One Cool Friend by Toni BuzzeoReviewed by Ashley YoungElliot, as we learn on the first page of Toni Buzzeo's One Cool Friend, is a very proper young man. He wears a suit and a bow tie and speaks with impeccable manners. When his dad asks if he wants to go to Family Fun Day a.... read more
This Is Not My Hat by Jon KlassenReviewed by Ashley Young When this book was awarded the 2013 Caldecott, it was no surprise to us. This simple but smart book has been one of our favorites since it was published last fall.This Is Not My Hat tells the story of a little fish wh.... read more
Remarkable by Lizzie K. FoleyReviewed by Eliza Clark My third grader came home from school one day and announced, "All the other girls at school have a special talent except for me." Then she enumerated the other girls' skills: so-and-so is an excellent figure skater; ano.... read more
I suppose that now and then every parent of a young child indulges in the "what will she be when she grows up?" fantasy. Maybe a surgeon or an astronaut? Perhaps a great inventor or even President of the United States? What kind of great possibilities exist for this .... read more
All of the experts tell us that there's nothing more important we can do for our kids' future than reading with them. Luckily, there's nothing we enjoy more than cozying up with our little ones and a great book.To make the most of these precious times, we give you ten Savvy ti.... read more
As we read and read with our little ones every night, we can't help thinking ahead to a time not long from now when they'll be able to decipher the words of One Fish, Two Fish or Go, Dog. Go! all by themselves.How does this happen?It's a complex process, all the experts tell u.... read more
Not too many years ago, it seemed that there weren't many choices for kids who had outgrown picture books, but who weren't quite ready for, say, The Chronicles of Narnia. This is no longer the case. There is a whole new crop of books to help your kids make the leap from pi.... read more
Having a child does curious things to a person's sense of time. The past rushes in. All of a sudden, we are put back in touch with our childhood memories in a shockingly tangible way. As much as the world has changed since we were small, babies and young children have no.... read more
The poet Julius Lester says literature is a way to "link our souls like pearls on a string, bringing us together in a shared and luminous humanity." What better way to use literature to "link our souls" than through the family read aloud? Cuddling up for a good read is.... read more
We love lists. Lists of things to do, lists of questions to ask, lists of places to go. But most of all, we love lists of books. In fact, we have an entire section of the site dedicated to lists of books (and toys, but mostly books). There's something inherently delightful a.... read more
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