Teenagers' Den

Katie Meets The Impressionists, James Mayhew, Scholastic.

Katie Meets The Impressionists, James Mayhew, Scholastic.
If you are trying to interest your children in art, this book is a joyful homage to the world of the Impressionists. A sweet and pleasant story that takes you through a magical journey through the actual paintings.   

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I Spy Super Challenger, Jean Marzollo, Cartwheel.

I Spy Super Challenger, Jean Marzollo, Cartwheel.
My siblings and I woud sit around for hours on end trying to solve the riddles and trying to find the hidden objects in the photographs, each under a different theme (Pirate treasure, Halloween, Christmas, School supplies, etc). This is the most challenging book, ideal for teenagers and adults who...

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What Is Your Language?, Debra Leventhal, Dutton Juvenile.

What Is Your Language?, Debra Leventhal, Dutton Juvenile.
This book is a great introduction to the concept of different languages and cultures for the little ones. 

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Rescue Trucks, Betsy Imershein, Little Simon.

Rescue Trucks, Betsy Imershein, Little Simon.
A fun book for those learning to read. It is filled with delightful photographs and gives a look at the exciting world of rescue vehicles.  

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The Night Before Christmas, Clement Clarke Moore and Jan Brett, Putnam Juvenile.

The Night Before Christmas, Clement Clarke Moore and Jan Brett, Putnam Juvenile.
This book was inspired by the classic Christmas poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas, written by Clement Clarke Moore. This version is accompanied by Jann Brett's illustrations in a stunning edition in which antique toys and exquisite ornaments frame the borders. The remaining stories are quaint and...

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The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books.

The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books.
No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day.

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The Green Ember, S. D. Smith, Story Warren Books.

The Green Ember, S. D. Smith, Story Warren Books.
I struggled in the first few chapters because a tale of two rabbit siblings who learn a lot about friendship, bravery, and sacrifice in 360 pages seemed excessive, but the author someone lets us forget that Heather and Picket are animals and instead we relate to the heros in these...

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Llama Llama Red Pajama, Anna Dewdney, Viking Books.

Llama Llama Red Pajama, Anna Dewdney, Viking Books.
Anna Dewdney does a nice job matching rhymes with her own whimsical illustrations in recreating the real-life scences we encounter whilst putting children to bed. This book might help give your kids that extra bit of reassurance to be left in "the dark".  

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Go, Dog. Go!, P.D. Eastman, Random House Books.

Go, Dog. Go!, P.D. Eastman, Random House Books.
This book introduces counting, colors, and spacial orientation amongst other things in a fun and simple way. This book for for very early readers between 3 and 6 years of age.

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Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown, Harper Collins.

Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown, Harper Collins.
Alas, Summer is over and it's Back to School time. Your chidren might be all fussy because they don't want to go to sleep. If you don't already have Goodnight Moon, this is very simplistic read to get them ready for bed. Sure the pictures seem like they are from another time, but there is a...

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