Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Good Night Little Monster by Helen Ketteman and Illustrated by Bonnie Leick


Good Night Little Monster
 by Helen Ketteman and Illustrated by Bonnie Leick

It's dark Little Monster!
Bedtime is soon.
Come out on the porch 
to howwlll at the moon.

Little Monster needs to get ready for bed. That means howling at the moon, scrubbing his scales, getting into his creepy PJs, and enjoying a nice snack before bed; worm juice and baked beetle bread. 

And, of course, Little Monster's mother is nearbly to tuck Little Monster into bed and turn on his night-light-because even little monsters can be afraid of the dark.

Sweet dreams, Little Monster!


This delightfully gorgeous book is well written, colorful, and a joy to read. I loved the pictures and the rhyming text! They little monster and his mother are so adorable together! What a cleverly written book that is a great read for story time and right before bed. 

As Halloween is just in a week, I would recommend purchasing this book for either your home, school, or public library. 

Support your local library by checking this book out from their collection and if they don't have this in the collection, donate it! You won't regret it!

Until the next time...

Happy reading...

A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!

Monday, October 17, 2011

New York Times Children's Picture Books - Best Sellers Week of 10/16/2011

New York Times Best Selling Children's Picture Books Week of October 16, 2011

Hello, Everyone:

I have been offline with this blog but am back and will be updating this blog on a regular basis.

Let 's begin by seeing what gems are currently on the New York Times Best Sellers list:

Here is the list of New York Times Children's Picture Books for week of October 16, 2011!

IF YOU GIVE A DOG A DONUT, by Laura Numeroff. Illustrated by Felicia Bond. (Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins, $16.99.) “He’ll ask for some apple juice to go with it,” to start things off. (Ages 3 to 7) 1

2 THE BIPPOLO SEED AND OTHER LOST STORIES, by Dr. Seuss. (Random House, $15.) Seven madcap tales, published between 1950 and 1951. (Ages 4 to 8) 2

3 LLAMA, LLAMA RED PAJAMA, by Anna Dewdney. (Viking, $17.99.) Baby Llama turns bedtime into an all-out llama drama. (Ages 4 to 8) 1

4 HAPPY PIG DAY!, by Mo Willems. (Hyperion, $8.99.) Piggie celebrates her favorite day. But will Gerald the Elephant be included? (Ages 4 to 8) 1

5 THE ARTIST WHO PAINTED A BLUE HORSE, by Eric Carle. (Philomel, $17.99.) A child joyfully creates animals in unexpected colors. (Ages 4 to 8) 1

6 LLAMA LLAMA HOME WITH MAMA, by Anna Dewdney. (Viking, $17.99.) Mama has just the thing for Llama Llama, who is feeling ill. (Ages 3 to 5) 7

7 SWEET LAND OF LIBERTY, by Callista Gingrich. Illustrated by Susan Arciero. (Regnery, $14.95.) Ellis the Elephant is eager to learn how America became the land of the free. (Ages 4 to 8) 2

8 PRESS HERE, by Hervé Tullet. (Handprint/Chronicle, $14.99.) A whimsical dance of color and motion, at the touch of a finger. (Ages 4 to 8) 25

9 MOO, by Matthew Van Fleet. Photographs by Brian Stanton. (Paula Wiseman/Simon & Schuster, $16.99.) Farm animals to pet. (Ages 2 to 5) 6

10 BUMBLE-ARDY, by Maurice Sendak. (Michael Di Capua/HarperCollins, $17.95.) A mischievous pig throws a birthday party for himself. (Ages 4 to 8) 4


Here is the link to the list:

Have you read any of these books? Write us and let us know what you think!

Until the next time........

Happy reading......... A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!