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One Special Day- Book Review

Author: Lola M. Schaefer Illustrator: Jessica Meserve On the dust jacket: Does having a new brother or sister make you into more than you already are? Spencer is about to find out. He’s as strong as a bear, as funny as a monkey, and as wild as a tiger. But on one special day, everything… Read more »

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Demolition: Book Review

Author: Sally Sutton  Illustrator: Brian Lovelock On the cover: From the huge crane with a swinging ball (crack!) to the excavator that rams the walls (wham!), this rambunctious demolition, reverberating with sound words, is guaranteed to keep kids’ rapt attention.  Crush the stone,  Crush the stone,  Chip and grind and munch.  Make new concrete  from… Read more »

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Book Review: Tap the Magic Tree

Title: Tap the Magic Tree Author/Illustrator: Christie Matheson Publisher:  GreenWillow Books Interest level: Ages 1 to 5 Best for kids: Who love stellar books From the dust jacket: There is magic in every tree. The tall, silent one in the woods. The small, bumpy one in the park. Even the bare brown tree in your backyard. As… Read more »

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Book Review: Faster! Faster!

Title: Faster! Faster! Author/Illustrator: Leslie Patricelli Publisher: Candlewick Press Interest level: 2-5 Best for kids: Who have really fun Dad’s From the dust jacket: A day at the park. A ride on Daddy’s back. Run, Daddy! Faster! Faster! How fast can Daddy run? Faster than a dog? Faster than a horse? How about a cheetah?… Read more »

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Book Review: Little Green Peas

Title: Little Green Peas Author/Illustrator: Keith Baker Publisher: Simon & Schuster Interest level: Pre-school- 3 Best for kids: Who are learning colors From the dust jacket: Little green peas are everywhere- sailing blue boats, flying red kites, and skiing down purple mountains. Take a pea-k into their colorful world! The Review:  I never liked to… Read more »