Book Review: The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller

Tweet Alta runs fast, just like her idol Wilma Rudolph, an African American sprinter who grew up in Alta’s hometown of Clarksville, Tennessee, and won three Olympic gold medals. But when a new girl named Charmaine with fancy running shoes … Continue reading

Picture Book Review Roundup

Tweet Here’s a roundup of some great picture books I recommend, some that you can read to your two year old, some that are great even for 8 year olds. You and Me, Me and You by Miguel Tanco — … Continue reading

Book Review: The Wish Tree by Kyo Maclear and Chris Turnham

Tweet One day a boy named Charles sets off with his sled named Boggan to find a wish tree. His sister and brother say there’s no such thing, but he’s certain it exists. As Charles sets off on his adventure … Continue reading

Book Review: Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda

Tweet Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda is a playful picture book about a white bunny with a red scarf skiing downhill. Before he can get started though, he needs the reader to shake the book to make snow. Another time … Continue reading

Book Review: Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz, Illustrated by Eda Kaban

Tweet Old MacDonald Had a Truck, written by Steve Goetz and illustrated by Eda Kaban, is a wonderful play on words for a familiar song that most children know. It starts out as expected: “Old MacDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o.” … Continue reading

Book Review: El Perro con Sombrero by Derek Taylor Kent

Tweet There once was a little dog named Pepe who achieved fame and fortune because of the enormous sombrero he wore on his head. But for all his success, the little dog most wanted what he did not have: a … Continue reading

Book Review: I Scream, Ice Cream by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Serge Bloch

Tweet You know those groups of words that sound the same but mean something different? Words like “I scream” and “ice cream”? They are called wordles, and you and your child can have lots of fun reading them in a … Continue reading

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