Good Morning, Superman! by Michael Dahl

Good Morning, Superman! is a really cute book. A little boy is getting ready for the day and everything he does is mirrored by something Superman does. For example, as the little boy gets dressed, Superman reveals his costume. The boy eats his breakfast, gathering his strength, as Superman flies …

On Our Way to Oyster Bay by Monica Kulling

Good points: Excellent introduction to Mother Jones and her cause. To be honest, I had never heard of her before and found her fascinating. Told from a kid’s point of view, allowing children to relate Takes others’ problems, like child labor, and reminds us that Americans have dealt with the …

Armstrong by Torben Kuhlmann

I loved Armstrong!! The little mouse’s story is exciting and fascinating. It’s filled with perfect little details that mirror human thoughts about space but from a mouse’s perspective. For example, none of his mouse friends believe the moon is made of stone – they of course think it’s cheese. Armstrong …

Thursday’s Tale: Magic Words

I love books that expose kids to other cultures, to other ways of looking at this world. Magic Words is a good introduction to the Inuit people. It’s a gorgeous book. I read the eBook, but wish I had the paperback. The illustrations are richly colored and imaginative and invoke …

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost, illustrated by Susan Jeffers

My mom and I were at the bookstore the other day looking for Christmas gifts and ran across this lovely little book. Happily, she bought it. I’m not sure if she’s keeping it or giving it to my niece, but either is a good choice. I love introducing kids to …