children's books

Author Spotlight: Robin Stevens

authorRobin Stevens is an American-born English woman author of children's fiction, best known for her Murder Most Unladylike series. She has spoken of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction as an influence on her work.

Spring into Storytime with Moira’s Birthday

book titleFor this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen ‘Moira’s Birthday’, written by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko. Moira is told that she can invite six children to her birthday party. However, she doesn’t want to disappoint everyone else who wants to go. Her parents are in for a big surprise when two hundred children arrive for the party.

Spring into Storytime with The First Music

book titleFor this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen ‘The First Music’, written by Dylan Pritchett and illustrated by Erin Bennett Banks. When the animals get together, they discover that the noise that they have been making is also wonderful music.

Spring into Storytime with Snap!

book titleFor this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen ‘Snap!’ written by Hazel Hutchins and illustrated by Dusan Petricic. Every time Evan tries to draw, something happens to the crayons. They break, get crushed and even get blown away. Evan uses the bits of crayons that are left over and the results are better than he could imagine.

Spring into Storytime with Duck! Rabbit!

book titleFor this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen ‘Duck! Rabbit!’ written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. This is a funny book based on an optical illusion. Is the picture a duck or a rabbit? What do you think?

Spring into Storytime with How Do You Read to a Rabbit?

book titleFor this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen ‘How Do You Read to a Rabbit?’ written and illustrated by Andrea Wayne von Konigslow.  This is a funny story about the problems trying to read to different types of animals.

Spring into Storytime with Always

book titleFor this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen ‘Always’, written by Alison McGhee and illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre. This is a charming story about how devoted a dog can be.

Great recommended reads for children

childrenIf you’ve ever been trapped reading a boring book to a young person, I feel your pain. These books are NOT boring. They’re really well written, beautiful and interesting. Even better, they’re about magic, strange happenings, special powers, and mysterious characters. What’s not to love?

Spring into Storytime with The Dot

book titleFor this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen ‘The Dot’, written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Vashti cannot draw, but when she draws a single dot on a page, little does she know that it is going to prove that she can draw after all.

Spring into Storytime with Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo

book titleFor this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen ‘Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo’, written and illustrated by E.S. Redmond.  All of the animals in the zoo are unwell…all because of a sniffly girl.

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