Friday, September 29, 2017

The balm

Stunning illustrations and beautiful, heartfelt verse.
We need this picture book NOW! 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Lois Ehlert, homegrown in WI, still doing her thing!

There is something so comforting in the fact that Lois Ehlert still gathers found objects and transforms them into beautiful artwork. It is a concept that children relate so well to because they can go and do the very same thing! Not leaving out adults who can do the very same thing!


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A book about the simple joys of life...

Sitting on the porch, enjoying watermelon together, the family in this book talk about what watermelons have meant to them in their family history and even how love bloomed over watermelons. Very beautiful!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Hahaha, love Pig the Pug!

Pig the Pug is selfish and unkind but he learns to be unselfish and kind when circumstances become beyond his control. So funny!


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I love this book that you can take turns reading with a friend!

Petunia (the pig) offers Effie (the cow) pointers on how to gussy herself up for the fair and win a blue ribbon. Effie realizes that it is not about the "trappings" but what you have to offer that makes you a winner. Fun!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Friendship makes everyone a winner!

 Summer is especially fun in Wisconsin because we have so many fairs! In this book,
you will fall in love with Billy and his adventurous goat! This book exudes the excitement and enticements of the fair. It also ends in an unexpected way that teaches a valuable lesson.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Welcome to my blog!

Hi, everyone!
Welcome to my blog! I am a children's librarian & library director with a passion for picture books. I live my life in an upbeat manner. Today I read a book that tickled my funny bone and warmed my heart. I posted it on Goodreads and my personal Facebook page. I asked myself, "Why does this strike such a chord with me?" Answer: Because news and media are so overwhelmingly negative, I feel reassured and encouraged when I can go back to a "childhood state of mind" and read a charming picture book. It dawned on me that it might be fun for me, creatively, to keep a running blog of these books! I hope you enjoy and are uplifted. Thanks for reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sincerely, Elizabeth M. Timmins

Friday, July 14, 2017 
The book that started it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME! I can't eat a lamb who needs me! I might get heartburn! (Such a charming book.)