Children's Book of the Month
Each month we will be highlighting a children's book that has sparked inspiration, provided motivation, or in some way filled our hearts with love.
Read along with us and share what you think on social media using the hashtag: #LLLBookOfTheMonth
The Love Letter Library Children's Book of The Month:
Click the image to purchase, Thankful.
"The gardener’s thankful for every green sprout.
The fireman, for putting the fire out.
The artist is thankful for color and light.
The clown for her costume silly and bright.
Thankful, written by beloved children’s author Eileen Spinelli and illustrated by Archie Preston, combines charming rhymes and whimsical illustrations to convey the importance of being thankful for everyday blessings. Like the gardener thankful for every green sprout, and the firefighter, for putting the fire out, children are encouraged to be thankful for the many blessings they find in their lives. Spinelli exhibits her endearing gift for storytelling with this engaging poem, reminding children how blessed and special they are. Meant to be read aloud, this heartwarming board book will be a treasured keepsake for parents and children alike."
“Low-key and gentle; a book to be thankful for”. - Kirkus Reviews
“A must-have for library collections; great for one-on-one reading or for storytimes.” – School Library Journal
"Everyone who's anyone will be at the Three Little Pigs' housewarming party. Goldilocks and Little Red Riding Hood have already marked it on their calendars.
Unfortunately, so have the wolves -- those who've caused the Pigs to build their brick house in the first place!
In this wonderfully creative sequel to Dear Peter Rabbit, Alma Flor Ada imagines what it would be like if a few beloved fairy-tale characters were pen pals. Leslie Tryon's intricate and colorful illustrations make the unique epistolary format fun for young readers."
Click image to purchase Yours Truly, Goldilocks
"Beloved illustrator J. P. Miller’s graphic, colorful farm animals seem to jump right off the page—but they aren’t jumping to help the Little Red Hen plant her wheat! Young children will learn a valuable lesson about teamwork from this funny, favorite folktale."
Click image to purchase, The Little Red Hen
"This classic depicts amusing correspondence from one fairy tale or Mother Goose character to another, giving readers a chance to follow-up on some favorite tales."
Click image to purchase, The Jolly Postman
"Dear Mr. Blueberry, I love whales very much and I think I saw one in my pond today. Please send me some information on whales."
"It's vacation time, so Emily has to write to her teacher to help when she discovers a blue whale living in her pond. Mr. Blueberry answers that she must be mistaken, because whales live in the ocean, not in ponds.
Throughout the summer, Emily and Mr. Blueberry exchange letters, until Emily has a happy surprise to share with her teacher. In the process, Emily learns a lot about whales. And Mr. Blueberry leans even more about imagination, faith, and love."
Click image to purchase, Dear Mr. Blueberry
"The hand-lettered contents of a nine-year-old girl's notebook, in which she records her thoughts and feelings about moving, starting school, and dealing with her older sister, as well as keeping her old best friend and making a new one."
Click the image to purchase, Amelia's Notebook.
When the tooth that she was saving for the tooth fairy disappears, Ora Mae sets out to find the thief and send him "airmail to the moon!"
Click the image to purchase, Air Mail To The Moon.
In A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats, Peter is inviting only one girl to his birthday party: his friend Amy. Rather than asking her in person, he decides to send her a special invitation—but a thunderstorm on the way to the mailbox sends Peter’s plans into a tailspin. Will Amy get the letter in time? And will she come to Peter’s party? This story’s themes of communication and friendship are sure to resonate with boys and girls alike.
Click the image to purchase, A Letter To Amy.
The Ballad of Valentine
One of my all time favorite books about love and communicating with the one you love is The Ballad of Valentine by Alison Jackson and illustrated by Tricia Tusa. The sweet story is set to the tune of Old My Darling Clementine, as a suitor desperately tries to get his love letter to his beloved. In the darling illustration by Tusa, the message just barely misses his honey and readers young and old will be on the edge waiting, wishing and wanting the two star-crossed valentines to connect. Not to worry this is not a book to only read on February 14th but a book you will want to read/sing all year long.
Click the image to purchase, The Ballad of Valentine.
Every month our Children's Book of The Month will be selected by the ever amazing and always sparkling Miss Tiffany the Storytime Chick.
Miss Tiffany the Storytime Chick recently finished her Master of Library and Information Science at the University of North Texas. She currently provides a free and all-inclusive storytime “READ.PLAY.GROW” on Thursday mornings at Pediatric Therapy Specialists; Schertz and for McNay Art Museum Artstrolls program. Miss Tiffany can also be seen providing educational mentoring and training for area childcare workers, as well as, serving as the Program Director for Camp to Success, a San Antonio based mentoring and camp experience program for girls in need. Miss Tiffany is formerly an Early Childhood Mentor, Bookstore Events Manager, Author Publicists, Library Reference Specialist and Literacy Grant Manager. Her biggest career highlight was doing the Hokey Pokey with students in rural South Africa while working in the country on a USAID literacy grant. Miss Tiffany puts her whole self in because that is what it is all about.She believes her calling in life is to educate those who educate children.