"Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them."
- Arnold Lobel


Every Tuesday is Book Review Day, where I review and recommend a children's book.

Every Wednesday is Wise Owl Wednesday, where you can butter up your brain with some children's literature facts - history, milestones, trivia ... stop by here to learn a little something about the amazing world of books for the young!

Every Thursday is Literacy Tip Day, where I offer literacy suggestions for your children based upon my teaching and parenting experience.

Keep cozy this fall with a good book!

11 May 2010

Children's Book Week & Book Review #5

First of all, hello and welcome to all of my new followers and readers from Sunday's Blog Jog!!!
It was an amazing success for me and my blogs, accomplishing what I was hoping it would...to discover some awesome, new blogs and to gain some more followers!! YEA!!!

Next, Happy Children's Book Week!!! I hope to link you up with some great sites and giveaways...and, of course, some wonderful recommendations of children's books for all age groups.
  • Visit There's A Book for some great giveaways and excellent recommendations in honor of Children's Book Week! It is my favorite site for children's literature!
  • Take a peek at First Book Blog, which provides books to children in need and is simply an excellent resource for anyone interested in children's literature.

Here's this week's book review:

Bear's Picture

Bear's Picture by Daniel Pinkwater
Illustrated by D.B. Johnson

I found this gem of a book last week at the library with my kiddos! The illustrations are so novel and eclectic - a mixture of cut-out, watercolor, black-and-white, and some abstract elements.  Pinkwater's story about Bear's very own, individual creation that is questioned by two "proper" gentlemen conveys a beautiful, heartwarming message of the individuality of one's very own work.  The ending is a sweet surprise for you and your little child.  I recommend this book for ages 2 - 4 years.

"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?"
- Henry Ward Beecher

**This post is part of "Tuesday Tag-Along", courtesy of the blog, Twee Poppets!!**

Tuesday Tag-Along


just B you said...

Hi Mary Elizabeth,
Found your blog through TTA, and I'm so glad I did. I can tell I'm going to be stopping by often. Education is so important, and reading is a love that all children (and adults) can find benefits from and enjoy for a lifetime!

The Sice Family said...

I'm going to LOVE visiting your blog - I'm a teacher, love kids and books and I want to write children's books too! I popped in from Tag-a-long Tuesday, and I'll be back! Come visit me - I review novels and films. Wendy xx

Mary Elizabeth said...


So glad you found this blog!!! I can't wait to visit yours - sounds like we have a lot of the same interests!!!
Thank you for your comments!

:) Mary Elizabeth

Twee Poppets said...

Hello! Thanks for tagging along this week at the Tuesday Tag-Along blog hop! I'm a follower of your blog! :)


Traci66 said...

Hello. I found your blog via Tuesday Tag-Along and decided to follow. I hope you will come check out my blog and maybe become a follower http://traci66.blogspot.com Check out my giveaways while your there if you get a chance. Have a Terrific Tuesday.

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! I'm stopping by from Tuesday Tag to be your newest follower. Hope you can swing by my blog too! Have a great day!

Bridgette Groschen
Groschen Goblins

TheGirl said...

I love your blog, what a great idea, i can't wait to have more time to read through! I'm following from the Tuesday Tag Along


The1stdaughter said...

You are such a sweetheart! And I'm so terribly sorry to just now be commenting back to you! My life has been crazy recently, but hopefully now that hubby passed the Bar we can have a normal life, at least for a bit.

I do have to say that your site is quickly becoming one of my favorites as well! I just love the variety and all the books you pick. Thank you so much for the mention!

Lilli said...

Hi, Reading and Kids... couldn't think of a better combo. Glad I found your blog. I'm a little late from the Tuesday Tag-Along over on Twee Poppets. I’m a new follower and would sincerely appreciate if you’d visit my blog. Follow if you like it: My Tot Travels
You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook
Happy Travels,
Lilli (#100 on the list)
My Tot Travels...
 Learning to Parent on the Road of Life (  great tips for traveling with kids)

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