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Picture Yourself Writing Poetry: Using Photos to Inspire Writing
3.46
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Readers are invited to use photos as poetry writing prompts.

What I thought: I was drawn to this series as soon as I saw it in the Capstone catalog. T
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Apr 11, 2013
 
Do You Know Dewey?: Exploring the Dewey Decimal System
3.80
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A great intro to the Dewey Decimal System for children. I will definitely be using this when I have my classes visit the library.
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Aug 29, 2012
 
Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under
4.04
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Meet Aussie animals you know like the kangaroo and some you've probably never heard of such as the brogla in this beautifully illustrated and highly i ...more
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Feb 27, 2012
 
Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook
4.33
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You want to be a writer? This is the book for you. Two skilled (and published) authors cover every topic from getting started, revision, and writer's ...more
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May 01, 2010
 
Bird Talk: What Birds Are Saying and Why
3.88
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Gorgeous illustations and interesting facts about birds presented in a way that's sure to be appealing to kids. The "Birds in this Book" section ident ...more
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Sep 07, 2012
 
Stripes of All Types
3.66
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I love Stockdale's picture book nonfiction books. This one would have some in very handy for my spots and stripes story time. I like the stripe guessi ...more
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May 14, 2013
 
The Brontë Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne
3.80
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This was a very interesting biography. Well written, it almost read like a novel. I was intrigued by the lives of the Bronte sisters. They were all hi ...more
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Feb 25, 2013
 
A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms
4.07
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A great intro to several poetic forms. Loved that the sonnet example was the Shakespearean sonnet that I used to write by own sonnet in Brit Lit I (So ...more
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May 10, 2010
 
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
3.91
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Very informative. I like the alternating chapters. It seems to me that the end of Amelia's life could have been changed if only those who heard her on ...more
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Mar 29, 2011
 
In the Sea
4.05
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In his latest poetry collection, David Elliott leaves the wild and farms behind and dives into the deep. His poetry and Holly Meade's woodblock print ...more
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Apr 05, 2012
 
About Habitats Oceans
3.96
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A simple, informative introduction to oceans for children (and adults).

What I thought: This is the first book in the About Habitats series I've read,
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May 14, 2012
 
About Hummingbirds
4.12
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This is only the second book in this series I've read, but I really like it. The facts are simple enough for preschoolers to understand and the illust ...more
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Nov 14, 2011
 
Write Your Own Fairy Tale
2.75
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Very informative. The fairy tale writing process presented could be used when writing any genre. I enjoyed the case studies from fairy tale authors an ...more
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Feb 03, 2013
 
Time to Eat
4.06
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Time to Eat explores the eating habits of some unusual animals from the panda to the blue whale. We find out what, how, and when they eat.

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May 02, 2011
 
Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out
4.03
it was ok
The most interesting thing about this book was the cover. If you want a poetry writing book for kids, read Prelutsky's.
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Feb 02, 2010
 
Knit Your Bit: A World War I Story
3.80
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Interesting story. What I want to know is was there any crocheting going on for the soldiers during WWI?
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May 14, 2013
 
Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of  Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure
4.03
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In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, Shana Corey introduces us to its founder, Juliette Gordon Low. She had gumption!

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Apr 05, 2012
 
Time for a Bath
4.02
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Baths are one of those easy-peasy things. A tub, some water, and don't forget the soap! However, if you're an animal, your bath may not include water. ...more
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Oct 17, 2011
 
National Geographic Kids Just Joking 2: 300 Hilarious Jokes About Everything, Including Tongue Twisters, Riddles, and More!
4.18
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Lots of great riddles that will be great for my Mad Hatter Tea Party ana Hobbit Party this summer.
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Feb 19, 2013
 
Little Kids First Big Book of Animals (National Geographic Kids)
4.46
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Great photos and engaging text. I really like the parent tips at the end of the book.
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May 05, 2014
 
Can We Save the Tiger?
4.22
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Such an important topic that kids need to know about. Well-written with beautiful illustrations.
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Mar 21, 2011
 
It's Cool to Learn about Countries: Philippines
3.00
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This was a good intro to the country, but I want to know more.
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Mar 02, 2012
 
How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships
4.12
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Such an interesting, informative book. Loved the illustrations.
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Feb 07, 2011
 
The Long, Long Journey: The Godwit's Amazing Migration
3.90
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Love the cut paper collage illustrations. A very interesting bird.
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May 16, 2013
 
Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives
4.09
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Very interesting concept. Love the illustrations.
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Oct 28, 2013
 
Immersed in Verse: An Informative, Slightly Irreverent  Totally Tremendous Guide to Living the Poet's Life
4.25
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Interesting. Would definitely appeal to tweens/teens.
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Feb 02, 2010
 
Exploring the Titanic: How the Greatest Ship Ever Lost—Was Found
4.23
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Interesting, but I want to know more than this book told.
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Apr 13, 2012
 
How Big Were Dinosaurs?
4.01
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Perfect for sharing with 1st-3rd graders.
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May 05, 2014
 
Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell (Christy Ottaviano Books)
4.21
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Would be great to share with school age kids.
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Jun 03, 2013
 
S Is for Story: A Writer's Alphabet
4.22
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Hershenhorn uses the alphabet to explore writing. In 26 stanzas (and extra informational paragraphs), she covers all the fundamentals of writing from ...more
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Jan 19, 2010
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