The Pout-Pout Fish (A New York Times Best Seller) by Deborah Diesen (Author), Dan Hanna (Illustrator) Reading level: Ages 4-6 Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (March 18, 2008) The Pout-Pout fish is a very 'glum' fellow with a well illustrated pout. Many of his ocean friends

Besides reading children's books, some of my favorite past-times involve dancing and traveling. So when a friend e-mailed me a link to a You Tube video, titled Where the Hell is Matt?, which involved travel and dance, I immedietley wanted to share it. The video

Astronaut Handbook by Meghan McCarthy Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover: 40 pages Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (June 10, 2008) The first thing that appealed to me about the Astronaut Handbook, by Meghan McCarthy, was certainly the illustrations. The cover of the handbook shows super cute astronauts wearing  bright

On June 25, 2008, Bobbie Hinman – dressed in her beautiful, sparkling fairy wings – flew her way gracefully around the DC area to various Tree Top Kids Stores, where she read her books, The Knot Fairy and The Sock Fairy. With her calming presence, Bobbie Hinman had her young fans easily enchanted with her stories of two very mischievous fairies. Generously, she agreed to be the subject of my first author interview – for which I am very excited, and of course – most importantly – thankful!

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The Sock Fairy by Bobbie Hinman Reading level: Ages 3-7 Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Best Fairy Books (June 15, 2008) Written in verse, The Sock Fairy, is the second book in Bobbie Hinman's mischievous fairy series. The magical story combined with the illustrations provides entertaining insight to sock mysteries, such