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In a Blue Room
3.99
This bedtime story written by Jim Averbeck and illustrated by Tricia Tusa is magical. Averbeck's words shine and shimmer like little lyrical gems in t...more
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May 18, 2008
 
Cinder Rabbit
3.89
This chapter book by Lynn Hazen, illustrated by Elyse Pastel, is a charmer! It is packed with humor, emotion and encouragement. It is the perfect earl...more
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May 18, 2008
 
Ghost Medicine
4.02
I've always been drawn to America's rugged cowboy culture. Having grown up in the lowlands by the North Sea, the American West seemed worlds away. It...more
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Jun 20, 2008
 
Those Who Save Us
4.11
**spoiler alert** I enjoyed reading this book. Blum inserted just enough foreshadowing to want to keep reading. I felt her settings were authentic and...more
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Feb 06, 2012
 
HhhH: Himmlers hersens heten Heydrich
4.04
I read this book in Dutch.
This book actually contains two books: a theory of writing historical fiction, and a (somewhat) fictionalized account of Hey...more
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Aug 27, 2012
 
Shifty
3.92
I read a very early version of this book, and I fell head over heels in love with it. Hazen's descriptions of Soli's experience as a fosterkid, of San...more
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May 19, 2008
 
This Jazz Man
4.27
Oooh, this book made me what to rap and tap and beedle-di-bop! Which is quite somethin', since I don't have a musical bone in my body!
This is a great...more
May 18, 2008
May 18, 2008
 
Joe Speedboot
3.67
Gewoon een heerlijk boek, wat lekker snel doorleest. Prachtig taalgebruik, al laat Wieringa zich af en toe wel wel heel erg meesleuren door z'n gebrui...more
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Aug 31, 2014
 
The Goldfinch
3.90
**spoiler alert** This book is the best book I've read this year. Brilliant characterization, setting descriptions, plotting.
My only two small gripes...more
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Dec 12, 2013
 
Between Shades of Gray
4.34
An important book. Too few words have been written about this topic, and Ruta Sepetys does a wonderful job. Sometimes, the metaphors took me out of th...more
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Jun 04, 2011
 
Zoopa: An Animal Alphabet
3.84
I just cannot help but look at ZOOPA over and over again. It works on so many levels. First off, it is visually stunning. Gianna Marino is a very gift...more
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May 18, 2008
 
The White Tiger
3.69
What made this book so compelling for me is the complexity of the narrator.
Did I like him? Admire him? Understand him? Ultimately, he makes the choice...more
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May 30, 2009
 
Little Night
3.97
It is common knowledge that Yuyi Morales is a color genius and a word magician, and with Little Night, she does it again. Yuyi's color palette is imag...more
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May 18, 2008
 
Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O�Keeffe Painted What She Pleased
3.79
Illustrator Yuyi Morales is inspired by a series of 20 paintings Georgia O'Keeffe created while spending three months in Hawaii for a commission by th...more
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Aug 21, 2014
 
Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City
3.95
Loved this book about the history of Amsterdam. It sets out to show us why and how the city became the most liberal on earth. He wraps it all up in a...more
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Jan 03, 2014
 
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
4.10
This book details Philippe Petit's awesome feat of walking on a tightrope between the two World Trade Center Towers. When I opened up the centerfold,...more
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Aug 21, 2014
 
Netherland
3.40
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is very well written. O'Neill chooses his words carefully and masterfully. I often found myself re-reading se...more
Jun 08, 2011
Jun 08, 2011
 
My Enemy's Cradle
4.04
This book was very well written-couldn't put it down. The parts set in Holland were completely authentic. Even the way some Dutch phrases were transla...more
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Sep 28, 2011
 
Ninja!
4.03
My son Max loves this book! And not just because he shares a name with Maxwell the Ninja! He loves cheering Maxwell on as he makes his quest towards h...more
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Jun 11, 2014
 
The Amazing Trail of Seymour Snail
3.80
Seymour is adorable!!!! A slimy snail who sets out to be an artist. What's not to love? After a few challenges (I cracked up at the phone conversation...more
Apr 08, 2009
May 13, 2009
 
Following Papa's Song
3.83
We are big fans in our house of Gianna Marino's books, and this one is another hit! The greens, blues, pinks and magentas are stunning, and make me wa...more
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Jun 11, 2014
 
This is San Francisco
4.35
I have loved this series of books about cities ever since I was a little kid. They are all so good, and each book captures the individual spirit of th...more
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Aug 21, 2014
 
One Too Many: A Seek and Find Counting Book
3.63
This book took my breath away! And it still does every time I open it. Wow. I can just stare at each spread for a looong time. Trying to find each ani...more
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May 27, 2010
 
My Abuelita
3.89
I am a big fan of Yuyi's work, and she ventured into a new medium here. She is a miracle worker with the clay puppets as she is with acrylics. She is...more
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May 27, 2010
 
Buzz Bumble to the Rescue
3.82
What a recognizable situation! You think you're the cutest thing on the block and then your little sister steals the show. It is a great book about si...more
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May 18, 2008
 
except if
3.66
Love this book by Jim Averbeck. It's very clever. Kids will enjoy the revelation that happens with each page turn. It's like opening a little present....more
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Jun 12, 2011
 
Mermaid Mary Margaret
3.84
I read MMM in one go. simply because I fell in love with Mary Margaret from the beginning. She is so likeable, with so much depth. Many times througho...more
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May 18, 2008
 
A Hitch at the Fairmont
3.92
This book by Jim Averbeck is a great historical mystery set in San Francisco.
11-Year old Jack Fair is living at the posh Fairmont Hotel with his Aunt...more
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Jul 15, 2014
 
The Dinner
3.21
I really wanted to like this book. But I did not care for the characters and found many of the interactions not believable. Helaas!
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Mar 08, 2014
 
De eeuw van mijn vader
4.03
Mooi beschreven. Mak brengt de tijd die hij beschrijft tot leven. Ik herleefde de periode als het ware. Prachtig multi-sensory details. Meeslepend.
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Jun 08, 2011
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