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Three Magic Balloons by Paul Margulies, as told to Julianna Margulies & her sisters {Review}

Three Magic Balloons

A story about sisters for sisters Three Magic Balloons is a picture book story reminiscent of vintage classics that I enjoy to read again and again to my children, be it bedtime, nap-time, or any story-time. This is the type of picture book that I am glad to reach for again and again. In January, I had the privilege of glimpsing a digital advanced reader copy of this book and I can without a doubt tell you that I would love to add a physical book to our library shelves when this book releases in May! Paul Margulies, storyteller and father to award winning actress Julianna Margulies and her sisters Rachel Mara Smith and Alexandra Margulies shared more than one tale with his daughters during their childhood. Now, after his death the sisters have discovered a forgotten treasure that has been brought to life in the artistic talents of Grant. . .

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An Awesome Book, and An Awesome Book of Love by Dallas Clayton

An Awesome Book by Dallas Clayton Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Bedtime & Dreams Ages 4 to 8, Grades K to 3 Pages: 64 Hardcover Date Published: March 27th, 2012 Publisher: HarperCollins Honors: Close your eyes my child, and dream that perfect dream inside your head. Based on the simple concept of dreaming big, An Awesome Book is the inspiring debut work of Los Angeles writer/artist Dallas Clayton. Written in the vein of classic imaginative tales, it is a sure hit for all generations young and old. Read on July 07, 2012 — I own a copy I could have sworn I already wrote down my thoughts on this book, but I cannot seem to find it, so I’ll tell you again. Dallas Clayton has a vivid imagination and the talent to get it on the page to share with others. An Awesome Book and it looks like those that will. . .

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All the Awake Animals Are Almost Asleep

In this lyrical animal ABC book, a mother tries to tuck her child in for the night by telling him about all the awake animals that are getting sleepy. From antlered Antelope to zzz-ing Zebra, this alphabet of animals becomes an exquisite celebration of language and nature, just right for lulling even the most wide-awake little ones into a cozy, soothing slumber.

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Goodnight Moon Cloth Book

Goodnight Moon Cloth Book by Margaret Wise Brown Illustrated by Clement Hurd Genre: Abridged Baby’s Cloth Book Pages: 8 fabric pages Date Published: September 25th, 2012 Publisher: HarperFestival Goodnight Moon in a cozy cloth edition-perfect for bedtime It’s time to say goodnight, and the beloved Goodnight Moon bunny is here to help you wish all the things you love sweet dreams until the sun comes up again. On each page of this abridged version of the classic picture book, the gentle lull of bedtime soothes your favorite bunny to a peaceful sleep. Read on October 25, 2012 I was so excited when I saw this. I have been collecting cloth books and panels to make them when I see them for years, even before I had my girls. Right now my toddler loves her pile in her bed of cloth books, as they are the only ones I let stay. . .

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I Love to Eat/I Love to Sleep (Touch and Feel Books)

I Love to Eat by Amelie Graux Genre: Baby’s Touch and Feel Board Book Pages: 12 Board Book Date Published: September 4th 2012 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt This delightfully interactive, adorably illustrated board book is designed with a dozen textures for tiny fingers to explore. Babies will discover words like bib, cereal, and high chair—all the necessary components for a successful breakfast. Each object is named in English, Spanish, and French. A delicious treat to pair with I Love to Sleep! I Love to Sleep by Amelie Graux Genre: Baby’s Touch and Feel Board Book Pages: 12 Board Book Date Published: September 4th 2012 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt I Love to Sleep is an interactive touch-and-feel board book for the smallest of sleepers, designed with a dozen different textures for small fingers to explore. Babies will find objects from a touchable pacifier to an inviting crib, all identified in English,. . .

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Bears in Beds by Shirley Parenteau

Bears in Beds by Shirley Parenteau Illustrated by David Walker Genre: Children’s Picture Book – Juvenile Fiction / Bedtime & Dreams Ages 2 to 5 Pages: 32 Jacketed Hardcover Date Published: August 14, 2012 Publisher: Candlewick Press Those adorable bears from Bears on Chairs return in an irresistibly sweet bedtime story. It’s time for Big Brown Bear to tuck all four little bears into their beds. Then he’s ready to climb into his own bed and turn out the light. Five warm beds, holding five sleepy bears, until a sound goes whoosh in the middle of the night, and all the bears wake up in a fright. Will they ever get back into bed? Luckily, Big Brown Bear knows just what to do! A fun, rhyming read-aloud that parents will love and tired little cubs will be happy to snuggle up with. Bears on Chairs (my review) has absolutely got. . .

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Sweet Dreams by Rose A. Lewis, Jen Corace

In this sweet rhyming picture book, a mother prepares her daughter for bed by telling her about the different animals that live nearby and their nighttime activities. The mother’s narrative comes full circle from night to dawn, and the little girl is lulled to sleep dreaming about her animal friends.

Lyrical writing and warm illustrations from the bestselling author-illustrator team of Rose A. Lewis and Jen Corace make this a perfect bedtime book.

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