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Books worth reading. 

Time and again.

Chris Van Dusen

Chris Van Dusen

I have fallen in love with this author and would buy anything with Chris Van Dusen written on the cover without having read it first. I have read hundreds upon hundreds of picture books and have never found any of the caliber that he writes and illustrates himself. I love his rhythm, his rhyme, the unique words he chooses that are low frequency enough in daily conversation that a 2 year old might not know them but, holy cow!, what a cool tool for vocabulary expansion his books are!! They are imaginative and suspenseful, even after you know the story by heart.  And the pictures! Stunning, absolutely stunning.

If I Built a Car

is the book that hooked us on all things Van Dusen.  I found it by chance while perusing our library shelves.  My boys were rapt with attention from cover to cover at that very first reading, as 2 year olds, and they still are today, 18 months later.  This is a wonderful book to add to your collection, to gift a friend or to share with your classroom. 

The Circus Ship

is a gorgeous book that will delight readers of any age.  It is fun, imaginative and satisfying at every single reading.  I still hesitate when it's time to turn the page with this one because I just want to linger with the illustrations a little longer. 

His series featuring Mr. Magee, and his little dog, Dee!, will wow you in just the same way.  With

Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee

and

A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee

, you will smile, gasp and laugh your way through some exciting adventures and predicaments.  Beautifully illustrated with clever twists and smart vocabulary, your book collection for children just isn't complete without these. 

This is his latest publication, due out this fall:

Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee

.  You can pre-order your hard cover copy now on Amazon for less than $11!   The other McGee books are available in paperback for $6.99.  This is just a steal, people, stock up on birthday gifts for the year!

Ask for these at your local library or click on the titles to order them online!

The Pout-Pout Fish

The Pout-Pout Fish

Read These Please!

Read These Please!