• Children's Books

    Pick of the Month: February 2012

    I have been plugging away at my 75 Book Challenge. I have read 26 books so far.  Awesome — yes! But, I still feel behind.  Will I make it to 75 by the end of the year?  I hope so! It’s been fun so far. Here is my favorite read from February 2012. Picture Book:  Lost Boy: The Story of the Man who created Peter Pan by Jane Yolen This is lovely picture book biography about the life J.M. Barrie, author of “Peter Pan.”  At 2990 words, this is probably not the best choice for a one-night bedtime story for young children.  It might work if you spread it out over…

  • Picture Book

    Pick of the Month: January 2012

    I have a confession to make…this post is almost a month late.  My oh-so-wonderful-plan was to choose my favorite books I’ve read, as part of the 75 Book Challenge, and write a lovely post about them each month.  I still love the idea and intend on following through with it.  So, without further ado, here are my top picks for January 2012.  It was a hard decision, as I read a number of ‘curl up with a cup of cocoa and eagerly read me’ kind of stories last month.  Wait — that’s every month! Picture Book: Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton Sharks and Trains! I think I hear those…