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Snow Party
3.68
it was amazing
Stunning illustrations from Mark Jones. A nice story about how during the winter solstice the snowpeople come out and party. It's quiet, and a sense o ...more
not set
Aug 01, 2009
 
Lester's Dreadful Sweaters
3.93
it was amazing
Inspired, divine, hilarious, and just plain brilliant. With text that is reminiscent of Lemony Snicket and illustrations that channel Charles Addams, ...more
Feb 13, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
 
Little Red: A Fizzingly Good Yarn
3.87
it was amazing
This book is always received with riotous exclamations when the kids find out Little Red is a boy! Oh the horror! This is another story where the kids ...more
not set
Jul 28, 2009
 
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money
3.69
it was ok
The positive I see with this book is that it will help with librarians looking for books they can tie into Money Smart Week.

I have serious concerns ab
...more
Feb 14, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
 
The Halloween House
3.49
really liked it
Boy. Not very often do you read a Halloween book about escaped convicts. The countdown of creepy creatures from 10 to 1 is effective and the rhymes wo ...more
not set
Aug 01, 2009
 
One Love
4.05
liked it
This is a lovely book based on Bob Marley's iconic song. The images show a little girl with her family, friends, and finally her diverse community. I ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
Boo-Hoo Moo
3.25
really liked it
Hilda, a cow with a TRULY impressive red pompadour, is sad. The other animals in the barnyard try and help her out by forming a singing group to sing ...more
not set
Aug 01, 2009
 
Say Hello to Zorro!
4.09
really liked it
Say Hello to Zorro! is an deft and sneaky approach to talking about sharing and getting along with new people. Mister Bud has the perfect life and the ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
Fox and Hen Together
3.74
liked it
In this energetic, wordless picture book, Rodriguez manages to create an action-packed story about a very adventurous hen. Most of the wordless pictur ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
The Twins' Blanket
3.77
really liked it
With this book, Hyewon Yum proves to be a rarity in the children's book industry: someone who can both write and illustrate very well. This story is a ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
We Planted a Tree
3.74
it was amazing
This book by Diane Muldrow and Bob Staake easily makes it on my list of books I'd recommend to every child and every adult, both because of its qualit ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
Nibbles: A Green Tale
3.83
liked it
**spoiler alert** What could have been an overpowering tale of environmentalism for young children actually works. Nibbles loves eating dandelions, bu ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
I Could Be, You Could Be
3.71
really liked it
The idea that children can choose who they want to be isn't new. What sets this apart from other imagine-yourself books is the stunning art by Barroux ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
The Inside Tree
3.83
it was amazing
Absolutely a perfect little book! When a man decides to make everything around him comfortable and cozy for tea, the exterior becomes interior and eve ...more
Dec 16, 2011
Dec 16, 2011
 
One World, One Day
4.23
it was amazing
Just fantastic and utterly stunning. This is a simple book that goes through a day in the life of any child. The photos come from all over the world a ...more
not set
Sep 14, 2009
 
Mary Had a Little Lamp
4.10
really liked it
In a thoroughly reworked version of "Mary Had a Little Lamb," Lechner creats a perfectly fertile inspiration for Bob Staake's imaginative, retro, and ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
Muriel's Red Sweater
3.28
really liked it
This is a cute, warm story that can be used to introduce the concept of what happens next. Muriel, a chicken, is having a birthday party. As she leave ...more
not set
Aug 10, 2009
 
The Story Blanket
4.25
it was amazing
What a lovely story. A woman who doesn't have much beyond her handmade story blanket, wants to help a neighor who needs warm socks. She unravels part ...more
not set
Aug 10, 2009
 
Black Dog
4.08
it was ok
The art is very well done with some unusual perspectives and quirky details, but the whole book feels like something is slightly off. Yes, the story i ...more
Feb 13, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
 
Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!
3.80
liked it
This is a mildly interesting story about a boy whose Aunt Elsie visits frequently and bestows copious kisses upon the cootie-focused boy. Andy hides i ...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
I'd Really Like to Eat a Child
4.05
really liked it
Achilles, the baby crocodile, gets tired one day of eating bananas and declares that he would like to eat a child. Achilles' parents worry about him a ...more
not set
Aug 10, 2009
 
Here Is Antarctica
2.75
liked it
This is a great example of education through repeat bludgeoning. Including the cover and title page, the reader is told "Here Is Antarctica" 16 times. ...more
not set
Aug 01, 2009
 
Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Baby?
3.73
really liked it
A good, cheerful introduction to being a big brother. Cornelius discovers all the things his brother can't do, wants to know if he can send him back, ...more
not set
Aug 14, 2009
 
Good News, Bad News
4.03
liked it
A book with only a few words repeated again and again would work well if you ask the children what in the picture is the good news or the bad news. Th ...more
Feb 13, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
 
Patricia Von Pleasantsquirrel
3.48
liked it
A cute story that is kind of acid-trippy in its telling. Patricia wants to be a princess, so one day she gets in her airplane and flies to the land of ...more
not set
Aug 14, 2009
 
Fussy Freya
3.15
liked it
I'm a little ambivalent about this one. Freya suddenly becomes a fussy eater, so her parents send her to her grandparents who say they can fix it. Whe ...more
not set
Aug 01, 2009
 
I'm Your Bus
3.29
liked it
This is a nice introduction for kids to riding a bus. The buses are friendly, the text explains what they do through the day, and there is nothing her ...more
not set
Aug 01, 2009
 
Moo Who?
3.68
liked it
A solid effort in the let's-learn-about-barnyard-sounds genre. When Hilda Mae is hit in the head with a flying cow patty, she loses her ability to moo ...more
not set
Aug 14, 2009
 
Where's My Mummy?
4.05
it was ok
This is a lite, lesser retelling of Eastman's classic "Are You My Mother?" When Baby Mummy loses his mother in a game of hide and shriek, he encounter ...more
not set
Aug 14, 2009
 
Andrew Drew and Drew
3.93
really liked it
Excellent use of flaps in a book. Saltzberg takes the reader through the drawing process encouragingly repeating that everything begins with a line an ...more
Feb 12, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
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