Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig Steig, William. 1969. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. Ill. by William Steig. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks. ISBN-13: 9780812401042 In the classic book, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, William Steig tells the story of a young donkey that stumbles across a red, magic stone one day on an adventure in the woods.  Immediately, Sylvester finds himself amazed […]

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems Willems, Mo. 2012. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs. Ill. by Mo Willems. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN 9780062104182 Get ready to laugh your head off as you read Mo Willem’s reimagining of the classic “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” story.  In this version, the reader gets acquainted with three dinosaurs, Mama Dinosaur, Papa Dinosaur, […]

Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan Bryan, Ashley. 2003. Beautiful Blackbird. New York: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishng. ISBN 9780689847318 In Ashley Bryan’s Beautiful Blackbird, a group of colorful African songbirds love and praise the titular creature who they deem the prettiest among them. All of the birds love blackbird so much, in fact, that they want to have black markings […]