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No Monkeys, No Chocolate
4.07
it was amazing
Who knew the chocolate that is massively produced and consumed all over the world comes from a cocoa-tree that’s very existence is hinged on a fragile ...more
Sep 27, 2013
Sep 27, 2013
 
How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad?
3.88
it was amazing
Another fantastic collaboration between Jane Yolen and Mark Teague in this perfect picture book collection for young readers. How Do Dinosaurs Say I’m ...more
Oct 03, 2013
Oct 03, 2013
 
Monster Mash
3.79
really liked it
When I see a book that is illustrated by David Catrow I must read it! He's uniquely drawn characters add so much to every story line. This is the illu ...more
Jul 31, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
 
One Well: The Story of Water on Earth
4.14
really liked it
Did you know that there is more water in the atmosphere and soil than in all the Earth’s rivers? Or that only 3% of our water is fresh water? This len ...more
Jun 05, 2015
Jun 05, 2015
 
Grumpy Goat
3.67
liked it
This was a cute book about a grumpy goat that is new to the happy friendly little farm. Grumpy goat doesn't want to make new friends despite the other ...more
Mar 13, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
 
Betty Bunny Wants Everything
3.51
did not like it
Betty Bunny is a BIG BRAT. Her mother needs to read a parenting book, or three. Allowing Betty Bunny to be that level of rude, selfish and ungrateful ...more
Mar 26, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
 
What's the Big Secret?: Talking about Sex with Girls and Boys
4.27
really liked it
O.k. kill me now. I think that might just be easier so I can leave these conversations for my husband to have with our daughter. I miss the age where ...more
Jul 21, 2011
Jul 21, 2011
 
Blue Chicken
3.78
it was amazing
Blue Chicken is a fantastically fun read aloud that is sure to give children the belly giggles watching all the colorful mayhem unfold. One of the chi ...more
Oct 09, 2013
Oct 09, 2013
 
Señor Pancho Had a Rancho
3.69
really liked it
My daughter and a cracked up while reading/singing this book. Who knew that animals from different languages made different sounds???

The animals on Ol
...more
Oct 07, 2013
Oct 07, 2013
 
Maggie's Second Chance
4.17
really liked it
Based on a true story of a few students who worked with their community to build a no-kill animal rescue. Jeff, a fourth grader, read in the news pape ...more
Jul 21, 2011
Jul 21, 2011
 
Bully
3.60
really liked it
This is a very simple picture book for young readers about bullying, standing up for others and forgiveness. Kids love to read and respond to situatio ...more
Aug 07, 2013
Aug 07, 2013
 
Tales from Shakespeare: Julius Caesar
3.31
liked it
I do so appreciate books like this that give a simplification of the more complex read that is to come. Students reading about Julius Caesar and his t ...more
Oct 18, 2016
Oct 18, 2016
 
The Crane Wife
4.07
it was amazing
Beautifully illustrated traditional Japanese story of a lonely sail maker who nursed an injured crane back to health; shortly afterward the companions ...more
Jan 17, 2015
Jan 17, 2015
 
Beauty and the Squat Bears
3.44
it was amazing
OMG! How is it that I am just now finding this fantastic picture book/graphic-novel/fairy-tale mash up read?? I can’t wait to get the first two in the ...more
Feb 02, 2015
Feb 02, 2015
 
Only the Cat Saw
4.14
liked it
Sweet picture book with beautiful illustrations that show "what the cat saw" when everyone else was busy. A reminder to pause every now and again and ...more
Jul 24, 2012
Jul 24, 2012
 
Beep and Bah
3.80
really liked it
Beep and Bah are bright colorful fun! Beep decides finding a mate to a sock can be made into an adventure. An exciting read aloud that kids will love.
Mar 30, 2012
Feb 10, 2012
 
Mirror
4.05
really liked it
No words. Simple charcoal drawings tell a story of a young girls interest in her reflection in the mirror.
Oct 25, 2010
Oct 25, 2010
 
My Hippie Grandmother
4.07
really liked it
O.k. now I want a Hippie Grandmother of my very own after reading this sweet story.
May 26, 2012
Sep 22, 2011
 
The School is Not White!
4.14
it was amazing
A must read true story of one African American family from Mississippi who exercised their new right to attend any school they chose. The Carter's whe ...more
Feb 17, 2017
Feb 17, 2017
 
Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei
3.94
really liked it
This was an interesting picture book biography on Galileo Galilei, done in true Peter Sis style of writing and illustrating. The main narrative could ...more
Oct 21, 2014
Jun 02, 2008
 
A Place for Butterflies
4.08
really liked it
A Place For Butterflies is a wonderfully informative picture book about butterflies and how human actions are negatively and positively effecting thei ...more
Aug 06, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
 
The Lewis and Clark Expedition
4.25
really liked it
I have read several of the We the People non-fiction series with my daughter for U.S. History. The collection is very well done with clear photographs ...more
Jul 19, 2017
Jul 19, 2017
 
Nelly May Has Her Say
3.72
it was amazing
I really enjoyed this quirky tale of a young girl, Nelly May, who left home to find work to help her extremely large struggling family. Nelly journeye ...more
Jul 25, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
 
Crinkleroot's Guide to Giving Back to Nature
3.86
liked it
This book gives ideas on how you can help nature in some small and not so small ways, no matter where you live on the planet. People who live near the ...more
May 02, 2012
May 02, 2012
 
Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington
4.24
it was amazing
This book did what any well written story on an important historical figure does: impassioned me to learn more. After sharing this perfect biographica ...more
Dec 12, 2013
Dec 12, 2013
 
Jackson Pollock
4.16
really liked it
Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists, Jackson Pollock is another nice edition in this fantastic collection by Mike Venezia. These books are pe ...more
Nov 24, 2014
Nov 24, 2014
 
Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
4.13
really liked it
A beautiful non-fiction picture book of two people whose voices roused a movement of equality for all. Martin Luther King's speeches and Mahalia Jacks ...more
Feb 15, 2017
not set
Feb 15, 2017
 
The Day the Crayons Quit
4.41
really liked it
The Day the Crayons Quit is a super fun read aloud that parents and children will love. A young boy, Duncan, finds a stack of grievances in his desk f ...more
Oct 02, 2013
Oct 02, 2013
 
Julia Morgan Built a Castle
4.10
it was amazing
I had never heard of Julia Morgan before picking up this book up at the library and only checked it out because it was something on the new arrivals s ...more
Dec 22, 2013
Dec 22, 2013
 
Henny Penny
3.82
really liked it
I’m not quite sure why I picked up this book from the new arrivals shelf at the public library to share with my nearly 13 year old daughter, except fo ...more
Mar 02, 2014
Mar 02, 2014
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