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Nobody has more fun on Halloween than Marley. You kids will love to see all the trouble Marley can into during this Halloween celebration. Everything from destroying the pumpkin to eating all the Halloween candy, Marley celebrates in his typical fashion.
Read More » | October 12, 2013 | Category: Blog, book-reviews | Comments: none

After a big storm and loss of electricity in all of Pinkville, the mayor is forced to cancel trick-or-treating this year. But not if Pinkagirl, the most pinkerrific superhero in Pinkville, has anything to do with it. Find out how Pinkagirl saves Halloween with her plan to brigthen up Pinkville.
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Another great Mo Willems picture book that has quite the twist at the end. That is NOT a Good Idea! is quite entertaining as the sneaky fox lures the goose into the deep dark woods and welcomes her into his house for some soup. The chicks tried to warn them...
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Tabby McTat The Musical Cat

By Julia Donaldson From the creators of Room on the Broom comes another great character Tabby McTat.  Spending everyday singing on the streets with his owner, Tabby couldn’t have been happier.  But after a stroll around the block, his owner had disappeared.  Having to make a new life for himself, Tabby finds a wife, has [...]

Read More » | December 29, 2012 | Category: Blog, book-reviews, News | Comments: none


Lincoln and Grace, Why Abraham Lincoln Grew a Beard

By Steve Metzger A cute picture book and story about President Lincoln and why he decided to grow the beard that made him so recognizable even to this day.  When little Grace saw a picture of the presidential candidate she thought his face was too thin and thought he would get more votes if he [...]

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nelson mandela

Nelson Mandela

By Kadir Nelson This is a beautifully illustrated picture book telling the story of the great Nelson Mandela.  Meant for ages 4-9, this book tells a brief history of Nelson Mandela and his fight to end apartheid in South Africa.  An inspirational and educational book of a man who risked everything and in the end [...]

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Bailey at the Museum

By: Harry Bliss School fieldtrip to the museum!  No one is more excited than Bailey the dog.  How fun would it be to have a dog as a classmate. Climbing T-Rex, taking a nap in a tepee, and seeing lots of fabulous artifacts, couldn’t be a better day for Bailey.  Wonderful graphics and cute story [...]

Read More » | December 1, 2012 | Category: Blog, book-reviews, News | Comments: none

helen's big world

Helen’s Big World, The Life of Helen Keller

By: Doreen Rappaport This is a truly inspiring story of an amazing woman who, despite her many physical challenges was able to overcome and excel in many areas of her life. With Annie Sullivan, her awe-inspiring teacher by her side, Helen was not only able to learn how to read and write but she attended college, [...]

Read More » | November 13, 2012 | Category: Blog, book-reviews, News | Comments: none


The Duckling Gets a Cookie

By: Mo Willems The Duckling gets a cookie and boy does that infuriate the Pigeon. After quite the display of ranting and raving, pigeon gets a little lesson in patience and appreciation, and duckling gets a new cookie. Simple story, simple graphics, and simply enjoyable for the little ones to read.

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The Third Wheel

The Third Wheel (Diary of a Whimpy Kid, Book 7)

By Jeff Kinney, Release Date: November 13, 2012. Love is in the air—but what does that mean for Greg Heffley? A Valentine’s Day dance at Greg’s middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he’s worried he’ll be left out in the cold on the big night. His [...]

Read More » | November 5, 2012 | Category: Blog, book-reviews, News | Comments: none