T is for Time

So many books, so little time!

Here are two books dealing with time in very different ways. While the first one is about precious moments in time, turning into unforgettable memories, the other takes us through a day, one hour at a time.

Time of Wonder

by Robert McCloskey

This book beautifully describes the beauty and joy of spending the summer on an island. The author’s love for the islands of Maine will bring anyone back to their own precious memories of summers spent by the water.

What’s the Time, Mr Wolf?

Debi Gliori

This lovely bedtime story, shows a gentle Mr Wolf going about his day, unaware of the surprise awaiting him. The illustrations are filled with references to familiar stories and nursery rhymes.


My Favorite Children’s Books starting with the letter T

For the letter T, the twentieth letter of the alphabet, I chose two titles:

Two Eggs Please

by Sarah Weeks

illustrated by Betsy Lewin

A simple story with a deep meaning. A story about differences and similarities and how people (just like eggs) may look different from the outside but are  really the same from the inside. Lovely illustrations using bubbles to simplify the text. 

two eggs

Tell me something Happy Before I go to Sleep

by Joyce Dunbar and illustrated by Debi Gliori

I can not pass the letter T without mentioning this book (one of my personal favorite!).

A lovely bedtime story written as a dialogue between  Willa and Willoughby, two adorable bunnies who come up  with a reason to fall asleep. Beautiful illustrations.


an illustrator:

Eleanor Taylor

for the book No Trouble at All

A beautiful bedtime story about a grandfather looking after his grandchildren and overlooking their mischief. Beautiful soft illustrations using pastel tones.


an author:

Mike Thaler for the Black Lagoon series illustrated by Jared Lee

Each one of these books is  about a member of the school staff from the principal to the janitor and how the unknown could  be more surprising than scary. Illustrated with details and humour.


My Favorite Children’s Books starting with the letter H

A Title:

Harold and the Purple Crayon

written and illustrated by Crockett Johnson

A story can be drawn and pictures can tell a story. A great combination of both makes this lovely bedtime story. Will undoubtedly inspire readers to draw their own story.


An author:

Joan Holub

Zero the Hero

illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

The love of numbers can be felt throughout this original story and its amusing illustrations


An illustrator:

Tad Hill

How Rocket Learned to Read

An adorable little bird shares his love of reading.