Books for Kids

Wonder, groan and laugh out loud!

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis (2013) With a blend of story and illustration reminiscent of Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Stephan Pastis brings us Timmy Failure, a self-proclaimed “detective without peer” whose tender age is no match for his oversized ego. As Timmy attempts ...Read More

Metafiction for beginning readers!

We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems, 2010 The term “meta” gets thrown around a lot lately, but We Are in a Book! utilizes the self-aware technique with delightfully clever wit.  The book is part of the popular Elephant and Piggie children’s series and opens with the title characters ...Read More

Serious Reads for Tender Age

The only thing more difficult than explaining development of the atomic bomb is explaining it to children. Jonah Winter and his mother, Jeanette Winter succeed brilliantly on this score in their new picture book, The Secret Project. Reading a book to a classroom of fourth graders is the acid test ...Read More

Warm and Wonderful First Day Facts

My First Day by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, 2013 “What did you do on your first day—the day you were born?” So begins this delightful nonfiction picture book by the dynamic Caldecott Honor duo Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Spotlighting twenty-two animals new and known to young readers, Jenkins ...Read More