Strega Nona – or Grandma Witch – leaves Big Anthony to look after her house while she goes on a short journey. But Big Anthony decides to experiment with some of Strega Nona’s spells, with hilariously disastrous results.
Corduroy by Don Freeman is the first in a long series of picture books about little teddy bear. In this one he's living in an apartment store, forgotten on a shelf long enough he's lost one of his buttons. This book is part of my childhood!
Stellaluna, by Janell Cannon - A story about a baby bat that gets separated from her mother, and is taken in by a mother bird. The mother bird tries to raise Stellaluna as one of her own, but Stellaluna just can't fit in.
We may have all been wrong about Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret: Whole generations of readers regard the Judy Blume novel as utter menstrual mythology. Read it as an adult, though, and you'll see that it’s so much more. I re-read the book recen…