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Fairy Mom

“Fairy Mom and Me” is told from the perspective of Ella, who will one day become like her mom, who is also a magical fairy when she needs to be — or, just thinks she needs to be (even when she shouldn’t!). Becoming a fairy runs in the family,...

Humphrey’s Pet Show Panic

This is a charming installment in an award-winning series. It’s an easy to read chapter book, with nice illustrations throughout. Overall, it’s a delight! The story is told from the perspective of a classroom’s pet hamster who is taken to a town pet...

50 Wacky Things Humans Do

This is a fun facts book all about human biology, with a focus on engaging and helping kids learn while having a great deal of fun. Yet, I think, it adds to regular learning to supplement and enlarge our understanding of the body and how it really works — well...

My Pillow Keeps Moving

This is a fun-to-read children’s picture book, illustrated by the esteemed New Yorker illustrator, Christopher Weyant. The story is mostly told visually, with sight gags, tied to witty dialog. It subtly explains how misconceptions can lead to miscommunication,...

Slime, Gak & Goop

My husband *loved* his chemistry set when he was a child, and he laments how such things aren’t available for children anymore. He has asked if we can come up with something like that to do with our own children, since it opens up a whole new world to them for...

A Chip Off the Old Block

This is a wonderfully illustrated(!) and imaginative and adventurous tale that helps to convey how we have to work and sacrifice to create something great. In the story, a rock decides to hitch rides from place to place, taking in great American monuments made of...