These illustrations are awesome!

                                           Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace The artwork alone is enough reason to check out this book! Nancy Wallace uses paper collages to illustrate the adventures of Pip, Minna, and their family as they head for the Long Hill Orchard to pick apples! Pip and Minna not only pick apples, but they learn … Read more…

Apple Farmer Annie can multitask!

Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington Annie is an apple farmer and an apple baker and an apple seller! Besides being a fun story, this is a great book for teaching kindergarten readiness skills like sorting and sequencing and counting and building vocabulary. First, Annie grows the apples, then she picks the apples, then she … Read more…

Family apple picking fun!

Up, Up, Up! It’s Apple Picking Time by Jodi Fickes Shapiro Myles wakes up early for the family trip to his grandparent’s apple farm! He measures the trip’s distance in the number of picnics it takes to get there! On the farm, everyone pitches in to help pick apples. And there are so many different … Read more…

Bullies are everywhere, even in your garden!

In The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle, a tiny bug is ready to take on the world! In today’s Book Club selection, our Grouchy Ladybug spends the entire day trying to pick a fight with everyone she meets from a yellow jacket to a lobster to an elephant. She is always looking for a fight, … Read more…

Summer beach reads AREN’T just for grown-ups!

Special days at the beach are all about the people you share them with in Grandma, Tell Me If You Can written by Melinda Lancaster and illustrated by Michelle Podgorski. In today’s book selection, a young boy shares a special day at the beach with his grandma. He asks tons of questions and she always … Read more…