Category Archives: Picture Books

The Five-Year-Old Reviews Books: China Rabbits, Lighthouses, and Kindergarten, Oh My!

This summer The Five-Year-Old with characteristic enthusiasm has enrolled in not one, but two reading programs: our local library’s Dream Big, Read! reading program and the Imagination’s Destination Summer Reading program at Barnes & Noble. The library’s program asks The … Continue reading

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The Five-Year-Old Reviews Books: Dragons, Knights, and Brains, Oh My!

This summer The Five-Year-Old with characteristic enthusiasm has enrolled in not one, but two reading programs: our local library’s Dream Big, Read! reading program and the Imagination’s Destination Summer Reading program at Barnes & Noble. The library’s program asks The … Continue reading

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Summer Review Medley: My Many Colored Days, A Day A Dog, You Can’t See a Dodo at the Zoo

School’s out and we’d rather be outside. While that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped reading, it does mean I don’t want to spend a lot of time reviewing. Naturally, I feel guilty about that, so I’m going to experiment with giving … Continue reading

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The Five-Year-Old Reviews Books: Frogs, Dinosaurs, & Borrowers, Oh My!

This summer The Five-Year-Old with characteristic enthusiasm has enrolled in not one, but two reading programs. The first is the Dream Big, Read! Massachusetts-wide reading program through our local library. The other is the Imagination’s Destination Summer Reading program at … Continue reading

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Summer Review Medley: Little Honey Bear, The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup, and The Squeaky Creaky Bed

School’s out and we’d rather be outside. While that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped reading, it does mean I don’t want to spend a lot of time reviewing. Naturally, I feel guilty about that, so I’m giving you three quick hits … Continue reading

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Summer Review Medley: George’s Secret Key, Little Quack, and the Flopsy Bunnies

School’s out and we’d rather be outside. While that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped reading, it does mean I don’t want to spend a lot of time reviewing. Naturally, I feel guilty about that, so I’m going to give you three … Continue reading

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Summer Review Medley: The Color Kittens, Blue Moo & The Velveteen Rabbit

School’s out and we’d rather be outside. While that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped reading, it does mean I don’t want to spend a lot of time reviewing. Naturally, I feel guilty about that, so I’m going to experiment with giving … Continue reading

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Book Review: Meow: Cat Stories from Around the World

Meow: Cat Stories from Around the World By Jane Yolen Illustrated by Hala Wittwer HarperCollins Publishers, LLC, 2005 Age Range: Ages 5 and Up Our mini-course in animal folk tales continued this week with Jane Yolen’s Meow: Cat Stories from … Continue reading

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Book Review: How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots

How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots By Barbara Knutson Carolrhoda Books, Inc., 1990 Age Range: 4-8 As you may remember, after last week’s unfortunate fairy tale incident, we decided to give folk tales a try. How the Guinea Fowl … Continue reading

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Book Review: The McElderry Book of Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Review cross-posted on our sister site: Caterpickles.com. The McElderry Book of Grimm’s Fairy Tales By Saviour Pirotta Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2006 Age Range: Preschool to Grade 4 The Four-Year-Old recently discovered Super Why, a … Continue reading

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