Imagine That

⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2 In this charming picture book (ages six to nine), enter the magical world of Evelyn, a sweet little girl who is fascinated with the night sky and the planets, stars and constellations. Every evening after dinner, in her backyard, often accompanied by her lovely father, Evelyn learns about the…

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The Garden We Share

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A perfect little picture book - bursting with hope, delight and the soul-affirming promise of a nascent new day. As a little girl and her grandmother sow a garden we see the wonder each little seed brings, following the cycle of life laid out for us, from the tiniest…

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Songbird

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️➕ I found this gorgeous picture book incredibly endearing. (It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that I teared up at the end of it, so touched was I by the messaging and so deeply did it resonate with me). From the very first notes, drifting across the park to…

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Blossom and Bud

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ What an absolute delight! This picture book, written by a New Jersey psychologist (and spectacularly illustrated by an amazing artist) tells the story of Blossom, a tall and gangly sunflower, and Bud, a little stem, not yet fully opened, who share space in Mr. Baxters floral shop with an…

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Alex and the Shaming Monster

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Shame. It’s such an overwhelming stomach-churning terrible feeling, that can be so quick to rear its nasty head, particularly when you are young and vulnerable. Alex and the Shaming Monster is a charming picture book that deals with this very issue, helping children understand that shame, like a scary…

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