4th Grade Editorial : Lunch Lady!

| September 25, 2014

Hi everyone! I’m back! And I have this awesome graphic novel series that I have been meaning to share with you! The books are by Jarett J. Krosoczka (prounounced crow-sauce-ka)! Can any one take a guess? Aww fine I’ll tell you! I’m talking about the great Lunch Lady of course! Now anyone know what they are about………? What […]

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Picture Book of the Week: Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

| November 15, 2013

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon, by Patty Lovell will give anyone the confidence to be proud of who they are. Molly Lou Melon, is short, bucktoothed, and sounds funny, but her grandmother always told her to believe in herself and be proud of herself, so that’s what she does. When she moves to a new […]

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Picture Book of the Week: Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?

| August 23, 2013

The premise of this book is hilarious: of course a buffalo should be allowed in kindergarten. And just like all kindergarteners, things are easier for some kids than others. Holding scissors may be new for your child, but it’s definitely new for a buffalo. And your child might be nervous about kindergarten, but that doesn’t compare with buffalo […]

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Theme of the Week: Back to School

| August 19, 2013

Back to school time is almost here! Some children will be going back for another year and some will be starting for the first time. Either way, the first day of school often brings up feelings of anxiety for young children. These picture books, and many others, will help children get ready for school with […]

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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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2nd Grade Editorial: Sideways Stories from Wayside School

| May 21, 2013

Sideways Stories from Wayside School is a book of silly stories. Each chapter is a story. Each story is about a different person at Wayside School. Some chapters are about teachers at Wayside School. Some chapters are about students at Wayside School. My favorite chapter is called Mrs. Jewls . I also really liked reading the […]

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Picture Book of the Week: Iggy Peck, Architect

| May 10, 2013

Iggy Peck, Architect, by Andrea Beaty is one of the more inventive rhyming picture books I’ve read in years. Iggy Peck has a deep love for the art of architecture. The plot (Iggy’s second grade teacher hates architecture, and through a series of events, Iggy’s skill ends up saving the class on a field trip) is secondary to the […]

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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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Shelf Lookout: Monstergarten

| February 22, 2013

From Daniel J. Mahoney & Jeff Kaminsky, comes a book about first day of school jitters. I can never get enough books about friendly monsters, and the colorful palette used, at least on the cover, is bright and appealing. The early summer release date is timed perfectly for those of us (er.. you) who may have children heading […]

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Picture Book of the Week: Dotty

| January 25, 2013

Dotty is Ida’s imaginary friend. She has horns and red spots (kind of like a friendly giant monster cow). On her first day of school, Ida brings Dotty along, with a blue string connecting around Dotty’s neck like a leash. At the beginning of the school year, Ida learns that other kids have imaginary friends, […]

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