A young girl and her dad build a garden!

In Flower Garden by Eve Bunting, a little girl and her father build a garden to surprise her mother on her birthday! In today’s Book Club selection, the action starts on a trip to the grocery store. Dad and daughter take their garden supplies home on the city bus and carry it up the stairs … Read more…

How can a hound dog hatch?

Jealousy is at the heart of this precious story of hound dog who feels replaced in the heart of his beloved mistress by newly hatched chicks on the family farm. To the rescue come the best friends, Otter and Beaver, with a plan to make Alexandra fall in love with Fletcher all over again. Imagine … Read more…

Have You seen My Duckling?

A Mama Duck and her 8 ducklings share a snug nest on the side of a pond in this Caldecott Honor Book by Nancy Tafuri. (Look for the Caldecott Medal on the book’s cover; it represents the best illustrations for the year the book was published.) In the book, Have You Seen My Duckling?, the … Read more…

Mama Outside, Mama Inside

Two expectant moms, waiting for their babies to arrive; one on the inside of the window, one on the outside of the window. In Mama Inside, Mama Outside by Dianna Hutts Aston a mama bird prepares for her eggs to hatch, building a sturdy nest with papa bird. Inside the house, human parents prepare for … Read more…

Make Way For Ducklings

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey tells the story of soon-to-be parents looking for the ideal neighborhood to build their first home. Yes, the expectant parents are ducks, but the lessons to be learned apply to all species! Things like: Listen to your parents! Come when they call you! Stay together! Don’t wander off! … Read more…