The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

today’s children storybook summary is

The Snowy Day

By Ezra Jack Keats

Storyline: Peter wakes up one morning to see that had snowed overnight. Peter is a little boy. He puts on his snowsuit and runs outside to play. He makes footprints on the snow, he knocks the snow from the trees and watch it falling, Continue reading

The Bracelet by Miriam de Rosier

The Bracelet by Miriam de Rosier

The Bracelet by Miriam de Rosier

today’s children storybook summary is

The Bracelet

Adapted from a story by Elizabeth Ballard

Illustration by Miriam de Rosier

Storyline: This is a very emotional story about a special bond between a teacher, that has a change of heart, and a student who grows up to think of her as his own family.

Miss Jean Thompson meet Teddy Stallard at the beginning of the school year in her fifth grade class. Continue reading

Goodnight iPad by Ann Droyd

Goodnight iPad by Ann Droyd

Goodnight iPad by Ann Droyd

today’s children storybook summary is

Goodnight iPad

by Ann Droyd

Storyline: It was a peaceful night on the house of a rabbit family. The multiple kids were quietly playing on the floor where the toys, one more electronical then other, were laying all over. One child had a baby remote, another was speaking with a friend on its laptop, still some other bunnies were listening to iTunes or playing on their tablets. Continue reading

We Lift-Off by Sean Taylor

we-have-lift-off-by-sean-taylor

We Have Lift-Off by Sean Taylor

today’s children storybook summary is

We Have Lift-Off

By Sean Taylor

Illustration by Hannah Shaw

Storyline:  Chicken is looking at a wall where few framed pictures hang and is telling us the story about the time he used to live on a farm. It was an “old dump” says chicken. The farmer, Mr. Tanner, was a waist making machine. He littered the nature and didn’t care about anything else then himself and how to make his house bigger. Continue reading

The Treasure Hunter by William Boniface

The Treasure Hunter by William Boniface

The Treasure Hunter by William Boniface

today’s children storybook summary is

The Treasure Hunter

By William Boniface

Illustration by Jim Harris

Storyline: This is the story of a day dreamer bear that dares to imagine himself in the most exotic places, gathering treasures from all over the world. While he is resting against a hay stack, with his friend, mouse, at his side and a bottle of milk, surrounded by friendly farm animals, he recalls all the places he had traveled in search of precious treasures and unmatched adventures. Continue reading

Agate by Joy Morgan Dey

Agate by Joy Morgan Dey

Agate by Joy Morgan Dey

today’s children storybook summary is

Agate by Joy Morgan Day

Illustration by Nikki Johnson

Storyline: Agate, the moose, looks at his own image as reflected in the water at the edge of the lake. He doesn’t like what he sees. He thinks of himself as a “big brown mistake”, as a “Tinker Toy project gone wrong”. Continue reading

White Snow Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt

White Snow Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt

White Snow Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt

today’s children storybook summary is

Title White Snow Bright Snow

By Alvin Tresselt

Illustration by Roger Duvoisin

Storyline: It is late fall and people are going about their business like usual, the postman delivering the mail, the farmer stacking wood, the policeman watching the streets, his wife cleaning the house. But the fall won’t last much longer. The winter is coming, everybody says it. Continue reading

The Almost Fearless Hamilton SquidLegger by Timothy Basil Ering

The Almost Fearless Hamilton SquidLegger by Timothy Basil Eringtoday’s children storybook summary is

The Almost Fearless Hamilton SquidLegger

By Timothy Basil Ering

Storyline: This is a story for kids that cannot sleep in their own bed…

By day, Hamilton SquidLegger, a creature of the swamp and forest, is a “do-er and a dream-come-truer.” But by night, when the sun disappears behind the “scrintelberry trees” and is time to go to bed, Hamilton gets scared. Because each noise in the swamp … Continue reading

Blackout by John Rocco

Blackout by John Rocco

Blackout by John Rocco

today’s children storybook summary is

Blackout

By John Rocco

Storyline: It was a normal evening in a normal loud and busy city. Inside their apartments, people were doing their normal things. Our story’s family was no different. Dad was cooking dinner, mom was working on a computer, an older girl was talking on her phone while a younger one was unsuccessfully trying to get someone’s attention. And as they were going about this mundane businesses, suddenly the lights went out. Continue reading

Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall

Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall

Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall

today’s children storybook summary is

Dog vs. Cat

By Chris Gall

Storyline: A teaching tool with a very funny touch, this is a story about a dog and a cat trying to live in peace despite the differences between them. A good read for parents, too.

