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Open the Barn Door, Find a Cow

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By Christopher Santoro (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780679809012
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 1993

This is a delightful chunky flap book, designed for the very young. Small enough for tiny hands, with strong flaps that discourage tears, this darling little book reveals 10 favorite barnyard animals hiding in their most common roosting places. Destined to be young toddlers favorite! ~ Reviewed by Nancy Scheemaker

Cows Can't Fly

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By David Milgrim, David Milgrim (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780140567212
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Published: Puffin Books - June 1st, 2000

Cows Can't Fly, by David Milgrim, is a terrific choice for the child who loves a story that brings unexpected surprises. A young artist draws a picture of flying cows that is then swept away by a summer's breeze. When the portrait lands in a field full of grazing heifers, they all take the suggestion to heart and take flight! Creative, light-hearted and very enjoyable. ~ Reviewed by Nancy Scheemaker

Feathers and Fools

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By Mem Fox, Nicholas Wilton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152023652
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2000

With Feathers and Fools, (ages 2-5), Mem Fox has created an important story about war for adults to share with children. A swan and a peacock represent two neighboring communities with differences. Each group's anxiety leads to mistrust, armament, and eventually to a foolish war based on false threats to their power and lifestyle. Despite the tragic scenario, the story concludes its lesson with the hope of two freshly hatched chicks, one peacock, one swan, who see one another through uncorrupted eyes. Simply told, with luscious illustrations, it is a powerful fable and a wonderful read-aloud. ~ Reviewed by Nancy Scheemaker

Imani All Mine

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ISBN: 9780618056781
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Published: Mariner Books - May 10th, 2000

Porter weaves us through 2 years of 14-year-old Tashi's life in the ghetto. A powerful, honest, contemporary portrayal of one teen's struggle to finish her education and raise a baby in an unforgiving environment. ~ Reviewed by Nancy Scheemaker

Gone-Away Lake

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ISBN: 9780152022723
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2000

Gone Away Lake, by Elizabeth Enright (ages 8-12), in your child's summer vacation bag! When eleven-year-old Portia visits her favorite cousin Julian for the summer, their love of hiking, nature and exploration leads them to the accidental discovery of a decaying lakeside resort. As they cautiously explore the resort's abandoned buildings, they unearth its romance and mysteries through the recollections of its two eccentric inhabitants, Minnehaha Cheaver and her brother, Pindar Payton. Portia and Julian build a clubhouse in an unused attic, learn about friendship and the wonders of swamp gardening, and help build a bridge over a dangerous "gulper." A Newbery Honor Book first released in 1957, Gone Away Lake is innocently entertaining, and it has a sequel, Return to Gone Away Lake. ~ Reviewed by Nancy Scheemaker

Hazel's Amazing Mother

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ISBN: 9780140549119
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Published: Puffin Books - October 2nd, 1992

A definite "mom to the rescue" story that is sure to be on your elementary child's "let's read it again" request list. Hazel's mother does everything! She has made Hazel's doll Eleanor, and Eleanor's calico dress, and Eleanor's new shoes. But more importantly, Hazel's mother has a way of getting to the right place at the right time to rescue her daughter and doll from a gang of bullies in the park. Rosemary Wells at her best! If you enjoy Rosemary Wells, don't miss this one. ~ Reviewed by Nancy Scheemaker


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