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Snow Party
3.73
Stunning illustrations from Mark Jones. A nice story about how during the winter solstice the snowpeople come out and party. It's quiet, and a sense o ...more
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Aug 01, 2009
 
Did the Sun Shine Before You Were Born?
3.25
A colleague found a copy of this book today and passed it my way. It was originally published a few years before I was born. This has got to be one of ...more
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Aug 06, 2009
 
Dot in Larryland: The Big Little Book of an Odd-Sized Friendship
3.31
I'm still trying to figure out what exactly is going on in this picture book. Dot, who is really tiny, meets Larry who is really tall. They talk for a ...more
not set
Aug 14, 2009
 
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money
3.62
The positive I see with this book is that it will help with librarians looking for books they can tie into Money Smart Week.

I have serious concerns ab
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Feb 14, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
 
Ghosts in the House!
3.98
What an absolutely horrible book about torturing ghosts! The girl in the story comes upon a lovely house only to find it haunted. Then it turns out sh ...more
not set
Jul 31, 2009
 
The Odd Egg
3.92
**spoiler alert** I can easily add this to a list of picture books most likely to scar and terrify young readers. All the birds in this book have an e ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
King and King
3.72
While the concept of a prince marrying another prince adds to the small number of picture books depicting gay and lesbian families, this one is bogged ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
Footprints in the Snow
3.73
This is the story of a wolf who decides there are too many bad stories about wolves and wants to create a good one. He follows footprints in the snow ...more
not set
Jul 31, 2009
 
The Loopy Coop Hens
3.25
**spoiler alert** The hens are in love with Rooster Sam. They love him because they think he can fly. When they find out he can't fly, they decide the ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
One Love
3.98
This is a lovely book based on Bob Marley's iconic song. The images show a little girl with her family, friends, and finally her diverse community. I ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
Meow Said the Cow
3.44
You know you're reading a bad picture book when you can't even finish it. They're what, a dozen or so pages in length? If you have to stop, that's a s ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
Looking Closely Across the Desert
4.09
I really wanted to like this series of books from Kids Can Press. A close-up picture of something in the desert is presented next to large text asking ...more
not set
Aug 01, 2009
 
The Blue Stone: A Journey Through Life
4.21
Beautiful and utterly depressing. A blue stone is discovered in a forest and hauled away to make a sculpture. After many incarnations, the stone has b ...more
not set
Aug 01, 2009
 
That's How!
3.60
The concept behind this short picture book involves a boy and a girl passing certain objects and imagining how they work. The girl keeps asking the bo ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
Boo-Hoo Moo
3.28
Hilda, a cow with a TRULY impressive red pompadour, is sad. The other animals in the barnyard try and help her out by forming a singing group to sing ...more
not set
Aug 01, 2009
 
Artichoke Boy
3.00
I'm deeply curious as to why Boyds Press decided to publish this extremely odd story. With sometimes effective rhyming text, Mickelson tells the story ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
Say Hello to Zorro!
4.08
Say Hello to Zorro! is an deft and sneaky approach to talking about sharing and getting along with new people. Mister Bud has the perfect life and the ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
Fox and Hen Together
3.80
In this energetic, wordless picture book, Rodriguez manages to create an action-packed story about a very adventurous hen. Most of the wordless pictur ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
Beegu
4.09
Beegu is a terribly depressing children's book. The cover is cute, but the story is very sad. Deacon's work is a commentary on how humans treat things ...more
Feb 14, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
 
The Twins' Blanket
3.78
With this book, Hyewon Yum proves to be a rarity in the children's book industry: someone who can both write and illustrate very well. This story is a ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
We Planted a Tree
3.76
This book by Diane Muldrow and Bob Staake easily makes it on my list of books I'd recommend to every child and every adult, both because of its qualit ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
Nibbles: A Green Tale
3.76
**spoiler alert** What could have been an overpowering tale of environmentalism for young children actually works. Nibbles loves eating dandelions, bu ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
Not All Animals Are Blue: A Big Book of Little Differences
3.75
A few things bothered me about this title. First, the text was too wordy. If the intention was for children to look at the illustrations and find the ...more
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Aug 29, 2009
 
I Could Be, You Could Be
3.67
The idea that children can choose who they want to be isn't new. What sets this apart from other imagine-yourself books is the stunning art by Barroux ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
Splash!: A Little Book About Bouncing Back
3.31
This picture book is apparently about recovering from depression. According to this text, if you bounce the sun on your nose enough times you'll feel ...more
not set
Aug 07, 2009
 
Poor Puppy
3.94
Kind of a disturbing picture book. Puppy wants to play with Kitty, who doesn't return the sentiment. Puppy plays with all the toys he can find (counti ...more
not set
Aug 29, 2009
 
A Whiff of Pine, a Hint of Skunk: A Forest of Poems
3.88
This book of poems is a quiet success. Some of the poems are straight up nature and animal poems, but many of them have humor in them that raises them ...more
not set
Sep 14, 2009
 
Button Up!: Wrinkled Rhymes
3.74
A sometimes cute book of poems about animals' clothing. There are a few things going on here that are just a bit strange. First, it's an entire book a ...more
not set
Sep 14, 2009
 
I Need My Monster
4.24
Part of me really wanted to like this book, but the other part of me kept thinking it was really too twisted. Ethan's monster goes fishing, so he audi ...more
not set
Sep 14, 2009
 
One World, One Day
4.27
Just fantastic and utterly stunning. This is a simple book that goes through a day in the life of any child. The photos come from all over the world a ...more
not set
Sep 14, 2009
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