Children - Picture Books

God Bless the Gargoyles by Dav Pilkey - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780545935142
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Published: Orchard Books - August 30th, 2016

Pilkey stepped away from his humorous stories and gone a spiritual route. Poetic look at the story of gargoyles and how the angels are there for not only them but for all of us who seem forgotten. Could be a lovely sympathy gift. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever by Raj Haldar - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781492674313
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - November 6th, 2018

This is not your mothers alphabet book! This is not for a young child just learning their alphabet. It could be used in classes as low as second grade but upwards to junior high due to the items mentioned. It would be a great gift for someone who collects alphabet books. There is a glossary at the end to help with the words (looking at you Qatar) and fantastic illustrations. Learn what bdellium (pronounced DEL-ee-yum) is and next time I get a pet zebra I am calling it Zhivago and the next pterodactyl I see, I hope it is called Ptolemy but does not have psoriasis. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse by Marcy Campbell - Book Review

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By Marcy Campbell, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735230378
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Published: Dial Books - August 14th, 2018

Does Adrian have a horse? As Chloe goes to all ends to prove this fact untrue, both she (and readers) realize that sometimes kids make things up just to fit in—and that that's not always a bad thing. Empathetic storytelling, wonderful illustrations: my favorite picture book in years. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


The Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson - Book Review

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By Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338249538
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 31st, 2018

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder when it comes to the five animals that are not the loveliest by the standards of the other animals of the plains. However, each one is pretty darn proud of their ugliness and assumes there is nothing as ugly, fearsome or disgusting as they are. That is, until they meet one of the other animals on the list. They sing, dance and are real proud of who they are and what they look like throughout the book. However, at the end they find out that in some very special animal’s eyes, they are the most fairest of them all. The Ugly 5 are the hyena, wildebeest, vulture, warthog and the marabou stork. They might not have the sleek look like the lion or tiger or meerkat, but they are pretty darn cute. Well I could do without the poop on the marabou stork…. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Islandborn by Junot Diaz - Book Review

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By Junot Díaz, Leo Espinosa (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780735229860
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Published: Dial Books - March 13th, 2018

Celebrated adult novelist Junot Diaz writes a beautiful children's picture book with some pretty incredible, colorful art by Leo Espinosa. Lola's teacher assigns her students to draw a picture of where they emigrated from. Only problem is, Lola cannot remember the Island where she was born, because she left when she was just a baby. Lola goes on a heartwarming journey to learn about her first home from those who remember it best. ~ Reviewed by Josh Cohen-Peyton


The Dance of the Violin by Kathy Stinson - Book Review

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$18.95
ISBN: 9781554519002
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Published: Annick Press - March 14th, 2017

Based on the story of Joshua Bell this artistic book is for music lovers of all ages. A great lesson about making mistakes and trying, plus just a nice story about a young man and his love of music. The afterwards about Bell is a nice touch. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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