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Officer Buckle & Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
Officer Buckle & Gloria
by Peggy Rathmann
read in January, 2012
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This was a cute little story of a cop who lectures at different schools with his canine, Gloria. Officer Buckle is under the assumption that it is him captures the student's attention and makes them laugh, only to find out it's Gloria's wacky onstage ...more
The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
The Three Pigs
by David Wiesner
read in January, 2012
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"The Three Pigs" is so thoughtful and imaginative! I can't believe that one man can come up with so much amazing work. This book was a take on the old story of the three pigs who had the wolf huff and puff and blow their houses down. Only this time, ...more
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
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This was definitely my favorite of the "Harry Potter" series, which is saying quite a lot considering how much I adore it. This book was very different from the others because Harry, Ron, and Hermione are no longer at Hogwarts. With that means there ...more
Heart and Soul by Kadir Nelson
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This book would be a great alternative to a textbook to use in the classroom. By way of a narrator, "Heart and Soul" tells of African American history in an interesting and personal way. When reading it, you feel as if you are being told a story or h ...more
Birmingham, 1963 by Carole Boston Weatherford
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Told in poetry format this was a story that told about a true bombing which took place in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 which killed young girls. There was a very informative back section that explained some about the civil rights movement and how chil ...more
Ballerina Dreams by Joann Ferrara
Ballerina Dreams
by Joann Ferrara
read in April, 2012
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This was a very inspirational true story of a ex-ballet dancer turned physical therapist who opened a ballet class for young students with Cerebral Palsy. It was very different than many children's books that I have read in that it wasn't really a st ...more
Flotsam by David Wiesner
Flotsam
by David Wiesner
read in January, 2012
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Although this book may have no words, It was still quite mature. The illustrations made the whole story and was it ever imaginative! Wiesner created so many different stories with the pictures in this book. There were little mer-people riding an octo ...more
The Lion and the Mouse. Jerry Pinkney by Jerry Pinkney
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This is a fantastic book for young readers. The illustrations in it are beautiful- very intricate and realistic. Each picture was accompanied by a single word like "roar." The onomatopoeia's are fun for children to read and that way they somewhat hea ...more
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
by Philip C. Stead
read in January, 2012
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"A Sick Day for Amos McGee" surpassed all my expectations. It is just about the cutest book I have ever read. I loved the illustrations which mixed black and white pencil with soft pinks, yellows and bright red. The contrast was so beautiful between ...more
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Kitten's First Full Moon
by Kevin Henkes
read in January, 2012
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What an adorable book! It is a simple story about a little kitten who thinks that the full moon is a bowl of milk and goes on a little adventure to find the big bowl of milk he saw in the sky. The book uses black and white images, which I liked. To m ...more
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