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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 […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#70)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? I really don’t understand the point of these stories. They don’t make sense. They aren’t funny. And the logistics of a 30 floor school with stairs just…doesn’t work. SCIENCE. Click here for the answer. Why do I share these? […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#69)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? Here is the first betrayal in a long life of betrayals, child. Your parents told you it was a classic, didn’t they? Their eyes were probably limpid with nostalgia as they gave it to you. “It’s about imagination,” they […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#68)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? These are gross books. They tend to sell a lot of these at school book fairs, but they are NOT quality material for children. There are lots of misspelled words and the manners are crude to say the least. […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#67)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? The whole thing made going to the dentist sound even worse than how I thought of it before. Why is it showing pictures of blood? Isn’t this for children? I feel traumatized and I’m an adult. Click here for […]

Review: Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

Be Prepared

Be Prepared By Vera Brosgol Color by Alec Longstreth First Second (Macmillan) ISBN: 9781626724457 $12.99 Grades 4-6 Out Now *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Camp is like adolescence concentrate. Devoid of parents and with a limited time frame, it’s like a social experiment where big coming-of-age themes like self-reliance, belonging, and friendship come […]

Review: Murray the Race Horse by Gavin Puckett

Murray

Murray the Race Horse (Fables from the Stables Book 1) By Gavin Puckett Illustrated by Tor Freeman Faber & Faber ISBN: 9780571334681 $8.95 Grades 1-3 In Stores May 15, 2018 Find it at: Your Library | Schuler Books   There’s a certain type of book we don’t see enough. When early readers are too simple, […]

One Star Review Guess Who (#66)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? Very nice present from cousins! Unfortunately, the page where all of the dots fall to one side made us very sad for some reason. Click here for the answer. Why do I share these? Click here. Previously . . […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#65)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? I should have stopped reading it when the nosebleeds started. 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 […]