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*A Light for my Path: An ABC Book Based on Psalm 119 by Davis Carman, illustrated by Alice Ratterree

This book is a “Best of the Best” pick from our Winter Book Fair. CLICK HERE to see more gift ideas! *A Light for My Path: An ABC Book Based on Psalm 119 by Davis Carman and illustrated by Alice Ratterree. Apologia, 2013. 80 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 0-8 Maturity Level: 1 (ages 0-4), 2 […]

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Tea With Grandpa by Barney Saltzberg

Tea With Grandpa by Barney Saltzberg. Roaring Book Press, 2014. 40 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, Ages 0-8 Maturity Level: 1 (0-4), 2 (4-8) Grandparents who live far away from their grandchildren will especially appreciate this simple book about a little girl and her grandpa who manage to maintain a regular afternoon tea date. Very simple […]

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*Waiting is Not Easy! by Mo Willems

*Waiting Is Not Easy! by Mo Willems. Hyperion, 2014. 64 pages. Reading Level: Easy/Leveled Readers (ages 4-8) Maturity Level: 1, 2 (ages 0-8) **Spoiler alert** Elephant & Piggie fans will just have to take our word for it and skip the review if they don’t want to hear the ending. Somehow, in this 22nd Elephant […]

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Fix This Mess! by Tedd Arnold

Fix This Mess! by Tedd Arnold. I LIKE TO READ series. Holiday House, 2014. 32 pages. Reading Level: Easy/Leveled Reader, ages 4-8 Maturity Level: 2 (ages 4-8) Belly laughs from kindergartners make reading sessions so much more enjoyable, and Tedd Arnold delivers in this quirky picture-book-sized easy reader about a cleaning robot. Beginning at the […]

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Number One Sam by Greg Pizzoli

Number One Sam by Greg Pizzoli. Disney-Hyperion, 2014. 32 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, Easy/Leveled Readers,ages 4-8 Maturity Level: 1, 2 (ages 0-4, 4-8) Pizzoli’s humorous The Watermelon Seed won the Geisel Award, which is devoted to the best early readers published in a given year. Number One Sam contains the same style of illustrations […]

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The Big Fib by Tim Hamilton

The Big Fib by Tim Hamilton. I LIKE TO READ series. Holiday House, 2014. 32 pages. Reading Level: Easy/Leveled Readers, ages 4-8 Maturity Level: 1, 2 (ages 0-4, 4-8) New readers will easily be able to read the many one-syllable words in this cautionary tale full of quirky illustrations. The nameless boy and dog make creative […]

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*Christmas is Here by Lauren Castillo

Christmas is Here by Lauren Castillo. Simon & Schuster, 2010. 32 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books (0-4, 4-8) Maturity Level: All The only text in this sweetly illustrated picture book comes from the KJV version of Luke 2, a familiar text even to many children. Wordless pictures show a young family (dad, mom, boy, babe-in-arms, […]

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Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp

*Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas by Ann Voskamp. Tyndale, 2014. 154 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 4 and up Maturity Level: 2 (ages 4-8) and up Imagine a priceless gift that was given when you didn’t deserve it, something you could never earn. What if it could never be taken away, couldn’t […]

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Noah Webster and His Words by Jeri Chase Ferris and illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch

Noah Webster and His Words by Jeri Chase Ferris and illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch. Houghton Mifflin, 2012. 32 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 4-8, 8-12 Maturity Level: 2 (ages 4-8) and up Noah Webster was convinced that the fledgling American nation needed to distinguish itself with American schoolbooks. First he wrote the “blue-backed speller,” […]

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Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse by Torben Kuhlmann

Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse by Torben Kuhlmann. NorthSouth, 2014. 96 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, Chapter Books, ages 4-10 Maturity Level: 2 (ages 4-8), 3 (ages 8-10) An intrepid mouse, determined to escape the peril of mousetraps and predators by emigrating to America, devises a series of flying contraptions based on what he […]

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Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine by Gloria Whelan and illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine by Gloria Whelan and illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. Simon and Schuster, 2014. 40 pages. Reading Level: Picture Books, ages 4-8 Maturity Level: 2 (ages 4-8) It is hard for our modern sensibilities to understand the enormity of the social faux pas Queen Victoria would have committed had she allowed her subjects […]

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