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Book review: Rotten Ralph's Rotten Family, by Jack Gantos, illustrated by Nicole Rubel

Gantos, Jack. Rotten Ralph’s Rotten Family. “A Rotten Ralph Rotten Reader”. Illustrated by Nicole Rubel. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2014. $16.99. ISBN 9780374363536. 48 pgs. Ages 6-8. 80 more words

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Book review: Blown Away, by Rob Biddulph

Biddulph, Rob. Blown Away. Harper, 2014. $17.99. ISBN 9780062367242. Unp. Ages 4-6. P8Q8.

This rhymed story about some accidental travelers is illustrated with digital images that work very well to communicate the icy coldness of the north and the warm, lush feeling of a tropical island. 74 more words

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Book review: We the People: The Constitution of the United States, by Peter Spier

Spier, Peter. We the People: The Constitution of the United States. Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 1987/2014. $17.99. ISBN 9780385376174. Unp. Ages 5-9. P5Q8. 119 more words

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The Castle Across the Street Now in Hardcover

That’s right ladies and gentlemen! The Castle Across the Street is now available in hardcover. You can purchase it on Amazon.com and BN.com, and it should soon be available for order in bookstores. 23 more words


Review: Outstanding in the Rain by Frank Viva

Hardcover, 32 pages
Expected publication: April 14th 2015 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Source: Finished copy from Publisher

This book is such a nice chocolately brown it made me want to be like Oliver Jeffers’s  398 more words


MRA 2015 Picturebook Presentation Slides & Booklist

Last week, I attended one of my favorite conferences – the Annual Michigan Reading Association Conference. On Sunday afternoon I presented a session titled “Examining Illustration/Text Relationships in Picturebooks for Classroom Selection and Discussion”. 104 more words

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Review: The ABC Animal Orchestra by Donald Saaf

Hardcover, 40 pages
Expected publication: April 7th 2015 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Source: Publisher

My niece, Zara, is 22 months old and she knows the alphabet quite well though she has a tendency to get confused sometimes. 112 more words