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This Jazz Man
4.35
it was amazing
Oooh, this book made me what to rap and tap and beedle-di-bop! Which is quite somethin', since I don't have a musical bone in my body!
This is a great
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May 18, 2008
May 18, 2008
 
This is San Francisco
4.42
it was amazing
I have loved this series of books about cities ever since I was a little kid. They are all so good, and each book captures the individual spirit of th ...more
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Aug 21, 2014
 
My Abuelita
4.03
it was amazing
I am a big fan of Yuyi's work, and she ventured into a new medium here. She is a miracle worker with the clay puppets as she is with acrylics. She is ...more
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May 27, 2010
 
Zoopa: An Animal Alphabet
3.68
it was amazing
I just cannot help but look at ZOOPA over and over again. It works on so many levels. First off, it is visually stunning. Gianna Marino is a very gift ...more
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May 18, 2008
 
Little Night
4.02
it was amazing
It is common knowledge that Yuyi Morales is a color genius and a word magician, and with Little Night, she does it again. Yuyi's color palette is imag ...more
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May 18, 2008
 
In a Blue Room
3.93
it was amazing
This bedtime story written by Jim Averbeck and illustrated by Tricia Tusa is magical. Averbeck's words shine and shimmer like little lyrical gems in t ...more
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May 18, 2008
 
Cinder Rabbit
3.82
it was amazing
This chapter book by Lynn Hazen, illustrated by Elyse Pastel, is a charmer! It is packed with humor, emotion and encouragement. It is the perfect earl ...more
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May 18, 2008
 
Ghost Medicine
4.01
it was amazing
I've always been drawn to America's rugged cowboy culture. Having grown up in the lowlands by the North Sea, the American West seemed worlds away. It ...more
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Jun 20, 2008
 
The Business of Choice: Marketing to Consumers' Instincts
4.22
it was amazing
Matthew Willcox is the real deal. He provides us with a complete and astonishing overview of how humans arrive at decisions. He starts the book by out ...more
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May 08, 2015
 
Those Who Save Us
4.10
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I enjoyed reading this book. Blum inserted just enough foreshadowing to want to keep reading. I felt her settings were authentic and ...more
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Feb 06, 2012
 
HhhH: Himmlers hersens heten Heydrich
4.02
really liked it
I read this book in Dutch.
This book actually contains two books: a theory of writing historical fiction, and a (somewhat) fictionalized account of Hey
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Aug 27, 2012
 
Shifty
3.92
it was amazing
I read a very early version of this book, and I fell head over heels in love with it. Hazen's descriptions of Soli's experience as a fosterkid, of San ...more
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May 19, 2008
 
Draw the Line
3.86
it was amazing
Kathryn Otoshi is such a master with both words and illustrations, and in this book, she tells her story using no words at all. It is about two boys w ...more
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May 31, 2019
 
Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O'Keeffe Painted What She Pleased
3.80
it was amazing
Illustrator Yuyi Morales is inspired by a series of 20 paintings Georgia O'Keeffe created while spending three months in Hawaii for a commission by th ...more
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Aug 21, 2014
 
A Boy, a Ball, and a Dog
3.14
it was amazing
This story about the relationship between a boy and his dog is beautifully written and illustrated. We are a big Marino fan in our house, and this mig ...more
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Feb 11, 2016
 
Alan's War: The Memories of G.I. Alan Cope
4.04
really liked it
A wonderful read. Emmanuel Guibert's panels are stunning. His pacing, use of positive and negative/white space, slight shift in drawing style to suppo ...more
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Sep 29, 2014
 
Following Papa's Song
3.79
it was amazing
We are big fans in our house of Gianna Marino's books, and this one is another hit! The greens, blues, pinks and magentas are stunning, and make me wa ...more
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Jun 11, 2014
 
One Too Many: A Seek and Find Counting Book
3.49
it was amazing
This book took my breath away! And it still does every time I open it. Wow. I can just stare at each spread for a looong time. Trying to find each ani ...more
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May 27, 2010
 
Except If
3.65
it was amazing
Love this book by Jim Averbeck. It's very clever. Kids will enjoy the revelation that happens with each page turn. It's like opening a little present. ...more
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Jun 12, 2011
 
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
4.18
it was amazing
Beautiful rendering of Cesar Chavez' journey. The text is wonderful but the illustrations make this book a classic. The best book about Cesar for kids ...more
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May 18, 2008
 
Just in Case
4.00
it was amazing
This follow-up to Just a Minute is as charming and beautiful as the first. Just adore Sr. Calavera!
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May 27, 2010
 
Joe Speedboot
3.71
really liked it
Gewoon een heerlijk boek, wat lekker snel doorleest. Prachtig taalgebruik, al laat Wieringa zich af en toe wel wel heel erg meesleuren door z'n gebrui ...more
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Aug 31, 2014
 
Angry Little Girls
3.87
really liked it
If you don't like this book, well, get lost, moron!
Lela Lee is hilarious!
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Jun 24, 2008
 
Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower
4.10
it was amazing
A con man. Paris. Greg Pizzoli's illustrations. What's not to love? ...more
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Apr 09, 2015
 
Een kleine geschiedenis van Amsterdam
3.84
it was amazing
Prachtig beeld van Amsterdam door de loop der jaren.
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Jun 08, 2011
 
The Goldfinch
3.92
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** This book is the best book I've read this year. Brilliant characterization, setting descriptions, plotting.
My only two small gripes
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Dec 12, 2013
 
Koning van Katoren (Katoren, #1)
4.11
it was amazing
Mooi boek! Een van mijn favorieten van vroeger.
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Jan 30, 2009
 
Between Shades of Gray
4.35
really liked it
An important book. Too few words have been written about this topic, and Ruta Sepetys does a wonderful job. Sometimes, the metaphors took me out of th ...more
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Jun 04, 2011
 
The Discomfort of Evening
3.48
really liked it
This book made a massive impression. Not in the last place because of its devastating ending. The writing is grim, evocative, gritty and very good. On ...more
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Dec 13, 2020
 
The White Tiger
3.75
it was amazing
What made this book so compelling for me is the complexity of the narrator.
Did I like him? Admire him? Understand him? Ultimately, he makes the choice
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May 30, 2009
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