Book review: The screaming chef

Written by Peter Ackerman + Illustrated by Max Dalton Tackles: Tantrums, tempers, and controlling emotions  Age Range: 5-8 years  Genre: Picture Book The Screaming Chef tells the story of a little boy that struggles to control his temper. He is constantly upset and always screaming. Finally his parents find something that stops the screaming- food. […]

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book review: the can man

Written by Laura E Williams + Illustrated by Craig Orback Tackles: Homelessness, poverty, and compassion for others Age Range: 5-10 years  Genre: Picture Book This book tells the story of a young boy named Tim living in a low income family and his experience with a homeless man that the people in the neighborhood call […]

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book review: the goodbye book

By Todd Parr  Tackles: Death Age Range: 3-8 years Genre: Picture Book The Goodbye Book explores feelings that come along with death and loss. Todd Parr’s classic illustrations accompany many of the feelings that come with loss such as being sad, mad, confused, remembering happy times, and experiencing things like not wanting to sleep or […]

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Book review: Something very sad happened. A toddler’s guide to understanding death

Written by Bonnie Zucker + Illustrated by Kim Fleming  Tackles: Death  Age Range: 2-3 years Genre: Picture Book This book tells the story of a a family who has just lost their grandma. It explains death and sadness in a very simple and child friendly way, while still being clear and using correct terminology. The […]

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Book review: Goodbye, grandpa

Written by Jelleke Rijken + Illustrated by Mack van Gageldonk  Tackles: Death of a grandparent  Age Range: 4 and up  Genre: Picture Book This book tells the story of a bear who is going fishing with his grandpa and instead finds out his grandpa has died. Upon first read of this book, I was a […]

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