You Don’t Want a Unicorn!

Author: Ame Dyckman

Illustrator: Liz Climo

Summary: Wishing for a unicorn is something many kids do…but this book hilariously explains why this is NOT a good idea! From shedding, to scratching, jumping to chewing, the narrator tries valiantly to show you why wishing for a unicorn is the WORST possible thing to do. This book is sure to make you laugh, and keep on laughing even after the end!

Pig the Pug

Books about friendship and love

Author: Aaron Blabey

Illustrator: Aaron Blabey

Summary: Meet Pig the Pug…a greedy and selfish doggie who refuses to share his toys. Meet Trevor, a wiener dog who tries to get Pig to play together and share his cool toys. Just when Pig stockpiles all his possessions in a mini-mountain, something happens that may change his outlook on sharing. Get ready to giggle at the ending!

Starting Research with Elementary Kids

Research Step #1: Asking Questions

It‘s Research Time! I love starting research with my elementary kids!  You might call me crazy, but I actually love helping kids find things they are interested in learning about, and then connecting it to the research process.   I’ve posted several blogs about doing research with K-2 as well as with the upper grades,…

The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story

Books about love and friendship

Author: Nancy Rose

Illustrator: Nancy Rose

Summary: Another great sequel in "The Secret Life of Squirrels" saga by Nancy Rose! I absolutely love the creativity of the pictures, using real-life squirrels in hand-made sets. You and your kids will fall in love with Mr. Peanuts again, this time as he wishes for and finds someone special to have in his life.

Getting Kids Excited About New Books

Getting Kids Excited About New Books

Getting kids exciting about new books with a New Year, New Book Event is one of my favorite activities to do when we first come back from our two-week long winter break.  It’s a great way to ease back into the library after being gone for awhile, and it’s virtually a stress-free lesson. Other than…

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