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Too Many Blooms (Petal Pushers #1)
4.25
Jun 06, 2012
Jun 06, 2012
 
Oh Boy, Mallory (Mallory McDonald, #17)
4.21
I love the Mallory books, so I hate to say that this one disappointed me, but it did a little bit. Mainly I’m confused as to why we once again have to ...more
Apr 06, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
 
In Summer Light
3.63
What a disappointment that a book like this is out of print! I can’t name very many contemporary realistic fiction coming-of-age novels, so maybe it’s ...more
Mar 19, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
 
Silly Suzy Goose
3.58
"Perhaps it is better to be just like everyone else, thought Suzy Goose..."

It's hard to believe a children's book actually includes this line. I can
...more
Oct 13, 2012
Oct 13, 2012
 
Toot Toot Beep Beep
3.80
Read at Preschool Story Time on 5/4/12: http://storytimesecrets.blogspot.com/...

Read at Baby Time (at another branch) on 8/22/12:
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May 04, 2012
May 04, 2012
 
All Kinds of Kisses
3.84
Read at Baby/Toddler Story Time on 2/14/12: http://storytimesecrets.blogspot.com/...

Read at Baby Lap Time on 2/15/12 & 2/16/12: http://storytimese
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Feb 14, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
 
Our Snowman
3.33
This is a great book for sensitive kids (like I was) who have empathy for even inanimate snow people. The illustrations perfectly match the hushed, ge ...more
Nov 26, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
 
The Playdate
3.54
I love the way this book unfolds, hint by hint, reveal by reveal, taking us from a false sense of security where everything seems perfectly fine, to t ...more
Aug 05, 2012
Aug 05, 2012
 
The Wave
3.84
Read for #nerdcott. Reviewed in Caldecott Challenge Post #75: http://storytimesecrets.blogspot.com/...
Dec 18, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
 
I Don't Believe It, Archie!
3.68
Aug 19, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
 
Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading
3.60
This book is not only a nostalgic memoir of many teen books from the 70's and 80's, it's also an excellent crash course in classic titles I have not r ...more
Feb 06, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
 
Love and Leftovers
3.77
I think this is a strongly written novel, with more depth and complexity than just a standard romance. Marcie makes a lot of discoveries about herself ...more
Jan 29, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
 
Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of  Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure
4.05
I was not a very good Girl Scout, and thanks to some bullies, didn’t enjoy it much either. My disdain for the organization aside, however, I love this ...more
Feb 17, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
 
Cupcake Tycoon (Babymouse, #13)
4.19
No review.
Apr 03, 2012
Apr 03, 2012
 
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
4.41
Read at Preschool Story Time on 1/13/12: http://storytimesecrets.blogspot.com/...

Read during a Pre-K class visit on 1/19/12: http://storytimesecrets.b
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Jan 13, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
 
Dancing Queen
4.22
Though this book, like the others in the series, focuses somewhat on Kylie Jean's goal of being a beauty queen, the story is by no means shallow. Kyli ...more
Jan 04, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
 
Higher! Higher!
3.82
Read at Story Time at the Yoga Studio on 6/15/12: http://storytimesecrets.blogspot.com/...

Read at Baby/Toddler Lap Time on 6/22/12: http://storytimese
...more
Jun 15, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
 
Dumbstruck
4.13
I was very skeptical of this book when I started reading it, because I couldn’t imagine incorporating so many new vocabulary words into a fictional st ...more
Jan 30, 2012
Jan 19, 2012
 
Ride, Fly Guy, Ride! (Fly Guy, #11)
3.86
What I like so much about this newest title is that it focuses on a common story time theme: transportation. I have some books that I like on this sub ...more
Mar 2012
Mar 01, 2012
 
Katie Woo Rules the School
3.75
Because they are now in a compilation, the four books included here are no longer divided into their own short chapters. It is almost as though each s ...more
Apr 05, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
 
Otto the Book Bear
4.08
Read at Pre-K Class Visit on 4/11/12: http://storytimesecrets.blogspot.com/...

Read at Pre-K Class Visits on 4/12/12 and 4/13/12: http://storytimesecre
...more
Mar 10, 2012
Mar 10, 2012
 
Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen
3.80
As my wordy summary no doubt suggests, this is a story with a lot going on. Olivia has an internal life, a family life, and a school life, and each on ...more
Feb 04, 2012
Sep 27, 2011
 
No Talking
3.93
Clements is a really perceptive author. His observations of school-aged kids are very insightful, and his stories are both realistic and imaginative a ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
 
Same Sun Here
3.89
This book obviously has an agenda and a particular political point of view, which promotes activism, criticizes government, and laments society’s unfa ...more
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 24, 2012
 
The Lemonade War
3.85
I was really impressed by the level of the writing in this book. Author Jacqueline Davies is a master of showing rather than telling, which makes the ...more
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 09, 2012
 
Letters to Leo
3.50
As much as I enjoyed this sweet story, I’ll be the first to admit that not much about it is terribly new. Parents who don’t like dogs appear in lots o ...more
Apr 18, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
 
Diary of a Parent Trainer
3.70
Author Jenny Smith does a great job of portraying the family’s healthy attitude toward the death of Katie’s father. This is one area where she avoids ...more
Apr 23, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
 
School. Hasn't This Gone on Long Enough? (Dear Dumb Diary, Year 2 #1)
4.27
By far, the most outstanding feature of this book is Jamie's voice. Her sarcasm is so well-written, and so funny, and Jim Benton has no trouble writin ...more
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
 
Little Wings #2: Be Brave, Willa Bean!
4.50
I am a huge fan of the world Cecilia Galante has built for this series, and this second book immerses the reader even further into it. This time aroun ...more
Mar 04, 2012
Mar 04, 2012
 
Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk
3.88
Despite the main character's name, which I know turns off some of the parents who visit my library, these books are perfectly appropriate for elementa ...more
Mar 04, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
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