff! Will Nico and Frankie learn to live together and share their treasures? This sweet story is told from the perspective of the two dogs, through the wonderful expressive pictures, and very simple words. Read Frankie with your little dog-lover, or anyone who needs a gentle story about sharing and feelings. See this book listed in our catalog

Monday, October 9, 2017

Bruce's Big Move

Submitted by Ms. Carol!
Bruce's Big Move by Ryan T. Higgins is a story about Bruce the bear. Bruce lives with his four adopted geese and his house is very crowded. He also has three mice living in his house that just will not leave. The mice love Bruce and the geese but Bruce wants them gone. The mice always make a mess and are quite noisy. He tries his best to get rid of them but no matter what he does they just won't leave. Bruce decides that the only way to get rid of the pesky mice is to move. Bruce packs up the geese and goes in search of a new home. He has trouble but eventually finds a nice home. He likes it there, except for his too friendly neighbors, but the geese are sad because they miss the mice. Bruce tries to cheer them up but nothing works. One day the moving van arrives with all of Bruce's things including the pesky mice. The geese and the mice are so happy to see one another. Will Bruce have to move again or will he welcome the mice as a new addition to his family? See this book listed in our catalog

Friday, October 6, 2017

What Color Is a Kiss?

Submitted by Ms. Karen!
What Color Is a Kiss? by Rocio Bonilla. Monica is a lively girl with definite ideas of what she likes and dislikes! Her favorite thing is painting and she has painted a million colorful things but has never painted a kiss. But what color IS a kiss anyway? Monica thinks of all the colors she loves (Is a kiss red like spaghetti sauce? Maybe green like crocodiles, but NOT like vegetables...) and colors she definitely doesn't love, like grey (but she does love elephants and hippos). Hmmm. Now Monica is more confused than ever! How will she ever figure out how to paint a kiss? In her frustration she turns to her Mommy for help, and together they find the best answer to Monica’s big color question! See this book listed in our catalog
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