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17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore
I don't think I've ever given a book a 1 star rating...but I REALLY disliked everything about this picture book. It gives kids really bad ideas, I don ...more
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Dec 22, 2008
The Tomten
A favorite picture book from my childhood. The story of a little Swedish "tomten" (elf type creature) and his life on the farm. I read the book out lo ...more
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Dec 18, 2010
The Book with No Pictures
I read this book by myself and thought it was really clever and funny...but then tonight my 13 year old son got hold of the book and started reading i ...more
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Nov 16, 2014
That Book Woman
This was an absolutely beautiful book based on a real historical event. During the late 1800's and early 1900's, women, riding on horseback, would tak ...more
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Jul 01, 2009
These books about Pinkilicious just keep coming...but unfortunately the first in the series is by far the best. She just needs to stop while she is ah ...more
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Apr 27, 2009
Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings
A collection of poems about all things related to space. The illustrations were really creative and favorite part! The poems were a littl ...more
Aug 2008
Aug 16, 2008
The Littlest Pumpkin
We have this book in our Halloween collection and while I find it "mediocre", my 3-year old daughter is enthralled with it. I think she loves the stor ...more
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Oct 05, 2008
Counting with Wayne Thiebaud
I took my children to see an art exhibit of this artist's work and all of us found it really unique and fascinating. This board book is a wonderful wa ...more
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Oct 11, 2008
The Secret Box
I usually enjoy this author/illustrator's books but this one was definitely an exception. It is a "wordless" picture book that "shows" an adventure th ...more
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Jun 18, 2011
Rain School
This is a beautifully written and illustrated story about children attending their first day of school in a small village in Africa. First they have t ...more
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Jun 15, 2011
Jazz Age Josephine
I am not sure what to say about this book. I liked the jazz rhythm that it was written in and the funky, fun illustrations but I have to admit I am mo ...more
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Jun 11, 2012
Elf on the Shelf
Every year on December 1st our family opens a new Christmas book to add to our collection. This year it was Elf on the Shelf...and it was received wit ...more
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Dec 04, 2011
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
I can't believe I've never added this book to my list! This is one of my all time favorites!!! This book chronicles the deep, abiding faith of Harriet ...more
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Mar 18, 2011
We are a big fan of Pinkalicious...the first book in this little series. So when I saw this book, I ordered away...and now I really regret it! The boo ...more
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Jan 23, 2009
Great Joy
Every year I give my family a new Christmas book on December 1st to add to our collection and I have to admit I was excited about this Christmas book ...more
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Dec 03, 2009
An interesting perspective on the racial integration of major league baseball. Pee Wee Reese was a player for the Brooklyn Dodgers when Jackie Robinso ...more
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Mar 18, 2011
Battle Bunny
I am not lying when I say that this is perhaps one of the most brilliantly engaging, entertaining, fun picture books ever written! A boy receives a "b ...more
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Oct 23, 2013
Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride
I really admire these 2 women. I find their stories and contributions to American culture and society to be fascinating and life-changing. I was excit ...more
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Jul 01, 2009
Told through rhyme and vivid illustrations, this bizarre picture book didn't do much for me. I thought it had the potential to be really funny but ins ...more
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May 11, 2009
Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson
Another amazing book about baseball player Jackie Robinson...this one is told by his daughter Sharon Robinson. She manages to capture the essence of J ...more
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Mar 18, 2011
Wait! No Paint!
Checked this book out from the library and the kids really like it. It takes the tale of "The Three Little Pigs" and tells it with a very interesting ...more
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Jun 28, 2009
Queen of the Falls
I was intrigued to find a new book published by one of my favorite is a deviation from his "typical" genre of writing. I loved the illust ...more
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Apr 15, 2011
She Doesn't Want the Worms! Ella no quiere los gusanos: A Mystery (in English and Spanish)
A delightful picture book with wonderful illustrations! I love the rhyming text and the fun vocabulary the author uses to tell the story. One of the t ...more
Feb 2011
Jan 29, 2011
The Journey
This was a very sweet story with an incredible message. Young Sarah is an Amish girl who is going to visit the big city of Chicago for the first time. ...more
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Oct 17, 2013
Imogene's Last Stand
I LOVED this book! It is GENIUS! The author has weaved the story of a spunky little girl who refuses to be daunted by the undertaking of what many vie ...more
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Jul 19, 2010
The Painted Circus: P.T. Vermin Presents a Mesmerizing Menagerie of Trickery and Illusion Guaranteed to Beguile and Bamboozle the Beholder
My children are loving this book to death but I'm lukewarm about it. The entire book, every page, is filled with very detailed illustrations and optic ...more
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Nov 20, 2009
Follow the Line
A truly clever and amazing book! I loved the simple, sweet writing that takes the reader from morning in the city to evening in the country. But what ...more
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Oct 24, 2010
Quiet Loud
This series of books by Leslie Patricelli is one of my all time favorites. I own as many as I've been able to get my hands on. They are board books an ...more
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Aug 15, 2009
Yummy Yucky
This series of books by Leslie Patricelli is one of my all time favorites. I own as many as I've been able to get my hands on. They are board books an ...more
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Aug 15, 2009
What Will Fat Cat Sit On?
This author is so charming and fun! She writes absolutely perfect books for children who are just starting to read without making the books dull and r ...more
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Jul 02, 2009
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