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Millions of Cats
4.07
3.4 stars

When I was an elementary school librarian, I saw this book on the shelves about a zillion times---and never happened to read it. It was a New
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Sep 2014
Sep 20, 2014
 
Interrupting Chicken
4.18
3.7 stars This is Caldecott 2011 Honor Book.

This would be fun read-aloud.

When her papa reads bedtime stories to her, the little chicken can't keep fr
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Jan 2011
Feb 06, 2011
 
Journey
4.31
4.3 stars

2014 Caldecott Honor Book

A young girl find adventure through her red crayon.
Jan 2014
Jan 30, 2014
 
Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?
3.98
3.7 stars

I got this title from a list of Caldecott predictions for 2015. It describes the activities of many kinds of birds and includes their bird ca
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Dec 2014
Dec 02, 2014
 
Lightship
3.90
From Booklist's Best Picture Books of 2008. Lightships were lighthouses ---only they're weren't situated on a bluff near the water---they were anchore ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 26, 2009
 
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners
4.06
4 1/2 stars. Otters and rabbits help us learn about good manners. It would be a good book for teachers to use at the beginning of the school year with ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2009
 
Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken
3.83
A picture book by Kate DeCamillo. It kind of reminded me of her book, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane about the rabbit doll who travels the wo ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 25, 2009
 
Ball
3.95
3.4 stars

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book 2014

A dog loves to fetch his ball. The girl in the family who usually tosses it for him goes off to sch
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Feb 2014
Feb 14, 2014
 
Locomotive
4.17
4.2 stars

2014 Caldecott Winner

In my copy from the public library, it's helpful that during processing, they didn't glue/tape down the cover flaps---be
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Jan 2014
Jan 30, 2014
 
Frankenstein Takes the Cake
4.07
Very funny. It's kind of a sequel to Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich. Even though it's a picture book, it needs to be read in more than one sitting to k ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 25, 2009
 
The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County
4.01
From Booklist's Best Picture Books of 2008. Charming book. It would be a good one to use when teaching figurative language. It's full of similes--"she ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 26, 2009
 
Sleep Like a Tiger
4.05
2013 Caldecott Honor
The illustrations are beautiful. It's probably not a great readaloud for a classroom or library setting; it's more, perhaps, for p
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Feb 2013
Feb 20, 2013
 
In a Blue Room
3.96
From Booklist's Best Pictue Books of 2008. Alice is bouncy and wide awake and cannot sleep. She tells her mother that she can only sleep in a blue roo ...more
not set
Mar 26, 2009
 
This is Not My Hat
4.17
2013 Caldecott Medal
It's another permeation of the pilfered hat theme. It doesn't seem quite as dark as I Want My Hat Back which seemed more menacing
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Feb 2013
Feb 20, 2013
 
Me...Jane
4.15
3.9 stars

2012 Caldecott Honor Book
It's so interesting that Jane Goodall was fascinated with animals from her earliest childhood and that she had a stu
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Jan 2012
Jan 30, 2012
 
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
4.23
3.6 stars This is the 2011 Caldecott winner.

This is a gentle book about the kindness of a zookeeper and how the animals he takes care of repay him whe
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Jan 2011
Feb 06, 2011
 
A Ball for Daisy
3.80
3.1 stars

2012 Caldecott Award Winner
In this wordless book, Daisy has a red ball that she loves. It gets ruined by a different dog, and Daisy is sad. T
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Jan 2012
Jan 30, 2012
 
Penny and Her Marble
4.09
3.6 stars

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book 2014

It's the usual charm of Kevin Henkes. Penny finds a blue marble in the neighbor's yard and takes it
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Feb 2014
Feb 14, 2014
 
Extra Yarn
4.06
2013 Caldecott Honor
This is one of those picture books that I think appeals more to adults than to children. But I do like the message of kindness and
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Feb 2013
Feb 20, 2013
 
A Big Guy Took My Ball! (Elephant & Piggie, #19)
4.30
3.6 stars

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book 2014

Pig likes his ball. He complains to Elephant that a big guy took his ball. The big guy turns out to
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Feb 2014
Feb 14, 2014
 
Dimity Dumpty: The Story of Humpty's Little Sister
3.47
Who knew that Humpty Dumpty was such a "bad egg"? The real reason that he fell off the wall was because he had a can of spray paint and was trying to ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 31, 2009
 
The Watermelon Seed
3.96
3.7 stars

Winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award 2014

A crocodile loves to eat watermelon. He accidentally swallows a seed and then worries about all
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Feb 2014
Feb 14, 2014
 
A Kitten Tale
3.73
This was on a list where readers were conjecturing possible Caldecott winners for 2009. The illustrations are clean, simple, uncluttered and fit well ...more
not set
Mar 25, 2009
 
Flora and the Flamingo
4.08
3.9 stars

2014 Caldecott Honor Book

Flora and the flamingo could be part of the summer Olympics as they coordinate their dance movements in synchronized
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Jan 2014
Jan 30, 2014
 
Blackout
4.11
3.1 stars

2012 Caldecott Honor Book
A busy family is draw together when their electricity goes out and they don't have anything else to do except enjoy
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Jan 2012
Jan 30, 2012
 
Green
4.05
2013 Caldecott Honor
I loved the illustrations and had thought that this might win the Caldecott. It's a lovely book--but I don't think it's an engagin
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Feb 2013
Feb 20, 2013
 
One Cool Friend
4.02
2013 Caldecott Honor
A fun book. Very young children might not understand the misunderstandings or supposed miscommunications that make this book so fu
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Feb 2013
Feb 20, 2013
 
Grandpa Green
4.12
3.8 stars

2012 Caldecott Honor Book
It's a simple story of a boy describing his great-grandfather's life with illustrations in topiary shapes.
Jan 2012
Jan 30, 2012
 
Monkey And Me
3.88
Wonderful read-aloud. It's fun to guess what the next animal is going to be by watching the antics of the little girl and her toy monkey.
Mar 2009
Mar 31, 2009
 
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever
3.83
I'm not sure it was worthy of Caldecott Honor. It was amusing and cute but the graphic-novel-type of illustrations didn't seem outstanding enough to b ...more
not set
Mar 18, 2009
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