Crabtree by Jon & Tucker Nichols

Crabtree by Jon & Tucker Nichols
Crabtree by Jon & Tucker Nichols

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Crabtree

By Jon & Tucker Nichols

The takeaway

Everybody needs to put a little order in their homes; even adults need help to get organized. Because when you have a lot of stuff, you risk losing your most important things. Take Alfred Crabtree for example…. He lost his smile… well, it wasn’t an actual smile but very similar.  Continue reading Crabtree by Jon & Tucker Nichols

Umbrella by Taro Yashima

Umbrella by Taro Yashima
Umbrella by Taro Yashima

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Umbrella

By Taro Yashima

The Takeaway

Patience is the key word for this book. Children learn to hold on their impulses. They are taught that there is a right time for everything. Continue reading Umbrella by Taro Yashima

Trouble with Trolls by Jan Brett

Trouble with Trolls by Jan Brett
Trouble with Trolls by Jan Brett

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Trouble with Trolls

By Jan Brett

Storyline: What would you do if a bunch of trolls want to steal your dog? Fight them back? Let them have it? Run away? See what Treva did. This book teaches us how to fight for what we love.

In early spring, Treva, a girl with golden braids, decides to pay a visit to a cousin who lives on the other side of the Mount Baldy. Continue reading Trouble with Trolls by Jan Brett

Detective LaRue, Letters from the Investigation

Detective LaRue, Letters from the Investigation by Mark Teague
Detective LaRue, Letters from the Investigation by Mark Teague

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Detective LaRue – Letters from the Investigation

By Mark Teague

Storyline: Ike LaRue, the wire fox terrier dog, is back with a new adventure. This time, he is solving a crime involving a burglary and the disappearance of the neighbor’s cats. We find out about it through a series of letters he sends to his master Gertrude LaRue.

On September 30th, the Snort City Gazette reported that two cats have gone missing from their home, Mrs. Hibbins apartment. Continue reading Detective LaRue, Letters from the Investigation

Here I Am by Patti Kim

Here I Am by Kim and Sanchez
Here I Am by Kim and Sanchez

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Here I am

By Patty Kim

Illustration by Sonia Sanchez

Storyline: Looking down from the airplane window, the boy sees the city below. But he is not smiling, he is not excited, he is sad. Coming out of the plane, with his parents and a younger sibling, he keeps looking back. Continue reading Here I Am by Patti Kim

Tommy Two-Toes by Dayton and Darci Mason

Tommy Two-Toes by Dayton and Darci Mason
Tommy Two-Toes by Dayton and Darci Mason

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Tommy Two-Toes

by Dayton and Darci Mason

Illustrator: Argha Mondal

Storyline: Our character is a sloth called Tommy Two-Toes, that, for the majority of time, lives up on the tree tops. Continue reading Tommy Two-Toes by Dayton and Darci Mason

The Pottery Place by Gail Gibbons

the pottery place by gail gibbons
The Pottery Place by Gail Gibbons

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The Pottery Place

By Gail Gibbons

Storyline: Written when pottery wasn’t such an exotic occupation as it seems today, this book tells us all there is about this craft. Of course, it was designed for children but even adults could learn about the daily life of a potter. Continue reading The Pottery Place by Gail Gibbons

Flood by Alvaro F. Villa

Flood by Alvaro F. Villa
Flood by Alvaro F. Villa

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Flood

By Alvaro F. Villa

Storyline: It is a bright day. The sun is shining over the grassland and a bird is flying over the river. Two children are playing with their dog under an old but proud tree, not far from their white and blue house, with red and pink flower beds and a short white fence around. Continue reading Flood by Alvaro F. Villa

Bailey by Henry Bliss

Bailey by Harry Bliss
Bailey by Harry Bliss

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Bailey

By Harry Bliss

Storyline: This book is about a school day in the live of Bailey, the dog. At the first glimpse it may seem boring, a common place, or just another school day. But it’s not. For the simple reason that Bailey is a dog, and, unlike humans, dogs don’t go to school, as far as we know. Continue reading Bailey by Henry Bliss

My Chincoteague Pony by Susan Jeffers

My Chincoteague Pony by Susan Jeffers
My Chincoteague Pony by Susan Jeffers

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My Chincoteague Pony

By Susan Jeffers

Storyline: Based on several true accounts, this book tells the story of a little girl determined to pass on the gift she had received from strangers, that made her dream come true. This book is not to be confused with “Misty of Continue reading My Chincoteague Pony by Susan Jeffers

The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy

The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy
The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy

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The Patchwork Quilt

By Valerie Flournoy

Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

Storyline: It is just about spring when a little girl, Tanya learns that her grandmother, who seems to be sick, is thinking to start a special project. Continue reading The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy

