Buehner Books

The Princess and the Pig

January 26th, 2012

THE PRINCESS AND THE PIG,  by Johnathan Emmett and Poly Bernatene, is a gem amongst the new crop of books.  We first saw this at a school book fair – one of the best kind of book fairs, run by The Story Cupboard   (best book fairs ever!), and, as I  always pay attention to their recommendations, I

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Owen

October 16th, 2010

OWEN, a picture book written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, is the story of a little mouse who has a beloved not-so-fuzzy blanket, named Fuzzy.  Fuzzy goes Owen everywhere, and is useful not only for play and pretending, but is absolutely essential when it comes to nail clippings or  trips to the dentist.  But when kindergarten

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Bertie Was a Watchdog

September 21st, 2010

Picture Book Award, AML, 2002 BERTIE WAS A WATCHDOG is one of the books I always pack along if I am reading to groups, along with BEDTIME AT THE SWAMP buehnerbooks.com/bedtime-at-the-swamp-5/and WOULD I EVER LIE TO YOU? buehnerbooks.com/our-books/would-i-ever-lie-to-you/.  It’s the perfect read-aloud: not too long, a story that can be understood even if the delightful illustrations can’t be

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My Little Sister Ate One Hare

September 17th, 2010

My little sister ate 1 hare. We thought she’d throw up then and there. But she didn’t.” So begins this witty, tongue-twisting counting book from veteran author Bill Grossman.   One of my favorite read-alouds,  this fast-paced, rollicking rhyming book has everything to please young listeners.   The narrator’s sister can eat bats, shrews, snakes,

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Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob)

September 13th, 2010

You may have heard about Bob.  Every day he rises early to bicycle to rocket launch pad, where he changes into his special man on the moon suit and boards his rocket ship.  His job is very important.  He has to keep the moon clean and tidy for the tourists. (“Quite often  astronauts drop sweet packets

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