Children’s Book Recommendation | Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest

Author Gerald McDermott Description Raven, the trickster, wants to give people the gift of light. But can he find out where Sky Chief keeps it? And if he does, will he be able to escape without being discovered? His dream seems impossible, but if anyone can find a way to bring light to the world, … Continue reading Children’s Book Recommendation | Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest

Children’s Book Recommendation | Rain!

Author Linda Ashman Description One rainy day in the city, an eager little boy exclaims, “Rain!” Across town a grumpy man grumbles, “Rain.” In this endearing picture book, a rainy-day cityscape comes to life in vibrant, cut-paper-style artwork. The boy in his green frog hat splashes in puddles—“Hoppy, hoppy, hoppy!”—while the old man curses the … Continue reading Children’s Book Recommendation | Rain!

Children’s Book Recommendation | Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

Author John Steptoe Description Inspired by a traditional African folktale, this is the story of Mufaro, who is proud of his two beautiful daughters. Nyasha is kind and considerate, but everyone-except Mufaro-knows that Manyara is selfish and bad-tempered. When the Great King decides to take a wife and invites the most worthy and beautiful daughters … Continue reading Children’s Book Recommendation | Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

Children’s Book Recommendation | Chrysanthemum

Author Kevin Henkes Description Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Kitten's First Full Moon, Chrysanthemum is a funny and honest school story about teasing, self-esteem, and acceptance to share all year round. Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect—until her first day … Continue reading Children’s Book Recommendation | Chrysanthemum

Children’s Book Recommendation | Julius, the Baby of the World

Author Kevin Henkes Description The riotously funny Lilly, last seen in Chester's Way (Greenwillow), thinks her new baby brother, Julius, is disgusting -- if he was a number, he would be zero. But when Cousin Garland dares to criticize Julius, Lilly bullies her into loudly admiring Julius as the baby of the world.Lilly knows her … Continue reading Children’s Book Recommendation | Julius, the Baby of the World

Children’s Book Recommendation | Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

Author Kevin Henkes Description Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can't wait until sharing time, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions. Lilly's fury leads to revenge and then to remorse and she sets out to make … Continue reading Children’s Book Recommendation | Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

Children’s Book Recommendation | Imogene’s Antlers

Author David Small Description David Small's dryly comic story of a little girl who wakes one morning to discover she has grown antlers has delighted children since it was first published 15 years ago. Now reissued in a sparkling oversize format, this classic is ready for a whole new audience. The family doctor, the school … Continue reading Children’s Book Recommendation | Imogene’s Antlers