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The Invisible Boy- Book Review

Author: Trudy Ludwig  Illustrator: Patrice Barton On the dust jacket: Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party… until, that is, a new kid comes to class. When Justin, the new boy, arrives, Brian is the first to make him… Read more »

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Book Review: Marilyn’s Monster

Author: Michelle Knudsen  Illustrator: Matt Phelan Best for kids: Who love monsters On the cover: Some of the kids in Marilyn’s class have monsters. Marilyn doesn’t have hers yet, but she can’t just go out and look for one. You’re monster finds you. That’s just the way it works. Marilyn tries to be patient. She… Read more »

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Book Review: The Snaggle Grollop

Title: The Snaggle Grollop Author/Illustrator: Daniel Postgate/Nick Price Publisher: Scholastic Interest level: Ages 5 to 8 Best for kids: Who have big imaginations From the dust jacket: Is it a monster? Is it make-believe? And can it make a friend? What the fiddle-fraggle is a snagglegrollop?! Don’t ask Sam! He just made it up. His… Read more »

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Book Review: The Sunflower Sword

Title: The Sunflower Sword Author/Illustrator: Mark Sperring/Miriam Latimer Publisher: Andersen Press USA Interest level: Ages 4 to 8 Best for kids: Who love dragons, who love to fight From the dust jacket: In a land filled with fire and smoke and endless fighting, where knights fight dragons, there lives a little knight who wants to be big like the others,… Read more »

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Book Review: M is for Monster

Title: M is for Monster Author/Illustrator: J. Patrick Lewis/Gerald Kelley Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press Interest level: Ages 6 to 10 Best for kids: Who love monsters, who want to know everything From the dust jacket: What horror story of science gone wrong was the result of a story-writing contest between three competitive writers? What creature is said to haunt the… Read more »