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One Star Review Guess Who? (#57)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? I suppose it’s possible that this book could have been even more depressing, but I can’t think of a way. Click here for the answer. Why do I share these? Click here. Previously . . . One Star Review […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#56)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? I do not […] want my kindergartener reading about bull fighting at the age of 6. Click here for the answer. Why do I share these? Click here. Previously . . . One Star Review Guess Who (#1) One […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#55)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? It’s a little bit hypocritical for people to look at Christian allegory and say it’s just dishonest preaching in disguise, only for one of their side to use a book that has a subtext for their own humanist worldview. […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#54)

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 an evil kid’s book, for sure. Pick it up and you’ll be condemned to a near eternity of grueling tongue twisters. And your kid will love it… Not because it’s one of Seuss’s masterpieces, but because he […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#53)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? Loved this book as a kid. Hated it as an adult. I despised the main character, whose obsession with his dogs is not cute. And the faux-mysticism of the dogs is annoying. Pretty much the only people I rooted […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#52)

One Star Review Guess Who

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? Dr. Mr. Sendak, Please seek therapy elsewhere and stop scaring the hell out of me! Click here for the answer. Previously . . . One Star Review Guess Who (#1) One Star Review Guess Who (#2) One Star Review […]

Review: Ellie in Concert by Mike Wu

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Ellie in Concert By Mike Wu Disney-Hyperion ISBN: 9781484712382 $16.99 Grades K-2 Out Now Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library

One Star Review Guess Who? (#51)

One Star Review Guess Who

  Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon? Utter nonsense. There were maybe 2 truly funny parts; the rest ridiculous, pointless, NONSENSE. Some of it was so entirely stupid that I have to wonder if the translation was correct. There was no plot, just–again–NONSENSE. Click here […]

One Star Review Guess Who? (#50)

One Star Review Guess Who

Today, on the occasion of the 50th One Star Review Guess Who post, I wanted to take a moment to share the reasons I do this. 1. It’s just funny sometimes. 2. It’s a good reminder to me that readers are not a monolith. While one reader might call a book a classic, another might […]

Books on Film: Watch the Captain Underpants Trailer

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The Captain is coming to theaters on June 2nd and here’s the first trailer for the film. Seems like the spirit of the books is intact. Or, if you prefer, you can watch someone watching the trailer. Youtube is a strange place.

Review: Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder

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Charlie & Mouse By Laurel Snyder Illustrated by Emily Hughes Chronicle Books ISBN: 9781452131535 $14.99 Grades K-1 Out April 11, 2017 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library

Review: Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

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Wolf in the Snow By Matthew Cordell Feiwel & Friends ISBN: 9781250076366 $17.99 Grades K-2 Out Now *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Watch the book trailer for Wolf in the Snow:

And the Winners of Our 2017 Mock Caldecott Are . . .

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Over 500 K-4th grade students read, discussed, and debated a group of the best picture books of 2016. This week they voted. And the winners of our 2017 Mock Caldecott are . . . MOCK CALDECOTT MEDAL: The Night Gardener by Terry and Eric Fan MOCK CALDECOTT HONOR: Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy […]

Review: Bertolt by Jacques Goldstyn

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Bertolt By Jacques Goldstyn Enchanted Lion Books ISBN: 9781592702299 $15.95 Grades K-2 Out April 11, 2017 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library 1. Bertolt is the name of the tree. 2. Jacques Goldstyn is a Canadian author/illustrator/cartoonist. This book was originally published in Canada in French. 3. The unnamed protagonist is a self-described […]

Review: Bruno by Catharina Valckx

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Bruno: Some of the More Interesting Days in My Life So Far By Catharina Valckx Illustrated by Nicolas Hubesch Gecko Press ISBN: 9781776571246 $16.99 Grades 1-3 Out April 1, 2017 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library (Click to enlarge)