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Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781338180619
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 27th, 2018

Baby Monkey is on the case! He can solve any mystery - stolen gems, a clown’s missing nose… but only if he can put on his pants! Hilarious early reading chapter book, with simple text and amazing full page illustrations! Perfect for ages 4-7. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

Penguin Problems

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By Jory John, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780553513370
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

Penguin's existential crisis takes the form of endless complaints about everyday life in this hilarious book from Lane Smith and Jory John. Young children will recognize Penguin's incessant whining as familiar territory and will appreciate a wise walrus's perspective-lending monologue when delivered aloud by an engaging reader. Ages 4-8. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up

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By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763680121
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Published: Candlewick - August 4th, 2015

Kate has answered our call for more Mercy Watson books with a new series featuring characters from Mercy's books. Leroy Ninker wants to be a cowboy. He has boots, a hat, and a rope. Everything except a horse- until he meets Maybelline. But Maybelline has three very important rules, and Leroy will have to follow them if he wants to keep this equine wonder. Pop a bowl of buttered popcorn or cook up some spaghetti and curl up with this delightful book! ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola

The Carpet People

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ISBN: 9780544439542
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Published: Clarion Books - February 3rd, 2015

A long time ago, I listened to an amazing story. It was set in a carpet where the characters were so small a matchstick would take more than a day to walk around and a penny was an astonishing cliff. I've been looking for this story ever since- and at long last will now be able to share it with readers! This is a strange adventure full of interesting creatures and amusing quips, all happening in an expanse of seemingly ordinary carpet. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola

The Haunted Library #1

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ISBN: 9780448462424
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - August 14th, 2014

Kaz is a ghost. When his haunt is torn down, he and his family are separated. The wind blows him to a library. Here he meets a "solid" (a non-ghost person) named Claire. And a mystery of who or what the library ghost might really be!  A fun new mystery for ages 7 to 10.  And do not miss Book two: The Ghost in the Attic. ~Reviewed by Jeanette

Not Very Scary

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By Carol Brendler, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374355470
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - August 12th, 2014

Melly is a brave monster. Afraid of nothing. However, the bumps in the night cause her a little concern as she goes to her cousins house for a big surprise!  The season of Halloween comes alive as Melly proves she isn't scared...well...maybe a little bit....  ~Reviewed by Jeanette 


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