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Penny and Her Song
3.74
Penny wants someone to listen to her song, but her parents keep telling her she'll "wake the babies". She is hurt and put-off just like any child woul...more
Mar 08, 2012
Nov 28, 2011
 
Nate the Great and the Hungry Book Club
3.82
Am I the only one who felt like an idiot when I read this because I couldn't solve the mystery? Even after Nate solved it, it still didn't make sense...more
not set
Jul 10, 2011
 
Madeline and Her Dog (HC)
3.33
Ludwig Bemelmans published his first Madeline book in 1939. Since then, she has become an unwavering icon of children's literature. With these new eas...more
May 30, 2012
May 30, 2012
 
Madeline's Tea Party
3.60
Ludwig Bemelmans published his first Madeline book in 1939. Since then, she has become an unwavering icon of children's literature. With these new eas...more
May 30, 2012
May 30, 2012
 
Come Back, Cat
3.83
Joan Nodset's 1973 story about a little girl who tries to befriend a stray cat is introduced to a new generation via Steven Kellogg's yellow- and oran...more
not set
Nov 17, 2008
 
Odd Duck
4.13
Theodora the duck enjoys her calm existence near the pond. Sure, she wears a swim cap with a teacup balanced on top (good posture is a must), and she...more
Sep 19, 2013
Sep 12, 2013
 
Mr. Putter & Tabby Ring the Bell
3.84
Mr. Putter misses school and all the erasers and globes and pencils and books, so he comes up with a plan to go back to school for just one day. He an...more
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
 
Mr. Putter & Tabby Dance the Dance
3.82
Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, are always willing to try new things with their neighbors Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke. Even though he has...more
Nov 19, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
 
The Watermelon Seed
3.89
There's not a kid on the planet who hasn't heard that if you swallow a watermelon seed, a watermelon will grow in your stomach. Well, unless that kid...more
Apr 03, 2014
Apr 03, 2014
 
The Fox and the Grapes: A Retelling of Aesop's Fable
4.05
Very simple retelling of the Aesop fable of the fox and the grapes. There's enough details to understand the fox tries several times to get the grapes...more
Mar 12, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
 
Surprise Box
3.00
Super-simple, two words per page: tells the story of a little girl who explores her backyard, collects bits of nature she finds and places them in a s...more
Mar 24, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
 
Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps (Henry and Mudge, #9)
3.87
I am a big fan of Cynthia Rylant's Mr. Putter & Tabby and Poppleton series. They are gentle and fun, with a bit of cleverness thrown in. This is t...more
Mar 11, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
 
Piggle
4.28
Poor Homer. He wants someone to play with. He can't play with his identical quad sisters, Lolly, Molly, Polly, and Dolly, because they never want to p...more
Jan 15, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
 
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Horse in the House
4.03
This fifth title in the beginning chapter book series features Cocoa finding his way into Cowgirl Kate's house. She tells him he must go back to the b...more
not set
Jul 09, 2011
 
Billy and Milly, Short and Silly!
3.70
Thirteen super-short stories make up this book about Billy & Milly. Each story is two to four pages in length, and told entirely in one-word, rhym...more
Apr 09, 2013
Apr 09, 2013
 
Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!
3.91
It's time for Marvin to go. But he's just standing there. So the narrator goes to great lengths to tell Marvin all the ways he could leave, and he doe...more
Mar 06, 2013
Mar 06, 2013
 
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble (Henry and Mudge, #2)
4.03
I am a big fan of Cynthia Rylant's Mr. Putter and Tabby series. I love the books about Poppleton and his friends, too, but I had never read a Henry &...more
Mar 15, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
 
I'm a Frog! (Elephant and Piggie, #20)
4.36
Gerald begins to worry (nothing new) when Piggie begins hopping, making "ribbit" noises, and sticking her tongue out for flies. Has Piggie somehow tur...more
Apr 03, 2014
Mar 07, 2013
 
Are You Ready to Play Outside?
4.39
Piggie is so excited about all the things she and Gerald are going to do outside today: they're going to run, they're going to skip, and they're going...more
Apr 06, 2011
Apr 06, 2011
 
Listen to My Trumpet!
4.30
Piggie is so excited! She has a trumpet! She cannot wait to show Gerald what she can do with the trumpet. Gerald, however, is not impressed. With ever...more
Mar 30, 2012
Jan 18, 2012
 
What Spot?
4.05
I picked this one up at the library because it's a Crosby Bonsall creation, and I am a devoted Crosby Bonsall fan. I enjoyed the illustrations (especi...more
Jan 21, 2013
Jan 22, 2013
 
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs Board Book
3.59
This is a basic and brief introduction to dinosaurs for very young readers: big dinosaurs, small dinosaurs, dinosaurs with long, long necks, and dinos...more
Mar 08, 2013
Mar 08, 2013
 
The Case of the Missing Jelly Donut
3.85
Minnie and Moo are two of the greatest cows in all of children's literature. I feel quite confident in making that statement, mostly because I think t...more
Apr 29, 2011
Apr 29, 2011
 
Fly Guy vs. the Flyswatter! (Fly Guy, #10)
3.93
Everyone's favorite housefly is back in his tenth book for early readers, and this time he's facing mortal peril when Buzz's class visits a flyswatter...more
Dec 20, 2011
Dec 20, 2011
 
We are in a Book!
4.62
Seems like every time I add a Willems book to goodreads, my review starts with, "Mo Willems is a genius." Because he so is.

When Gerald and Piggie real...more
Sep 16, 2010
Sep 16, 2010
 
I Broke My Trunk!
4.39
Oh, no! Gerald has broken his trunk! How in the world did that happen? Well, it's a long, silly story, but Piggie is willing to listen (and laugh a li...more
Feb 16, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
 
Mud Mess
3.20
This level 1 reader features a blue truck, a green truck, and a red dump truck going up a hill and back down, until the red truck gets stuck in the mu...more
Jul 25, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
 
Joe and Sparky Go to School
4.08
Joe the Giraffe and Sparky the turtle accidentally wind up on a school bus headed from the zoo back to school, where Sparky excels and Joe flounders i...more
Oct 16, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
 
The Luck of the Irish
3.18
This beginning chapter book explains, in story form, what a shamrock is and how it is different from a four-leaf clover. This would be good for classr...more
Mar 10, 2014
Mar 11, 2014
 
Twelve Bells for Santa
3.00
I am a big fan of Crosby Bonsall, and I love Christmas books, but this feels a little flat for me when I compare it to Bonsall's books about Snitch an...more
not set
Mar 14, 2013
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