# cover title author rating rating my rating review Down arrow read added
 
45
The Runaway Princess (Runaway Princess, #1)
3.84
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Kate Coombs has such a wonderful sense of humor. The second half of the book I giggled on almost every page. All of the usual fairy ...more
Aug 2008
Sep 06, 2008
 
2
Runemarks (Runemarks, #1)
3.73
it was amazing
Runemarks is Joanne Harris's interpretation of Norse Mythology, her background story on it is worth reading (on her website http://www.joanne-harris.c ...more
Apr 2008
Apr 29, 2008
 
35
Harold and the Purple Crayon
4.25
it was amazing
If you don't know why this book gets five stars you probably haven't read it.
Jan 1996
Jun 20, 2008
 
57
Little Oink
3.93
it was amazing
In the same vein as Little Pea or Little Hoot only this time the culprit is a fastidiously neat piglet who has to learn to make his bedroom an absolut ...more
Mar 2010
Apr 23, 2010
 
69
The Wolf Wilder
4.03
really liked it
Beautiful imagining of the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Some really lovely prose in places. My favorite passage reads: The moments in which the wor ...more
May 18, 2017
May 18, 2017
 
16
Strawberry Girl
3.86
liked it
I had problems with this book structurally, I did not like the flow of the plot it seemed rather improbable that so many things would happen to one fa ...more
Jun 17, 2008
Jun 17, 2008
 
59
Ish
4.34
it was amazing
A fanciful book about how you don't need to be perfect at something to participate in it. Ramon can draw things that look vase-ish, or flower-ish, or ...more
Mar 2010
Apr 23, 2010
 
60
Not a Stick
4.19
really liked it
Not a Box is better, and essentially the same book. The illustrations are line drawings which remind me of Harold and the Purple Crayon.
Feb 2010
Apr 23, 2010
 
51
Pollyanna (Pollyanna, #1)
3.96
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I was always bothered that in the movie version of the book Pollyanna is a disobedient child - and that's why she ends up breaking h ...more
Nov 2008
Oct 27, 2008
 
54
Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons
4.19
liked it
Possibly the only children's book by Rosenthal I didn't really like. Maybe it was the illustrations - which though beautiful are very different than h ...more
Jan 2009
Apr 23, 2010
 
61
The Dot
4.15
it was amazing
Similar in vein to Reynolds' book ish. The Dot makes a convincing case for everyone being able to be artistic.
Mar 2010
Apr 23, 2010
 
55
Spoon
4.24
really liked it
The book ends on a note that children are sure to find sweet and adults will exchange knowing glances about. An amusing introduction to all the differ ...more
Mar 2010
Apr 23, 2010
 
52
Is Your Bed Still There When You Close the Door?
4.07
it was amazing
A wonderful resource of questions that will make you think. The questions work well for adults too - excellent way to spice up dinner time or weeding ...more
Jul 2005
Aug 22, 2009
 
56
The Lion and the Mouse
4.23
liked it
I'm not a fan of the watercolor style of the illustrations - though they are excellently done. This is a great book for children to tell to themselves ...more
Mar 2010
Apr 23, 2010
 
58
The OK Book
3.96
it was amazing
This book is, I think, a picture book for adults or at least older children. Young children may like the book but I doubt the message shared will be v ...more
Mar 2010
Apr 23, 2010
 
63
I Like Myself!
4.28
it was amazing
Catrow's illustrations are wonderful. Beaumont's message self-affirming.
Jan 2006
Apr 23, 2010
 
53
Duck! Rabbit!
4.17
really liked it
A fun introduction to the role of perception.
Mar 2010
Apr 23, 2010
 
62
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!
4.27
really liked it
I love Catrow's illustrations.
Jan 2006
Apr 23, 2010
 
15
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
4.15
really liked it
At the end of the novel Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler advises that on some days we let what we already know - be they secrets or otherwise - swell up in u ...more
Jun 14, 2008
Jun 16, 2008
 
14
The Ordinary Princess
4.18
it was amazing
I love fairy tales, and I love twists on fairy tales. This is a delightful twist. The ordinary princess is short, freckled, snub-nosed and has brown m ...more
not set
Jun 11, 2008
 
34
Little Hoot
4.10
it was amazing
This incorporates the same tongue-in-cheek humor that makes Little Pea so good, this time the culprit is bedtime. Little Hoot wishes he could be like ...more
Jun 19, 2008
Jun 20, 2008
 
9
The Midwife's Apprentice
3.71
really liked it
This is one of those really good books that is well-written and you're sure someone else absolutely loves but can't get into yourself. At least for me ...more
not set
Jun 10, 2008
 
7
The View from Saturday
3.75
it was amazing
Maybe I love this book because I did "knowledge bowl" in elementary school and junior high, or maybe because of the mystical element, or just because ...more
not set
Jun 10, 2008
 
50
Mr. Popper's Penguins
3.96
liked it
After seeing "March of the Penguins" this book lacks enough reality for me to be very interested in it (the time lines are completely off). The marita ...more
Nov 2008
Jun 19, 2008
 
21
Seen Art?
4.10
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** One of (currently) three educational picture books by Jon Scieszka and illustrator [Lane Smith] the lead character is going through ...more
Feb 2007
Jun 18, 2008
 
18
The Frog Princess (Tales of the Frog Princess, #1)
3.81
really liked it
An amusing re-telling of The Frog Prince; not as well developed as Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted but fun to read, though it did get a little te ...more
Jun 2008
Jun 18, 2008
 
33
Little Pea
4.23
it was amazing
I saw this in an Anthropologie store and so of course picked it up . . . Little Pea loves everything about his life except dinner time when he has to ...more
May 2007
Jun 20, 2008
 
1
This Is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness
4.22
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** The illustrations are charming - that's why I checked it out, and it's just fun. I think my favorite poem is the non-forgiveness poe ...more
May 2008
Jun 10, 2008
 
32
The Frog Prince, Continued
4.17
liked it
It was too much a parody on the same basic fairy tales: snow white, cinderella, sleeping beauty, it's clever but basic. Steve Johnson's pictures are " ...more
Jun 19, 2008
Jun 18, 2008
 
3
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
4.23
it was amazing
My Scholastic book order copy was tattered in a year because I read it fourteen times. I read it again in 2007, a decade after the last read, and I st ...more
Sep 1993
Jan 24, 2008
Rss infinite More books shelved as 'children-s-literature' »
« previous 1 3