Category Archives: Picture Books

The Cat Club series by Esther Averill (1944 – 1972)

Do you have a little cat lover in your house?  Then the 13 books in The Cat Club series will be perfect!  Jenny Linsky is a shy, well-mannered black cat living in Greenwich Village.  Her adventures with other cats in the … Continue reading

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The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear (1871)

I’m not a huge poetry fan — most likely a glitch in my DNA.  But there are a few poems that absolutely delight me.  The Owl and the Pussycat is one of them.  Especially in the board book format, illustrated … Continue reading

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The Rag Coat by Lauren Mills (1991)

    This beautiful picture book tells the story of a little Appalachian girl who needs a coat in order to attend school.  Her family is too poor to purchase one, so Mother sews a colorful coat from quilt scraps.  … Continue reading

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Peter and the Wolf – book with CD — by Sergei Prokofiev (1936)

My in-laws gave us a beautiful book and recording of Peter and the Wolf many years ago. My children listened to it dozens and times and we all came to love it!   My father-in-law, a symphony conductor and composer, used … Continue reading

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Old Bear Picture Book Series by Jane Hissey (1986 – 2016)

Have you ever walked into the children’s section of the library and just wanted to cry? You made the effort to load your children into the car and drove them to the library, but now you’re faced with THOUSANDS of … Continue reading

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