Monthly Archives: September 2019

Author Birthday: Roald Dahl

I’m pretty sure everyone has seen a movie or read a book by Roald Dahl! Today is September 13, 2019 and he would have been 103 years old today.

If you don’t know who Roald Dahl is, I’m sure you know one or, most likely, more than one of his beloved characters. Where to begin…Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr Fox, and The BFG to name a few.

When I was a kid and first saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda I had no idea they were originally books!

Kate and Nate Are Running Late Book Review

Title: Kate and Nate Are Running Late
Written by Kate Egan
Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino
Recommended Ages: 4-7 years
Published: Feiwel and Friends (October 16, 2012)

Kate and Nate Are Running Late is a delightful read about oversleeping and the many obstacles to still get out the door and arrive at the final destination on time. The rhyming makes for a fun and easy read with a surprise ending that will make you chuckle! The ending was my favorite part!

The bright and playful scenes mixed with the humor regarding this extremely relatable topic make this book a great addition to add to the bookshelf for both kids and parents to enjoy.

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Author Birthday: Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka Children's Picture Book Author's Birthday Septemeber 8th

Author Jon Scieszka’s birthday is today, September 8th! According to his bio, he will be 65 years old. He’s known from such highly popular books as the Caldecott Award Winner, The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales and The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! among many others.

I loved The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales as a child and after re-reading it as an adult I can see why! It’s such a fun story to read. This author has so many great stories, but I will always be partial to The Stinky Cheese Man!

Ball Book Review

book cover for the children's picture book BALL by Mary Sullivan

Title: Ball
Written by Mary Sullivan
Illustrated by Mary Sullivan
Recommended Ages: 4-7 years
Published: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (April 2, 2013)

A simple & hilarious read! I must admit, I was a bit skeptical about this book with its single word story line, but it is so creative and fun to read.

This clever book written & illustrated by Mary Sullivan is full of expressive illustrations and well placed type. The book has just one word ‘ball’, but coupled with the expressions on the dog’s face it is easy to use your imagination to read this story with the emphasis I’m sure the dog in the story intended for you to use! This book is also a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book & a Junior Library Guild Selection.

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