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A Child of Books
4.10
it was amazing
A love song to books and readers
Sep 17, 2016
Sep 17, 2016
 
Help! We Need a Title!
3.47
I am going to be in the minority with my thoughts on the book but I will share them nonetheless.

This one is a great idea with some wonderful laugh ou
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May 26, 2014
May 26, 2014
 
Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova
4.35
it was amazing
As I read this book, I had the feeling that this must have been a very special book to Laurel Snyder. This is my favorite picture book that she has do ...more
Jul 21, 2015
Jul 23, 2015
 
Spike, the Mixed-up Monster
3.75
I have chosen not to rate this one. If I was rating the illustrations only I would give them a 4 or a 5. I love Melissa Sweet's artwork and this one i ...more
Jul 14, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
 
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
4.28
it was amazing
Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet do it again. What a dynamic duo they are when it comes to creating picture book biographies. I love this book and all the ...more
Jul 2014
Apr 08, 2014
 
The Only Child
4.36
it was amazing
Some hybrid of wordless picture book and wordless graphic novel. Beautifully illustrated - a must read.
Feb 21, 2015
Feb 21, 2015
 
Abe Lincoln's Dream
3.81
really liked it
If I said - "Well it's Lane Smith" would people understand what I mean?
Oct 24, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
 
Flora and the Peacocks
4.13
it was amazing
I love Molly's previous Flora books but this one is probably my favorite. Beautifully done.
Mar 16, 2016
Mar 17, 2016
 
Cancer Hates Kisses
4.39
really liked it
I wasn't sure that I could read this book when I first saw it in a stack of F&G's that I had been given. As a breast cancer survivor celebrating m ...more
Jul 30, 2017
Jul 30, 2017
 
You Are (Not) Small
4.02
really liked it
Who is big and who is small exactly? Well that is what young readers will discover as they read this book. Written in a way that early readers can rea ...more
May 29, 2014
May 29, 2014
 
The Monstore
4.16
it was amazing
I had the wonderful privilege of actually hearing James Burks read an early copy of this to kids. It is such a fun book. Lazar did a great job telling ...more
Jun 05, 2013
Jun 05, 2013
 
The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk
3.86
Sometimes a twist on a book ruins it for me. I liked the idea of learning about a new culture and presenting it to young kids. I was not a fan of sett ...more
Jan 23, 2016
Jan 23, 2016
 
Tar Beach
4.11
it was amazing
I read this when it first came out. And I read it again a few years ago, and now I just read it for the 3rd+++++ time. However, I think I am finally u ...more
Jan 12, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
 
Black and White
3.76
really liked it
Caldecott Winner 1991 - Some books are just beyond me. Brilliant concept but I need a tutorial.
Jan 16, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
 
After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back up Again
4.50
it was amazing
Wow! What an emotionally inspiring and beautiful book. Dan outdid himself.

Jun 30, 2017
Jun 30, 2017
 
Wolfie the Bunny
4.15
it was amazing
This will be a fun read aloud.
Jan 19, 2015
Jan 19, 2015
 
The Day I Lost My Superpowers
3.57
really liked it
This made me laugh out loud. The child tells about all the ways s/he has super powers (look at the pictures carefully though) and what happens when s/ ...more
May 26, 2014
May 04, 2014
 
Each Kindness
4.40
it was amazing
I had a lump in my throat towards the end of this book. You truly feel the emotion of this book as you read it and the regret that the main character ...more
Jul 07, 2012
Jul 07, 2012
 
Tea Rex
3.97
it was amazing
I love Molly Idle's work. Her illustrations marry with the text in such a beautiful way. I also love the undertone of humor throughout the story as re ...more
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
 
Freedom Summer
4.44
it was amazing
This is a beautiful story of friendship between two children in the south during the tail end of segregation. When I got to the part about the pool, I ...more
Dec 08, 2010
Dec 08, 2010
 
That Neighbor Kid
3.81
it was amazing
Love Miyares' work. Love this wordless picture book featuring friendship and collaboration at the core of the book.
Jul 05, 2017
Jul 05, 2017
 
Otter Goes to School
4.13
really liked it
I know a bunch of kindergarteners who will want to see this when it comes out. Love the twist at the end.
Dec 27, 2015
Dec 27, 2015
 
Sidewalk Flowers
4.27
it was amazing
I have read this one many times. I love this beautiful and touching story.
Aug 06, 2015
Nov 06, 2015
 
One Day, The End.: Short, Very Short, Shorter-Than-Ever Stories
4.08
it was amazing
So far, I have read this with three classes (one kinder class & their parents) and two 3rd grade classes and the response has been the same - all ...more
May 13, 2015
May 13, 2015
 
Betty Bunny Wants Everything
3.51
Betty Bunny is cute albeit obnoxious at times. I was tracking with the story all the way up to the last page where this story went from a 4 star to a ...more
Feb 13, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
 
Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott
3.77
really liked it
In 5th grade Louisa May Alcott was probably my favorite author. I read every book of hers that I could get my hands on. So it was fun as an adult to g ...more
Jan 07, 2012
Jan 02, 2012
 
The Whisper
4.11
it was amazing
Beautiful illustrations and I love how the story talks about storytelling and wordless books.
Oct 13, 2015
Oct 18, 2015
 
Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People
4.13
it was amazing
The illustrations in this one are fascinating. I need to go back and just look at the illustrations. The story is a simplified look at Neruda's life. ...more
Apr 2011
Jan 19, 2011
 
Come with Me
4.08
it was amazing
This needs to be shared with children - planning on using it as a read aloud when school comes back.
Jul 30, 2017
Jul 30, 2017
 
Zombie in Love
4.26
it was amazing
"Mortimer was lonely." - Mortimer is a zombie who is looking for love but his attempts at getting a date isn't working. He finally attempts an ad in t ...more
Apr 02, 2011
Apr 02, 2011
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