I've written a few children's books, and read many more.

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Books I've enjoyed reading with my children

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Who Is Driving? book cover

Who Is Driving?

Who Is Driving? By Leo Timmers  This is another excellent Gecko Press book that we received from my in-laws in New Zealand. The author is Belgian. The joy in this book comes from the pictures, as different animals show up driving different vehicles. My kids also loved the “crash!” at the end. I’ve categorized it as […]

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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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Mouse Makes Words

Mouse Makes Words, by Kathryn Heling and Debora Hembrook, Illustrated by Patrick Joseph My last book was a book that my five year old likes to “read” to me, so I decided to make my next book one that she actually will try to read. I think this book is a great choice for a reluctant […]

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Blue Hat, Green Hat

Blue Hat, Green Hat, by Sandra Boynton This book has been one of my younger daughter’s favorites for years. She likes to read it to me. For quite awhile, she read it like this: “Blue hat, green hat, red hat, poots!” She has lost that particular adorable mispronunciation and now reads it properly as “Blue […]

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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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All the World book cover

All the World

All the World, by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee I unabashedly love this book, with its subtly hopeful message, lyrical language, and beautiful pictures. It was a birthday gift to my younger daughter from one of her best friends at day care. I can’t remember exactly which birthday- either her 3rd or 4th- […]

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