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Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9)
Come on Ward! Where is the Blay/Qhuinn book? I know it would be a little unorthodox to have a gay pair be the focus of a main stream romance series, b...more
Jun 14, 2011
Mar 04, 2011
Millie and the Big Rescue
I love Millie! For a cow that doesn't speak, she has a very big personality. I love that her farmer is a woman with nary a man in sight. How original!...more
Sep 07, 2013
Sep 07, 2013
Let's Count Goats!
This should be awesome. Mem Fox and Jan Thomas in one book?!? The awesomeness should be brighter than the sun! Somehow, it's not. Not really sure why...more
Jun 13, 2012
May 20, 2012
Bang! Boom! Roar! A Busy Crew of Dinosaurs
WOW! Dinosaurs AND Construction trucks! This book might have everything a growing little boy needs!
Wonderful rhymes, amazing vocabulary, and TONS of...more
Dec 27, 2012
Dec 27, 2012
Little Owl Lost
I liked the cute story. Helpful squirrel, much more practical and helpful frog, vaguely uncautious mother.
The colors of the illustrations are right o...more
Oct 07, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
The Unforgotten Coat
**spoiler alert** Based on the kind of books I typically read, when the blurb on the back cover mentions a "demon," I'm used to it being a real Demon,...more
Dec 22, 2011
Dec 23, 2011
Animal ABC
Love the pictures but, this book lost points from me for using Unicorn for U and "Xylophonius" for X (a made-up mixture of a duck and a xylophone). Du...more
Aug 29, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
I Want My Hat Back
Totally wonderful. LOVED IT.
That said... I wonder. Do kids get this when it's read aloud word for word? Have readers used different voices to disting...more
Oct 04, 2011
Aug 31, 2011
Blue Moon (Nightcreature, #1)
**spoiler alert** I enjoyed this and read it almost straight through. (I stopped to sleep for a few hours then went right back to it!) I was pretty un...more
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
A Bus Called Heaven
This reminded me of the feel of Stone Soup Stone Soup. I love how Bob Graham always includes so many different kinds of people in his illustrations.
Mar 30, 2012
Feb 29, 2012
Sing Down the Moon
A HA! This was the book that so haunted me from middle school! After I had described the plot, some friends suggested it might have been Naya Nuki  Shoshone Girl Who Ran, but it was...more
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Feb 23, 2012
Working Mummies
I would have liked a car mechanic or business executive to balance out all those beauticians, manicurists, teachers, and caterers. The dentist and fac...more
Oct 04, 2012
Jul 22, 2012
Charlie Chick
Was anyone else completely surprised when this book didn't rhyme? It's all set up so you expect it and doesn't. Odd. My husband was coming u...more
Feb 19, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture
Anyone interested in reading this book should first read this article:

The author lied all the way through the book and...more
not set
Nov 14, 2011
Looking for the Easy Life
I've been putting off writing this review because I'm still not exactly sure what to say. I hated this book. There are so many things wrong that I ca...more
Dec 02, 2011
Nov 09, 2011
Eight Keys
Definitely a middle school read! Very timely for sixth graders. There are a whole new set of struggles when you enter middle school and this book depi...more
Oct 14, 2013
Oct 03, 2013
My Turn To Learn Opposites
Nice pictures. I think using owls confuses the issue, especially since the last opposites mentioned are night/day and awake/asleep. Hmm. Owls actually...more
Sep 26, 2013
Sep 26, 2013
It's a Big World, Little Pig!
The best part of this book are the illustrations, but they don't save the story from being saccharine.
"You Go, Girl!" Ugh. Gag! Too trite for me.
I re...more
Apr 07, 2012
Mar 10, 2012
The Great Turkey Walk
This was hilarious! Excellent as an audiobook.
After completing the third grade for the fourth time, fifteen year old Simon Green is summarily graduate...more
not set
Sep 23, 2011
The Way I Love You
I wish I had read this in time to send it to my Aunt Pat before she passed away. A great book for those with a deep love of dogs.
Nov 30, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
Wake Up, Big Barn!
I like the large size of the pictures and the words but the collages themselves are hard to make out. The two page spread of pigs is the worst. YOu re...more
Oct 04, 2012
Oct 04, 2012
The Castle in the Attic (The Castle in the Attic, #1)
I think this book is an excellent example of what adults think kids SHOULD like in books. All the Lessons are very heavy-handed and moralistic. The ma...more
Jan 08, 2012
Dec 08, 2011
Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite
This reminded me of The Three Pigs The Three Pigs and Press Here Press Here. It has the same interactivity with the audience and imaginative escape of the characters from the...more
Mar 15, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
Saga, Volume 2
Now I have to wait for the next one! Ahhh!
Dec 16, 2013
Feb 08, 2013
Dinosaur Roar!
Wonderful pictures and wonderful words.
Mar 30, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
Itsy-Bitsy Baby Mouse
From the cover, I was expecting a Jan Thomas style of over-the-top silliness in this book. Instead, the colors are subdued and washed out just like th...more
Apr 07, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
Geraldine's Baby Brother
Even though Geraldine (and a certain blanket of hers) and I go way back, I had never heard of her baby brother!
I like how her parents don't try too h...more
Mar 30, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
Page by Paige
This was a little self-absorbed-teen-angsty, but that is the age of the character and I remember those days too. (I hope I have mostly grown out of th...more
Dec 08, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
Young Fredle (Davis Farm, #2)
An excellent cozy little mouse book. However, this surprising book also dealt with some hefty themes. Fredle discovers that mice fear everything they...more
Aug 12, 2011
Jan 18, 2011
A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home
I took the time to read through several others' reviews of this book before writing one of my own. Many really liked the book and just as many really...more
Aug 06, 2012
Oct 29, 2010
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