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Peanut
3.31
really liked it
We've all told lies before, haven't we? Little white lies, here and there, little exaggerations to make our stories sound richer or our personalities ...more
Feb 14, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
 
Stickman Odyssey, Book 1: An Epic Doodle
3.84
really liked it
Gross-out humor and Greek myths unite in this comic adventure. Don't let the word "doodle" fool you; artist Christopher Ford works his deceptively sim ...more
Jun 14, 2012
Jun 12, 2012
 
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature
4.07
really liked it
Swirl by Swirl presents a fascinating examination of one of the most beautiful and prevalent shapes in nature, the spiral. After contemplating the exa ...more
Dec 09, 2011
Nov 08, 2011
 
The BFG
4.22
really liked it
Little Sophie wakes up late at night. Peering out her bedroom window, she sees a frightening sight: an enormous man with ears as tall as her, creeping ...more
Feb 13, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
 
Looking at Lincoln
4.04
it was amazing
I'm a total sucker for Maira Kalman. Here she weaves poignant intimacy into a seemingly exhausted topic: the life of Abraham Lincoln. Painted still-li ...more
Mar 08, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
 
No Bears
3.69
it was ok
Ella is writing this book, and she makes it perfectly clear that no bears are allowed in this story. Bear books are abundant, it's true, and Ella is s ...more
Aug 17, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
 
The War that Saved My Life (The War That Saved My Life #1)
4.42
really liked it
Ada is convinced she is worthless - her mother, ashamed of her daughter's club foot, forbids her from leaving their tiny apartment in the London slums ...more
not set
Jun 08, 2015
 
The Highway Rat
3.94
really liked it
I love Alfred Noyes' "The Highwayman," so any picture book (loosely!) based on the poem is bound to be a winner for me.
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
 
Red Wagon
3.90
it was amazing
Lucy wants to play with her new red wagon, but her mother asks her to go to market with it instead. "That sounded like a chore. Lucy didn't want to do ...more
May 21, 2011
May 21, 2011
 
Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat
3.55
it was amazing
Let your preconceptions set sail before embarking on this voyage of a book. In Jonathan’s world, a tugboat captain has no problem assisting a little b ...more
Sep 10, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
Gracefully Grayson
4.17
really liked it
Grayson has been living life up through 6th grade in an invisible prison: boy's body, boy's clothes, boy's hair. But Grayson knows in her heart she's ...more
Jul 23, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
 
Being Dead
3.69
liked it
This collection of short stories, some scary, some not, investigates that mysterious boundary between life and death. Vivian Vande Velde uses surprise ...more
Nov 07, 2010
Nov 06, 2010
 
The Nest
3.76
liked it
After his baby brother is born with a serious medical condition, Steve is visited by angel-like creatures in his sleep who promise, to his relief, to ...more
Jul 2016
Jul 27, 2016
 
Blankets
4.06
really liked it
A heart-breaking, nostalgic story that artfully captures the joys and pains of young adulthood, especially one's first love. But there are many storie ...more
Aug 16, 2011
Aug 08, 2011
 
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
4.05
it was amazing
Without the clearly fantastical setting of The Scorpio Races, this novel didn't catch me as quickly as did Maggie Stiefvater's previous fantasy. But i ...more
Nov 26, 2012
Jun 12, 2012
 
Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln (Big Words)
4.24
liked it
This book tells the story of how Abraham Lincoln grew up to one day become President of the United States as well as one of the greatest leaders the w ...more
Oct 26, 2010
Oct 26, 2010
 
Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design
4.11
it was amazing
Brilliant and beautiful! For someone who lives and works closely with books, it was especially fun to read Kidd's explanations of many of the book cov ...more
Dec 28, 2013
Dec 28, 2013
 
Twerp
3.84
really liked it
In the spring of 1969, a 6th grade boy named Julian Twersky journals his way through the semester as an assignment/punishment for his involvement in b ...more
Jul 03, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
 
The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #1)
3.83
liked it
The legend says that Nicholas Flamel discovered the secret of immortality in the twelfth century. But that’s just a story, right? Modern day twins Sop ...more
Jan 29, 2011
Jan 29, 2011
 
Wild Things
3.96
liked it
Zoё has just lost her single mother, a mentally ill woman who left Zoё to fend for herself most of her life anyway. So it's a big adjustment for her t ...more
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 19, 2012
 
Nacho And Lolita
3.95
liked it
Ryan's storybook, based (very!) loosely on a folktale she had heard as a child, is a delightful read. Nacho is a big, brightly colored bird whose song ...more
Oct 15, 2010
Oct 15, 2010
 
The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
3.85
really liked it
In a futuristic Zimbabwe, the three children of a high-ranking general sneak out of their sheltered, robot-managed lives for a trip across the city. B ...more
Jan 2010
Aug 04, 2010
 
The Elephant Scientist (Scientist in the Field Series)
4.04
it was amazing
When Caitlin O'Connell was a child, she loved observing animals in the wild. She grew up to become a scientist, first studying tiny insects, then taki ...more
Oct 08, 2012
Oct 10, 2012
 
Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman
3.86
really liked it
Jerry and Joe are best friends. They both feel like outsiders in high school; they’d much rather read the stories about amazing characters in comic st ...more
Feb 17, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
 
The Mailbox
3.83
liked it
Uncle Vernon was the closest thing Gabe had to a father. But one day, when Gabe gets home from school, Uncle Vernon is sprawled out on the floor, his ...more
Feb 16, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
 
Touching Spirit Bear (Spirit Bear, #1)
3.85
it was ok
Cole is a young man full of anger. He's been in and out of trouble his whole life. But after he beats up Peter, smashing his head on the sidewalk and ...more
Oct 04, 2012
Oct 04, 2012
 
Hibernation Station
3.65
really liked it
Meadows reimagines the mysterious practice of hibernation as a train ride through the winter forest. Mice, racoons, chipmunks, and frogs line up at th ...more
Feb 18, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
 
Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream
3.71
liked it
Clara Lee has a dream. She wants to become Little Miss Apple Pie this year, which means she would ride on a parade float in her town's Apple Blossom F ...more
Aug 04, 2011
Aug 04, 2011
 
Interrupting Chicken
4.19
it was amazing
This delightful story perfectly captures the enthusiasm for story so easily experienced in childhood. The little red chicken demands story after story ...more
May 15, 2011
May 15, 2011
 
The Great Wide Sea
3.83
really liked it
Three boys, after recently losing their mother, are swept aboard a sailboat by their father, who insists they spend a year sailing through the Bahamas ...more
Aug 2010
Oct 26, 2010
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