The Button family decides to have pets. One day they go shopping and Mrs. Button buys a smart looking black cat while Mr. Button comes home with a friendly dog. Continue reading

The Promise by Nicola Davies

The Promise by Nicola Davies

The Promise by Nicola Davies

today’s children storybook summary is

The promise

By Nicola Davies

Illustration by Laura Carlin

Storyline: Our character lives in a city where nothing grows, where people are harsh and mean, and where everything is grey and nobody smiles. Her heart is shriveled and she lives by stealing from people like her, who have only as much as they need to survive. She is a thief crawling the dark streets in search of easy victims to prey. One night she sees an old woman with a big bag. Continue reading

Little Cub by Olivier Dunrea

Little Cub by Olivier Dunrea

Little Cub by Olivier Dunrea

today’s children storybook summary is

Little Cub

By Olivier Dunrea

Premise: Old or young, a bear’s life is better in a pair.

Storyline: Little Cub is alone in a meadow. It looks like he has always been alone with no one to take care of him. But he doesn’t like the dark night. He doesn’t know how to catch fish so he is hungry and he is afraid to get honey as well. He wished he wasn’t alone. Deep in the forest, Continue reading

It’s a Dog’s Life by Mark Stern

It's a Dog's Life by Mark Stern

It’s a Dog’s Life by Mark Stern

today’s children storybook summary is

It’s a Dog’s Life

by Mark Stern

Storyline: Patch sets up to fulfill his dream of making a new dog food that everybody will love. This pursuit requires sacrifices and he is ready for them but what he doesn’t know is that he has to give up the most important things in his life. Ultimately, he has to choose: is it going to be his dream coming true or is it going to keep his happy life and all his loved ones? Continue reading

Superdog, The Heart of a Hero by Caralyn Buehner

Superdog, The heart of a Hero by Caralyn Buehner

Superdog, The heart of a Hero by Caralyn Buehner

todays’ children storybook is

Superdog, The Heart of a Hero

By Caralyn Buehner

Illustrator Mark Buehner

Storyline: Dexter is a little dog, with a long body mounted on very small legs, like a sausage on four meatballs, as the author says. Even a cat is bigger than he is. Because of his size, he is overlooked by other dogs, laugh at and, sometimes, bullied, especially by the tomcat Cleevis. But despite his stature, Dex dreams to be a superhero.

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The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee

the Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee

The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee

today’s children storybook summary is

The Farmer and the Clown

By Marla Frazee

Storyline: It was a hot summer day and the farmer was out, working on his land. He was an tall, old farmer, black boots, pants with suspenders, a large brim black hat and a long white beard. On the horizon, the circus train was just happening to pass by when something fell out. Continue reading

Ginger and Petunia by Patricia Polacco

Ginger and Petunia by Patricia Polacco

Ginger and Petunia by Patricia Polacco

today’s children storybook summary is

Ginger and Petunia

by Patricia Polacco

Storyline: Ginger is an accomplished pianist and teacher, with a great love for clothes. Her fashion style is very sophisticated and she often says “you are what you wear”. She also has a pig pet, called Petunia, to whom she dedicates all her love and attention. One day, Ginger has to attend an out of town musical event, on a short notice. It is the first time that she must leave Petunia alone. Continue reading

The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi

The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi

The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi

today’s storybook summary is

The Village of Round and Square Houses

by Ann Grifalconi

Storyline: This story comes from the village of Tos in Cameroon and it is narrated by a girl that left the place when she was almost a grown up. The village has, indeed, two kind of houses: square houses for men and round houses for women, and the girl tells us why. Continue reading

