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The Caterpillar and the Polliwog
4.03
really liked it
A story of a rather vain caterpillar who brags that she will one day be a butterfly. Her friend polliwog is told by a fish that he too will change. Th ...more
Jul 2011
Jul 08, 2011
 
Bridget Fidget and The Most Perfect Pet
3.45
it was amazing
I found this to be a fantastic read-aloud with kindergartners. They related to the idea of wanting a pet. The word choices build vocabulary, and there ...more
Feb 2012
Feb 07, 2012
 
Remembering Crystal
4.03
it was amazing
A touching story about a duck who goes looking for his turtle friend, though others have explained to him that his friend has died. Brings a tear to m ...more
Jul 2010
Jul 28, 2010
 
The Ocean Story
3.88
really liked it
A beautifully illustrated, lyrical look at the ocean. It opens with a question and an answer: "Why is the ocean so very big?" "It needs to be big to h ...more
Nov 2012
Nov 13, 2012
 
What Will You Be, Grandma?
3.71
it was amazing
A young girl asks her grandmother what she will be when she grows up. She is filled with great ideas of how her grandmother can share her talents with ...more
Aug 2012
Aug 29, 2012
 
Liar & Spy
3.81
liked it
While the characters in this book are compelling and likable, I found the format a bit problematic. The threads that tie everything together are intro ...more
Aug 2012
Aug 26, 2012
 
Silent Observer
4.00
really liked it
This is the story of graphic designer Christy MacKinnon, a person I had been unfamiliar with. She lost her hearing as a child due to illness. During t ...more
Dec 2009
Jan 02, 2010
 
Beautiful Oops!
4.54
it was amazing
An OOPS! is just the beginning. Fantastic interactive book that celebrates creativity and making a mistake into something beautiful. Great message tha ...more
Apr 2011
May 07, 2011
 
Animals and Their Families
4.17
it was amazing
Each page of this book features a silhouette of an animal, then has a facing page that illustrates "my sound," "my home," and "my meal," as well as pr ...more
Apr 2012
Apr 27, 2012
 
One Blue Fish: A Colorful Counting Book
3.88
it was amazing
This bright book is full of surprises. On each set of facing pages is a digit, from one to ten, with its name written in word form opposite. The giant ...more
Jan 2011
May 07, 2011
 
Argus
3.79
really liked it
When Sally's class hatches eggs for a science project, all the other kids get fluffy little chicks. Sally gets Argus, a baby dragon that just isn't li ...more
Apr 2011
May 07, 2011
 
Minerva Louise and the Red Truck
3.95
it was amazing
Great story time book. This adventurous chicken gleefully explores the world around her, yet slightly misinterprets her environment. She sees a big la ...more
not set
Apr 18, 2012
 
The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, #1)
4.01
really liked it
Orphans Sabrina and Daphne find themselves in yet another home, this time with a strange woman who claims to be their grandmother. But the girls have ...more
Aug 2012
Aug 26, 2012
 
Lots of Dots
3.91
it was amazing
Colorful, graphic illustrations centered around the theme of dots provide opprtunity for discussion of colors, verbs, introduction to new vocabulary, ...more
Oct 2012
Nov 08, 2012
 
Yuck That's Not A Monster
3.79
really liked it
The monster family is stumped by their cute, cuddly baby. A good book to read aloud - howling action, stomping, winking.

Along the lines of Little Pea
...more
Jul 2010
Jul 28, 2010
 
The Five-Dog Night
4.09
really liked it
A grumpy old man lives with his dogs at the top of the hill. A kindly woman lives at the bottom of the hill. As the weather becomes colder, the woman ...more
Feb 2013
May 23, 2013
 
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading (Charlie Joe Jackson, #1)
3.93
really liked it
This chapter book is a trip into the world of the non-reader. A hilarious description of a sixth-grader's extreme and complicated efforts to keep up h ...more
Aug 2012
Aug 26, 2012
 
The Best Bike Ride Ever
3.46
really liked it
Bonnie O'Boy said every day, "I want a bike! I want a bike! I want a bike!" When she finally gets one, she goes "all willy-nilly" before anyone can st ...more
Jun 2012
Jun 14, 2012
 
Woof! Woof!
3.76
really liked it
A fun, short book to share with a group or an individual. This book provides an opportunity to identify shapes, but adds a layer of sheer fun by guess ...more
not set
May 07, 2011
 
Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale (Introducing His Forgotten Frontier Friend)
3.94
it was amazing
This is the tale of young Abe Lincoln and his best childhood friend. The author interrupts the story to consult with the illustrator, and the reader i ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 24, 2012
 
The Gardener
4.30
it was amazing
A moving story about a girl who is sent away from her beloved family to live for a short time with an uncommunicative uncle. Set during the depression ...more
Jul 2005
Dec 27, 2008
 
The Wind That Wanted To Rest
3.33
it was amazing
This book has a classic storytellers feel. It is a tale about the winter wind, worn out and looking for a place of rest. This book would be great to u ...more
May 2012
May 11, 2012
 
When You Are Camping
3.27
really liked it
I used this book to introduce a camping theme. It is especially nice for city kids who have never spent a night in the outdoors. It makes such stateme ...more
Jul 2013
Jul 29, 2013
 
Delia's Dull Day
3.71
really liked it
Delia's life is boring, boring, boring. Nothing ever happens. At least not anything she is aware of. Unfortunately, the things she cannot see are the ...more
Apr 2013
Apr 15, 2013
 
The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah
4.12
really liked it
Hilarous. A must-share. The little red hen prepares for her Seder, and counts on her friends to help. Soon, she is responding to their reactions by mu ...more
May 2013
Jul 05, 2013
 
Penguin and the Cupcake
3.68
it was amazing
Coworkers and I laughed out loud at this story about a penguin who wants to add variety to his diet. Snarky little notes throuhout the book intially a ...more
Jan 2013
Jan 23, 2013
 
George and the Dragon
4.07
it was amazing
Vivid illustrations and a simple story line that depends on both the words and the pictures, this is a romp of a story that has a couple of quirky ele ...more
Apr 2011
May 07, 2011
 
Stuart Goes to School (The Amazing World of Stuart, #2)
3.66
really liked it
This first chapter book is humorous throughout. "As soon as he woke up, Stuart knew it was going to be a bad day. You can smell a bad day coming. I sm ...more
Aug 2012
Aug 02, 2012
 
Little Elephant
3.72
it was amazing
Toddler-level book full of photographs of a real baby elephant! Groups of children find this book enchanting. Built-in opportunity to discuss what the ...more
May 2011
May 07, 2011
 
The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness
3.91
it was amazing
A book about loss, isolation and building a new life. Opens with "George lived alone with his grandmother and an empty place where his mother and fath ...more
Oct 2010
Nov 22, 2010
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