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 [...]

The Whole Book Approach Workshop

I had the opportunity to visit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art recently for a workshop on the Whole Book Approach, a concept created by one of my Simmons' Professors, Megan Dowd Lambert. The workshop was full of librarians, teachers, daycare facilitators and home schooling parents - some from many states away! It [...]

Just Another Day in the Children’s Room….


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 [...]

When You Get a Thank You Note Just for Doing Your Job….

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 [...]

Here I Go Again!

How is it my last post was 3 years ago? Time sure does fly when you aren't sleeping/have a baby/have a full-time job/are just trying to get through the day. Not a good excuse though. My life has changed so much in the last few years and my priorities have changed. I have an almost-two-year-old [...]

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 [...]