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How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans: Book Review

Author: David LaRochelle  Illustrator: Mark Fearing On the dust jacket: “Green beans are good for you. Green beans will make you big and strong.” Martha doesn’t believe what her parents tell her. And nothing will ever -EVER- maker her eat them.  But when some beady-eyed, boot stomping beans bust into town and start causing trouble,… Read more »

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Tadpole’s Promise: Book Review

Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Tony Ross On the cover: Where the willow tree meets the water, a tadpole met a caterpillar. They gazed into each other’s tiny eyes… and fell in love. “I love everything about you,” said the caterpillar. “Promise you’ll never change.” And foolishly the tadpole promised… But we all know that tadpoles… Read more »

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Candy Monster: Glowing Book Review!

Authors: Brian & Kristin Anderson Illustrator: Anna Merrill On the dust jacket: Sam loves candy. His level-headed parents want him to eat healthy. But when this stubborn seven-year-old candy connoisseur is allowed to eat ALL the candy he wants, no one is prepared for the outrageous, magical, body-transforming, candy adventure that comes next! Candy House… Read more »

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Sophie’s Squash- Book Review

Author: Pat Zietlow Miller  Illustrator: Anne Wilsdorf On the dust jacket: Sophie and Bernice. Bernice and Sophie. The two go everywhere together: to story time at the library, to visit friends at the farmers’ market, to practice somersaults in the garden. The only problem? Bernice is a squash. Candy House Review: For every granola-eating, recycling,… Read more »

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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: Spots in a Box

Author/Illustrator: Helen Ward Best for kids: Who are unique! On the cover: A guinea fowl without any spots just wants to fit in, so he orders some spots. But will the spots in the boxes be the right spots for him? Candy House Review: Why has everyone not been writing ALL the books about guinea… Read more »