The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland

For todays children’s book review, I thought I would review a story that has a prominent place in our home.  The Very Cranky Bear.  Over the last few years no book on our shelves has gathered as much attention.  In regular rotation for bed time stories, we read through it at least twice a month….

10 Picture Books for Halloween

Nothing like scaring the poop outta some kids, am I right? As fun as it is to get dressed up and have fun this holiday, Halloween is for the kids.  Before you get your little monsters all suited up on Monday, why not get them in the spirit with some good ol’ reading?  Here is…

Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul

Halloween is approaching and it is time to get in the spooky spirit.  Hitting the holiday section of the library you can find an abundant amount of picture books for the terrifying season.  As with all children’s books it can be difficult to narrow down the quality.  Fortunately, there is one series that features an…

Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot by Dav Pilkey

Too long has it taken the Green Onion Blog to review the work of Dav Pilkey.  The author/illustrator of children’s literature is a staple in our household and millions of other homes.  Creator of the highly popular Captain Underpants series, its collection spin-offs, and a multitude of other kid favorites.  Rolling in at number 2 on Green…

Learning to Read and Raz Kids

My son, Zyler, has been rocking in grade one.  His strengths are in math and he has kept that up, but obviously the biggest part of that first year of grade school is learning to read and write.  For the last few years we have been getting prepared, with nightly homework of writing letters and…

Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

Much has been said about legendary Canadian children’s book author Robert Munsch.  He topped my list of kidlit writers and I have previously posted a review on my personal favorite, Stephanie’s Ponytail.  When debating his greatest work it is difficult to narrow down as the prolific creator has released a plethora of picture books crossing and blending many…

ARC: Good Morning, Superman by Michael Dahl and Omar Lozano

Kids love to play superhero.  It is one of those age-old rights of passage to pretend to have the strength of ten men, run at incredible speeds, or fly high into the clouds.  We all did it, I remember jumping off the couch to see if I would float around the living room, or pretending…

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

There is an abundance of children’s picture books these days.  A trip to the library or bookstore kidlit sections can be overwhelming.  Apart from the classics that have survived generations it can be difficult to differentiate the quality from the mundane.  It takes a certain amount of creativity and wit for a child’s story to…

Finding Dory

2003’s Academy award winning movie, Finding Nemo was a treasure of a film.  Released by Pixar, pre-Disney take over, Finding Nemo broke industry standards in computer animation and story telling.  Ultimately, redefining what a children’s animated film could be.  One of the highest grossing films of its time, with a long run as the number…

Hooray for Diffendoofer Day by Dr. Seuss with some help

In September of 1991 the world lost a creative legend in Theodore Seuss Geisel.  The poetic mastermind of over 60 children’s titles, sold over 600 million books in 20+ different languages.  Since his passing Dr. Seuss has inspired four major animated films, a Broadway musical, and the imaginations of millions of children.  His final publication…