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: Nugget & Fang

| August 9, 2013

Written by Tammi Sauer, an up and coming (or rather, just up, since she’s already come, having released a dozen or so picture books) picture book author, Nugget & Fang tells the story of an unlikely pair of friends: Nugget the minnow and Fang the Shark. When Nugget starts minnow school, his teacher and classmates tell […]

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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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Shelf Lookout: Crafty Chloe – Dress-Up Mess-Up

| March 6, 2013

The sequel to Crafty Chloe (the spunky do-it-yourselfer) by Kelly DiPucchio takes us to Halloween, where Chloe (the crafty one) must decide between scary and fairy. Leo wants Chloe to be Frankenstein with his Dracula, but Emma wants to Chloe to be a fairy with her? Whatever will Chloe do? I (and the literally tens of thousands of Chloes born in the […]

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Shelf Lookout: The Kicks #1 – Saving the Team

| March 4, 2013

From 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, Alex Morgan, comes a new middle-grade series called The Kicks. The football (er, soccer in America) star is currently a member of the National Women’s Soccer League‘s Portland Thorns FC. Saving the Team, Morgan’s first published book, is about Devon, a new girl in town, and her friends on the Berryvale Bruisers (soccer team). The Bruisers […]

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Shelf Lookout: Kelsey Green, Reading Queen

| February 24, 2013

Coming soon is a new series called the Franklin School Friends, a realistic fiction series from prolific children’s author Claudia Mills. In the first of this series (Kelsey Green, Reading Queen), Kelsey and her third grade class attempt to win a reading competition and the prize of a pizza party. The competition appears to get […]

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Picture Book of the Week: Leonardo, the Terrible Monster

| February 22, 2013

What can I say about Mo Willems? He’s pretty much my idol. I believe that 20 years from now, the name Mo Willems will be spoken of alongside Dr. Seuss and … well, I can’t really think of anyone else to compare. To me, pretty much everything he’s done is solid to awesome (some might […]

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Shelf Lookout: Bink & Gollie – Best Friends Forever

| February 14, 2013

The third book in the Geisel Award-Winning Bink & Gollie series is to be released later this spring. From the minds of irrepressible authors Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, and the palette of Tony Fucile, comes Bink & Gollie: Best Friends Forever. Several Early Reader parables are sure to be included in this comical comic-like tome. Bink & Gollie was one of the first books […]

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Shelf Lookout: Starring Jules (As Herself)

| February 8, 2013

Author Beth Ain presents us with a Jules Bloom, a seven-year old girl with an exciting and humorous story to tell. Already given a starred review from Publishers Weekly, this Starring Jules (As Herself) is a recommended read for fans of the Judy Moody and Clementine series. Starring Jules (As Herself) will be released on […]

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Picture Book of the Week: Fanny

| February 8, 2013

Holly Hobbie, the author illustrator of Toot & Puddle fame, has a pair of books about a little girl named Fanny. The first in this pair (titled, simply enough, Fanny) is a delightful story about a girl who really, really, really wants a Connie (read: ‘rhymes with Flarbie’) doll, but her mother refuses to get her […]

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