Monthly Archives: December 2015

Lenny and Lucy

by Philip C. Stead and Erin Stead (Roaring Brook Press, 2015) I have favorite books and then I have favorite books. This is a favorite. This is a stick-to-your-ribs kind of book, one that you didn’t even know you were missing and there it is. There it is. The story begins on the cover. A […]

12 Days of Picture Books with Penguin Young Readers

Well, don’t ask me twice! I’m excited to join forces with Penguin Young Readers to celebrate one of my favorite parts of the season: more time to read. Check out what they’ve come up with here, a site where you can create custom lists of favorites for all ages of readers. I’m a huge fan […]


by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow, 2015) Usually towards the end of the year I have trouble picking a favorite picture book from that year. It’s this one! No, this one. Oh wait, that one too. That might sound familiar if you are a picture book person. It happens. But this year, without a twitch or a […]