Summertime Editorial: Lucky Stars Series Review

| August 3, 2014

I have recently come across a series called Lucky Stars. My friend let me borrow all the books in the series and they are really good. That’s why I’m writing this post, right? What this series is about: This series is about a girl named Cassie. On her seventh birthday she gets taken into the […]

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Picture Book of the Week: Take Care, Good Knight

| July 12, 2013

I sent my minions (read: children) through the stacks to find a book to take home, and they brought me Take Care, Good Knight, by Shelley Moore Thomas with pictures by Paul Meisel. For a first crack at this, it turned out pretty well. Take Care, Good Knight is rated Check It Out!

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2nd Grade Editorial: The Critter Club #3 – Liz Learns a Lesson

| May 30, 2013

This book is GREA-EAT! Liz Learns a Lesson is in the same series as Amy and the Missing Puppy and All About Ellie. They’re all written by ‘Callie Barkley.’ By the way, I made a post about both of those books so check them out first if you haven’t already read them. In this book, […]

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Picture Book of the Week: Cherry and Olive

| March 29, 2013

This is a really sweet story about a girl who doesn’t exactly fit in and is looking for a friend. Cherry is quiet. She prefers experiencing the imaginary worlds of literature to the real world where other kids make her feel bad for being different (a little plump). At her father’s animal shelter, she comes […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: Rainbow Street Shelter #6 – Discovered! A Beagle Called Bella

| March 23, 2013

The characters in this book are Kate, Julian, and Bella. Bella is being really wild in their house and the neighbors have a problem with that because she’s being too loud and they can hear her. Kate and Julian don’t know what to do. They finally decide they should bring her to Rainbow Street Shelter […]

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Picture Book of the Week: Who Wants to Be a Poodle? I Don’t

| March 8, 2013

You might know author Lauren Child from her Charlie and Lola books (or the BBC/Disney television show they sourced). You may know her from her illustrated versions of Pippi Longstocking or Anne of Green Gables. You may have read some of her Clarice Bean books. However, some of her best books are her one-offs. Who Wants […]

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Shelf Lookout: The Critter Club #3 – Liz Learns a Lesson

| February 28, 2013

The third installment of The Critter Club series by Callie Barkley comes out just about a month before summer vacation. In this episode (entitled Liz Learns a Lesson), Liz has to miss out on all her summer vacation plans (sleeping in, art class, pet-sitting, critter clubbing, etc.) because she’s got to go to summer school to make up […]

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Random Book off the Shelf: Good Dog

| February 27, 2013

No cheating, no looking, I grabbed it myself (no little monkeys taking it this time). And frankly, this one is another winner. Good Dog, by Maya Gottfried is a collection of 16 poems, each about a different breed of dogs. The poems are winners, each told in first person of the particular breed of dog, […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: Lulu and the Brontosaurus

| February 25, 2013

In Lulu and the Brontosaurus, Lulu is a very spoiled girl. She has everything she has ever wanted. If she doesn’t get what she wants, she kicks and screams until her parents give it to her. One day, Lulu asks for a Brontosaurus for her birthday and her parents say no. And no matter what […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: The Critter Club #2 – All About Ellie

| February 23, 2013

You might have read my other Critter Club series post about Amy and the Missing Puppy. If you did, you might like this post because it is about a book in the same series. All About Ellie is about Ellie getting ready for a school play. But as she keeps practicing she spends less and […]

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