Exclamation Mark!

Does your child know what an exclamation point is? Do you want to help your child learn punctuation in a fun and meaningful way? Once you read Exclamation Mark by Amy Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld with your child, he or she will be on their way to understanding what a question mark, period and exclamation […]

Not A Stick

How would your child play with a stick? Pretend to go fishing? Pretend to paint with it? Not A Stick by Antoinette Portis is an excellent book to encourage creativity and imaginative play with your child ages 3.5 and up. Have you ever bought a new toy for your child and he or she plays […]


“There are many kinds of courage. Awesome kinds. And everyday kinds. Still courage is courage- whatever kind” Bernard Waber What does courage mean to you? Courage is an excellent book on defining and beginning to explain what the concept of courage means. Courage means something different to each person, which is why it may be […]


Willow (appropriate for ages 5 and up), by Denise Brennan-Nelson and Rosemarie Brennan is a beautiful story of self expression. This book was recommended by my friend Amy, creator of Happy Day Westchester. Mrs. Hawthorn is Willow’s art teacher and is neat, tidy and doesn’t allow her students to express themselves. Willow is a free […]

the dot

the dot by Peter Reynolds is an inspiring story of a young girl named Vashti whose story began with one little dot. I love this story because it instills the idea that we need to empower our children to believe in themselves and give them the room to express themselves. My son picked this wonderful […]

That Is Not A Good Idea!

That Is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems is a favorite book in my house. The book begins with a hungry fox who invites a plump goose to dinner. Throughout the entire story, the reader thinks the goose is in trouble, but in the end, it’s the fox who winds up in hot water. […]

Little Sweet Potato

Has your child ever felt left out? Like they don’t belong?I think this is a book that both children and adults can appreciate. When I saw this book on amazon a couple of weeks ago, it sparked my interest. Of course, first because of the title since I love sweet potatoes but more importantly, the […]

I Don’t Want To Go To School!

Does your child give you a hard time going to school? I picked up this book, I Don’t Want to Go to School! (appropriate for ages 3-5) yesterday at the library after a very difficult morning trying to get my own son to preschool. Lots of kids are resistant starting school especially after time off […]

Rufus Goes to School

Is your child starting school on Monday? Has your child ever asked “Why do I need to go to school?” I love Rufus Goes to School because it has such a powerful message about why children need to attend school. The book begins with a likable pig character named Rufus Leroy III. He wants to […]

Hank Finds An Egg

Magical! This is the only word to accurately describe this wordless picture book.  This is a book that defines the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Hank Finds an Egg is an ideal book for you and your child to make up your own words to the story. The unique pictures bring this story to […]