Green Hat, Blue Hat

Green Hat, Blue Hat
By Sandra Boynton
Ages 1-3



Three earnest animals and one misguided turkey learn colors and clothes. Summary from:]

Marni’s comments:
I confess–I’m not a Boynton fan. But I was doing a Zoom screening with a 2 ½ year old recently, and he was cracking up repeatedly while reading this book. I mean BIG belly laughs. His Mom said he just loves this book. So, thanks, Jackson B! Hope others enjoy it too!

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The Dogist Puppies

The Dogist Puppies
By Elias Weiss Friedman
All ages



Marni’s summary and commentary:
When I was growing up, we had a coffee table book that was all photographs of cats. When we were very lucky, my mom would pull it out and sit with me and my sister as we went through page by page. No story, just tons of gorgeous, cute and sweet cats. I’ll always remember the cozy feeling of sitting with my mom and sister as we looked at the photos.  Continue reading “The Dogist Puppies”

Stef Soto Taco Queen

Stef Soto, Taco Queen
By Jennifer Torres
Ages 8+



Estefania “Stef” Soto is itching to shake off the onion-and-cilantro embrace of Tia Perla, her family’s taco truck. She wants nothing more than for Papi to get a normal job and for Tia Perla to be a distant memory. Then maybe everyone at school will stop seeing her as the Taco Queen.

But when her family’s livelihood is threatened, Continue reading “Stef Soto Taco Queen”

It’s Hard to be Five

It’s Hard to Be Five
By Jamie Lee Curtis
Ages 3-6


Learning not to hit? Having to wait your turn? Sitting still? It’s hard to be five!
But Jamie Lee Curtis’s encouraging text and Laura Cornell’s playful illustrations make the struggles of self-control a little bit easier and a lot more fun. Kids will laugh in recognition of Continue reading “It’s Hard to be Five”