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Best Picture Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Best Picture Books for Kids EVER!

I love picture books; it’s a complete story in 24ish pages with a beginning, a middle, and an end.  It’s a visit to an art gallery or a museum with beautiful artwork in all kinds of media — drawings, paintings, collages, and more.  It can transport you to another time and place, a different culture, or a different person’s point of view.  Picture books are NOT just for young children; I insist they are for everyone, adult and child alike.  My 4th grader’s teacher is reading Patricia Polacco’s picture books to the class and the kids are thoroughly enjoying them.  Picture books also make bedtime stories a pleasure because one reader can satisfy a wide audience. Read more…

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Top 10: Secret Hidden Things in Picture Books

Goodnight Moon Secret Things to Spot

This list was challenging for me to put together. The first six were easy but then the digging got hard. Did you know that Goodnight Moon has a little white mouse hidden on the full page color illustrations? OK, it took me a while to learn about that. Read more…

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Top 10: Most Common Kitchen Injuries

Preventing Kitchen Accidents and Injuries

Please welcome my guest author, Nursing Schools.net, with a public service announcement about how to stay safe in the kitchen. Seriously, though, kitchen safety is no joke and this might be a good one to run past your kids.  I know my kids are always plotting how to 1) get their hands on the sharp knives, 2) jumping up on the counters near a hot stove, 3) learning how to cook — brownies are at the top of their list. Read more…

Top 10: Funny Picture Books to LOL with Your Child

Best Funny Picture Books for Kids to LOL!

My five-year-old son selected most of these books because they make him laugh and we enjoy reading them together. Read more…