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Metropolitan Life
3.93
it was amazing
I was a strange child. I read this book when I was about 12 years old and immediately decided that when I grew up I wanted to be Fran Lebowitz. I stil ...more
Jan 1979
Jan 09, 2009
 
How Not to Look Old: Fast and Effortless Ways to Look 10 Years Younger, 10 Pounds Lighter, 10 Times Better
3.42
did not like it
At first, I was going to say that this book was the work of Satan but that would be an insult to Satanists. If you have no self-esteem and want to loo ...more
not set
Jan 18, 2009
 
Apocalypse Chow: How to Eat Well When the Power Goes Out
3.59
liked it
I have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I can't wait to try the delicious recipes. On the other hand, 95% of the recipes require a cooking ...more
Jun 13, 2010
May 19, 2010
 
Tween Friends: Jewelry  Accessories
2.33
it was ok
I am always on the lookout for YA program craft ideas so this book caught my eye. I did find a few good ideas but overall, the book's ideas boil down ...more
May 25, 2009
May 25, 2009
 
Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan: Keeping Your Money Safe & Sound
3.52
it was amazing
I am shocked by all the negative reviews of this book. Mind you, it's not written for hard core savers who watch Suze's (or Dave Ramsey's or any other ...more
Feb 22, 2009
Feb 10, 2009
 
Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns (The Devil Wears Prada, #2)
2.85
it was ok
There are far too many excellent reviews here about this book so I was just state that this sequel reminds me of a story. I finished this book on audi ...more
Nov 25, 2013
Nov 09, 2013
 
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Vol. 1 (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, #1)
3.90
liked it
Since this is the first volume, I gave it a bit more leeway when it came to my rating. Most of this issue is devoted to exposition with very little ac ...more
Feb 28, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
 
Dougal The Garbage Dump Bear
4.25
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I don't know why I found a story about an abandoned toy so heartwrenching. If I had read this book when I was a child, it would have ...more
Jul 25, 2010
Jul 24, 2010
 
1984
4.14
it was amazing
I read this back in 1984 and decided to give it a spin on audio book. Frank Muller is one of the best voice actors doing audio books today so combine ...more
Jan 26, 2010
Jan 26, 2010
 
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Uninvited Guests (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Comic #12 Buffy Season 3)
3.65
did not like it
Horrifyingly bad. With the exception of the chibis in the front of the book, the illustrations look nothing like the characters (at one point Angel lo ...more
Dec 31, 2010
Dec 31, 2010
 
Midnight Blue: Sonja Blue Collection
4.21
it was amazing
It's been a long time since I read this series but I remember it being one of the best vampire series that I've ever read. I need to give it another l ...more
not set
Apr 18, 2009
 
Loud Snow
4.25
it was amazing
Gorgeous artwork combined with excellent storytelling. I was initially drawn to this book (no pun intended) because I was a fan of Amelie Belcher's ar ...more
Aug 08, 2010
Aug 09, 2010
 
Scoot!
3.72
it was amazing
I adored the wonderful collage artwork that incorporates actual pieces of nature (a found piece of wasp nest used in the wasp nest)into the design. Th ...more
Feb 05, 2009
Feb 05, 2009
 
Olivia and the Missing Toy
4.16
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** I can't help but love Olivia and this outing is a classic. I can't wait to use it in storytime. If you've ever had your favorite toy ...more
Feb 04, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
 
My Princess Boy
3.80
liked it
I feel guilty for giving the book three stars but in spite of its good intentions, the book has lackluster illustrations and text. If you are going to ...more
Sep 04, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
 
Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack: An Alphabetical Adventure
3.63
it was amazing
The use of alliteration and onomatopoeia make this a great ABC book to read at toddler storytime. The illustrations are very kinetic and tie in to Cro ...more
Feb 13, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
 
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
4.20
it was amazing
Twisted fairy and folk tales at the their best. The Stinky Cheese Man (a new take on The Gingerbread Man) is the best of the bunch. I love to use it i ...more
Jan 1993
Jan 28, 2009
 
Mirror
4.09
it was amazing
An amazing wordless picture book. I heard about this during a Booklist bullying webinar so when it showed up at my library, I immediately checked it o ...more
Feb 18, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
 
Everyone Loves Bacon
4.05
liked it
I love the illustrations and 99% of the book but I hate the ending. For adults and teens, this would be a great book but I am not sold on it for child ...more
Feb 22, 2016
Feb 22, 2016
 
Mr. Wuffles!
3.97
it was amazing
It's Mr. Wuffles versus the Aliens! Will the aliens escape or fall victim to the fluffy evil that is Mr. Wuffles?

An excellent wordless picture book w
...more
Feb 21, 2016
Feb 21, 2016
 
Het omen
3.99
it was amazing
It has been 29 years since I've read this book so I can't guarantee the accuracy of my rating. I just remember loving this book when I read it and bei ...more
Jan 1980
Jun 24, 2009
 
Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun
3.61
it was amazing
Caveat: I haven't done any of the projects in this book although I have done similar ones. It's a great resource for childrens librarians with a few p ...more
Jan 05, 2015
Jan 05, 2015
 
Shark vs. Train
3.98
it was amazing
Anyone who can work a "jump the shark" joke and a separate Fonzie reference into a children's picture book gets five stars automatically. Funny with g ...more
Feb 23, 2016
Feb 23, 2016
 
The Storm Gourmet: A Guide to Creating Extraordinary Meals Without Electricity
3.71
it was amazing
Excellent book for those of us who don't fancy eating Spam and Vienna Sausages when we are without electricity. With hurricane season approaching, thi ...more
May 20, 2010
May 15, 2010
 
Hello Kitty Everywhere!
3.96
really liked it
Artful photography and lively haikus make this book come alive. Of course, Hello Kitty fans will love it but it also serves as a great way to introduc ...more
Feb 09, 2009
Feb 09, 2009
 
F in Exams: The Best Test Paper Blunders
3.80
really liked it
My favorite answer:
Q: Describe the term "stakeholder."
A: A vampire hunter. Buffy being the most famous.

I would give the person a few points just for
...more
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
 
Dark Water Rising
3.78
it was amazing
An excellent coming-of-age story set in the aftermath of the 1900 Galveston storm. Post-Ike, it was a bit difficult to read because my feelings are st ...more
Feb 11, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
 
Love and Rockets, Vol. 1: Music for Mechanics
4.19
It's been a few decades since I orginally read Love and Rockets. Thanks to Gloss and the New York Times, I've been meaning to revisit the series for a ...more
not set
Feb 16, 2009
 
The Book That Eats People
3.85
it was amazing
I adored the combination of illustrations and collage in this book. The story is funny and would be appropriate for a Halloween storytime for school a ...more
Sep 06, 2010
Sep 06, 2010
 
I Stink!
3.95
it was amazing
I use this as part of my "Stinky Storytime" along with "Stinky, Stinky Feet" and "The Stinky Cheese Man". Wonderful for toddlers and preschoolers.
Jan 2006
Mar 27, 2009
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