Pigs From A To Z by Arthur Geisert Picture Book Review

Pigs From A To Z was the first Arthur Geisert book we discovered, at a library book sale when Liam was quite young. We loved it so much, that we snatched up Arthur Geisert’s Pigaroons (which I have reviewed before here). We have become big fans of Geisert’s intricate illustrations and the exploits of the pigs he draws.

Pigs From A To Z by Arthur Geisert Picture Book Review

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I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen Picture Book Review

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen Picture Book Review

I came across I Want My Hat Back on Pinterest and thought it sounded really cute, so we checked it out from the library this week, and the librarian told me her family loves this book – good reviews all around! So, I’m happy to say that we really enjoyed this book as well!

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Book Review of Frindle by Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements’ first chapter book, Frindle, has been around for a while, but I only heard about it recently. It was published in 1998, but I kept seeing it at the top of Amazon’s bestsellers for the 8-10 crowd, and I thought Paul might enjoy it. There are some illustrations in the copy I read, and it was fun to see the work of Brian Selznick (of The Invention of Hugo Cabret fame – you can read my review of that book here)

Frindle by Andrew Clements Book Review by What My Kids Read

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Stone Soup by Marcia Brown Picture Book Review

Stone Soup by Marcia Brown Picture Book Review by What My Kids Read

Marcia Brown’s version of Stone Soup is the one I grew up reading. Because Stone Soup is a folk tale, there are many versions in book form, but this 1947 Caldecott winner captures the feel of a European peasant folk tale. Maybe if Patricia Pollacco had illustrated a version of this story, I might have liked that one more, but, to me, this one is the best! [Read more…]

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen Picture Book Review

This book was a suggestion from a reader. Thank you, Steve! Owl Moon is a lovely picture book about a father and child going into the woods on a snowy night to see a Great Horned Owl. We checked this book out of the library about a week after an owl spent the day perched on a branch in our backyard. It was a fun tie-in, since the kids’ “owl-radars” were more alert than usual.

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen Picture Book Review by What My Kids Read

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