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Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!
3.84
really liked it
This delightfully humorous picture book features young anthropomorphized dinosaurs attending school. While the other dinosaurs work hard in class, eve ...more
Feb 22, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
 
Anna & Solomon
3.84
really liked it
Charming is the perfect word to describe this story of a true love that survives separation, immigration, and disappointment. When the author's grandp ...more
Jun 17, 2014
Jun 19, 2014
 
The Hueys in... It Wasn't Me
3.52
liked it
Like many of us, the Hueys find themselves drawn into an argument that becomes increasingly intense. But who knows how the conflict started or what th ...more
May 13, 2014
May 13, 2014
 
Hunters of the Great Forest
3.92
really liked it
While their friends and neighbors send them off enthusiastically, a band of hunters--males and females--set off in search of something. They endure qu ...more
Nov 2014
Nov 01, 2014
 
I Am Bat
3.91
it was ok
Bat is not a morning person, but he does have a couple of things he likes, particularly juicy, red cherries. I'm not sure why he loves them so much, b ...more
not set
Jun 01, 2017
 
What James Said
3.71
liked it
Illustrations created with a ballpoint pen and watercolor highlight a misunderstanding between the narrator and her best friend James. It seems that h ...more
Jul 09, 2015
Jul 13, 2015
 
The Lion and the Bird
4.41
really liked it
When a big-hearted lion finds a wounded bird on the ground, he patches the little creature up and offers his home as a place to stay during the colder ...more
Jul 08, 2014
Jul 09, 2014
 
Exclamation Mark
4.26
it was amazing
In a world of periods, the exclamation point stands out--and deservedly so! Despite his best efforts to fit in and conform with those around him, he j ...more
Mar 16, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
 
Ike's Incredible Ink
3.73
really liked it
Ike is all set to write a wonderful story, but he can't get started. After putting off his writing by searching for his favorite pen, talking with a f ...more
Jul 27, 2013
Jul 28, 2013
 
Count the Monkeys
4.19
really liked it
As readers prepare to count the monkeys, other animals on various pages have apparently scared them off. What's a reader to do? Why, count the number ...more
Jul 03, 2013
Jul 05, 2013
 
The Midnight Library
3.98
liked it
With bright and dark colors and woodblock print illustrations, this picture book describes some of the responsibilities of a librarian. In this case, ...more
Jun 28, 2014
Jun 28, 2014
 
Love Monster and the Perfect Present
3.92
liked it
Following up on her popular Love Monster, the author/illustrator reminds readers that it isn't how much you spend on a present that makes it valuable ...more
Oct 27, 2014
Oct 27, 2014
 
Spoon
4.24
really liked it
After Spoon finishes bemoaning his fate--he's miserable because his life is just not as edgy as those of Knife and Fork--the rest of the kitchen utens ...more
Aug 08, 2012
Aug 08, 2012
 
Two Bad Ants
4.05
really liked it
This delightfully written and illustrated picture book follows two ants after they decide to stay behind at the end of an excursion into a house and a ...more
Feb 26, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
 
Flora and the Penguin
4.16
really liked it
Just as delightful in its own way as Flora and the Flamingo, this wordless picture book features Flora in a wintery setting. There are all sorts of el ...more
Sep 15, 2014
Sep 16, 2014
 
Froodle
3.91
really liked it
A little brown bird decides to swim against the current and sing a nonsense song instead of the peep he is expected to utter. While the other birds fo ...more
Jul 20, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
 
The Only Fish in the Sea
3.59
really liked it
Amy Scott reminds me of many youngsters who discard their pets because they are boring or too much trouble. When Sadie and Sherman learn that she's to ...more
Nov 14, 2017
Nov 14, 2017
 
Beacon to Freedom: The Story of a Conductor on the Underground Railroad
3.78
liked it
Some individuals see things that are wrong and do nothing to right those wrongs. For Reverend John Rankin and his family, that was impossible. Rankin ...more
Feb 18, 2017
Feb 25, 2017
 
The Jasmine Sneeze
4.60
liked it
Haroun enjoys his days as a cat in Damascus, a city known for its friendliness to felines. All the locals in his neighborhood seem to care for him, an ...more
Jan 26, 2018
Jan 26, 2018
 
Farm
3.70
really liked it
This is a fascinating book filled with watercolor and pencil illustrations that show how much time the author/illustrator spent observing life on the ...more
May 11, 2017
May 11, 2017
 
Mighty, Mighty Construction Site
4.07
liked it
The same team behind Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site helps young readers greet the dawn as the vehicles and machines on a construction start g ...more
Feb 18, 2017
Feb 25, 2017
 
Zog and the Flying Doctors
4.08
liked it
Zog is a dragon who willingly transports two doctors, Gadabout the Great and Princess Pearl, through the kingdom so that they can minister to those wh ...more
Oct 19, 2017
Nov 04, 2017
 
Families
3.50
liked it
Second grade offers new challenges for Talittuq, a curious Inuktitut boy, but he wonders about why his father doesn't live with him and his mother. Sh ...more
Feb 17, 2018
Feb 17, 2018
 
Madeline's Rescue
4.24
liked it
Popular decades ago when it was first published and then won the Caldecott Medal in 1954, this picture book remains well loved today by an entirely di ...more
Jun 16, 2015
Jun 16, 2015
 
May I Bring A Friend?
3.90
really liked it
In this 1965 Caldecott Medal Winner the narrator is fortunate enough to be invited to tea by the king and queen, and naturally, he asks if he may brin ...more
Apr 04, 2015
Apr 05, 2015
 
Chicken Lily
3.82
liked it
Filled with word play and a character whose experiences will speak to young readers, this picture book shows how one animal faces her fears. Although ...more
Jun 10, 2016
Jun 13, 2016
 
Benjamin is an Unusual Duckling
4.00
liked it
Benjamin is a bit of an odd duck. Not only does he wear clothing that is different from the norm and have a beak that turns up differently from others ...more
Jun 10, 2017
Jun 10, 2017
 
The Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton
4.16
really liked it
For those that think sports such as baseball were games intended for males only, this picture book offers a counterargument. Featuring Edith Houghton, ...more
Feb 18, 2017
Feb 20, 2017
 
Clifford's Good Deeds
4.16
liked it
Emily Elizabeth and her faithful big red dog, Clifford, decide to help her friend Tim, a boy scout, do good deeds for those around them. But because h ...more
Mar 17, 2017
Mar 21, 2017
 
This Is My Dollhouse
4.09
really liked it
This picture book surprised me with its insight and depiction of one girl's shame. At first I thought it would be a sweet story about a girl playing w ...more
May 12, 2016
May 13, 2016
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