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Thunder Boy Jr.
4.23
really liked it


4.4 stars

Got this title from a list of best picture books of 2016.

Thunder Boy, Jr. is named after his father, Thunder Boy, Sr.

Thunder Boy wants his o
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Aug 2016
Aug 17, 2016
 
Lion vs. Rabbit
3.95
really liked it

4.3 stars

Funny. Lion is mean to the other animals. So the animals advertise for someone to come and help get Lion to stop being a bully. Many animals
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Sep 2015
Sep 16, 2015
 
Brother Hugo and the Bear
3.63
liked it
3.4 stars

It’s tough to be a monk in the Middle Ages and have a bear eat the book by St. Augustine that you were supposed to return to the religious li
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Jan 2015
Jan 29, 2015
 
There Is a Tribe of Kids
3.79
really liked it

4.2 stars

New Lane Smith book.....I've already seen this title on Caldecott predictions for 2017. A child sets out on an imaginative journey and encoun
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Aug 2016
Aug 08, 2016
 
Swap!
3.69
liked it

3.8 stars

Got this title from a list of best picture books of 2016.

A young, peg-legged pirate helps his sad friend scrounge up the ingredients to make
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Sep 2016
Sep 09, 2016
 
Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus
4.13
liked it

3.8 stars

Got this title from a list of 2017 Caldecott predictions. I certainly liked the subject matter. But I was not wowed by the flow of the text o
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Jul 2016
Jul 25, 2016
 
The Not So Quiet Library
3.54
liked it

3.7 stars

Got this title from a list of best picture books of 2016.

You gotta love books about libraries. Oskar goes to the library every Saturday morni
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Aug 2016
Aug 27, 2016
 
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles
4.03
it was amazing

Got this title from a list of Caldecott predictions for 2017.

Beautifully written sweet tale of a dedicated, lonely man whose devotion to doing his job
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Jan 2017
Jan 10, 2017
 
Frank and Lucky Get Schooled
3.92
really liked it

4.4 stars

Got this title from a list of best picture books of 2016.

A young boy and his dog learn life’s lessons together. This is a lovely picture book
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Sep 2016
Sep 09, 2016
 
School's First Day of School
4.18
liked it

3.4 stars

Got this title from a list of best picture books of 2016.

The story is told in the “voice” of the actual school building. The illustrations ar
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Aug 2016
Aug 27, 2016
 
Clara: The (Mostly) True Story of the Rhinoceros who Dazzled Kings, Inspired Artists, and Won the Hearts of Everyone . . . While She Ate Her Way Up and Down a
3.82
really liked it

4.2 stars

Got this title from a list of best picture books of 2016.

It’s the nicely illustrated true story of a rhinoceros named Clara who traveled thro
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Aug 2016
Aug 27, 2016
 
I Yam a Donkey!
3.89
really liked it

4.7 stars

Funny and silly. It could be viewed as a cautionary tale for members of the Grammar Police. It's an argument about grammar between a dopey do
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Jul 2016
Jul 25, 2016
 
1 to 20, Animals Aplenty
4.07
it was amazing
Very simple---but so charming! It’s a counting book. It’s 20 different animals doing something. 16 chickens reading Dickens is my favorite. I got out ...more
Jan 2015
Jan 29, 2015
 
Millions of Cats
4.08
liked it
3.4 stars

When I was an elementary school librarian, I saw this book on the shelves about a zillion times---and never happened to read it. It was a New
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Sep 2014
Sep 20, 2014
 
Freedom in Congo Square
4.25
really liked it

4.4 stars

Got this title from a list of Caldecott predictions for 2017.

So interesting to learn about the history of Congo Square in New Orleans. This w
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Jan 2017
Jan 10, 2017
 
A Small Miracle
4.29
really liked it

4.7 stars

I was reading an article that was talking about children’s Christmas books that are older and that are now difficult to find. A Small Miracle
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Jan 2016
Jan 29, 2016
 
We Found A Hat
4.21
liked it

3.5 stars

Another Jon Klassen hat book! Unlike the previous 2 hat books, no character comes to a sad/violent end---(at least I don't think they do).

I
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Nov 2016
Nov 13, 2016
 
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
4.15
liked it

3.2 stars

Got this title from a list of 2017 Caldecott predictions.

The life of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a young New York artist who died at age 27. I had
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Jan 2017
Jan 04, 2017
 
The Night World
3.90
really liked it
4.3 stars

Got this title from a list of 2016 Caldecott predictions.

A young boy and his cat explore the mysterious night world and welcome the dawn.

The
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Jan 2016
Jan 06, 2016
 
All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom
4.04
it was amazing
The illustrations are so beautiful! It’s a young girl’s recollections of how she felt and what she observed when she and her family who were slaves in ...more
Jan 2015
Jan 30, 2015
 
Interrupting Chicken
4.20
liked it
3.7 stars This is Caldecott 2011 Honor Book.

This would be fun read-aloud.

When her papa reads bedtime stories to her, the little chicken can't keep fr
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Jan 2011
Feb 06, 2011
 
Bunny's Book Club
4.29
liked it

3.4 stars

Bunny loves to read, and so each night, he squeezes through the public library's book return slot and roams around the empty library. He slip
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Jul 2017
Jul 22, 2017
 
Oskar and the Eight Blessings
4.40
really liked it

4.3 stars

Heartwarming tale of Oskar, a young Jewish boy, who travels to America all by himself so that he can stay with his Aunt Esther in New York an
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Jan 2016
Jan 29, 2016
 
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
4.30
really liked it
4.3 stars

2015 Caldecott Winner

Beekle is an imaginary friend. He lives on an island with other imaginary friends. As the imaginary creatures are eventu
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Jan 2015
Feb 05, 2015
 
Extraordinary Jane
4.08
really liked it
4.3 stars

This is a sweet, happy, feel-good picture book. Jane is an ordinary little dog who lives with her dog family in a circus.

She's not strong li
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Dec 2014
Dec 19, 2014
 
Journey (Journey Trilogy, #1)
4.38
really liked it
4.3 stars

2014 Caldecott Honor Book

A young girl find adventure through her red crayon.
Jan 2014
Jan 30, 2014
 
A Letter for Leo
3.80
really liked it
4.1 stars

Leo delivers letters and packages to all the animals, but he never receives any mail himself. One day, he finds a little chick in the mailbox
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Jan 2015
Feb 05, 2015
 
Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?
3.99
liked it
3.7 stars

I got this title from a list of Caldecott predictions for 2015. It describes the activities of many kinds of birds and includes their bird ca
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Dec 2014
Dec 02, 2014
 
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
4.14
really liked it
4.9 stars

Sam and Dave decide to dig a hole until they find something spectacular. Kids will enjoy seeing that Sam and Dave are just barely missing spe
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Jan 2015
Jan 18, 2015
 
Billy's Booger
4.17
liked it

3.3 stars

This is based on the author/illustrator’s real childhood. Billy is an imaginative 4th grader. He is a challenge to his teacher because of his
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Sep 2015
Sep 16, 2015
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