Our Family Tree, An Evolution Story by Lisa Westberg Peters

Our Family Tree, An Evolution Story by Lisa Westberg Peters
Our Family Tree, An Evolution Story by Lisa Westberg Peters

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 Our Family Tree, An Evolution Story

By Lisa Westberg Peters

Illustrated by Lauren Stringer

Storyline: This book tells the story of the making of mankind through a biological point of view. It is, therefore, as the title say, an evolutionary tale. So be warn that creationism, as a religious perspective, is nowhere to find in this book. Continue reading Our Family Tree, An Evolution Story by Lisa Westberg Peters

How the Leopard Got His Spots retold by Stephanie P. Gilman

How the Lepord Got His Spots by Stephanie P. Gilman
How the Lepord Got His Spots by Stephanie P. Gilman

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Title How the Leopard Got His Spots

Retold by Stephanie P. Gilman

Illustration by T.J. Tjornehoj

Storyline: This story is based upon the classic tales of Rudyard Kipling, the author of the Jungle Book, and it is one of the numerous version out there. Its protagonist, is a playful leopard named Henry. Continue reading How the Leopard Got His Spots retold by Stephanie P. Gilman

Stone Soup by Marcia Brown

Stone Soup by Marcia Brown
Stone Soup by Marcia Brown

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 Stone Soup

Retold and pictured By Marcia Brown

Storyline: Hungry and tired, three soldiers were marching down a strange country road. They were returning home from war. They were dreaming of a good dinner and a place to sleep. They haven’t eaten in two days. As they went down a road lined with tall trees, Continue reading Stone Soup by Marcia Brown

Congratulation, Miss Malarkey by Judy Finchler & Kevin O’Malley

Congratulation, Miss Malarkey by Judy Finchler and Kevin O'Malley
Congratulation, Miss Malarkey by Judy Finchler and Kevin O’Malley

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Congratulations, Miss Malarkey!

By Judy Finchler & Kevin O’Malley

Illustration by Kevin O’Malley

Storyline: The fifth-grade children from Miss Malarkey’s class are very worried that there’s something going on with their teacher. She seems easily distracted and often she giggles and sings to herself. She even made the school principal, Mr. Wiggins, laugh. Continue reading Congratulation, Miss Malarkey by Judy Finchler & Kevin O’Malley

Wolf by Sara Fanelli

Wolf by Sara Fanelli
Wolf by Sara Fanelli

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Wolf

By Sara Fanelli

Storyline: Wolf is a story about dealing with prejudice and exclusion, and learning from it. About trying to fit in and, ultimately, despite rejection, remaining positive.

Wolf is, as you may correctly think, a wolf. He has black fur, red eyes, gray teeth(?) and colored boots, one red, one yellow. He wants to make new friends Continue reading Wolf by Sara Fanelli

Crow Call by Lois Lowry

Call Crow by Lois Lowry
Call Crow by Lois Lowry

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Crow Call

By Lois Lowry

Illustration Bagram Ibatoulline

Storyline: It is an early November morning and Liz and her dad have gone hunting. Liz is a little shy and doesn’t know her dad very well. Her father had just returned home after being out to war. Continue reading Crow Call by Lois Lowry

Barnaby Never Forgets by Pierre Collet-Derby

Barnaby Never Forgets by Pierre Collet-Derby
Barnaby Never Forgets by Pierre Collet-Derby

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Barnaby Never Forgets

By Pierre Collet-Derby

Storyline: Barnaby is a school age rabbit (yes, rabbits go to school too) that has a problem: he is, sometimes, forgetful. But who isn’t, you’d say and you’d be right. Barnaby, for example, forgot where he put his glasses (yes, yes, rabbits can wear glasses too, can’t they?). Continue reading Barnaby Never Forgets by Pierre Collet-Derby

Little Ree by Ree Drummond

Little Ree by Ree Drummond
Little Ree by Ree Drummond

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Little Ree

By Ree Drummond

Illustrated by Jaqueline Rogers

Storyline: Little Ree is about seven or eight years old when she moves to her grandparents’ ranch to be a country girl. She brings with all her toys, her pets, the brother and the parents. And of course, all her excitement. But she’s not sure if this life is for her. Continue reading Little Ree by Ree Drummond

The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness by Colin Thompson

the big little book of happy sadness by colin thompson
The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness by Colin Thompson

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The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness

By Colin Thompson

Storyline: There’s not much happening in George’s life. His days are the same: school and back home, at his grandmother’s, a sad place and an empty one for the boy. We don’t know what happened to his parents but they are absent from his life hence the emptiness he feels. His grandma is a kind lady but they are not too close and George feels they are on different planets. Continue reading The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness by Colin Thompson

