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December 23

Waiting by Kevin Henkes – Review by Stacey Shubitz

Have you ever tried to convey the concept of patient waiting to a child? Like most preschoolers, my almost five year-old daughter has a tough time with waiting. We have watched a couple of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” episodes about waiting. We’ve read Waiting Is Not Easy, an Elephant & Piggie book by Mo Willems, too. […]

November 13

PADDINGTON by Michael Bond and R.W. Alley – Retro Review by Stacey Shubitz

I recently read Michael Bond and R.W. Alley’s Paddington for what I thought was the first time.  I called my mom after reading it and said, “How come you never read the Paddington books to me when I was a kid?” “Of course, I did,” my mother vowed. And while I do believe her, since […]

Top 10 Chanukah Books by Stacey Shubitz

My parents stopped buying me Chanukah presents a few months after I became at Bat Mitzvah. My parents didn’t think I needed eight nights of presents at the age of 13. Even though I knew they were right, at the time I felt as though I was being mightily wronged.  After all, my Jewish friends […]

On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein Written by Jennifer Berne, Illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky- Reviewed by Stacey Shubitz

It’s not every day that a movie gets filmed in Princeton, NJ. However, when the movie is about Albert Einstein, then where else would a big budget movie choose to film other than the town where he lived and worked for so many years?  Therefore, when Walter Matthau, Meg Ryan, and Tim Robbins filmed “I.Q.” […]

The Ups and Downs of My Reading Life by Stacey Shubitz

Whenever my grandparents babysat me as a child, they engaged me in pretend play.  Playing library had me sitting with a pillow on my lap (my makeshift circulation desk, of course) checking out books for my grandparents.  I always reminded them to “return the book on time or you’ll pay a fine!”  In addition to […]

Top Ten Picture Books

As a picture book enthusiast I was disappointed with many of the board books I encountered during the first few months of my daughter’s life.  Most board books lacked the substance I was accustomed to from picture books.  However, I was determined to find quality board books so reading time with my daughter, Isabelle, would […]