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The Name Jar: Book Review

Author/Illustrator: Yangsook Choi Best for kids: who are learning about diversity, who ever thought about changing their own name On the dust jacket: Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. So instead… 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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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: The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School

Title: The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School Author/Illustrator: Laura Murray/Mike Lowery Best for kids: Who love cookies From the dust jacket: Fresh out of the oven, the Gingerbread Man is ready for school. But when recess arrives, the class who baked him leaves him behind! Luckily, he’s one smart cookie and takes off after… 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: Tiny Creatures, The World of Microbes

Title: Tiny Creatures, The World of Microbes Author/Illustrator: Nicola Davies/Emily Sutton Publisher: Candlewick Press Interest level: Ages 5 to 8 Best for kids: Who love science, who live on earth From the dust jacket: All around the world—in the sea, in the soil, in the air, and in your body!—there are living things so tiny… Read more »

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Book Review: The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade

Title: The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade Author/Illustrator: Justin Roberts/Christian Robinson Publisher: Penguin Interest level: Ages 3 to 5 Best for kids: Who worry about problems From the dust jacket: Hardly anyone noticed young Sally McCabe. She was the smallest girl in the smallest grade. But Sally notices everything—from the twenty-seven keys on the… Read more »

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Book Review: Mostly Monsterly

Title: Mostly Monsterly Author/Illustrator: Tammi Sauer/Scott Magoon Publisher: Simon & Schuster Interest level: Age 4 to 8 Best for kids: Who love monsters From the dust jacket: Bernadette might seem like an ordinary monster, but sometimes she likes to do some very unmonsterlike things, like pick flowers. And pet kittens. And bake. When the time… Read more »