Archive for tag 'books'


What’s in Our Library Bag

Lil’ CB and I visit the public library regularly every 2-3 weeks. It’s one of our favorite things to do together and we usually spend an hour or so browsing and choosing books to take home. On each visit, we usually end up with between 20-25 books. Some are hits, others are misses, but all […]

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Author Spotlight: Doreen Cronin

by: Mrs. Tricycle I got to meet Doreen Cronin when she accepted an award for her contribution to children’s literature at a state  library conference I planned. You know an author has the potential to be really cool when they begin an acceptance speech by reading negative tweets about their work. Doreen’s just that, not […]


Mo Willems

by: Mrs. Cowgirl It’s no secret that Mo Willems is my very favorite author. I think he is a total genius who has really helped to change the face of children’s literature over the last decade. Some might even say I’m a bit obsessed with the guy…I mean, I did go to events to meet […]

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Amy Krouse Rosenthal

by: Mrs. Bee I was first introduced to Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s books when we borrowed Duck! Rabbit! and Little Pea from the library. My kids instantly fell in love with both books and wanted to read them over and over again. Amy works with a wide range of talented illustrators with different styles (several of […]


My Favorite Children’s Art and Children’s Book Illustrators

Long before I had children, I’d always been a fan of illustrators. A few of my college friends (as well as my SIL) are artists and graphic designers, and they introduced me to the beautiful world of art and illustration. My own personal taste has always leaned toward the whimsical and sweet with some Asian […]

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Books & Positive Reinforcement

Through all of the changes we’ve experienced in the Hopscotch household the past few months, Miss H has been a trooper! Since the end of August we’ve moved into a new home in a new community, Miss H has started a new daycare, she’s been fully potty trained (woo hoo!!), we’ve welcomed our twins into […]

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Best Kids’ Books of 2014

Movie buffs have the Oscars, librarians have the Youth Media Awards. Each winter, the American Library Association honors the year’s best books, videos, and media for children and teenagers. Although many different awards are announced, the two biggest awards are the Newbery Medal and the Caldecott Medal. The Newbery Medal recognizes “the author of the […]

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