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My Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden's Childhood Journey
3.89
This book is a gem. In lyrical, rhythmic, blues-inspired verse, Harvey tells the story of one American artist's road to becoming. It provides a fascin...more
Oct 24, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
 
The Book of the Maidservant
3.51
I found this book an engaging, well-researched, fast read. Who would have thought I'd be ignoring all gainful employment to get back to the fictionali...more
Jun 2011
May 11, 2011
 
The Battle of the Bulge: The Photographic History of an American Triumph
4.29
I bought this book for my father-in-law, who is a WWII veteran. I had to buy a second copy for myself.

Gripping, spare prose and photographs speak vol...more
not set
Oct 27, 2011
 
Dodsworth in Paris
4.01
Dodsworth and his duck are at it again in the City of Lights. When Duck sends their money sailing as paper airplanes from the Eiffel Tower, their sigh...more
not set
Feb 11, 2014
 
Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden
4.06
I used this book each October in my classroom. Plusses: the concepts and photographs are wonderful. There's nothing like watching the life cycle – eac...more
not set
Oct 27, 2011
 
Dodsworth in New York
3.96
My kids and I knew we'd like these comic easy readers from the first page:

Dodsworth wanted adventure.
He wanted to fly in a plane.
He wanted to sail on...more
not set
Feb 11, 2014
 
Speaking Up Without Freaking Out: 25 Techniques For Confident, Calm, And Competent Presenting
4.17
I found this pocket-sized book to be a great resource for anyone who struggles with public speaking. Well-researched and practical, it describes both...more
not set
Oct 27, 2011
 
The East-West House: Noguchi's Childhood in Japan
3.71
A beautiful, lyrical tale of the childhood of artist Isamu Noguchi - how his experience as an outsider, growing up with a foot in two cultures, yet be...more
Oct 2009
May 05, 2011
 
Dodsworth in Rome
4.16
Dodsworth and his duck travel via scooter through The Eternal City, passing the Coliseum, stopping near Trevi Fountain for gelato, and napping on the...more
not set
Feb 11, 2014
 
Here's a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry
4.38
This is one of my "favoritest" poetry books. It's just right for young readers and perfect to snuggle with at bedtime. My young kids and I enjoyed man...more
not set
Jan 28, 2014
 
Those Darn Squirrels!
4.07
My kids and I love this book. Hilarious illustrations complement the clever text.

Gotta love salt-and-vinegar chips – the force behind many creative e...more
Nov 2008
May 05, 2011
 
The Twelve Days of Christmas in Michigan
4.22
This educator (though a Californian) is a huge fan – a fun-filled trip around the mitten state with darling illustrations by Deb Pilutti. Fun!
May 05, 2011
May 05, 2011
 
Dodsworth in London
3.99
Tim Egan's art continues to delight - with iconic scenes of Buckingham Palace, double-decker busses, Tower Bridge, and Big Ben in the Clock Tower. Thi...more
not set
Jan 28, 2014
 
Polar Bear Night
3.68
Stunning woodcut illustrations and a lyrical, lulling text make this a wonderful bedtime read for young children.
not set
Oct 27, 2011
 
Pumpkin Pumpkin
3.72
Just right for preschool audiences. It's won awards for a reason. A bit slender for primary grades.
not set
Oct 27, 2011
 
Dem Bones
3.80
Fun for Halloween, Days of the Dead, and teaching about the human body.
not set
Oct 27, 2011
 
Astro: The Steller Sea Lion
3.64
Both my kids and I loved this book. A sea lion that joins a school walk-a-thon? What's not to love? It's well-researched, engaging non-fiction, rich i...more
not set
Feb 11, 2014
 
The Forgiveness Garden
3.81
Can't wait to get my hands on this one! Love both the author and illustrator, so I'm expecting great things ....
not set
Oct 08, 2012
 
lizards, frogs, and polliwogs
4.20
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Feb 11, 2014
 
The City Kid & the Suburb Kid
3.88
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May 05, 2011
May 05, 2011
 
Too Many Pumpkins
4.22
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Oct 27, 2011
 
Insectlopedia
4.10
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Feb 11, 2014
 
Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures: A History of Tobacco and Chocolate in the Atlantic World
3.55
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Oct 27, 2011
 
Dinothesaurus: Prehistoric Poems and Paintings
4.00
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Feb 11, 2014
 
A Pig Is Big
3.57
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Feb 11, 2014
 
in the swim
4.06
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Feb 11, 2014
 
bow wow meow meow: it's rhyming cats and dogs
3.80
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not set
Feb 11, 2014
 
Poetrees
4.11
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Feb 11, 2014
 
When It Snowed That Night
4.00
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Jan 29, 2014
 
mammalabilia
4.12
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Feb 11, 2014
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