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PPBF: I Have a Balloon

I Have a Balloon Written by: Ariel Bernstein Illustrated by: Scott Magoon Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (September, 2017) Suitable for ages: PreK -3 Themes/Topics:   sharing, not sharing Opening: “I have a balloon.” “You have a balloon.” “I have a balloon.” “That … Continue reading

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PPBF – Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton

Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton  Written by: Sherri Duskey Rinker Illustrated by: John Rocco Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Suitable for ages: 4-8 Themes/Topics:   biography, storytelling, heavy equipment Opening:   This is Virginia Lee, but everyone in seaside Folly Cove simply … Continue reading

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PPBF: Escargot

Escargot Written by: Dashka Slater Illustrated by: Sydney Hanson Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers (April, 2017) Suitable for ages: 4-8 Themes/Topics:   friendship, picky eater, new experiences, gastropods Opening: “Bonjour! I see you are staring at me! I … Continue reading

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PPBF: The Thread Soldier

The Thread Soldier Written by Anne Heathers Illustrated by Esteban Frances Harcourt Brace & Co NY, 1960 Ages 3 and up Brief Synopsis (from book jacket): When a little mouse, playing with a spool of thread, discovers he has made … Continue reading

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PPBF: Over and Under the Snow

 Over and Under the Snow Written by Kate Messner and illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal. Chronicle Books, $16.99,  Ages 4 and up Do you think you know all about snow?  In New England this winter we have certainly had many, … Continue reading

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PPBF: Penguin and Pinecone

Penguin and Pinecone Written and illustrated by Salina Yoon Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books, $12.99, Ages 3 and up Brief Synopsis: When a tiny penguin in a vast snowy flatland discovers an unfamiliar object, he investigates it thoroughly.  It is too brown … Continue reading

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PPBF: Sophie’s Squash

Sophie’s Squash Written by by Pat Zietlow Miller and illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf Schwartz & Wade Books, $16.99, Ages 3-7 Image courtesy of Random House Kids     Big, bright orange pumpkins are definitely the vegetable celebrities on Halloween. I’d … Continue reading

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