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Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova
4.36
it was amazing
Lyrical text & illustrations make this dance off the shelves.
Sep 16, 2015
Oct 29, 2014
 
Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree
3.81
it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. It started out very convincingly, but by the time I got about 2/3 of the way through, the characters went over the ...more
Jan 23, 2009
Mar 16, 2008
 
Glory Be
3.90
liked it
Glory enjoys life in Hanging Moss, Mississippi, but the summer before her 12th birthday things are changing as some individuals in town question segre ...more
Jun 20, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
 
Wonder
4.42
really liked it
Wonder is a touching story of a boy born with physical deformities making his way to school for the first time. Challenged by perceptions, judgments, ...more
Mar 20, 2012
Mar 07, 2012
 
Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln (Big Words)
4.24
really liked it
The illustrations are very powerful - reminds me of Martin's Big Words (same author).
Jan 23, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
 
American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America
3.90
iPad edition has videos, maps and interactive material
not set
Jul 11, 2012
 
Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad
4.29
it was amazing


Beautiful!
not set
Oct 25, 2012
 
The Fourteenth Goldfish
3.87
really liked it
When Ellie's eccentric grandfather arrives at her house appearing to have transformed into a teenager, school gets even more complicated. Could her gr ...more
Aug 10, 2014
Aug 09, 2014
 
Bug on a Bike
3.42
liked it
Bug is on an adventure on his bike and collects friends as he goes. No one seems to mind that they do not know where their ultimate destination is. Co ...more
May 29, 2014
May 29, 2014
 
Bird & Squirrel on Ice
4.10
really liked it
Bird and Squirrel are back for another adventure. Bird's less than perfect bird senses crash them into a mountain and a village where he is identified ...more
Nov 2014
Nov 01, 2014
 
Julia's House for Lost Creatures
4.23
it was amazing
Julia was unhappy in her too-quiet home. When she hangs a sign inviting lost creatures in, she ends up with a house too full of creatures and activity ...more
Mar 18, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
 
Quinny & Hopper (Quinny & Hopper #1)
4.00
really liked it
Quinny, newly arrived from NYC finds herself in the country facing a wild chicken and an overbearing new acquaintance. Hopper continues to deal with h ...more
Jun 08, 2014
Jun 05, 2014
 
Guinea Dog 3 (Guinea Dog, #3)
4.09
really liked it
Rufus is the proud owner of a guinea pig, but not your typical guinea pig. In fact, his guinea pig is more of a "guinea dog." When he goes on a family ...more
Sep 04, 2014
Sep 04, 2014
 
Extra Yarn (E. B. White Read-Aloud Award. Picture Books)
4.07
really liked it
Jon Klassen has another winner! I recognize my friends from I Want My Hat Back. Those familiar with his former book will enjoy their reappearance here ...more
Mar 27, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
 
Just Behave, Pablo Picasso!
3.78
really liked it
This biography approaches it's subject with a contemporary flair. Several scenes have Pablo Picasso portrayed in a super-hero manner. The language tak ...more
Apr 08, 2012
Apr 08, 2012
 
My Grandma's a Ninja
3.80
liked it
The intriguing title and a twist at the end redeemed this otherwise forced story. Grandma's ninja antics while exciting at times, can be problematic a ...more
Aug 05, 2015
Aug 05, 2015
 
Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek
3.88
liked it
Set to the tune of "Over in the Meadow" the forest animals are portrayed doing what they actually do in the forest. Beautiful collage illustrations wi ...more
Oct 11, 2012
Oct 11, 2012
 
Lug, Dawn of the Ice Age
3.88
liked it
Lug is not like the other cave boys in his village. Ultimately, his differences land him banished from his home. While some interesting creatures perk ...more
Oct 08, 2014
Oct 08, 2014
 
The Most Magnificent Thing
4.29
really liked it
The most magnificent thing about this book is the message it conveys to readers - with persistence and perspective one can make things happen. Equally ...more
Feb 21, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
 
Breadcrumbs
3.75
liked it
I loved the premise and the way this story was presented. I was a bit disappointed by the ending though. I was expecting more from a well-written stor ...more
Aug 15, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
 
Hate That Cat (Jack, #2)
3.89
really liked it
Wonderful follow-up to Love That Dog. However, I am wondering if this can stand alone. There are so many references to the first book that a reader mi ...more
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
 
This Is Sadie
4.15
really liked it
Sadie's creativity and imaginative spirit takes her on many adventures throughout the course of a day. Readers move in and out of the story as the fou ...more
Aug 12, 2015
Aug 12, 2015
 
Henry and the Cannons: An Extraordinary True Story of the American Revolution
3.91
liked it
As an American History buff, I was very excited about this book but it disappointed me. A fantastic story of bravery and impossibility is told with ve ...more
not set
Feb 21, 2013
 
Sleep Tight, Anna Banana!
3.52
really liked it
Anna Banana can not go to bed because she wants to read. Her stuffed animals can not go to bed because she is reading. Until Anna Banana and her stuff ...more
Mar 25, 2014
Mar 25, 2014
 
Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday
4.38
it was amazing
This is a beautiful collection of genuine dance photography. I enjoyed reading how the photos were created almost more than the photos themselves. It ...more
May 31, 2013
May 31, 2013
 
Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse
4.02
it was amazing
I loved the use of different forms of poetry throughout the book. Humor abounds as the story unfolds about a boy who had his heart set on fishing with ...more
Jun 30, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
 
Zeke Meeks vs the Horrifying TV-Turnoff Week
4.16
liked it
This particular title was a bit preachy by the end, but I think the format and accessibility will make it a popular choice for the Diary of a Wimpy Ki ...more
May 14, 2012
May 14, 2012
 
Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain (Lunch Lady #9)
4.19
really liked it
High-tech gadgets are disappearing from school. Leave it to the Lunch Lady to investigate. Will she be able to catch the thief before her gadgets disa ...more
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
 
My Happy Life
3.98
liked it
Wonderful story about friendship and the complications that go along with it. However, I'm not sure who the intended audience is. Kindergarten, skinne ...more
Apr 30, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
 
Chloe and the Lion
4.02
liked it
What a quirky little number... The author interrupts the story periodically to deal with the illustrator that is not doing the job the way the author ...more
Jun 17, 2012
Jun 17, 2012
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