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Review of the Day: EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken by Sally Warner

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EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken! By Sally Warner Illustrated by Jamie Harper Viking (an imprint of Penguin) $14.99 ISBN: 978-0-670-06243-0 Ages 6-9 On shelves May 12th Quiz time. Place your books under your desks and bring out your #2 pencils. Everyone ready? All right. Reach back into your brain cells and please name for […]

Review of the Day: Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke and Hooray for Anna Hibiscus! by Atinuke

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Anna Hibiscus /  Hooray for Anna Hibiscus By Atinuke Illustrated by Lauren Tobia Kane Miller (a division of EDC Publishing) $5.99 ISBN: 978-1-935279-73-0 / ISBN 978-1-935279-74-7 Ages 4-9 On shelves September 1, 2010 The rare dual review!  I hardly ever do them, but today is special. Rarer than quality board books. More elusive than good […]

Review of the Day: Snake and Lizard by Joy Cowley

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Snake and Lizard By Joy Cowley Illustrated by Gavin Bishop Kane/Miller $14.95 ISBN: 978-1-933605-83-8 Ages 6-10 On shelves now I appreciate children’s books that acknowledge the bloodthirsty nature of the wild. Oh now look what I’ve gone and done. With one little sentence I’ve given you the impression that the book I’m about to discuss […]

Review of the Day – Wombat and Fox: Tales of the City by Terry Denton

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Wombat and Fox: Tales of the City By Terry Denton Kane/Miller $13.95 ISBN: 978-1-933605-81-4 Ages 4-10 On shelves September 1st The old don’t-judge-a-book-by-its-cover rule. It gets me every time. Of course I judge books by their covers! I’m a children’s librarian with a particular kind of taste in titles. I know what I like and […]

Review of the Day- Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look

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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things By Lenore Look Illustrated by LeUyen Pham Schwartz & Wade (imprint of Random House) $15.99 ISBN: 978- 0375839146 Ages 4-8 On shelves now Some people follow sports teams. Others follow the rise and fall of various celebrities. Children’s librarians, in contrast, are fans of children’s […]

Review of the Day: Medusa Jones by Ross Collins

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Medusa Jones By Ross Collins Arthur A. Levine (Scholastic imprint) $16.99 ISBN: 978-0439901000 Ages 7-11 On shelves now I read a lot of “meaningful” books without wanting to. When you review books for children there’s a sort of assumption that if you want to be familiar with the cream of the yearly crop then you […]