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My Great Big Mamma
3.59
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
 
Six-Dinner Sid
4.29
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
 
Lottie Paris and the Best Place
3.75
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
4.00
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
 
Jacob's New Dress
4.18
The kiddo really liked this book. He was talking about Jacob and his dress for a little while after. I like that this addresses more about a boy who l ...more
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Aug 05, 2014
 
The Story of Ferdinand
4.36
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
3.77
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
 
Benji Bean Sprout Doesn't Eat Meat
4.33
Cute, simple book that teaches animals are here for themselves, not for eating- and acceptance of vegetarians. Goes into farming practices, but very s ...more
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Dec 22, 2007
 
ABC a Family Alphabet Book
3.92
The kiddo said to give this one 4 stars and it was his favorite of the new library books we read today. I would have given it 3 myself. Maybe even 2- ...more
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Aug 05, 2014
 
Little White Duck : A Childhood in China
3.80
A beautifully illustrated, wonderfully told graphic novel/comic memoir of a relatively privileged 6-ish (and around the time General Mao died) young g ...more
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Jan 09, 2015
 
Manners
3.69
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
4.00
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
 
What Makes a Baby
3.97
This book's greatness lies in it's subtlety: the story is so vague, yet educational in naming body parts, that it can include so many stories: struggl ...more
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Sep 24, 2014
 
Encounter
4.16
SO IMPORTANT! Such a needed book, that tells the landing of Columbus on the Americas from a young Taino boy's viewpoint. It was a little long for my k ...more
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Nov 25, 2014
 
Grover Learns to Read (Sesame Street)
3.67
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
 
I Go Potty!
3.38
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
 
Flush: The Scoop on Poop Throughout the Ages
4.07
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
 
Oh, Oh, Baby Boy!
3.67
Such lovely, simple, rhythmic, and straight forward text. Beautiful illustrations (one which shows, non-graphically, a baby's head crowning during bir ...more
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Sep 19, 2014
 
Why War Is Never a Good Idea
3.93
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
 
The Whispering Town
4.23
An amazing, intense story to add to the reading list after a basic introduction to the holocaust- as Mr. Rogers suggests, sometimes focusing on helper ...more
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Mar 02, 2015
 
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
4.09
Great book, but definitely above my pre-k age range. Gorgeous illustrations. I would probably give a 4.5 if given the option. I'm irked that this stor ...more
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Dec 12, 2014
 
Baby Natasha's Busy Day (Sesame Street)
3.33
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
4.16
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
 
Zinnia and Dot
3.68
Friendship instead of girl hate, two moms, sharing, working together- great, simple story that can have a lot of different meanings pulled from it.
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Aug 18, 2014
 
Cinder Edna
4.12
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
 
Too Far Away to Touch
3.44
It went over the head of the three year old, but a gentle intro to ongoing/chronic/terminal illnesses (in this case, AIDS).
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Aug 08, 2014
 
Olive's Pirate Party
3.67
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
 
Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen
3.97
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
 
A Handful of Seeds
3.84
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
3.89
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
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