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Looking for a funny picture book?

Imogene’s Antlers written and illustrated by David Small. Reading level: Ages 4-8 Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers/Random House ISBN-13: 978-0375810480 My rating: 5 out of 5 stars Looking for a funny, laugh-out-loud picture book? Check out Imogene’s Antlers by … Continue reading

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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 middle-grade book Hotel for Dogs by Lois Duncan

Hotel For Dogs by Lois Duncan Scholastic Paperbacks (December, 2008) (reprint) ISBN-10: 054510792X, ISBN-13: 978-0545107921 Ages 9-12 My rating: 4 out of 5 “Just remember how lucky we are, dear,” Mrs. Walker said. “Nobody wants to rent to a family … Continue reading

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review of middle-grade novel Sister Magic: Violet Takes the Cake by Anne Mazer

Sister Magic: Violet Takes The Cake by Anne Mazer, illustrated by Bill Brown Scholastic (November 2008) ISBN-10: 0439872502, ISBN-13: 978-0439872508 Ages 8-12 My rating: 4 out of 5 stars “What about this one?” Violet yanked at one of the wedding … Continue reading

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review of picture book Spuds by Karen Hesse, illustrated by Wendy Watson

Spuds by Karen Hesse, illustrated by Wendy Watson Scholastic (Sept 2008) ISBN-10: 0439879930, ISBN-13: 978-0439879934 Ages 4-8 My rating: 4 out of 5 stars The night me and Maybelle and Eddie harvested potatoes, Ma was workin’ the night shift. Our … Continue reading

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review of middle-grade novel Dog Lost by Ingrid Lee

Dog Lost is a warm, moving, uplifting, and inspiring book. It’s what I would call a comfort book–a book I know I’ll want to read again and again over the years, bringing a feeling of comfort like a warm blanket … Continue reading

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review of picture book Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley

I love books that make me feel good while entertaining me–and this book does that and more. Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley by Aaron Blabey Front Street/Boyds Mills Press (September 2008) ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-596-6 Ages: 4-8 (and up) My rating: 5 … Continue reading

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review of picture book The Child Cruncher

The Child Cruncher by Mathilde Stein, illustrated by Mies van Hout Lemniscaat/Boyds Mills Press (August 2008) ISBN-13: 978-1590786352 Ages: 2-6 and up. My rating: 4 out of 5 stars It was summertime. My friends were all on vacation, my dad … Continue reading

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review of picture book The Searcher and Old Tree by David McPhail

The Searcher and Old Tree by David McPhail Charlesbridge (Feb 2008) ISBN-13: 978-1580892230 My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars He closes his eyes and goes to sleep. While the Searcher sleeps, the wind starts to blow. It whips the … Continue reading

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