Review: Sophie’s Squash

The season is changing now almost as fast as a toddler's mood. Enjoy a bit of both with the adorable Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller and Anne Wilsdorf. Precocious Sophie picks out a butternut squash for supper at the farmers' market, but by evening the huggable fruit has become her best friend. Resisting her parents' attempts…

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Review: Mr. Mehan’s Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals

Today I have a new book to share, bearing a memorably unusual name. Allow me to present Mr. Mehan's Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals by Matthew Mehan and illustrated by John Folley. This ambitious book of poems features an imaginary creature assigned to each letter of the alphabet. The names of the animals are often a pun (as…

Series Review: The Cobble Street Cousins

Guiding a budding reader into chapter books can be a confusing experience, so finding an appealing series is like striking gold. If this sounds familiar, you might try The Cobble Street Cousins series by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin. This series of six short chapter books follows three cousins who live with their…