How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle

How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans

How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle

today’s children storybook summary is

How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans

by David LaRochelle

Illustration by Mark Fearing

Storyline: Tuesdays, Martha’s family used to have  green beans for dinner. Martha, a girl about 5 years or older, didn’t like green beans and never ate them in spite the fact of being left alone at the table. She did not believe that green beans are good for you, as her mother said, or that they make you strong, as her father put it. Continue reading

Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten by Trisha Speed Shaskan

Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten by Trisha Speed Shaskan

Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten by Trisha Speed Shaskan

today’s storybook summary is

Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten

by Trisha Speed Shaskan

Illustration by Gerald Guerlais

Storyline: This is the classic plot of the old Red Riding Hood story but narrated by the wolf itself. We get to see the world through this bad wolf’s eyes. From the beginning he has an excuse for his actions: he is hungry. Continue reading

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

A Bad_Case_of_Stripes by David Shannon

A Bad Case of Stripe by David Shannon book cover

today’s storybook summary is

A Bad Case of Stripes

by David Shannon

Storyline: Camilla Cream is a school age girl that loves lima beans and wants to please everybody. But she cannot admit to other kids that she likes the beans because nobody like them and she is afraid they might laugh at her. Also she cannot decide what to wear to school because she cannot find an outfit that may please everybody. Continue reading

My Mom is a Foreigner, But Not to Me by Julianne Moore

My Mom is a Foreigner by Julianne Moore

My Mom is a Foreigner, But Not to Me by Julianne Moore

today’s children storybook summary is

My Mom is a Foreigner, But Not to Me

by Julianne Moore

Illustration by Meilo So

Storyline: This book doesn’t have a particular storyline but more of an idea, a perspective, that the author wants to clearly share with her readers:a mother’s love is above race, nationality or place of origin. Continue reading

The Sleeping Lady, retold by Ann Dixon

The Sleeping Lady retold by Ann Dixon

The Sleeping Lady retold by Ann Dixon

today’s children storybook summary is

The Sleeping Lady

Retold by Ann Dixon

Paintings by Elizabeth Johns

Storyline: This is retold a legend of the Inlet People of Alaska and their legacy. It is said that, long ago, there lived some giant people on the shores of Cook Inlet. The weather was warm, the natives had flower, fruits, and wild animals roamed the forest. The Inlet people were living in harmony with the land, in peace and happiness. But soon, this will come to an end. Continue reading

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

today’s children storybook summary is

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

by William Steig

Storyline: One day, Sylvester Duncan, a donkey youngster, finds an unusual looking pebble, small and red, that he takes it to add it to his collection. While studying it, he discovers that the pebble has magic powers, precisely that it fulfills any wish as long as you hold it. Excited, he runs home to tell his parents. But on his way home, just about Strawberry Hill, he meets a hungry lion and because he panics and cannot think clear, he wishes he was a rock (so the lion won’t see him and eat him). And so, his wish comes true. Continue reading

Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran

Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran

Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran and Barbara Cooney

today’s children storybook summary is

Roxaboxen

by Alice McLerran

illustration by Barbara Cooney

Storyline: Roxaboxen is the name of a play town that some children built out of old wooden boxes, stones, pebbles and sticks. At first, Marian found some wooden boxes just across her street. Continue reading

Where is Rusty? by Sieb Posthuma

Where is Rusty by Sieb Posthuma

Where is Rusty? by Sieb Posthuma

today’s children storybook summary is

Where is Rusty?

by Sieb Posthuma

Storyline: Rusty, a white dog with black ears, goes shopping with his mom and two other dog friends at a department store. The place is big and busy. As they enter the store, distracted by an appetizing smell, Rusty wonders away and gets lost, in spite of his mother’s warnings and advise to stay together. Continue reading

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Make Way for ducklings by Robert McCloskeytoday’s children storybook summary is

Make Way for Ducklings

by Robert McCloskey

Storyline: A pair of ducks (Mr. and Mrs. Mallard) have gone in search of a place to live and raise a family. Tired and in need of rest, they stopped in Boston in the Public Garden where they get fed peanuts by people.

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