When Your Mom is a Children’s Librarian….

Cheers! -Miss Molly

Have you heard of Brightly Storytime?

Brightly is a website created by Penguin Random House. I am so grateful to my colleague for sharing it with me! It has some incredible resources and book lists, often with some slightly older titles that I've missed in my orders! They cover all ages - even grownups! I subscribe to their email list and I [...]

Author Storytime with Anna Staniszewski

We are so, so lucky because a children's bookstore recently opened in our hometown! I am still kind of in shock about it. It's in a beautiful old house and has lots of little rooms and nooks to discover! It's called Enchanted Passage and if you ever are in the area and have a chance [...]

BunnyBear: A Picturebook Review

                    I honestly had no idea what to expect when I started reading this book - other than I was psyched to see the beautiful illustrations by Carmen Saldana. Also, I was intrigued by the extremely adorable title - can I actually purchase a Bunnybear somewhere?!? [...]

Election Day in the Children’s Room

It wasn't even close, with Pigeon winning in an overwhelming 2 to 1 victory over Pete the Cat. Pigeon, amusing, outspoken and often times devious, was not really taken seriously as a candidate for president. Pete the Cat - known for sage advice in his "Groovy Guides" to life and love, was thought to be [...]

Sunday Quiz

Here's an easy one - I got all of them correct, though a couple almost tripped me up. General children's lit questions. Enjoy! http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/ForChildren/Childrens-Literature-Trivia-17216.html Cheers,Miss Molly*

Picture Book Review

I love, love, LOVE! the new Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld book: Exclamation Mark ......!!! Great concept, great design, great story! Short and sweet, the illustrations are simple and bold, blending perfectly with the story of this little exclamation mark who tries so hard to fit in, until he realizes his full potential. I [...]

Toto the Tornado Kitten!

This little girl read the book beforehand and was SO excited to meet Toto! She brought him some food to donate to the local pet shelter. For those of you who are not familiar with the story, Toto was found in a tree as a newborn kitten after surviving a tornado that swept through Western [...]

Dragons Love Tacos

This super-cute picture book by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri is a fun read for ages 4 & older. It'll tell you all you need to know about how to throw a successful taco party for dragons: how they like their tacos and how they don't (i.e. NO spicy salsa.) Because, of course, it's something [...]

Groundhog Day & Valentine’s Day Displays

Curtesy of Miss Melinda in the Children's Room...... I knew there was a reason I HAD to buy the groundhog puppet! How cute is that?                      Also Miss Melinda's creation 🙂