Do you remember Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown? I’m sure you do! Goodnight Moon was published in 1947! I don’t know why I didn’t have this book when I was a little girl, but I’m sure I read it hundreds of times to my children over the years. I’ll bet those of us who are familiar with Goodnight Moon can quote the book by heart! And how about William Shakespeare? You know him! If you remember my post about Frida Catlo, you’re going to want to hear all about William Sheepspeare!
New Margaret Wise Brown Books
In 1990, author Amy Gary discovered a trunk of unpublished manuscripts and songs in the attic of Margaret Wise Brown’s sister’s barn. These manuscripts provided the source material for many of the titles in a new line of classics by the beloved author.
Silver Dolphin Books—publisher of high-quality, activity-based books for children ages 2 to 12— will launch fifteen new Margaret Wise Brown titles in Spring and Summer 2019, with two more publishing in the fall.
Sleep Tight, Sleepy Bears
Author Margaret Wise Brown; Illustrator Julie Clay
Follow the story of the sleepy bears in Sleep Tight, Sleepy Bears in this magical tale beautifully illustrated by Julie Clay. It’s a perfect bedtime story for your little one, and will enchant children and parents alike.
This book is so sweet! I love how the author uses the opposites big and little throughout the book. She reinforces the concept through simple text, and the illustrations help children visualize the concepts as well. You will love putting your little one to sleep with Sleep Tight, Sleepy Bears.
Count to 10 with a Mouse
Author Margaret Wise Brown; Illustrator Kirsten Richards
Count to 10 with a Mouse is a beautiful children’s picture book with gentle illustrations. It’s a perfect way to get your children reading (and counting) with a lovable, engaging story line. Ideal for beginning readers, this book is sure to become a family treasure.
This book is so cute! The little mouse runs through the book and encounters numerous animals and objects. You and your child will love the illustrations and the rhyming text. The text seems like it could be a song, and perhaps that is what the author intended when she wrote it so many years ago.
Author Margaret Wise Brown; Illustrator Antoine Corbineau
Dig, dig, dig! Join the animals and machines as they dig an incredible journey of discovery underground in The Diggers. The Diggers is an imaginative story and amazing adventure brought to life by French illustrator Antoine Corbineau. He uses a patchwork of texture and color in his vibrant illustrations to depict the fun and energetic world of the diggers.
I can attest to the fact that my son would have loved The Diggers when he was little. One of his favorite books was Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. Children, especially little boys, love to dig! Getting dirty is just a requirement of childhood. Well, in this book, we start out small with a mole, mouse and worm digging holes. Then the holes and things digging them get bigger until finally we get to a BIG digger. That big digger goes for miles and miles until it makes its way to the other side of the mountain. I know your kids will love this one!
About Margaret Wise Brown
Margaret Wise Brown wrote hundreds of books and stories during her life, but she is best known for Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny. Even though she died 45 years ago, her books still sell very well. Margaret loved animals. Most of her books have animals as characters in the story. She tried to write the way children wanted to hear a story, which often isn’t the same way an adult would tell a story. She also taught illustrators to draw the way saw things.
Margaret died after surgery for a appendix while in France. She had many friends who still miss her. They say she was a creative genius who made a room come to life with her excitement. Margaret saw herself as something else: a writer of songs and nonsense.
The 109th anniversary of Brown’s birthday is on May 23, 2019.
Wild Bios: William Sheepspeare
Board Book $7.99
Wild Bios: William Sheepspeare is the latest title in a new series of biographies featuring well-known historical figures with a surprising twist that makes them accessible and engaging for even the youngest readers. Plus, funny puns throughout make them fun for parents to read aloud!
William Sheepspeare’s plays were shear genius! Meet one of history’s greatest figures in this adorable board book with an animal twist! Dive into the life of the eloquent Baa-rd of Avon and the plays that shaped our language today. William Sheepspeare’s human themes have resonated with every generation. With hilarious puns and colorful illustrations, this book brings his legacy to life for babies and parents alike!
I mentioned that I reviewed the first book in the Wild Bios series previously: Frida Catlo. Well, Wild Bios is back with William Sheepspeare! I’m sure you know that this book is about William Shakespeare with a wild twist! Yes, these are meant for little ones, but you’re going to get a kick out of it! Wild Bios books are an easy way to introduce your little ones to famous figures in a very fun way!