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One Star Review Guess Who (#35)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? I read this a while ago and found this not that interesting. I found it creepy, actually. Who wants a freaking giant running around your room forcing dreams upon you? Then you wake up and see something out your window, […]

Review: Piper Green and the Fairy Tree by Ellen Potter

Piper Green

Piper Green and the Fairy Tree By Ellen Potter Illustrated by Qin Leng Knopf (Random House) ISBN: 9780553499230 $14.99 Grades 1-3 Out August 4, 2015 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library You know what’s normal? Being weird. Kids know this. But as we grow older we do our best to shed anything that […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#34)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? It is a great children’s book, but for some reason, when I was little, this book gave me chills. I guess it was the substitute teacher that bothered me…. Click here for the answer. One Star Review Guess Who […]

Review: McToad Mows Tiny Island by Tom Angleberger

McToad

McToad Mows Tiny Island By Tom Angleberger Illustrated by John Hendrix ABRAMS ISBN: 9781419716508 $16.95 Grades K-2 Out September 1, 2015 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library McToad likes Thursdays. Every other day of the week he mows the grass on Big Island. But Thursday is the day he mows […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#33)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? I just want to say that I think [Title] is one of the most disturbing books for young readers ever written. I remember, as a child, reading the first chapter over and over again, trying to figure out how a woman […]

Review: Dory and the Real True Friend by Abby Hanlon

Dory and the Real True Friend

Dory and the Real True Friend By Abby Hanlon Dial (Penguin) ISBN: 9780525428664 $14.99 Grades 1-3 Out July 7, 2015 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Why review a particular book? I was asked this recently and my answer was pretty simple: I like to review books I’m excited about. […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#32)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? The message of this book: You can’t escape your mom, so don’t even try. Click here for the answer. One Star Review Guess Who (#1) One Star Review Guess Who (#2) One Star Review Guess Who (#3) One Star […]

Review: The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes

Little Gardener

The Little Gardener By Emily Hughes Flying Eye Books ISBN: 9781909263437 $17.95 Grades PreK-2 Out August 11, 2015 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library To quote Great American Poet and Suggestive Dancer, Usher Raymond: “These are my confessions.” I arrived a bit late to the quiet book party. I’m there […]

Review: Billy and Goat at the State Fair by Dan Yaccarino

Billy and Goat

Billy and Goat at the State Fair By Dan Yaccarino Knopf (Random House) ISBN: 9780385753258 $16.99 Grades K-2 Out June 30, 2015 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Since it seems appropriate, I’d like to start with a very perceptive quote by author-illustrator Peter Brown, from his Boston Globe-Horn Book acceptance speech for […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#31)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? Where do I even begin? How about the cover? The cover makes it look like it’s some sort of book about potty training or something. Awful choice. Click here for the answer. One Star Review Guess Who (#1) One […]

Review: The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach

bear

The Bear Ate Your Sandwich By Julia Sarcone-Roach Knopf (Random House) ISBN: 9780375858604 $16.99 Grades K-2 Out Now *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library It’s sounds counter-intuitive, but the best Big Reveals are the ones that aren’t necessary. Or maybe it makes more sense to think of it this way: […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#30)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? A novel about word-changing… riveting! I apologize for the sarcasm, but… th-th-th-th-that’s all, folks! Click here for the answer. One Star Review Guess Who (#1) One Star Review Guess Who (#2) One Star Review Guess Who (#3) One Star […]

Review: Roger is Reading a Book by Koen Van Biesen

Roger is Reading a Book

Roger is Reading a Book By Koen Van Biesen Eerdmans Books ISBN: 9780802854421 $16.00 Grades PreK-1 Out Now *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library When I finally get around to writing the blog post “You Might Be Reading A Foreign Picture Book If…” one of the things on that list […]

Endangered Series #6: Nate the Great

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? (#29)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? As I am writing this review a song plays faintly in my mind: Sweet dreams are made of these Who am I to disagree? Travel the world and the seven seas Everybody’s looking for something Some of them want to use […]