As a fan of Janet Halfmann, I have great appreciation for children's books that tell a story and teach science at the same time. Children love learning about the world around them, and books that highlight the creatures they encounter every day help them build...

By Janet Halfmann Illustrated by Kathleen RietzI love the colorful and educational installments in the Smithsonian's Backyard series of books. And so do my boys. Ever since reading Hermit Crab's Home, Janet Halfmann has been a favorite author in our family. We seek out her books...

The Tutu BalletBy Sally O. LeeISBN-10: 1439209162ISBN-13: 978-1439209165Paperback, 36 pagesSeptember 5, 2008BookSurgeReviewed by Cynthia MurphyChildren’s author Sally O. Lee is back with another beautiful book, The Tutu Ballet. This is a fun children’s book with an enjoyable story and great illustrations. The plot...

The Book of Names By Dean Briggs ISBN-10: 160006227X ISBN-13: 978-1600062278 Paperback, 397 pages July 15, 2008 NavPress Publishing GroupABOUT THE AUTHOR D. Barkley Briggs has worked in radio, marketing and new product development. He also pastored for 11 years. After losing his wife of 16 years, Briggs decided an epic fantasy...

My Little GirlBy Tim McGraw and Tom DouglasIllustrated by Julia DenosISBN-10: 140031321XISBN-13: 978-1400313211Hardcover, 32 pagesThomas NelsonReviewed by Sabrina WilliamsCountry music star Tim McGraw makes his debut in the children's book market with his father-daughter bonding book, My Little Girl. Co-authored by McGraw and singer/songwriter Tom...

With winter approaching and cold weather finally upon us, curling up indoors with a lovely storybook about snow seems only appropriate. Could there be a better way to enjoy the frosty accumulation than from the confines of a warm, dry home? Harriet Ziefert's Snow Party...

Parents of preschoolers throughout North America are inevitably familiar with the cherubic visage of that beloved cartoon character, Caillou. Ever since Caillou debuted on Canadian television in 1998, then took the United States by storm via PBS in 2000, the little boy with an unyielding...

Why Don't Your Eyelashes Grow?By Beth Ann Ditkoff, M. D.With Andrea Ditkoff and Julia DitkoffISBN-10: 1583333231ISBN-13: 978-1583333235Paperback, 192 pagesOctober 2, 2008AveryReviewed by Sabrina WilliamsWith the aid of daughters Andrea and Julia, Beth Ann Ditkoff, M. D. has created an informal guide to the human...