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This month’s #littlelitbookseries theme is humour and i just had to share this hilarious #picturebook by @jory_john and @bobsheabooks that is also perfect for halloween!
fourth-wall-breaking picture books can be hit-or-miss, but my kids loved this one and you’ll have fun reading it aloud using your best disgruntled monster voice. plus, it slyly deals with stereotyping and monster fears. brilliant! 😬
#quitcallingmeamonster #joryjohn #bobshea #kidlit #kidsbookstagram #halloweenpicturebooks #picturethisbook

comment 13 star 246 October 2018

“sometimes it’s not about the chair you sit in... it’s about who is sitting beside you.”
my grandpa’s chair is a touching book about finding companionship. with brilliant color and whimsy jiyeon pak blends a subtle theme of loss with the comforting notion of family togetherness.
for more books about family, please visit my #littlelitbookseries friends @averyandaugustine @andieandave @bonjour_mes_amies @carterhiggins @live_read_write @livingbythepagewithnatalie @maandpamodern @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @sunlitpages @teeandpenguin @the.bookwormclub @writesinla

comment 14 star 171 May 2018

For october’s #littlelitbookseries we are sharing books about humor. i have been wanting to share this book for awhile because i laugh every time i read it.

a dog with nice ears by the wonderful lauren child might just be my favourite charlie and lola book yet.
the story follows lola as she describes her perfect dog. but even though her dad says “absolutely no dogs!” lola is not deterred. lola’s imagined pet appears throughout the book in the most gorgeous hot pink.

written & illustrated by @laurenchildthatsme
published by @candlewickpress
what’s your favourite charlie and lola book?

see what the @littlelitbookseries crew are giggling about this month:
@averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @braveandkindbooks @carterhiggins @littlebooksbigworld @live_read_write @livingbythepagewithnatalie @maandpamodern @picturethisbook @sunlitpages @teeandpenguin @the.bookwormclub @writesinla

comment 9 star 106 October 2018

Although we now live in a university town my kids know that between my husband and i we've lived in washington dc, london, chicago, atlanta, boston and cairo. they love poring over our well-worn london a-z book and finding our "street" where our flat was when we were pregnant with our eldest. they hear us reminisce about living on capitol hill and riding our bikes down by the monuments for picnic dinners. we go back to atlanta several times a year to visit family and went to chicago this past fall with the kids where dave was able to show them his old university of chicago stomping grounds. all this to say is that our kids know that cities are fabulous and unique in their own way and we look forward to exploring more with them: past favorites and new ones! 🗺 one fantastic picture book that has whetted their appetite is 'lots'​ which is written and amazingly illustrated by​ marc martin. it's a collection of interesting facts around the world (ie: how many cats live in cairo? where is the world's longest outdoor escalator-spoiler-hong kong). the illustrations are amazing and it's one that i leave out on the coffee table and let them have at it. and sometimes i do myself! let's just say that i know much more about ulaanbaatar that i ever thought possible. wink.​ published by big picture press in 2016. ​🌏📚 #livingbythepage
the #littlelitbookseries this june is about all things cities! definitely check out these other great literary accounts for more urban inspiration:
@averyandaugustine @andieandave @bonjour_mes_amies @carterhiggins @littlebooksbigworld @live_read_write @maandpamodern @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @sunlitpages @teeandpenguin @the.bookwormclub @writesinla

comment 28 star 89 June 2018

Today (and for the rest of december) the #littlelitbookseries is celebrating the best picture books of 2018. i was delighted to discover that one of my favorite authors, amy krouse rosenthal, who passed away last year from ovarian cancer, had a new book published posthumously this year. what a gift!
don't blink is an interactive book where the narrator makes a deal with the reader: if you can avoid getting to the end of this book, you don't have to go to bed. the trick? every time you blink, you have to turn a page. when i read this for the first time to clark, he took it quite seriously, and after three pages of trying desperately to keep his eyes open and failing, he shouted out, "i hate this book! i don't want you to read anymore of it!" perhaps he could have used a less harsh word to describe his feelings (working on that . . . ), but the point is, he was fully invested in the book and was trying as hard as he knew how to follow its instructions. that's the power of an interactive picture book that is done extremely well. once i explained that it was supposed to be funny because everyone has to blink, whether they want to or not, he enjoyed it and now declares it one of his favorites. and the ending? well, in true amy krouse rosenthal style, she pulled out the perfect final pages. just read it and see.

