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Review: Tell Me a Tattoo Story by Alison McGhee

Tattoo Story

Tell Me a Tattoo Story By Alison McGhee Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler Chronicle Books ISBN: 9781452119373 $16.99 Grades K-3 Out Now Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library I’m going to begin this review with an admission I never thought I would make at the beginning of a picture book review: I don’t have […]

Endangered Series #7: Cam Jansen

Series

Popularity comes, popularity goes. As librarians we’re always balancing between what will circulate like crazy and what we need to have in the collection. And we’re not the Library of Congress – we can’t (and shouldn’t) keep everything. An endangered series is one that appears to be waning in terms of popularity. But popularity isn’t everything. Should it […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#42)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? When Oliver Hardy cloned himself, he set up an underground bakery to employ his carbon-based copies. Notoriously, clones can be horribly defective and the rumness of Mr Hardy’s reproductions was evidenced by a slipshod attitude towards stock control and […]

Who’s Waldo? 3 Seek-and-Find Finds for 2016

Where's the Elephant

A book hasn’t caused me this much trouble since Where’s Waldo went to that barber pole factory. -Tracy Jordan, 30 Rock [Episode 4.02: Into the Crevasse] Seek and find: the original interactive children’s books. While maddening to some fictional sketch comedy performers (see: above), kids often regard them quite differently – with fascination. Most library […]

One Star Review Guess Who (#41)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? Like any other survival book. “OMG! What Am I Going To Do My Plane crashed!” *Cool Survival skills* “OH,Someone rescued me Yay!” *the End* Click here for the answer. One Star Review Guess Who (#1) One Star Review Guess […]

Nonfiction Monday: Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler by Kate Klimo

Dr. Seuss Doodler

Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler By Kate Klimo Illustrated by Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher Random House Books ISBN: 9781101935514 $12.99 Grades K-2 Out January 26, 2016 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library There are plenty of picture book biographies out there. And plenty that fall in the chapter zone (of which the […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#40)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? I found this to be the singular most irritating gift upon graduation day…and while I like [Author] okay and all, I don’t necessarily find wisdom in his rhymes upon graduating from college. When [Author] can find me a job, then […]

Nonfiction Monday: Welcome to the Symphony by Carolyn Sloan

Welcome

Welcome to the Symphony By Carolyn Sloan Illustrated by James Williamson Workman ISBN: 9780761176473 $24.99 Grades K-3 Out Now Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library I’ve never felt the need to review a book with sounds on this blog before. Push a button, Elmo giggles – I get the appeal. Most don’t beg […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#39)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? I often wonder if I had a time machine what I would use it for. After reading the first [title of the series] novel I can safely say I would go back and spare myself the time I took reading […]

Nonfiction Monday: The Secret Subway by Shana Corey

Secret Subway

The Secret Subway By Shana Corey Illustrated by Red Nose Studio Schwartz & Wade Books (Random House) ISBN: 9780375870712 $17.99 Grades K-3 Out March 8, 2016 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Sometimes things become so commonplace, we forget how incredible they are. Comedian Louis C.K. has a bit about […]

Review: Is Mommy? by Victoria Chang

Is Mommy

Is Mommy? By Victoria Chang Illustrated by Marla Frazee Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster) ISBN: 9781481402927 $15.99 Grades PreK-1 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Rarely do I read something and think, “Wait. You can do that in a picture book?” But that was exactly my experience reading Is […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#38)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? seriously, a children’s book on how to abuse your dad physically? unacceptable in my eyes. Click here for the answer. One Star Review Guess Who (#1) One Star Review Guess Who (#2) One Star Review Guess Who (#3) One […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#37)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? I’ve heard many people tell me that it was a good book. I do not understand. I thought time travel was debunked by Stephen Hawkings. Click here for the answer. One Star Review Guess Who (#1) One Star Review […]

Review: The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi

Tea Party

The Tea Party in the Woods By Akiko Miyakoshi Kids Can Press ISBN: 9781771381079 $16.95 Grades PreK-1 Out Now *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Everything is not as it seems. That premise has been the starting point for some of the most enduring stories in children’s literature. Alice’s Adventures […]

Review Imelda & the Goblin King by Briony May Smith

Imelda

Imelda & the Goblin King By Briony May Smith Flying Eye Books ISBN: 9781909263659 $17.95 Grades PreK-2 Out October 20, 2015 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library There has maybe never been a time in human history when we are more focused on “new”. I’m guilty of it. It seems like with all […]