Ann Axon Tag

Summer Outdoor Fun with STEM By: Ann Axon Everyone is talking about the importance of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) to our children’s lives.  Summer is a great time to beat the “there’s nothing to do” with some of these fun and simple STEM activities....

Music March By: Ann Axon I am sure that most parents cruising along the information highway have run across articles about music and children’s development maybe like this one: The Importance of Music in Early Childhood Development, and I'm sure that many of you right now are...

Little Excavator By: Anna Dewdney If you are a fan of the “Llama Llama” series by the late Anna Dewdney, you will love Little Excavator (this book is one of her final stories).  A small, but eager to work, excavator named Little E just wants to find...

Spunky Little Monkey By: Bill Martin and Michael Sampson From the author of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Brown Bear; Brown Bear; What do you see? comes a new picture book, Spunky Little Monkey.  This colorful illustrated rhyme book will have you clapping, stomping and shaking as you...

They All Saw A Cat By: Brendan Wenzel How does a cat look to you?  How about how it looks to a mouse or bee or fox or many others?  That’s what this amazing colorful and fun read is all about.  To some they see the cat as...

Halloween Hustle By: Charlotte Gunnufson This funny fast paced rhyming picture book has a jiving skeleton who just loves to dance! Unfortunately, his moves cause him to fall apart on his way to the big Halloween party.  Children will love the creative way he finds to...

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook By: Leslie Connor The only home sixth grader Perry Cook has known is the Blue River Co-ed Correctional Facility, where he lives with his incarcerated mother. His official foster parent is the facilities warden who has allowed him to...

I Yam a Donkey By Cece Bell I believe that some picture books are not just written for children but for adult’s enjoyment too.  "I Yam a Donkey" is a tale of a blue donkey that has a hard time grasping very basic grammar. Readers should be warned...

Waiting By Kevin Henkes Waiting by Kevin Henkes is a 2016 Caldecott Honor Book.  Five toys, a pig with an umbrella, a bear with a kite, a puppy on a sled, a rabbit, and an owl, are all waiting on a shelf.  And each are waiting for...

Is Your Mama a Llama By: Deborah Guarino Is Your Mama a Llama, although published 26 years ago, is still a favorite picture book today. Lloyd the llama asks his many animal friends if they have llamas as their mamas too. The story is written in a...