this is just one of dozens of terrific new books from 2018. be sure to check out the other #littlelitbookseries contributors for more favorites from this year: @averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @braveandkindbooks @carterhiggins @littlebooksbigworld @live_read_write @livingbythepagewithnatalie @maandpamodern @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @teeandpenguin @the.bookwormclub @writesinla @littlelitbookseries

comment 1 star 34 2 weeks ago

The theme for the #littlelitbookseries in november is food traditions, an appropriate theme for the holiday season when so many of our memories revolve around food.

three of my favorite food-themed books immediately came to mind (a fine dessert, blueberries for sal, and the seven silly eaters), but since i've already highlighted them numerous times on this feed, i decided to go a different route.

i love walter the baker by eric carle because it starts with an old tradition (sweet rolls in the morning) and ends with a new one (pretzels in the afternoon), which just goes to show that whether you have a long history of food traditions or not, you can begin making memories with your family today.

i hope you'll check out the books my literary friends are sharing today. i'm hoping to find a new title or two myself!

@averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @braveandkindbooks @carterhiggins @littlebooksbigworld @live_read_write @livingbythepagewithnatalie @maandpamodern @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @teeandpenguin @the.bookwormclub @writesinla

comment 6 star 63 last month

This month the @littlelitbookseries crew are sharing books about food traditions.
i am excited to share wild berries, pikaci-minisa, by cree-metis author/illustrator julie flett (@julieflett ) and published locally by @simply_read_books in 2013.
we follow clarence and his grandmother as they pick wild blueberries, as clarence had done with her since he was a baby carried on her back. as they collect (and eat) blueberries, they also mindfully observe the creatures around them - the spider in its web, the quiet fox. when their buckets are full of berries, clarence leaves a handful of berries for the birds and other animals.
this beautiful book shares the passing on of food gathering and preparation traditions between generations and sharing of cree languages with younger generations.

there is a recipe for making wild blueberry jam at the back of the book.

in the english version of this book key words are written in nēhiyawēwin or swampy cree, from the cumberland house area, with a pronunciation guide at the back.
the book, also available as pakwa che menisu, is set in nēhiyawēwin or swampy cree, from the cross lake, norway house area, in both roman orthography and the syllabic system. a syllabics pronunciation guide is available at the end of this book.

check out more food traditions with the rest of the #littlelitbookseries crew:
@averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @braveandkindbooks @carterhiggins @littlebooksbigworld @live_read_write @livingbythepagewithnatalie @maandpamodern @picturethisbook @sunlitpages @teeandpenguin @the.bookwormclub @writesinla

comment 2 star 57 last month

A couple of years ago, we used to the pull out bedtime math around the dinner table and work on a problem or two. my three older boys were the perfect ages for it then. each page presents a story problem (swipe through for an example) and then asks an easy, medium, and hard question related to it. now aaron and maxwell have kind of moved beyond this, but i recently found how many guinea pigs can fit on a plane, which, as the title suggests, asks wild and bizarre questions and then answers them. i mean, haven’t you always wondered how many spider webs it would take to weigh the same as a banana? well, now you’ll know.
these are just a couple of our favorite math books, but today all of the contributors of the #littlelitbookseries are sharing their favorites as well. that’s a lot of math books! @averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @braveandkindbooks @carterhiggins @littlebooksbigworld @live_read_write @livingbythepagewithnatalie @maandpamodern @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @teeandpenguin @the.bookwormclub @writesinla

comment 4 star 49 September 2018

"you know, you can think of almost everything as a math problem."
here's another #littlelitbookseries recommendation for math stories! this book is a throwback to when i taught upper grade. it's such a fun, hilarious, hook-you-in read aloud! because math is everywhere whether you like it or not.
math curse | jon scieszka + lane smith |

comment 7 star 44 September 2018