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My Great Big Mamma
A children's book about fat positivity and how diets are stupid? Of course I picked it up. I really appreciate where the book was going, but I feel li...more
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Nov 19, 2013
Lottie Paris and the Best Place
Adorable, and refreshing to have a black girl into space. Great into to library rules, too.
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Dec 08, 2013
William's Doll
Rad kids' book about a (white) boy who is teased for and distracted from (unsuccessfully) wanting a doll. When I read this to my kids, I was a little...more
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Dec 22, 2007
The Story of Ferdinand
Joe was lukewarm about this story, as was I. It had a cute anti-sexist message and the book could be construed as an anti-bullfighting message if you...more
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Apr 23, 2008
My Granny Went to Market: A Round-The-World Counting Rhyme
It was a cute book, I give it that. But it's more multi-culti tourism for liberal white people to feel like they're doin' right. Anyway, slight proble...more
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Jan 17, 2009
Six-Dinner Sid
Aw, this book was so cute! I just got it on Amazon after reading that it might be a good book for polyamorous families to read to their kids and discu...more
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Jul 28, 2012
Too old for my kids (one was bored in the middle of it)- but preschool/kindergarteners would probably have fun with this, as would readers. Definitely...more
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Jan 16, 2014
Manners Time
GREAT introduction to manners and social cues for the youngest kids and/or younger kids with a hard time with those social behaviors. And there is a g...more
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Jan 16, 2014
I Go Potty!
Simple, concise, positive potty book. I have two charges who are beginning in potty training, and this looks good for both. I hadn't thought of books/...more
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Jan 18, 2014
Grover Learns to Read (Sesame Street)
Adorable, as most Grover books are. I love that Grover is proud of learning new skills, but fearful of the change that might bring- and is, of course,...more
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Dec 14, 2009
Flush: The Scoop on Poop Throughout the Ages
Hahahaha! I loved books like this when I was a kid. Tells you how poop is gotten rid of all through the world, through the ages, and even is space- th...more
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Jan 07, 2009
Why War Is Never a Good Idea
Intense book for kids. The imagery is subtle and worded perfectly for children- still as intense as it's pictures. Don't quite get the ending, but it'...more
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Dec 23, 2008
Baby Natasha's Busy Day (Sesame Street)
A favorite with the little boy! I also appreciate that although Natasha is very pink, she is shown enjoying activities and toys that are not rigidly g...more
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Feb 13, 2014
The Tear Thief
The illustrations were beautiful! A cute story about "the tear thief", a magical girl who steals children's tears, no matter what the cause.
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Jan 29, 2009
Cinder Edna
It was cute, a decent story. I do wish there weren't so many references to tuna salad! I like the idea of it more than I like this execution.
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Dec 17, 2009
Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen
Joe loves all things that move, but I try to focus on bikes and trains (as cars, trucks and construction machines are raping and murdering our planet)...more
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Apr 23, 2008
Olive's Pirate Party
Another book to add to the very small girl pirate shelf! Olive wants to have a pirate themed birthday party, but thinks it will be ruined when she has...more
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Apr 23, 2008
A Handful of Seeds
This kid's book introduces a lot of issues (poverty, police brutality, gardening, etc.) subtlety and you can talk about them in depth more as your chi...more
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Dec 18, 2007
Fred and Ted Go Camping (Beginner Books(R))
I was amused at the possibility of reading into this as a pro-vegan book. Plus, the kiddo was entertained.
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Feb 27, 2014
The Basket Ball
This book was so cute! Lulu is a super girly girl who happens to looooove basketball, but the boys won't let her play. So she gets girls together from...more
Oct 15, 2012
Oct 04, 2012
A Gardener's Alphabet
Pretty, full color block prints of gardening scenes, set to the alphabet.
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Feb 16, 2010
Lola Loves Stories
The Lola stories (series? Just sequel?) are too cute.
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Jan 18, 2014
When Mermaids Sleep
Perfect bedtime/naptime story.
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Jan 18, 2014
The Busiest Street in Town
Reclaim the streets! With old ladies! :)
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Nov 03, 2010
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
One of my favorites when I was a kid.
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Dec 29, 2013
TWO WHEELS FOR GROVER (Sesame Street Start-to-Read Books.)
Yay, bikes!
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Jan 10, 2010
I Know a Lot!
Too cute.
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Oct 10, 2013
10,000 Dresses
Cute. Sad that Bailey's family did not accept her, but she went out and found a friend that did, so yay.
Dec 11, 2012
Nov 27, 2012
Boy, You're Amazing!
I love finding books that emphasis a boy's sweetness and altruism. It praises boys for the usual- sportmanship, smartness, etc., but this book is much...more
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Dec 19, 2007
Beautiful Blackbird
A long, long time ago, each bird was only one color- with no markings. They all agreed blackbird was most beautiful, and begged him to share some blac...more
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Apr 30, 2008
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