The Birthday Party by Ronald and Juanita Destra

The Birthday Party by Ronald and Juanita Destra
The Birthday Party by Ronald and Juanita Destra

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The Birthday Party

By Ronald & Juanita Destra

Storyline: Children love birthday parties. There’s balloons, presents, cake, and all their friends together. And they are promised few hours, the least, of full of fun. All day long they are waiting for the party, building up excitement and anticipation.   Continue reading The Birthday Party by Ronald and Juanita Destra

Journey by Aaron Becker

Journey by Aaron Becker
Journey by Aaron Becker

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Journey

By Aaron Becker

Storyline: The heroin of this book, a girl about seven years old, lives in a big city. There, people are very busy and everything is monochromatic, shades of brown perhaps (or rather gray which, as right now, I find it highly inappropriate to speak of, thanks to that writer, you know who). The only bright spots are her toys, a scooter, a kite, a pencil, all red. Continue reading Journey by Aaron Becker

Paddington by Michael Bond

Paddington by Michael Bond
Paddington by Michael Bond

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Paddington

By Michael Bond

Illustration by R.W. Alley

Storyline: Judy was just about to arrive in town and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brown were waiting for her on the Paddington railway station. Continue reading Paddington by Michael Bond

Rescued by Love by Lindsay Jouet

Rescued by Love by Lindsay Jouet
Rescued by Love by Lindsay Jouet

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Rescued by Love

By Lindsay Jouet

Storyline: What do you do when your dog is home alone? You can try a toy, a bone, a sleeping pill (just kidding), your old shoes, the kennel, or anything else that may come to your mind. But if nothing works, then turn to this book. It says that if your dog gets lonely then it’s time to find him a friend. Continue reading Rescued by Love by Lindsay Jouet

Inky and the King by Richard Wickliffe

Inky and the King By Richard Wickliffe
Inky and the King
By Richard Wickliffe

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Inky and the King

By Richard Wickliffe

Storyline: This story is a clever tale that touches on diversity, confidence and inner strength, written with beat and imagination. Though a little too lengthy for a picture book, it has the potential to ignite children’s curiosity about the creatures of the deep ocean.

One day, while venturing out of his allowed part of the ocean, Inky, a clever but shy squid, finds a treasure chest. Continue reading Inky and the King by Richard Wickliffe

What to Do When You Are Sent to Your Room by Ann Stott

what to do when you are sent to your room by ann stott
what to do when you are sent to your room by ann stott

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What to Do When You Are Sent to Your Room

By Ann Stott

Illustration by Stephen Gilpin

Storyline: Ben has enough experience to write a self-help book about what to do when you are sent to your room. He has it mastered, a sign that he has done it a lot. He says that he gets sent to his room for feeding the dog his dinner but, from what we read, we pick at other reasons as well. Continue reading What to Do When You Are Sent to Your Room by Ann Stott

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Not Good, Very Bad Day By Judith Viorst
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Not Good, Very Bad Day
By Judith Viorst

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Not Good, Very Bad Day

By Judith Viorst

Illustration by Ray Cruz

Storyline: Alexander is having a very bad day. In fact, it is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, as he says. It starts early in the morning when he noticed gum in his hair because he had gone to sleep with gum in his mouse (a very bad idea, I should say). Continue reading Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Turtle’s Penguin Day by Valeri Gorbachev

Turtle’s Penguin Day by Valery Gorbachev

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Turtle’s Penguin Day

By Valery Gorbachev

Storyline:  One night, after learning interesting facts about penguins when his father read to him at bed time, Little Turtle dream that he was a penguin. He dreamed that he was swimming on the ocean and played on the ice. Continue reading Turtle’s Penguin Day by Valeri Gorbachev

Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French

Diary-of-a-wombat by Jackie French
Diary-of-a-wombat by Jackie French

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Diary of a Wombat

By Jackie French

Illustration by Bruce Whatley

Storyline: What does a day in the life of wombat looks like? Well, let’s read the diary of Mothball, the wombat. Continue reading Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French

Hogwash! by Karma Wilson

Hogwash! by Karma Wilson
Hogwash! by Karma Wilson

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Hogwash!

By Karma Wilson

Illustration by Jim McMullan

Storyline:  It’s spring cleaning at the farm. After scrubbing clean his horses, ducks, cows, dogs, goats and other animals and birds on Farmer’s yard, all was left, were the hogs. So Farmer took his pail and soap and headed to the pigs’ pen. Continue reading Hogwash! by Karma Wilson