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review of picture book Scaredy Squirrel at Night by Melanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel at Night by Melanie Watt Kids Can Press (March 2009) ISBN-10: 1554532884, ISBN-13: 978-1554532889 Ages 4-8 and up. My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Scaredy Squirrel never sleeps. He’d rather stay awake than risk having a bad … Continue reading

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review of Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Jill McElmurry

Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Jill McElmurry Harcourt (May 2008) ISBN-10: 0152056610, ISBN-13: 978-0152056612 My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Horn went “Beep!” Engine purred. Friendliest sounds you ever heard. Little Blue Truck came down the … Continue reading

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review of picture book Red Sled by Patricia Thomas, illustrated by Chris L Demarest

Red Sled by Patricia Thomas, illustrated by Chhris L Demarest Boyds Mills Press (August 2008) ISBN: 1-59078-559-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-559-1 Ages: 2-6 My rating: 4 out of 5 Red sled. Sad lad. Sad dad. Fat hat. Knit mitt. Still hill. Far … Continue reading

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review of picture book Monkey Business by Wallace Edwards

Monkey Business by Wallace Edwards Kids Can Press (July 2008) (paperback edition) ISBN-10: 1554532280, ISBN-13: 978-1554532285 Ages 4-8 (and up) My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Even in a serious meeting, Professor Apeson sensed there might be monkey business … Continue reading

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review of picture book Some Helpful Tips for a Better World and a Happier Life

Some Helpful Tips for a Better World and a Happier Life by Rebecca Doughty Schwartz & Wade/Random House (April 2008) ISBN-10: 0375842721, ISBN-13: 978-0375842726 Ages 4-8 (and up) My rating: 5 out of 5 stars Begin each day by making … Continue reading

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review of picture book Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton

Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton HarperCollins (July 2008) ISBN: 9780060831547 Ages: 3-7 (and up) My rating: 5 out of 5 stars “I don’t have any clean socks, Mom. Maybe I should go to school tomorrow instead?” said Splat. “You … Continue reading

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review of picture book The Girl In the Castle Inside the Museum

Sometimes a book stands out from the rest. This book does, through the incredible illustrations and the well-written text, and, perhaps, through the loneliness that bleeds through the pages. The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum by Kate Bernheimer, … Continue reading

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review of picture book The Best Book To Read

The Best Book to Read by Debbie Bertram and Susan Bloom, illustrated by Michael Garland Random House (June 2008) ISBN-10: 0375847022, ISBN-13: 978-0375847028 My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars “Hello, boys and girls,” the librarian says, “I see faces … Continue reading

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review of picture book Monkey With a Tool Belt by Chris Monroe

Looking for a picture book with a brave character, one who rescues himself? Monkey with a Tool Belt is that book. I think it’s important for kids to have characters who inspire them, and let them know it’s possible to … Continue reading

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LookyBook makes it easy to find their new books on Wednesdays

If you like LookyBook, the site that offers entire picture books online for free viewing, then you’ll be happy to know that they’ve now made it easier to find the new books they’ve added; every Wednesday they will feature new … Continue reading

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