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Moccasin Trail
3.95
The realistic speech could be difficult for younger readers of this historic book about a pioneer boy reuinted with his family after being brought up...more
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Nov 27, 2011
 
The Stinky Cheese Man: And Other Fairly Stupid Tales
4.18
This classic by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith continues to endure the test of time. While much of the humor is likely lost on younger chi...more
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Dec 12, 2011
 
The Hundred Dresses
4.05
A good transitional novel with large text and beautiful watercolor drawings telling the story of Wanda, a Polish girl who swears she has a hundred dre...more
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Oct 01, 2011
 
Number the Stars
4.07
Lois Lowry does an exceptional job putting the reader int he midst of a warn-torn Denmark, from the inclusion of Danish and German words to the sister...more
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Nov 27, 2011
 
Bud, Not Buddy
3.84
Bud is a snippy, sarcastic 10 year old who runs away from his foster home in search of his father. He's written his own book “Bud Caldwell’s Rules and...more
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Nov 27, 2011
 
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
4.04
“It was a dark and stormy night” is the perfect opening for this tale about two children and their friend who accompany three incorporeal beings on a...more
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Nov 27, 2011
 
Peter Pan
4.10
Barrie's classic about never growing up endures to this day, probably thanks in part to the scores of children who view the Disney version. There is a...more
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Nov 27, 2011
 
Many Moons
4.10
This was one of my favorites as a child, and re-reading it as an adult did not disappoint. Thurber had many writing gifts, and managing to craft an in...more
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Dec 12, 2011
 
Mr. Popper's Penguins
3.92
It's hard to imagine, but this was my first time reading this children's classic about a man who is given a penguin. Soon one turns into 12, and he an...more
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Oct 31, 2011
 
Chester's Way
4.17
Henkes addresses an important childhood concept in showing that, while some people we know may do things exactly the same, not everyone will. When Lil...more
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Oct 23, 2011
 
Knee-Knock Rise
3.56
I loved the note on the copyright page that the book is likely improbable but not impossible. The sketches nicely compliment this story of a village t...more
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Dec 12, 2011
 
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, 1731 1802
3.67
A concise yet detailed biography if the nation's first first lady, Martha Washington. Plenty of information packed into its pages, enough so even adul...more
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Nov 10, 2011
 
Beezus and Ramona (Ramona, #1)
3.91
This book was enjoyable and should still have kid appeal today, though Beezus comes off as a little too perfect. She makes an interesting narrator, th...more
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Oct 31, 2011
 
Philip Hall Likes Me. I Reckon Maybe. (Beth Lambert, #1)
3.69
The plot of this book set in Arkansas is minimal but somehow enjoyable. Beth Lambert is an 11-year-old girl who struggles with boys. The use of region...more
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Nov 27, 2011
 
Catherine, Called Birdy
3.68
Good attempt to introduce children to ancient England, but it is too vulgar and over the top. Vocabulary is varied and fun in places (plop, sloop). Du...more
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Nov 27, 2011
 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
4.05
Lewis Carroll truly captures the wonder and confusion of childhood in his beloved classic. These aren't just Alice's adventures, they are also the rea...more
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Nov 25, 2011
 
The Bridge to Cutter Gap (Christy, #1)
4.12
A true-to-the-original adaptation of the story of a city teacher who agrees to work in a one-room schoolhouse in the backwoods of Tennessee. The langu...more
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Nov 25, 2011
 
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
4.06
Peter has a Fudge problem -- his little brother is doted on and favored by his parents, and there seems to be nothing he can do about it. I found the...more
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Oct 24, 2011
 
The Westing Game
4.02
An eclectic, humorous story perfectly written for its target audience. The large cast of characters may be difficult for some readers to keep track of...more
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Dec 12, 2011
 
A Weekend with Wendell
4.02
Wendell the mouse spends the weekend at his friend Sophie's house, making the rules. When they play house, he's the mother and father and children whi...more
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Oct 12, 2011
 
Roar and More
3.85
This Kuskin classic maintains its relevancy more than 50 years after being penned. Rhyming descriptions of each animals and full two-page spreads prov...more
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Nov 27, 2011
 
I Know What You Did Last Summer
3.50
A well-integrated update to a classic teen thriller. Four friends are involved in a hit-and-run that leaves a boy dead and someone after them for reve...more
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Nov 12, 2011
 
Wemberly Worried
4.20
Henkes once again captures the spirit of childhood with his tiny mice. While Wemberly may be a little more worried than most kids, she proves that eve...more
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Oct 23, 2011
 
Make Way For Ducklings
4.21
An enduring classic about a duck family struggling to find the perfect place to live. Their new life in the city brings a lot of surprises. Gentle bro...more
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Nov 27, 2011
 
The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries, #1)
3.72
While I enjoyed this book, some parents may take issue with some of Mia's more blunt commentary about her life. The movie may spark the interest of yo...more
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Sep 27, 2011
 
Sheila Rae, the Brave
4.16
Another charming addition to Henkes' numerous mouse-centric books depicts Sheila Rae, who isn't afraid of anything, unlike her sister. That is until s...more
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Oct 12, 2011
 
The Rifle
3.65
Paulsen follows the life of a rifle originally used during the Revolutionary War to modern times. The first section is a vivid yet concise description...more
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Oct 31, 2011
 
Big Bird's Bedtime Story (Sesame Street)
4.00
The familiar Sesame Street characters populate this bedtime tale that is long enough and detailed enough to help even the most reluctant sleepers. The...more
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Nov 26, 2011
 
WEE MOUSE'S PEEKABOO HOUSE (Peek-a-Board Books)
3.86
Rhyming text leads children on a quest to help Wee Mouse find her children who are hidden on subsequent pages. Illustrations are detailed, encouraging...more
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Nov 27, 2011
 
Oh!
3.41
There was nothing particularly bad or great about this book, written by Henkes and illustrated by his wife. The inclusion of the animal sounds was int...more
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Sep 28, 2011
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