Category Archives: Picture Books from the past

Traditional Thursday – Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel

Looking at this classic book’s cover can almost transport me back to my elementary school library. Frog and Toad Are Friends is the first book of four beloved books written by Arnold Lobel that detailed the adventures of two very good friends, Frog and Toad. I had not read these books, again, since I was a child, […] Continue reading

Posted in classic, Grades K-2, Picture Books from the past, Throwback Thursday | Comments Off on Traditional Thursday – Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel

Free Fridays: “The Quilt”

For this week’s “Free Friday” blog post, I just had to pick The Quilt written and illustrated by Ann Jonas in 1984. I stumbled across this book at the library the other day and was instantly drawn into its cover art, ultimately deeming this book a true classic.  The book’s quilted endpapers are the same […] Continue reading

Posted in Ages 3 and up, Picture Books from the past | Comments Off on Free Fridays: “The Quilt”

Tacky the Penguin

Tacky the Penguin written by Helen Lester and illustrated by Lynn Munsinger is truly a children’s literature classic. How is being different a good thing? Let Tacky share his story with you… Tacky the Penguin is an odd bird, he doesn’t do things like his companions Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect do. Tacky greets […] Continue reading

Posted in animals, Fiction, Funny, Grades K-2, individuality, Picture Books from the past, Pre-K, Traditional Thursdays | Comments Off on Tacky the Penguin

Winners Wednesdays – Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type immediately caught my eye at the used book store last week. I had seen it in countless classrooms and home libraries, but had never gotten a chance to look through it. After flipping through the first few pages, I could easily see how the book has garnered so much […] Continue reading

Posted in Ages 6-8, Fiction, Funny, Grades K-2, Picture Books from the past | Comments Off on Winners Wednesdays – Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type

Traditional Thursdays- A House for Hermit Crab

When discussing great children’s literature, Eric Carle is certainly an author who comes to mind.   While everybody has read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, there are so many other amazing Eric Carle books out there! I picked Carle’s A House for Hermit Crab for today’s “Traditional Thursday” because it was one of my favorite books […] Continue reading

Posted in Ages 6-8, classic, Fiction, Grades K-2, Picture Books from the past | Comments Off on Traditional Thursdays- A House for Hermit Crab

Traditional Thursdays- A House for Hermit Crab

When discussing great children’s literature, Eric Carle is certainly an author who comes to mind.   While everybody has read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, there are so many other amazing Eric Carle books out there! I picked Carle’s A House for Hermit Crab for today’s “Traditional Thursday” because it was one of my favorite books […] Continue reading

Posted in Ages 6-8, classic, Fiction, Grades K-2, Picture Books from the past | Comments Off on Traditional Thursdays- A House for Hermit Crab

Traditional Thursdays: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Some may not consider Chicka Chicka Boom Boom to be along the classic genre of children’s books. However, this was a book I grew up with and it is very endearing to me. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom was written by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault and illustrated by Lois Ehlert. It was published in 1989 by Little […] Continue reading

Posted in classic, Picture Books from the past, Throwback Thursday | Comments Off on Traditional Thursdays: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Traditional Thursdays: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Some may not consider Chicka Chicka Boom Boom to be along the classic genre of children’s books. However, this was a book I grew up with and it is very endearing to me. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom was written by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault and illustrated by Lois Ehlert. It was published in 1989 by Little […] Continue reading

Posted in alphabet books, classic, Picture Books from the past, Throwback Thursday | Comments Off on Traditional Thursdays: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Winners Wednesdays: The Kissing Hand

An absolutely perfect book for back-to-school time is The Kissing Hand  written by Audrey Penn and illustrated by Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak. Published in 1993, it has quickly become a classic children’s book. In addition to being a New York Times Bestseller and landing high on lists of recommended children’s books, The Kissing Hand  received […] Continue reading

Posted in Ages 3 and up, Ages 6-8, Fiction, Grades K-2, Picture Books from the past, Pre-K | Comments Off on Winners Wednesdays: The Kissing Hand

Traditional Thursdays: Angelina Ballerina

Most little girls (and some boys too!) dream of being a ballet dancer at some point while growing up. Whether it be the beautifully ornate costumes, graceful movements, or the thrill of performing on stage, ballet dancing always seems to capture the hearts and imagination of children. As a dancer of fifteen years myself, I fell in […] Continue reading

Posted in Ages 3 and up, ballerina, Children's Literature, classic, Dreams, hard work, Helen Craig, Katharine Holabird, mice, Picture Books from the past, Traditional Thursdays | Comments Off on Traditional Thursdays: Angelina Ballerina