WBTV Segment (August 24, 2015)

IMG_1573 (1)Children’s picture books are my favorite. Even though I’m a 30-something-year-old woman with no children, if I had an unlimited supply of money, I’d buy every children’s book available.

This week’s Arden’s Book Club segment on WBTV I got to promote three gorgeous children’s books AND talk about my favorite character Skippyjon Jones. Big day, kids. Big day!

Check out the clip here.

61LYvphySKL._SX497_BO1,204,203,200_Wherever You Go by Pat Zietlow Miller  (Author), Eliza Wheeler (Artist) – Join an adventurous rabbit and his animal friends as they journey over steep mountain peaks, through bustling cityscapes, and down long, winding roads to discover the magical worlds that await them just outside their doors.

Award-winning author Pat Zietlow Miller’s lilting rhyme and bestselling illustrator Eliza Wheeler’s enchanting, lush landscapes celebrate the possibilities that lie beyond the next bend in the road–the same road that will always lead you home again.


Meet the Parents by Peter Bently  (Author), Sara Ogilvie  (Illustrator) – It might seem like parents spend an awful lot of time telling kids what to do. And, well, that’s true! But there’s so much more to them: Parents are towels for wiping your grime on. They’re whirlers and twirlers and tree trunks to climb on. Parents sort out all your messes and muddles. And best of all, parents give cuddles!

This funny and affectionate look at all the things parents do is a blast to read aloud.

51xobxUMlJL._SX410_BO1,204,203,200_Yoda: The Story of a Cat and His Kittens by Beth Stern (Author), Devin Crane (Illustrator), K. A. Alistir (Contributor) – When Beth first met Yoda at the animal shelter, he was skinny and his fur was matted. He hid in the back of his cage and wanted nothing to do with anyone. But Beth chose Yoda. She took him home, cleaned him up, and gave him love.

Beth fosters kittens, too, and before long Yoda discovered them—and his life purpose. Now he’s happy, and fluffy, and very, very busy. He makes sure the orphan kittens eat, he keeps them safe, and he even cleans up after them. Yoda acts like a father and mother to the foster kittens that fill his home, and taking care of others has helped him too: even though Yoda has a serious heart condition, he’s made a miraculous turnaround, and is healthier than doctors thought he could be.


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