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S.O.S. Titanic
Fifteen-year-old Barry O'Neil is traveling from Ireland to America on the maiden voyage of the Titanic. Barry is accompanied by an adult chaperon, Mr....more
Apr 2006
Sep 29, 2007
I really loved this book! Auggie is a 5th grader with a rare disorder that has severely disfigured his face. His family, mom, dad, and sister Via, all...more
Oct 10, 2013
Oct 05, 2013
Punk Farm on Tour
Acrylic paint illustrations with details that enhance the story (i.e. Pig's escapades with his fans). The story (song performed by band) is a twist on...more
Feb 2009
Mar 10, 2009
Scaredy Squirrel at Night
Quite funny antics of a squirrel scared of nighttime creatures. This will be a nice book for reading to a group at a Pajama story time or for kids tha...more
Jan 13, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf
A fun alternative folk/fairy tale; would be a great addition to fairy tale or fractured fairy tale programs. Funny digital illustrations provide oppor...more
Feb 2009
Mar 10, 2009
Good and Perfect Gift, A: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny
This is another brave and honest examination of a mother's struggle to accept and carry on after discovering her child has a genetic anomaly. The auth...more
Jul 27, 2013
Jul 16, 2011
Turtle Island
Very cute title character who makes friends in the large, open ocean. When Turtle's friends leave, he is lonely and misses them. The water color illus...more
Jun 13, 2014
Jun 13, 2014
This was a strange story. It was so strange that I couldn't stop listening to what was happening to Aslug. The story flows in alternating chapters of...more
Sep 2008
Jul 21, 2008
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
What a super cute book! The familiar rhythm of the nursery rhyme, "Row, row, row your boat" is expanded upon to include many different animals and the...more
Jun 21, 2014
Jun 21, 2014
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (The Penderwicks, #2)
I love the Penderwicks! J. Birdsall has created truly lovable and memorable characters; a great read for young readers.

The Penderwicks are back home...more
Aug 2008
May 14, 2008
Farley Found It!
digital illustrations look like paint, vibrant colors; funny story about a sheep named Farley who keeps taking over the dog house; hidden images of Fa...more
Feb 2009
Feb 13, 2009
Renewing Professional Librarianship: A Fundamental Rethinking
As professional texts go, this one was somewhat dense, but remained thought-provoking. The intended audience is most likely library and information sc...more
Jan 2009
Nov 06, 2008
Loving Frank
September Breakfast Book Club Selection.

This was a really good book. I have a personal interest in Frank Lloyd Wright, because I grew up in Oak Par, I...more
Sep 2008
Nov 06, 2007
Grace After Midnight: A Memoir
This memoir was a bit disturbing, only because the life that Snoop lead in reality was pretty brutal. The memoir does provided thought-provoking backg...more
Apr 2008
Apr 17, 2008
Chicken Cheeks
So it's a book about behinds, various animal behinds. I guess I should have taken a bit more time to consider the title and the cover art, but I didn'...more
Feb 11, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
The Reader
Such a sweet, lovely story. A little boy makes his way to the top of a hill in the middle of winter with snow all around. He is accompanied by his dog...more
May 24, 2013
May 24, 2013
My Dog Is As Smelly As Dirty Socks: And Other Funny Family Portraits
Very fun book! It starts with a child's drawing of her family, but is enhanced with little objects one might find in a junk drawer. A fun read-aloud t...more
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Mar 10, 2009
Kit's Wilderness
This was a very different kind of book than I expected. There is the obvious conflict of good and evil, light and dark. Yet, the story flows along so...more
Jul 2007
Jul 22, 2007
The Best Kid in the World: A SugarLoaf Book
"SugarLoaf", as the character is named, is jealous of her older brother on his birthday. S-L is whiney and tries to do things to be the "best kid". St...more
Feb 2009
Mar 10, 2009
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World (Scott Pilgrim, #2)
The second volume in the Scott Pilgrim series, this one was a little choppy. The beginning jumps all around without clear delineation, but the story d...more
Oct 12, 2010
Oct 12, 2010
Mathilda and the Orange Balloon
I don't know that I really get the meaning behind this story. I think the author is trying to convey that "anything is possible" but that doesn't real...more
Feb 11, 2011
Feb 11, 2011
Penguin's Hidden Talent
After seeing this with an enthusiastic review from my friend, Kendra, I thought I'd give the book a go.

It is very sweet and I love that penguin's fri...more
May 07, 2013
May 07, 2013
The Spellman Files (The Spellmans #1)
This was an enjoyable novel about a quirky family in San Francisco whose "famiy business" is private investigation.

Not only do the Spellmans investiga...more
Apr 2008
Jan 24, 2008
Dino Bites!
At first it seems a little dark, watching the food chain from largest creature to smallest, but then the story takes a twist a la "There was an old la...more
Apr 02, 2013
Apr 02, 2013
This Moose Belongs to Me
I liked the illustrations a lot and the story starts out cute as you learn about Wilfred and his new pet moose that he has claimed. In the end though,...more
Feb 19, 2013
Feb 19, 2013
Promise Not to Tell
The story flips back-and-forth between Kate Cypher's current life as a 41-year-old nurse, who has returned home after a long absence to care for her a...more
Jun 2007
Jul 21, 2007
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
11/23/11 - Re-reading in anticipation of the movie release in March 2012!
1/6/12 - Finished reading for second time, and it was just as awesome as the...more
Feb 02, 2009
Dec 04, 2008
My interest in Mattie Stepanek was renewed when I watched the farewell episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show a few weeks ago. What a beautiful soul that c...more
Jun 09, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
Ladybug Girl at the Beach
It's official, I love Ladybug girl! She is sweet, imaginative, innocent, and cute. This story reminds me of being at the beach myself as a young girl...more
Jan 13, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
Found (The Missing, #1)
This is the newest series from Margaret Peterson Haddix, and it is about time-travel. I never would have guessed that from the beginning, but the secr...more
Sep 06, 2009
Aug 31, 2009