Sector 7 by David Wiesner

Sector 7 by David Wiesner

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Sector 7

By David Wiesner

Storyline: The kids are out on a school trip. Today, they are going to the Observatory on the Empire State building. The place is huge; from the ground you cannot see its end. The kids climb the stairs all the way up and the building is so tall that its tower is surrounded by clouds. Up at the top visibility is very low. It looks like the for is dense. As you go further, Continue reading “Sector 7 by David Wiesner” »

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Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña

The Last Stop on Market Street By Matt de la Peña

The Last Stop on Market Street By Matt de la Peña

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The Last Stop on Market Street

By Matt de la Peña

Illustration by Christian Robinson

Storyline: This is a book about a journey through a diverse and sophisticated city and the way to see it and understand it.

CJ and his grandma, here called Nana, have a Sunday routine: they go to the church first, then they take the bus along the Market Street. Continue reading “Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña” »

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The Almost Fearless Hamilton SquidLegger by Timothy Basil Ering

The Almost Fearless Hamilton SquidLegger by Timothy Basil Eringtoday’s children storybook summary is

The Almost Fearless Hamilton SquidLegger

By Timothy Basil Ering

Storyline: This is a story for kids that cannot sleep in their own bed…

By day, Hamilton SquidLegger, a creature of the swamp and forest, is a “do-er and a dream-come-truer.” But by night, when the sun disappears behind the “scrintelberry trees” and is time to go to bed, Hamilton gets scared. Because each noise in the swamp … Continue reading “The Almost Fearless Hamilton SquidLegger by Timothy Basil Ering” »

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Blackout by John Rocco

Blackout by John Rocco

Blackout by John Rocco

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Blackout

By John Rocco

Storyline: It was a normal evening in a normal loud and busy city. Inside their apartments, people were doing their normal things. Our story’s family was no different. Dad was cooking dinner, mom was working on a computer, an older girl was talking on her phone while a younger one was unsuccessfully trying to get someone’s attention. And as they were going about this mundane businesses, suddenly the lights went out. Continue reading “Blackout by John Rocco” »

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Chicken Little by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley

Chicken Little by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley

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Chicken Little

By Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley

Storyline: We all know the story of Chicken Little…how a chick thought that it got hit by a piece of falling sky and, gathering a crowd of creature on its way, runs to tell the news to the king. The story is so popular (and funny) that many children’s book authors wrote and illustrated their own version of Chicken Little. So is the case with this book, which is Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley version of the narrative. Continue reading “Chicken Little by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley” »

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Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall

Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall

Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall

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Dog vs. Cat

By Chris Gall

Storyline: A teaching tool with a very funny touch, this is a story about a dog and a cat trying to live in peace despite the differences between them. A good read for parents, too.

The Button family decides to have pets. One day they go shopping and Mrs. Button buys a smart looking black cat while Mr. Button comes home with a friendly dog. Continue reading “Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall” »

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How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle

How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans

How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle

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How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans

by David LaRochelle

Illustration by Mark Fearing

Storyline: Tuesdays, Martha’s family used to have  green beans for dinner. Martha, a girl about 5 years or older, didn’t like green beans and never ate them in spite the fact of being left alone at the table. She did not believe that green beans are good for you, as her mother said, or that they make you strong, as her father put it. Continue reading “How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle” »

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A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

A Bad_Case_of_Stripes by David Shannon

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A Bad Case of Stripes

by David Shannon

Storyline: Camilla Cream is a school age girl that loves lima beans and wants to please everybody. But she cannot admit to other kids that she likes the beans because nobody like them and she is afraid they might laugh at her. Also she cannot decide what to wear to school because she cannot find an outfit that may please everybody. Continue reading “A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon” »

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My Mom is a Foreigner, But Not to Me by Julianne Moore

My Mom is a Foreigner by Julianne Moore

My Mom is a Foreigner, But Not to Me by Julianne Moore

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My Mom is a Foreigner, But Not to Me

by Julianne Moore

Illustration by Meilo So

Storyline: This book doesn’t have a particular storyline but more of an idea, a perspective, that the author wants to clearly share with her readers:a mother’s love is above race, nationality or place of origin. Continue reading “My Mom is a Foreigner, But Not to Me by Julianne Moore” »

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Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry

Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry

Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry

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Marshmallow

by Clare Turlay Newberry

Storyline: One day, Miss Tilly – the owner of a cat called Oliver – brings home a baby bunny which she names Marshmallow. When she shows Oliver the new pet, the cat, who had never seen another animal except for one stuffed rabbit, steps back frightened. Continue reading “Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry” »

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