Category Archives: Reviews

Review: The Zoo is Closed Today! by Evelyn Beilenson

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press Publication Date: June 5, 2014 Recommended Grades: Pre-K-2 Sue and John walk to the Kalama Zoo, but when they arrive, they are in for a big surprise. The zoo is closed until further notice. But, why? … Continue reading

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Sidekicked by John David Anderson

Sidekicked by John David Anderson Publisher: Walden Pond Press Publication Date: June 25, 2013 Recommended Grades: 4-8 “Andrew Bean might be part of H.E.R.O., a secret organization for the training of superhero sidekicks, but that doesn’t mean that life is … Continue reading

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Big Birthday by Kate Hosford

Written by: Kate Hosford Illustrated by: Holly Clifton-Brown Published by: Carolrhoda Books Date: February 1, 2012 Big Birthday is the sequel to Big Bouffant.  In this story, Annabelle is tired of the same old birthday parties and wants something different.  … Continue reading

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Literacy Toolbox Review: The Greedy Sparrow: An Armenian Tale Retold by Lucine Kasbarian

The Greedy Sparrow: An Armenian Tale is a new book to help you teach your child about greed, selfishness, and using good judgment.  In this retell of an Armenian folktale, a trickster sparrow takes advantage of people, trading items he … Continue reading

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