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BONE SOUP is a book you’re going to want to add to your kids’ libraries! –

October 1, 2018

A chill is in the air…are those witches I see flying up there? No? Well the witches are brewing a tasty concoction for you in BONE SOUP! Read the full review on  

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The Best New Halloween Books for 2018 – Library Mom

September 30, 2018

This Halloween version of the classic folk-story, Stone Soup,has inspired so much playful learning in our house. Similar to the original, a trio of witches collects ingredients from their neighbors to make a truly delicious soup for everyone. Read the full review on

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Book Review: Bone Soup –

September 26, 2018

If you are looking for a fun new book to read with your preschoolers this Halloween then this book is or you! It’s a fun story with engaging text and bold illustrations. Plus there is a recipe at the end so you can make your own bone soup! So fun and tasty! Read the full…

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Picture Book Review: Bone Soup: a spooky, tasty tale by Alyssa Satin Capucilli – proseandkahn

September 26, 2018

The rhythmic text occasionally floats and meanders in larger, playful fonts on the page, inviting participation. The palette, with ghoulish green, black, orange and purple predominating, adds to its Halloween appeal. The illustrations have a bit of a retro feel to them and feature the characters that are a nice mix of cartoonishly approachable and…

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This is such fun twist on the beloved Stone Soup fable! –

September 23, 2018

This story is perfect to teach cooperation, the beauty of working together, the power of giving small gifts and the delight of being a small part of something bigger. I just love this story. It is perfect for the upcoming Halloween holiday! Read the full review on

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I thought BONE SOUP was adorable and perfect for Halloween read-alongs! –

September 22, 2018

BONE SOUP is an entertaining picture book that’s sure to get everyone in the mood for Halloween… and dinner! Read the full review on

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Bone Soup, A Spooky Tasty Tale Review by Kirkus

August 1, 2018

“Stone Soup” gets a Halloween remake. Three hungry witches, finding only a dry bone in the cupboard, take their cauldron door to door collecting ingredients for their bone soup. Both the neighbors, who are initially suspicious of the witches, and their additions to the pot will be unfamiliar to children used to grandma’s chicken soup:…

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Finding Nature in a Book; Finding a Book in Nature

March 2, 2015

Growing up in an apartment in Brooklyn, NY, it was not always easy to be in touch with nature. Sure, there were the billowing roses that a neighbor let us smell on the walk to school, there were the summers spent in “the country”—(actually New Jersey)—where hour after hour was passed creating magical worlds and…

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Tulip Loves Rex Review

January 30, 2015

Young Tulip is all action, with swirls of soft blues highlighting her energy and enthusiasm, especially for dance. She twirls everywhere, and so do the illustrations, with almost no static moments (the only straight lines are in buildings and furniture, though even nightstands and bedsteads have curves). Often accompanied by a flitting butterfly, her life becomes complete…

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Don’t forget about our ebooks and apps!

June 24, 2013

Summer reading comes in all shapes and sizes, whether you’re at home or on the go! Be sure to check out your favorite characters with the latest ebooks and apps!

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