The ALA’s Caldecott Winners for 2015

This morning the American Library Association announced their coveted youth media award winners (Caldecott, Newberry, etc) for books for young people. In addition to the Caldecott Award winner, surprisingly, seven other picture books walked away with the Caldecott Honors. Unfortunately, you probably have never heard of most of these books and if you’ve tried to find them […]

Caldecott Winners 2013

Earlier this week the ALA announced the winners of the 2013 Caldecott Award and Honors. As soon as the winners were announced I buzzed over to local the library to snatch the books up before lengthy hold lists interfered. With a little luck and a couple of the books already in my home library, we’ve […]

Review | Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen

Description: Annebelle finds a box filled with yarn of every color and starts knitting sweaters and hats for everyone in her town. Her knitting becomes so popular and desired that an archduke from a faraway land must have Annebelle’s box of yarn, no matter what the cost. Story: My daughter picked this one out from […]

Review | This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

Description: A little fish, who thinks he’s very clever, steals a big fish’s hat. Story Review: This book follows the popular; I Want My Hat Back by Klassen. Both books have gotten a lot of national recognition. At first I didn’t understand why this book was being put in the circles of Best Picture Books for 2012, […]

Review | I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

Description: A bear goes looking for his hat that went missing under mysterious circumstances. Story: It took me a few readings to warm up to this book, especially a reading with my daughter. It was put on many of the best picture book lists of 2011 and at first I was very underwhelmed. I just […]