Be Brave Little One by Marianne Richmond

Be Brave Little One by Marianne Richmond

What a sweet story that explores what it means to be brave, a mother’s dream for her child. Sharing the different sides of bravery, “Be brave to step up and try something new. Be brave to step out when it isn’t for you.”  I love how the author...
Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld

Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld

We start our day again in the construction site with trucks stretching and rolling out of bed to discover a task too big for the five-truck crew. “Cement Mixer is thinking fast, he gives his horn a blaring blast!” Rinker’s tight, playful rhymes...
Big Words for Little Geniuses by Susan and James Patterson and illustrated by Hsinping Pan

Big Words for Little Geniuses by Susan and James Patterson and illustrated by Hsinping Pan

I first learned of this book when it was being promoted on the Today Show. I loved the concept as I am tired of picture books that dumb down vocabulary for kids. This may be the opposite as it is an ABC book filled with multi-syllabic (9 syllables in the first entry...
What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamaka, Illustrated by Mae Besom

What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamaka, Illustrated by Mae Besom

This is the story of a child who wakes up one day surprised by his idea, tagging along behind him, not knowing where it came from or what to do with it. I love the beautiful descriptive vocabulary used to describe this companion as they journey through the...
Double Take! A New Look at Opposites by Susan Hood and illustrated by Jay Fleck

Double Take! A New Look at Opposites by Susan Hood and illustrated by Jay Fleck

Double take is exactly what kids AND adults do as they read through Susan Hood’s latest picture book, packed with language learning, and clever fun! Hood’s known for going deeper in concepts and vocabulary while appearing to give us a simple story....
Ally-Saurus & the Very Bossy Monster by Richard Torrey

Ally-Saurus & the Very Bossy Monster by Richard Torrey

I was excited to see the return of Ally-Saurus,  in Richard Torrey’s new book, “Ally-Saurus & the Very Bossy Monster,” as she was a favorite in my speech therapy sessions as kids LOVED her freedom to be creative and imaginative! Now our little...