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That Book Woman
4.19
really liked it
This is a soft, gentle story about a boy who doesn't understand his sister's love of reading until the "book woman" start delivering books every 2 wee ...more
Dec 29, 2008
Dec 29, 2008
 
Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Keaton
3.91
really liked it
I confess that as I proud Michigander I'm a little more than just excited about this book because it does such a lovely job of evoking the joy and see ...more
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
 
The Tooth
4.12
did not like it
So I picked this book up because it's well designed and has lovely (if haunting) illustrations. Opening it I think it's a story about going to the den ...more
Dec 30, 2010
Dec 30, 2010
 
You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!
4.00
really liked it
Of course the cover of this awesome book is one of the first things you will notice and who doesn't like a good hologram? This is yet another really g ...more
May 27, 2009
May 27, 2009
 
Mini Mia and Her Darling Uncle
3.99
liked it
A sweet simple story about a girl and who favorite uncle. It's pretty clear here that the uncle is gay and Mia objects when he brings a new friend aro ...more
Jul 10, 2010
Jul 10, 2010
 
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
4.02
A compelling and interesting read about a little known and important figure in the civil rights movement. It's great to know that she'll find get the ...more
Nov 22, 2009
Nov 22, 2009
 
Stella, Fairy of the Forest
4.10
liked it
Another lovely and fun installment in the Stella series. The illustrations and lovely and lively and the story and dialogue are very fun.
Sep 15, 2009
Sep 15, 2009
 
Amy's Three Best Things
3.54
liked it
This is a nice and simple story that will help children who are trying on their independence for the first time (and overnight at Grandma's house) and ...more
Jan 30, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
 
Presenting...Tallulah
3.96
liked it
First I will confess that I am a Tori Spelling fan. I watch her reality TV show and follow her on Twitter. And she's a delightful and very down to ear ...more
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
 
A Garden for Pig
3.74
it was amazing
This is a brilliant and ultimately hilarious and sweet story that kids will love! The illustrations are delightful with cute little labels and message ...more
Dec 30, 2010
Dec 30, 2010
 
Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 1
4.19
it was amazing
This series is just delightful and in this volume we meet Chi and her family. The storytelling and the frame layout is wonderful - very expressive and ...more
Dec 27, 2010
Dec 27, 2010
 
City Cat
3.48
really liked it
This is a lovely and very well done simple book that takes a cat (with some nearby travelers) to many of Europe's favorite spots. The illustration are ...more
Jan 30, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
 
Line 135
3.69
it was amazing
This is one of the better picture books I have read in a long time. The unusual format of this book totally evokes the train and the traveling that it ...more
Aug 06, 2013
Aug 06, 2013
 
City Dog, Country Frog
4.16
it was amazing
So first off I must admit this book made me CRY. And I do not cry when I read books - particularly picture books. And while to some extent the case co ...more
Nov 24, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
 
In the Town All Year 'Round
4.53
really liked it
This is a fusion of Richard Scarry, & Where's Waldo with a European flair. THe illustrations are lively and lovely, the pages thick for lots of tu ...more
Jan 08, 2009
Jan 08, 2009
 
In My Dreams I Can Fly
3.47
really liked it
This is an exquisite little book. The illustrations are amazingly detailed and convey a sense of warmth of coziness. The story of insect friends survi ...more
Jan 11, 2010
Jan 11, 2010
 
The Wolves Are Back
4.25
it was amazing
A beautifully illustrated book that celebrates the return of the wolves to Yellowstone. It also very gently imparts all of the ecological reasons that ...more
Dec 02, 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
Something for School
3.42
really liked it
A sweet little book about a Korean girl who gets mistaken for a boy on the 1st day of school. She borrows her sisters headband with fake hair, but the ...more
not set
Nov 24, 2008
 
All God's Critters Got a Place in the Choir (w.t.)
3.81
liked it
The illustrations in this book are just AWESOME - so real and fun at the same time. There's an amazing fold out spread in the middle and really great ...more
Feb 04, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
 
When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone
4.21
really liked it
A great non-fiction book that includes historical and contemporary photos. Very clearly explains the ecological cycle of life and why the abscence of ...more
Dec 02, 2008
Dec 02, 2008
 
Moonpowder
4.05
really liked it
At first I wanted to have an attitude about this book, but I really liked it. It's about a little boy named Eli who can fix anything, but he can't fix ...more
Jan 08, 2009
Jan 08, 2009
 
Ducks Don't Wear Socks
3.96
really liked it
I really liked this book! This story about a serious little girl who keeps encountering a silly, but deadly serious about silly, duck is a crowd pleas ...more
May 27, 2009
May 27, 2009
 
Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill
3.63
really liked it
An unusual fire prevention book because it goes into great detail about the children's experiences and fears of fire - which is combined with fun litt ...more
Sep 29, 2010
Sep 29, 2010
 
Looking Like Me
3.96
really liked it
I really like the style, tone and cadence to this story. There are a lot of "proud to be me" books out there for children, but this one is rhyming, an ...more
Jan 11, 2010
Jan 11, 2010
 
Masterpiece
3.91
really liked it
I really liked this book. I'm pitching it to kids as cricket in time square meets Basil E. Frankweiler. It's got mystery, a badly needed inter-species ...more
Jun 15, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Scat
4.06
really liked it
This is a fun book that kids will love playing along with. Not really a bio of Armstrong, but it does have a brief bio and history of scat in the back ...more
Feb 04, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
 
The Black Book of Colors
4.36
really liked it
A very cool concept book that attempts to "show" sighted people who they might imagine colors if they couldn't see. An all black book with amazing "su ...more
Feb 24, 2009
Feb 24, 2009
 
Momo and Snap Are Not Friends!
3.60
liked it
I really love the illustrations in the book. There's not much to the story, but I can see some children getting obsessed with it if they have an enthu ...more
Jan 30, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
 
My Travelin' Eye
4.08
really liked it
One of those rare books that covers an "issue" without grace and a light hand. It's done so well that anyone reading it for different reasons will enj ...more
May 27, 2009
May 27, 2009
 
Panorama: A Foldout Book
4.16
it was amazing
An amazing book - from a design and content viewpoint. The book can easily be read page by page by flopping through - but the real fun is in stretchin ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 01, 2009
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