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You Are (Not) Small
With only 90+ words in total, and the full extent of vocabulary used at fewer than thirty words from the very earliest sight vocabulary lists, this r ...more
Oct 2014
Oct 23, 2014
Circle, Square, Moose
When Moose first appeared in Z IS FOR MOOSE I had no doubt he'd be back to claim another book for himself. Sure enough, he hoofed his way into an earl ...more
Oct 2014
Oct 10, 2014
A New Coat for Anna
I've loved this book, based on a true story of post-WWII survivors, since it was first published. Anna and her mother have survived the war years inta ...more
Dec 2013
Dec 22, 2013
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos
Where to begin to describe the infinite excellence of this biographic portrayal of perhaps the most influential mathematician of all time. Paul Erdos ...more
Dec 2013
Dec 14, 2013
The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest—and Most Surprising—Animals on Earth
Jenkins creates books that transcend and defy "target reader" categories, offering finely balanced science, art, and language arranged on brilliant wi ...more
Jan 2014
Jan 01, 2014
With very simple text and page layout, bright colors, and clear contrasts/comparisons, this will appeal to early- and pre-readers, as well as offering ...more
Mar 2012
Sep 28, 2014
Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff: Projects You Can Build for (and With) Your Kids!
THis could have also been named "Made by Mom" or Made with adult mentor". but the "dad" hook is terrific to lure paired reading with dads and kids. Th ...more
Aug 2013
Aug 18, 2013
Ten Times Better
This collection of short, paired animal poems has so much going for it, including appealing illustrations. Although the verses include some mildly jar ...more
Jan 2013
Jan 24, 2013
Once Upon a Company...
This is the richly illustrated and amusingly written report of how a family with three siblings started the "College Fund Company", followed by the "P ...more
Apr 2013
Apr 09, 2013
The Girl and the Bicycle
This wordless, monochromatic, wide-format picture book uses simple images to create a multi-layered and highly appealing story. It incorporates one ve ...more
Aug 2014
Aug 14, 2014
A Little Book Of Slime: Everything That Oozes, From Killer Slime To Living Mold
This small format, 78 page photo/picture book hits the spot (or leaves a slime trail) when it comes to kids. It offers every text feature (picture cap ...more
Apr 2013
Apr 16, 2013
The Chicken Problem
Peg and Cat love to solve problems (although they seem to create some of for themselves). This wacky story of 100 escaped chicks is appealing and load ...more
Nov 2012
Nov 14, 2012
If the World Were a Village: A Book about the World's People
This title from a series about population/environmental awareness from KidsCanBooks uses a model of the world's population reduced to 100 people in or ...more
Aug 2012
Aug 13, 2012
Absolutely Almost
The story is wonderfully told through Albie's first person and incomparable voice, but the secondary characters are superbly developed. Each and every ...more
Jul 2014
Jul 20, 2014
Soup for One
Rhymed counting text uses a real bowl of tomato soup being used as a hot tub by a series of bug-eyed bugs, the first of whom is very unwelcoming of th ...more
Aug 2012
Aug 17, 2012
Inside Outside
This wordless book offers the best of the format, with bonus benefits for the die-cut peek through features, the multitude of concepts involved, the a ...more
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Jul 01, 2013
The Can Man
Anyone interested in sharing a story that explores social issues in a realistic, honest way should read and share this book. The brief summary above i ...more
Jan 2014
Jan 14, 2014
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
Melissa Sweet's appealing cameo and full page illustrations interspersed throughout this informative and highly accessible text make this a must-have ...more
Aug 2014
Aug 14, 2014
Follow the Line
In some ways as simple/complex as Harold and the Purple Crayon, this incorporates picture search, counting, color concepts, and simple images suitable ...more
Apr 2012
Apr 08, 2012
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money
Simple story of girl and little brother who decide to sell lemonade, limeade, and lemon-limeade in the midst of a winter storm. Determination, indepen ...more
Sep 2012
Sep 22, 2012
Edgar Allan Poe's Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems
This is an unusual collection of "parody" poems, each one framed on a well-known classic but providing a math riddle as well. It is clever and meets t ...more
Jun 2012
Jun 04, 2012
This Plus That: Life's Little Equations
simple, vivid illustrations, text, and math symbols combine to illustrate simple combinations and deep truths. This is one of those remarkable books t ...more
Jan 28, 2012
Jan 28, 2012
How Do You Burp in Space?: And Other Tips Every Space Tourist Needs to Know
Susan Goodman strikes again, making complex science information not only accessible but appealing and entertaining. The photos and illustrations match ...more
Jul 2013
Jul 22, 2013
The 14 Fibs of Gregory K.
Fun, original, with appealing characters and situations. The "fibs" (poems following mathematical patterns) are excellent chapter leads and reflect th ...more
Nov 2013
Oct 30, 2013
Elizabeti's Doll
The power of imagination, the love of family, the value of security in a loving home, the richness of culture... and the universality of a child's dev ...more
Jan 2007
May 14, 2012
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Pete the Cat is a star among the very young. There is no denying he is personality plus, and this simple subtraction title works well, with a funny co ...more
Jun 2012
Jul 01, 2012
Perfect Square
Another visual accomplishment by Michael Hall. What could be seen as a series of attacks on the square instead leads to creative responses and resilie ...more
not set
May 14, 2013
Seeing Symmetry
This large format picture book combines effectively chosen text, images, and layout to clarify the concept of symmetry. It will fascinate and intrigue ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 13, 2012
Zero the Hero
Utterly appealing, Zero takes its rightful place as the most powerful of all the digits. pair with ZERO by Kathryn Otoshi. Both work on multiple level ...more
Dec 2012
Dec 17, 2012
The Racecar Alphabet
As a themed alphabet book this makes a nice addition to collections, but it also offers opportunities for number concept and language development.
not set
Jul 15, 2013
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