Category Archives: children

Book Review: Dixie and the School Trip by Grace Gilman

Dixie and the School Trip by Grace Gilman is the fourth I Can Read story featuring Dixie the dog.  It is a level 1, Beginning reader has “short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts for children eager to read on their … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beverly Cleary’s “First Love” Series

Beverly Cleary’s “First Love” series encompasses four books: Fifteen (1956); The Luckiest Girl (1958); Jean and Johnny (1959); and Sister of the Bride (1963).  As a child in the late 70’s and early 80’s, I vividly remember going to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems

If you enjoy Mo Willems‘ series of pigeon books, you will continue to laugh reading The Pigeon Needs a Bath!  Despite the pigeon’s filthy appearance, it refuses to take a bath.  The pigeon makes up any excuse it can think … Continue reading

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Book Review: Skunks by Sandra Markle

My son and I recently attended an event at the library where the presenter spoke about a variety of animals including skunks.  This caught my son’s attention immediately, and he wanted to check out books about skunks.   I helped him … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nothing like a puffin by Sue Soltis

In Sue Soltis’ first children’s book, Nothing like a puffin, she compares and contrasts a playful puffin with every day items.  Is a puffin unique?  Is it similar to a ladder, a newspaper, or a shovel?  How about a goldfish, snake, … Continue reading

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