by Ludwig Bemelmans
Tsh Oxenreider says:
All the Madeline books have a great cadence of words, and the illustrations are delightful. What little girl doesn't want to live in an old house in Paris that is covered in vines?
illustrated by Kevin Henkes
Lily is an exuberant preschooler who loves her teacher. Her journey through flaunting her grandmother's latest gifts in class (waiting for show and tell was just too hard), getting in trouble, getting angry, feeling awful, apologizing and setting things right strike just the right note.
by Robert N. Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
Think your daughter is too young to have a conversation about gender roles? She's not. Books like this one, a dear anti-fairytale about a princess who comes to her own rescue, can springboard the conversation. Young girls will intuit the difference between this story and more traditional princess tales, even if they don't have the language to articulate what they're noticing. That's where you come in, Mom.
illustrated by William Steig
The titular Irene is Irene Bobbin, a dressmaker's daughter. Her mother isn't feeling so well and can't possibly deliver the splendid ball gown she made for the duchess to wear that very night. So brave Irene volunteers to deliver the gown to the palace in time for the ball, in spite of the terrible snowstorm that's brewing — quite an challenge for a such a little girl.
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About Karen Kennedy
Karen lives on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her husband and two sons. She's a lawyer by vocation, a reader by avocation and she's spent years finding the best children's books on various topics with the help of her sons and the New York Public Library.
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