Category Archives: Picture Book

Cover of the book Mama Zooms

Mama Zooms

Mama Zooms, by Jane Cowen-Fletcher  I’ll confess that this book entered our rotation because I thought it should: I liked the positive depiction of a wheelchair user. But it is a sweet, if simple, story, too. The child imagines all sorts of adventures while riding on mama’s lap. It was never a particular favorite of […]

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Have You Seen My Potty book cover

Have You Seen My Potty

Have You Seen My Potty, by Mij Kelly, illustrated by Mary McQuillan  We were recently in New Zealand visiting family. My nephew is in the midst of potty training, and both my husband and I found ourselves reminiscing fondly about this book. It was a gift from some friends, and it was by far the most […]

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Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! book cover

Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck

Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! by Kyle Mewburn, illustrated by Ali Teo and John O’Reilly This is a thoroughly charming picture book about a little boy who thinks he doesn’t like his Auntie’s kisses… until one week, she misses her usual visit. It was a gift from New Zealand, from a Kiwi author whose books we […]

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The Ghost Library book cover

The Ghost Library

The Ghost Library, By David Melling  We found this utterly charming picture book at the library a year or two ago, and my younger daughter loves it. She just checked it out again, which prompted me to post about it. It is the story of a little girl who loves to read. One night, a […]

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Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas book cover

Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Christmas

Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Christmas, by Joy Cowley, illustrated by Elizabeth Fuller Since it is near Christmas time, I thought I’d share a favorite Christmas book. In Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Christmas, the farm animals stage a mini revolt against the thought of a cold bath while Mrs. Wishy-Washy goes into town. My parents gave this book to my […]

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That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown

That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown, by Cressida Cowell, illustrated by Neal Layton Emily Brown is having adventures with her rabbit Stanley, and keeps getting interrupted by representatives of the queen, who wants Stanley for her own. There’s enough repetition in how the story is constructed that it held my kids’ attention even when they […]

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A Mammoth in the Fridge book cover

A Mammoth in the Fridge

A Mammoth in the Fridge, by Michaël Escoffier and Matthieu Maudet This book is French surrealism for children, and it is marvelous. A family discovers a mammoth in their fridge… and a charming story ensues. This was another gift from New Zealand and the wonderful Gecko Press. It is translated from the French. It came […]

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