Monday, October 20, 2014


IVAN: THE REMARKABLE TRU STORY OF THE SHOPPING MALL GORILLA by Katherine Applegate with illustrations by G. Brian Karas. Clarion Books, 2014.

"In leafy calm/ In
Gentle arms,/ a gorilla's
life began. Must. Read.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Rabbi and the Buttons

RABBI BENJAMIN'S BUTTONS by Alice McGinty with illustrations by Jennifer Black Reinhardt. Charlesbridge, 2014.

Buttons pop from vest
As Rabbi enjoys each meal
His vest is ruined.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Imani's Moon

IMANI'S MOON by JaNay Brown-Wood with illustrations by Hazel Mitchell. Mackinac Island Press, 2014.

Wants to touch the moon
But is told she is too small
Imani WILL though.

Friday, October 17, 2014


ONE BIG PAIR OF UNDERWAER by Laura Gehl and Tom Lichtenheld. Beach Lane, 2014.

Learning how to share
Is important when there's one
Pair of underwear.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

When Aunt Mattie Got her Wings

WHEN AUNT MATTIE GOT HER WINGS by Petra Mathers. Beach Lane, 2014.

Her time here over
Aunt Mattie's new journey starts
Her family mourns.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The mouse that roared and then solved some mysteries


Hermelin can help
When there is a mystery
Even though he's small.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Do you believe in magic?

UNI THE UNICORN by Amy Krouse Rosenthal with illustrations by Brigette Barrager. Random House, 2014.

Do you believe in magic
Uni believes there are girls
Somewhere in the world.