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Nonfiction Monday: Otis and Will Discover the Deep by Barb Rosenstock

Otis and Will

Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere By Barb Rosenstock Illustrated by Katherine Roy Little, Brown ISBN: 9780316393829 $18.99 Grades 1-4 Out Now Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library It guess it’s something we’re born with: an affinity for discovery. We love firsts. First human on the moon. First […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#75)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? This is basically the story of a hostage who rapidly succumbs to Stockholm Syndrome. Click here for the answer. Why do I share these? Click here. Previously . . . One Star Review Guess Who (#1) One Star Review […]

Review: Dear Sister by Alison McGhee

Dear Sister

Dear Sister By Alison McGhee Illustrated by Joe Bluhm Atheneum (Simon & Shuster) ISBN: 9781481451420 $13.99 Grades 3-6 Out Now Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library I’m a younger sibling. I am (according to Parent Magazine) “Fun loving, uncomplicated, and self-centered.” First borns, on the other hand, tend to be “Reliable, conscientious, and […]

One Star Review Guess Who (#74)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? Couldn’t get past the worms. Click here for the answer. Why do I share these? Click here. Previously . . . One Star Review Guess Who (#1) One Star Review Guess Who (#2) One Star Review Guess Who (#3) […]

Review: Meet Yasmin! by Saadia Faruqi

Yasmin

Meet Yasmin! By Saadia Faruqi Illustrated by Hatem Aly Capstone ISBN: 9781684360222 $5.95 Grades K-2 Out Now Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Ah those well-crafted transitional books can be hard to pin down. Elusive, aren’t they? When you spot a good one, you hold onto it. You tell people about it. Meet Yasmin! […]

Review: Stumpkin by Lucy Ruth Cummins

Stumpkin

Stumpkin By Lucy Ruth Cummins Atheneum (Simon & Schuster) ISBN: 9781534413627 $17.99 Grades K-2 Out Now Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library If you read to kids a lot then you know the power of the great season-specific book. For most of these sorts of titles, the main draw is that it’s about […]

Review: Do Not Lick This Book by Idan Ben-Barak

Do Not Lick This Book

Do Not Lick This Book By Idan Ben-Barak Illustrated by Julian Frost Photos by Linnea Rundgren Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan) ISBN: 9781250175366 $16.99 Grades K-3 Out Now Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library The phrase “mind-blowing” seems to have lost all meaning in these hyperbolic times we live in, but it’s appropriate to […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#73)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? To be completely honest, I did not enjoy this story. For the children that this book was meant for, it teaches them that it is acceptable to throw a fit if they do not have their favorite toy or […]

Review: Mr. Wolf’s Class by Aron Nels Steinke

Mr. Wolf's Class

Mr. Wolf’s Class By Aron Nels Steinke Graphix (Scholastic) ISBN: 9781338047684 $18.99 Grades 2-4 Out Now Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Teaching (and school librarianship) is one of the lucky rare professions where every year there is a sense of renewal. New year, fresh start. There is no fresher start than being […]

Review: Fairy Spell by Marc Tyler Nobleman

Fairy Spell

Fairy Spell: How Two Girls Convinced the World That Fairies Are Real By Marc Tyler Nobleman Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler Clarion Books (HMH) ISBN: 9780544699489 $17.99 Grades 1-4 Out Now *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library You thought fake news was new? Way before intentional misinformation was spread to influence […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#72)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? I can summarize this story with these questions and answers coming from the snot-nosed, little children in the novel: “Will we have a mother? […] Will she like me? Will she stay? Yes.” Boring. Thank God Glenn Close made the […]

Review: Why the Face? by Jean Jullien

Why the Face

Why the Face? by Jean Jullien Phaidon ISBN: 9780714877198 $14.95 Ages 0-4 Out Now Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library *Best New Book* Board books don’t lend themselves to reviews, do they? Most fall into two camps: either simplistic to the point of abstraction (this isn’t a knock – just stating facts) or a […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#71)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? [A] picture book for the arthouse cinema set […] [Author] does flex his artistic muscles by using four distinct illustration styles. Hence the Caldecott. But as an overall work? **Raspberries**. Click here for the answer. Why do I share these? […]

Review: Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri

Tiger

Tiger vs. Nightmare By Emily Tetri First Second (Macmillan) ISBN: 9781626725355 $17.99 Grades 1-3 Out November 6, 2018 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library When I was a kid I didn’t like sleeping with the closet door open in my room. I’d see shadows in there and they would scare me and, well, […]

Real-Time Running Diary: The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants on Netflix

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This afternoon I watched the first episode of The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants on Netflix. Tough gig, watching a tv show in order to write a blog post about it, but I am nothing if not dedicated. What follows are my scattered thoughts presented in a running diary style (I don’t think I’ve tried […]