I Don’t Want to Go! by Delores Connors

I Don’t Want to Go by Delores Connors follows Mark on his journey from a mainstream classroom to one that will better meet his needs. He is not looking forward to the transition, as he doesn’t want to leave behind everything that’s familiar, but with the help of people who care about him and his…

Who’s the Grossest of Them All? by Susan McElroy Montanari

All fairy tales have characters that are unkind and downright gross, and in this story, a goblin and a troll fight over who is worse. They encounter various people on their journey who answer the question for them, but then they have an unexpected encounter with a well-known fairy tale character. This book could be…

101 Reasons Why I’m Not Taking a Bath by Stacy McAnulty

A young boy is called to take a bath, but he comes up with dozens of reasons why he doesn’t need one. Things take a turn at the end, and he needs to re-evaluate his argument. This is a light and comical read. Some children love getting baths, while others don’t. This book goes beyond…

How to Dress a Dragon by Thelma Lynne Godin

Children and parents will be able to relate to the fight/difficulty of getting little ones dressed. Children can be very particular about what they wear, but the roles in this story are switched. The child is acting as the parent who is trying to dress a pet dragon. The illustrations by Eric Barclay are welcoming to…

My Favorite Michael by Laura Heiman

This book captures the imagination of a child. Young Michael wants to be someone different than himself for the day, so he looks in his closet to find the perfect outfit. First, he dresses like his dad and goes through the activities of being a businessman. When he finds sitting in an office is exhausting,…

Am I Big or Little? by Margaret Park Bridges

This endearing read follows a mother and her daughter throughout their day as they share things the girl is little enough to do and other things she’s big enough to enjoy. The mother in the story is holding onto all the moments that will soon fade away, and the young girl embraces all the great…

ABC Dream by Kim Krans

5 out of 5 stars The illustrations are stunning and whimsical. On each page children search for pictures of objects that begin with that specific letter. The objects are intertwined around each letter, creating a cohesive picture on each page. While the ABCs are the only written parts of this book, it is sure to…

Moonhorse by Mary Pope Osborne

4 out of 5 stars While a girl and her father rock together on the porch one evening, the dad falls asleep. While he’s asleep, a moonhorse comes to take her on a magical journey through the night sky. This book has the same whimsical feel as our dreams, where the line between reality and…