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Toon Review: The Secret Box by Barbara Lehman

The Secret Box
By Barbara Lehman
Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780547238685
Grades K-3
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*Best New Book*

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Review copy from library

Also reviewed by Charlotte’s Library, Waking Brain Cells.

Find this book at your local library with WorldCat.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Like the toon review. Like the book, too. Lehman’s always doing something interesting.

  2. What a unique and clever way to review a book unlike my review of the same title at http://librariansquest.blogspot.com/2011/03/filled-with-treasure.html

    which is much more traditional. You are indeed one of a kind. Just the kind we need!