A review of The adventures of Beekle : the unimaginary friend by Dan Santat

Beekle was born to be an imaginary friend, but no one has imagined him yet!  When Beekle courageously sets out for the real world, will he finally find the special friend of his dreams?  The Adventures of Beekle is a brilliant feast for eyes and hearts, but don't just try to imagine it--borrow it from your local library today! more

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January 2, 2015 | 0 comments
A review of Swamp chomp by Lola M. Schaefer

The water in the swamp is rippling.... All the animals and insects of the swamp are preparing for lunch, so get ready to nibble, gulp, snap and CHOMP along!  Packed with vivid verbs, Swamp Chomp is a perfect pick for the preschool set.  A bonus endnote even explains food chains--gobble this goody up before it gets away! more

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October 10, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of The Long, Long Line by Tomoko Ohmura

Guaranteed to make the next long wait with your little one(s) go at least fifty times faster! more

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August 18, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of Good News Bad News by Jeff Mack

Good news - last week I found a new picture book that I loved and wanted to tell you about! Bad news - oops, I forgot to tell you about it. But wait, I can tell you about it right now!   With only four words, Jeff Mack has created an unforgettable adventure for two friends. What will happen when rabbit and mouse head out for a picnic? You'll have to read the book to find out! You can find more

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August 1, 2014 | 1 comment
A review of Hades and the Helm of Darkness by Joan Holub

Young Zeus and his buddies are standing by the sludgiest, stinkiest river in the world when boiling hot steam suddenly blasts their behinds--"Yeowch!" To find the Helm of Darkness, our heroes will have to win their way past talking skeletons, crockydeads and a three-headed dog. Wait a minute, what is a Helm of Darkness anyway? And why did Poseidon suddenly forget that he has a right foot AND a left foot? Oh brother, this quest is not going to be easy! Lots of action and plenty of puns make more

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April 4, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

If you have gobbled down the old fairy tales like lemon cookies,If you have several hours to spare,And you are not afraid,Listen, if you will, to the tale of the ancient ghost.It is time to make the strange journey to Far Far AwayAnd the darkness is closer than you think. more

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February 7, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of The Vengekeep Prophecies by Brian Farrey

The Grimjinx family is poised to pull the greatest con ever when fate pulls the rug out from under them. Can klutzy Jaxter and his thieving family shed their dishonest ways in time to save the town of Vengekeep? Lava men, flying skeletons, renegades from the royal court -- and what in zoc is a spiderbat? It's going to be a very long year for the Grimjinxes -- and you'll enjoy every minute of it! more

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November 8, 2013 | 0 comments
A review of What We Found in the Sofa and How it Saved the World by Henry Clark

Start with a mysterious sofa. Now add some nefarious henchmen that attempt cat burglary disguised as dogs. (They may or may not be part of a sinister plot to take over the world one show-tune at a time.) Combine paintings that can talk, furniture that can time travel, and a mysterious underground fire that has been burning for years. Now toss in a rare zucchini colored crayon and stand back! Adventurous, exciting, quirky and sometimes downright zany, this book will keep you turning pages more

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October 25, 2013 | 0 comments
A review of Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

The wreckage of the RMS Titanic has lain at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean for over 100 years, yet the story of the ship's ill-fated maiden voyage has never failed to fascinate each generation since. What was it like to be aboard such a marvelous ship, the largest in the world? What went wrong during the night of April 14, 1912, that led to one of the most catastrophic peacetime naval disasters the world had seen? Who survived and how did they do it? If you want to learn more about the more

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July 19, 2013 | 0 comments
A review of My First Day by Steve Jenkins

What did you do on your very first day in the world? Probably you cried a little (or a lot!), slept a lot (or a little!) and tried to drink your first milk--that's what babies do. Can you imagine a baby walking, swimming or even skydiving on her very first day? No way! But even though human babies can't do these things, animal babies lead very different lives. My First Day explores the first day in the life of 22 animals from all over the world. While you'll recognize some animals ( more

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June 21, 2013 | 0 comments