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Courage for Beginners
4.01
**May not be suitable for middle grades or Elementary Libraries as it contains language that may not be suitable for that age group**

I really wanted t
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Oct 08, 2014
Oct 08, 2014
 
Holland
4.58
Mickie said it best:
"What a beautiful, wordless book. Perfect for exploring with your child...especially if you can be snuggling on the couch and drin
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Feb 25, 2014
Feb 25, 2014
 
Eleanor & Park
4.18
I couldn't read fast enough at the end! Also, this book is set in Omaha. Lots of cornhusker, old market references if you are looking to peek your stu ...more
Oct 07, 2013
Oct 08, 2013
 
The Middle Place
3.84
I loved it. I loved it because I love my dad, I loved it because he had cancer and didn't make it, I loved it because I come from a big Irish family w ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
 
Meanwhile
3.88
I think in theory it's a great idea and thought it would sort of be like some of the first chapter books I read as a kid, I loved seeing where my choi ...more
Jun 09, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
 
Hermelin: The Detective Mouse
4.01
What a surprise! I picked it up on a whim and was simply delighted by this story. I loved the subtle picture clues on the opening page and the mix of ...more
Nov 08, 2014
Nov 08, 2014
 
Odd, Weird & Little
3.54
I really liked it at the start, but by the end I was just thinking "I don't get it." I thought it started strong, cute characters and cool concept, bu ...more
Feb 13, 2014
Feb 13, 2014
 
Audition
3.35
For some of the reasons I like other books in verse, I liked this one too, but it probably needs to find a reader who loves to dance or used to dance ...more
Feb 26, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
 
Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists
3.78
A nice mix of the fairy tales we all know and love and other more obscure tales. I especially liked "The prince and the tortoise." It would also be a ...more
Feb 04, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
 
Cinderella: A Fashionable Tale
2.73
Aside from opening the book and seeing Karl Lagerfeld as the fairy godmother, this was a disappointment. Essentially it is the same story we all know, ...more
May 27, 2014
May 31, 2014
 
Goat on a Boat
3.00
Silly, cute, could be a good way to introduce young students to graphic novels and how to read them. Fun elements at the end: "word power" glossary, d ...more
Feb 26, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
 
The Good, the Bad, and the Monkeys
3.50
Silly, cute, could be a good way to introduce young students to graphic novels and how to read them. Fun elements at the end: "word power" glossary, d ...more
Feb 22, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
 
Snorkeling With Sea-bots
3.05
Silly, cute, could be a good way to introduce young students to graphic novels and how to read them. Fun elements at the end: "word power" glossary, d ...more
Feb 04, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
 
Dinosaurs for Breakfast
3.10
Silly, cute, could be a good way to introduce young students to graphic novels and how to read them. Fun elements at the end: "word power" glossary, d ...more
Feb 07, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
 
The Outlandish Adventures of Liberty Aimes
3.85
Read this after a student told me that she would highly recommend it to me. It's a great fantasy story she said. It was, but definitely different than ...more
May 04, 2013
May 04, 2013
 
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom (The League of Princes, #1)
4.04
Maybe 3 1/2 stars. I really wanted to like it more. Very cute idea, loved the narration, but think it was a lot to be packed into one novel, eventuall ...more
Jan 26, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
 
Libby of High Hopes
3.84
The book follows a little girl who is trying to "life up to her potential." As she reflects upon the teacher who said that to her, "Libby wondered if ...more
May 2013
Apr 08, 2013
 
Steps and Stones: An Anh's Anger Story
3.82
I really wanted to like this a lot more than I did. It was off to a great start, great opportunity to talk to kids about when anger shows up and what ...more
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
 
A Dog's Journey (A Dog's Purpose, #2)
4.39
I read this book out of order, but can't wait to read the first book. Like others have said, reading this definitely had me laughing, crying and wanti ...more
May 21, 2014
May 21, 2014
 
Compost Stew
4.04
Wow! Talk about making composting easy and accessible for kids (and adults)! I especially appreciated the author not in the back. It gives a few other ...more
Sep 10, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed
4.32
Great message or paying it forward,it certainly inspired my kids to do small acts of kindness for others, but I found that it was confusing for many m ...more
May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013
 
The Big Yawn
4.26
kids drew connections to "there was an old lady..." after only a few pages. I wish this book was as fun and engaging. The pictures are fantastic, but ...more
Apr 18, 2013
Apr 18, 2013
 
Soldier Dog
4.07
I really wanted to like this more than I did. There was certainly some touching moments and I was really rooting for the story, but it the end it fell ...more
Feb 06, 2014
Feb 06, 2014
 
Crabby Pants
3.35
Started pretty cute. Character tried to problem solve how to avoid crabby pants with little success and no resolution. Maybe a starting point if using ...more
Mar 17, 2012
Mar 17, 2012
 
Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety
3.23
Not what I expected. Like others, I thought this was going to be a more humorous look at anxiety, it was interesting, but far more clinical than I had ...more
May 05, 2013
May 06, 2013
 
Delia's Dull Day
3.65
A little girl complains that her day is extremely boring, even with amazing things happening all around her. I didn't get it.
Feb 2013
Feb 01, 2013
 
The Pledge (The Pledge, #1)
3.83
Fast read, quickly moving story with an ending that leaves you wanting more. Looking forward to see what happens next!
Jan 07, 2012
Jan 08, 2012
 
Machines Go to Work in the City
3.68
Perfect for the Transportation unit my Kindergarten teachers are looking for resources for. Love the fold-outs
Jan 27, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
 
Lost in Bermooda
3.26
The ending felt like book two will eventually follow. I don't know that the story is strong enough.
May 17, 2014
May 17, 2014
 
Wedding Dogs: A Celebration of Holy Muttrimony
3.92
Pictures and sweet vignettes of dogs including in weddings. Can't wait for our Olive vignette + pictures!
Jun 24, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
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