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Help! We Need A Title!
3.35
I am going to be in the minority with my thoughts on the book but I will share them nonetheless.

This one is a great idea with some wonderful laugh ou
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May 26, 2014
May 26, 2014
 
Spike, the Mixed-up Monster
3.66
I have chosen not to rate this one. If I was rating the illustrations only I would give them a 4 or a 5. I love Melissa Sweet's artwork and this one i ...more
Jul 14, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
 
The Monstore
4.12
I had the wonderful privilege of actually hearing James Burks read an early copy of this to kids. It is such a fun book. Lazar did a great job telling ...more
Jun 05, 2013
Jun 05, 2013
 
Betty Bunny Wants Everything
3.45
Betty Bunny is cute albeit obnoxious at times. I was tracking with the story all the way up to the last page where this story went from a 4 star to a ...more
Feb 13, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
 
You Are Not Small
4.01
Who is big and who is small exactly? Well that is what young readers will discover as they read this book. Written in a way that early readers can rea ...more
May 29, 2014
May 29, 2014
 
Tea Rex
3.96
I love Molly Idle's work. Her illustrations marry with the text in such a beautiful way. I also love the undertone of humor throughout the story as re ...more
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
 
Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies
3.76
This one had so much potential but falls a little flat - and also missing important end resources.
Jan 30, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
 
Every-Day Dress-Up
3.70
It is hard to rate certain books. This one has some fun features - At the back end of the book there is a picture book with dress up clothing and a bi ...more
May 20, 2011
May 20, 2011
 
The Day I Lost My Superpowers
3.55
This made me laugh out loud. The child tells about all the ways s/he has super powers (look at the pictures carefully though) and what happens when s/ ...more
May 26, 2014
May 04, 2014
 
Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott
3.71
In 5th grade Louisa May Alcott was probably my favorite author. I read every book of hers that I could get my hands on. So it was fun as an adult to g ...more
Jan 07, 2012
Jan 02, 2012
 
Water Can Be...
4.36
In the same vein as A Leaf Can Be..., Water Can Be... is magically illustrated, poetic, and filled with great endnotes and glossary. Look forward to t ...more
Dec 15, 2013
Dec 15, 2013
 
Dalia's Wondrous Hair / El Maravilloso Cabello de Dalia
3.86
Lacarmara's illustrations bring to life the magical qualities of the story. Filled with images and references to the nature found in Cuba, Lacamara ma ...more
Jun 05, 2014
Jun 05, 2014
 
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
4.51
Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet do it again. What a dynamic duo they are when it comes to creating picture book biographies. I love this book and all the ...more
Jul 2014
Apr 08, 2014
 
Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea
3.87
Plays on the Brown Bear, Brown Bear style of repetitive lines that change by one sea creature/sea element for each page. With a fun twist at the end. ...more
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
 
Mr. Wuffles!
4.00
Wiesner is brilliant. I knew this wouldn't be the run of the mill book and I wasn't disappointed. Now to figure out how I want to use it with students ...more
Oct 05, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
 
I Want My Hat Back
4.38
I read this as an advance copy and today the finished copy. Love it even more the second time around.
Sep 10, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
Kel Gilligan's Daredevil Stunt Show
4.10
I laughed out loud reading this one. Parents and kids will like it. And I love Dan's illustrations.
Jun 23, 2012
Jun 23, 2012
 
The Forgiveness Garden
3.84
A great message but definitely for older children
Nov 04, 2012
Nov 04, 2012
 
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
4.22
This is one of those books that for whatever reason I kept avoiding. Not sure if the cover didn't catch my eye or if I had a completely different impr ...more
Dec 14, 2010
Dec 11, 2010
 
Wolf!
3.99
Overall, I liked this a lot. It was a little uncomfortable when the animals turn away the wolf because he can't read well enough. It motivates him to ...more
Feb 25, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
 
The Pullman Porter
3.79
The illustrations in this book are beautiful. The story provides readers with information about Pullman Porters. How their position was created, what ...more
Jan 02, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
 
Birds of a Feather
4.64
OMG! How did I not see this earlier or know about this book? AMAZING - a little dangerous for library use due to all of the flaps and things that open ...more
Dec 02, 2012
Dec 02, 2012
 
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain
4.05
Caldecott Honor 2008 - I had to go back and see what won the Caldecott this year because after reading The Wall I was only able to say Wow! over and o ...more
Jul 28, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
 
The Slug
4.48
Really enjoyed this one - even if it is about slugs. :-)
Oct 14, 2014
Oct 14, 2014
 
I Got the Rhythm
3.76
I love the illustrations in this one.
Jul 2014
Jul 01, 2014
 
How to Hide a Lion
3.98
This one would make a great read aloud. It is adorable. I really enjoyed it.
Dec 29, 2013
Dec 29, 2013
 
Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher
4.14
Baxter learns about the Shabbat meal and wants to see the dancing candles, and experience it for himself. He is told he must be kosher and sets out to ...more
Feb 09, 2011
Aug 27, 2010
 
The Word Collector
3.57
I think I was having a surrealist evening with the books I picked. Lovely book and very creative but so glad that all of the text was printed normally ...more
Apr 07, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
 
Rubia and the Three Osos
3.86
I have mixed feelings about this book. First let me say, I actually like this version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The twist at the end is wonde ...more
Dec 10, 2011
Dec 10, 2011
 
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda
3.90
Ruth Harkness in 1936 did something that most women would not have done. She left her home and went to China to find a baby panda bear. Her husband di ...more
Mar 10, 2012
Mar 10, 2012
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