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I'm Caryn, passionate obsessor of children's picture books and aspiring illustrator. I share my ever-growing knowledge and love of children's books at threebooksanight.com. I'll be reviewing books, sharing tips, and hopefully convincing the world of the loveliness of picture books. Join me if you will!

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Book Review: Little Boy With A Big Horn by Bechdolt & Battaglia

This is a book I picked up at a used bookstore over the Labor Day weekend, Little Boy With A Big Horn, by Jack Bechdolt with pictures by Aurelius Battaglia. I had never seen it before, but the artist name caught my eye, not to mention his gorgeous illustrations. With a musical mayhem, people in lovely period dress, and an eventual saving-the-day moment, it has all the pieces for a fun and charming classic. Read the full post…

How To Shop For Used Children’s Books

my Longest Yard Sale finds

Bookstores are my kryptonite. Rarely can I pass one without stopping in, if even just for a moment. I love the smell of books, the look of bookstore patrons, the chance of finding something new or unknown. Old or new, books are my best friends and I love to be surrounded by them. When buying used books though, I follow a few personal rules, especially when it comes to children’s books which can often be too loved.

So here are my 10 guidelines for shopping for used books: Read the full post…

Friday Links – September 14, 2012

a beautiful sign for storytime by my talented husband

And another week has passed with Three Books A Night. Thanks for reading! My apologies for the odd posting schedule this week. Will be back to normal next week hopefully. And stay tuned for September 22’s storytime pick. For now, I send you into the weekend with a few book links from around the web: Read the full post…

Storytime Book Review: Ginger Jumps By Lisa Campbell Ernst

For storytime this past Saturday, I chose a book written in 1990, Ginger Jumps, by Lisa Campbell Ernst. This book was one of my absolute favorites when I was younger and still holds a dear place in my heart. It is a thrilling story of wishes, searching, overcoming fears, and family. Read the full post…

Friday Book Links – September 7, 2012

the fruits of my Labor Day used bookstore shopping

I hope the Labor Day holiday treated all my North American readers well. Thanks for reading along another week! Here are the Friday links from this week’s exciting book-related news: Read the full post…

Book Review: Toot & Puddle You Are My Sunshine By Holly Hobbie

Sometimes a bad mood finds you. It is hard to explain, but the day just doesn’t feel right and finding a smile is incredibly difficult. This happens to everyone, but adults are usually better at realizing it, understanding it, and working it out. For children, moods and emotions are tough to master. This is where books like Toot & Puddle You Are My Sunshine come in. This book is part of a series about two pigs named Toot and Puddle by author/illustrator Holly Hobbie. Read the full post…

Friday Book Links – August 31, 2012

It’s been a busy first week here at Three Books a Night. Hopefully it has given you a taste of what to expect, even as I tweak and figure things out myself. Sending you into the holiday weekend with some fun links about books coming out and other book-related news: Read the full post…