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: My Garden

In this part of the world the bounty of vegetable gardens is reaching its peak, and we should not let summer pass without one more imaginative gardening story. Thus I present you with My Garden by Kevin Henkes. A little girl enjoys helping in her mother's garden; but when she considers what a garden of her own…

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…