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Review of the Day: Rain Play by Cynthia Cotten

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Rain Play By Cynthia Cotten Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe Henry Holt and Company $16.95 ISBN:978-0-8050-6795-8 Ages 3-8 On shelves now I was working the reference desk of the library one day when a boy that couldn’t have been more than seven-years-old came up to me. He had that deadly serious look to his face that [...]

Review of the Day: Let it Shine by Ashley Bryan

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Let It Shine By Ashley Bryan Atheneum (Simon & Schuster imprint) ISBN: 9780689847325 $16.99 Ages 4-8 On shelves now You could take the amount that I know about African-American spirituals and fit it into the hollow of the ear of a flea with room to spare, I think. Put bluntly, I don’t know much. As [...]

Review of the Day: The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear

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The Owl and the Pussycat By Edward Lear Illustrations by Stephane Jorisch Part of the Visions in Poetry Series. KCP Press (an imprint of Kids Can Press) I’ve no beef with Edward Lear, but I’ve no particular love of him either. Best known for his sweet nonsense poems, Lear often comes off as a slightly [...]