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Esperanza Rising
3.86
In Esperanza Rising we learn about the Ortega family who own a prosperous ranch in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Esperanza, the heroine of the story is the ...more
Jan 19, 2010
Jan 20, 2010
 
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
4.22
I enjoyed The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick because I felt I was watching a movie. This was another book I could not put down. The illus ...more
Feb 14, 2010
Feb 05, 2010
 
Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter
4.02
I enjoyed Diane Stanley version of the traditional oral story of Rumpelstiltskin. Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter is the story of how the miller's grandda ...more
Feb 04, 2010
Feb 04, 2010
 
Speak
3.98
In Speak, written by Laurie Halse Anderson, we meet the character, Melinda, who refuses to speak. She is an outcast at school because she calls the p ...more
Feb 15, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
 
Anatole (Anatole #1)
4.14
Anatole by Eve Titus is a Caldecott Award winner written in 1956. It is a charming book about a self-respecting French mouse that goes out to prove t ...more
Jan 21, 2010
Jan 22, 2010
 
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
4.26
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Williams is a visually interesting picture book. The author tells a story of a toddler who loses his beloved st ...more
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Jan 28, 2010
 
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity
4.27
Caldecott Honor book, Knuffle Bunny Too, by Mo Willems, is just as good as the first Knuffle Bunny book I read. Trixie is now in pre-k and still love ...more
Jan 06, 2010
Feb 05, 2010
 
Stellaluna
4.21
I viewed a video produced by Scholastic, in 2004, based on the award winning picture book Stellaluna. This is a story about an orphaned fruit bat who ...more
Jan 28, 2010
Jan 28, 2010
 
Zen Shorts
4.24
Personal response: Karl, Addy and Michael meet Stillwater, a giant Panda who teaches them life truths through stories (short meditations). The three s ...more
Jan 18, 2010
Jan 19, 2010
 
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
4.10
I finished the book in one seating, I could not stop reading it. My son even asked me, "What are you reading?". I encouraged him to read it after I fi ...more
Jan 15, 2010
Jan 19, 2010
 
The Wednesday Wars
4.05
The Wednesday Wars a Newberry Honor book by Gary D. Schmidt was funny, sad, and has unforgettable characters. Holling Hoodhood, the antihero, in this ...more
Feb 12, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
 
Parvana's Journey (Lib)(CD)
4.03
Parvana's Journey is a great book that tells us about the suffering children endure when there is war. The story takes place in Afghanistan, during th ...more
Feb 23, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
 
Pride of Baghdad
3.89
Pride of Baghdad is a graphic novel by Brian Vaughan that tells of the war in Iraq told through the eyes of a pride of lions. The story was inspired b ...more
Feb 21, 2010
Feb 25, 2010
 
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub
4.23
In Audrey Wood's King Bidgood's in the Bathtub, Caldecott Award winner, published in 2005 (second publication) the king's young page seeks the assist ...more
Jan 29, 2010
Feb 04, 2010
 
How I Learned Geography
4.01
In How I Learned Geography (Caldecott Honor Book) by Uri Shulevits, published in 2008 is a story of a young boy, the author himself, who travels to o ...more
Jan 29, 2010
Feb 04, 2010
 
Maniac Magee
3.85
I usually judge a book by its ability to keep be engaged. I loved Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee. This Newberry Award Winner chapter book was a fast an ...more
Jan 07, 2010
Feb 08, 2010
 
Jumanji
4.01
I wanted to read Jumanji (Caldecott Medal)by Chris VanAllsburg because I had never read the book and was interested to see how different it was from ...more
Feb 05, 2010
Feb 04, 2010
 
Bakit Matagal ang Sundo ko? (Why is my Mommy late?)
4.37
Personal response: It is a sweet story about a Filipino preschooler who is not picked up on time by her mom. In order to calm herself she creates ver ...more
Jan 2010
Jan 21, 2010
 
Rainbow Boys (Rainbow Trilogy, #1)
3.85
The Rainbow Boys, by Alex Sanchez, is Sanchez's first novel (a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and American Library Association Best Book for Young Re ...more
Jan 06, 2010
Feb 09, 2010
 
Coretta Scott
4.16
I enjoyed, Coretta Scott, by Ntozke Shange. I found that the text did not read like poetry, it read like a story. I, personally, am not a fan of poetr ...more
Mar 02, 2010
Feb 26, 2010
 
Rumpelstiltskin
3.89
In Alison Sage's 1991 version of Rumplestiltskin, the miller's daughter is called Rose. in this version The Queen actually loves the King. In fact it ...more
Jan 07, 2010
Feb 08, 2010
 
Owl Moon
4.19
Owl Moon (Caldecott Award Winner), by Jane Yulen, introduced me to the pastime of “owling". The story of a young girl and her father as they go out on ...more
Mar 2010
Feb 26, 2010
 
Twelve Travelers, Twenty Horses
3.28
The Twelve Travelers, Twenty Horses, written by Harriete Gillem Robinet, is a story that takes place during the 1850 at the time President Abraham Li ...more
Feb 16, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
 
Delivering Justice: W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights
4.23
Delivering Justice, W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights by Jim Haskins is a picture book about Wesley Wallace Law, a civil rights activist who gr ...more
Feb 15, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
 
Lost in the Woods
4.35
Lost in the Woods, by Carl R. SamssII and Jean Stoick is a beautiful story, both visually and in content, about a newborn fawn "lost" in the woods. T ...more
Jan 29, 2010
Feb 04, 2010
 
The Story Of Rumpelstiltskin
3.00
In this version of Rumplestiltskin, published in 1991, the miller's daughter is given the name of Ruby. Most of the versions I have read, she was ref ...more
Jan 07, 2010
Feb 08, 2010
 
The Diary of a Young Girl
4.07
I saw the moviedirected by Robert Dornhelm, that was based on Anne Frank's life. I am going to start off by saying that I could not get myself to see ...more
Mar 07, 2010
Mar 10, 2010
 
Grandma's Records
4.12
This wonderful memoir about a young Puerto Rican boy who spends his summers at Grandma's house in "el barrio" (Harlem) is an authentic book multicult ...more
Feb 11, 2010
Feb 13, 2010
 
Oh Rats! The Story of Rats and People
3.70
Rats! Rats! Rats! I did not know there was so much information about rats. Oh, Rats! The Story of Rats and People, by Albert Marrin, is a fascinating ...more
Mar 2010
Feb 26, 2010
 
Elijah of Buxton
3.90
I started to read Elijah of Buxton several times but had to put it down on several occasions because I was having trouble getting into the dialect of ...more
Feb 25, 2010
Feb 23, 2010
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