Children - Picture Books

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen - Book Review

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By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763655983
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Published: Candlewick - September 27th, 2011

Adorable picture book about a bear who lost his precious hat and has to travel through the forest and question each creature he meets about the whereabouts of his hat. Goofy, humorous, and a little sassy, this book will leave you chuckling like a father after making a dad joke. ~ Reviewed by Adelia Callear


The Yawns Are Coming! by Christopher Eliopoulos - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781984816306
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Published: Dial Books - April 28th, 2020

This is a cute story about two best friends wanting to play all night long at a sleepover, but how the Yawns (and their friends) have other plans. While the kids bravely fight the Yawns, they are no match for THE YAWNS! Great images complement the story. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Water Princess by Susan Verde - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780399172588
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2016

Based on the life of Gerogie Badiel’s life, this book shows the journey some women and children take every day. They travel unbelievable amounts of miles to get only a few gourds of water to cook, clean and bathe in. This is not something people did "once upon a time" in a land “faraway” or in some dystopian land of fiction. This is happening today. Despite the tragic nature of why they must take this journey, this is a sweet story about a young girl and her hopes and dreams. Classically Peter Reynolds, the illustrations tie it all together. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Snail Crossing by Corey R. Tabor - Book Review

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By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062878007
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 4th, 2020

"Cabbage bound! I'm cabbage bound! Head in the clouds, foot on the ground." And boy is Snail ever! Nothing will stop them from getting those cabbages: not cars, crows or antsy ants. A funny scene about making friends a not seen twist makes this a fun new story about determination and friendship. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Boy and the Wild Blue Girl by Keith Negley - Book Review

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By Keith Negley, Keith Negley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062846808
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 14th, 2020

The Blue Girl of this story is a special entity that shapes the young narrator of the story in ways unimaginable. The art is created in mixed media. Negley mixes art, fantasy and science together to make a book that is fiction but is also based on the life of scientist Poul la Cour. A scientist who helped with the invention of wind turbines. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Nesting by Henry Cole - Book Review

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By Henry Cole, Henry Cole (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062885920
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - March 3rd, 2020

A nonfiction story about the life of a robin and its family. This book would be a great tie-in for an older classroom science curriculum. Yet, the younger reader can enjoy as much. This is a book that can grow with your child: first as a read-to-book, then to read solo (or with a bit of help) and finally the tie-in to science. The reader needs to pay close attention to where (and what) color is used. The reason for the color used might not be clear at first, but they make the entire book quite poetic to look at. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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