Reviews written by Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer

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October 11, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Get Ready For School

Sadie wants her little sister, Eva to be ready for Kindergarten. She attempts to teach her EVERYTHING she thinks Eva ought to know. Poor Eva gets nervous before she even gets to school! This is a sweet story about an older sibling who...

October 11, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
What a Bad Hair Day!

Poor Harriet! Her curly hair is not doing what it is supposed to (I've been there) and her siblings decide to help her tame her hair. Each page gets a little more crazy and more of Harriet's curls keep popping out! This is a fun story with...

October 11, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Cute for Christmas

Little Rabbit's Christmas is a great story to add to your Christmas collection of books, especially if you have a young reader. Little Rabbit is so excited to get a brand new red sled from the Christmas Rabbit but he does NOT want to share. Little Rabbit learns...

October 11, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Little Rabbit Goes Off to School

In this installment of the Little Rabbit series, Little Rabbit is off to school for the first time. He takes his toy, Charlie Horse, with him and away they go. Charlie Horse causes all kinds of problems for Little Rabbit all day long but Little Rabbit isn't ready...

July 27, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Cute Pups!

I enjoyed reading about Lola and her little brother Zeke. The message about tattling is simple and easy for kids to understand. I think young children will love looking at the photos of these two cute pups and giggle along with their adventures. ...

July 11, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Kids Fiction
Goose Is Back

In Goose Goes to School, Sophie is getting ready to head off to her first day of school. She wishes Goose could come with her but her mom says he can't. Sophie is a little nervous about starting school and making new friends but she is so happy...

July 11, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Jumps Right Off the Page

What I loved: First of all, I fell in love with the design of this book. From the cover to the illustrations, it has a vintage feel with a modern story. I did not read Between the Lines so I was a little worried about jumping into...

June 06, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Kids Fiction
Rhyming Fun

Rappy the Raptor is an upbeat story about Rappy who rhymes every time he talks. Rappy's parents and doctors try and figure out what is wrong with him. They finally realize that he is perfect just the way he is. This would be a great book...

May 28, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Kid President is Awesome!

I was sure surprised when this book came in the mail. What a beautiful, hard cover book jam packed with wonderful messages that both children and adults can take to heart. I started out skimming through the pages and soon found myself reading everything...

May 28, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Sweet Florabelle

Florabelle marches to the beat of her own drum. She has a wonderful imagination and creates some fun situations for herself. I loved Florabelle's attitude and enjoyed seeing the world through her eyes. The illustrations in this book are both photographs and drawings and it...

May 19, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
It Isn't Over

I finished this book a few days ago and have been mulling over this review in my head since then. There were many things that I enjoyed about The Heir but I didn't feel myself connecting as much with this story as the previous installments. What...

May 19, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Classic

First of all, let me say that I could take these illustrations and hang them on my wall. They are beautiful! Paddington is such a timeless story and Paddington at the Beach is a delightful addition. The pages aren't overloaded with words and the seagulls...

May 19, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
A Fancy Party

As a teacher, I love using Fancy Nancy books to teach new vocabulary words. The beginning reader format of this book is great for early readers. There are some bigger vocabulary words throughout the book, so it is geared a little more toward independent readers--the guided reading level...

May 19, 2015
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Friendly and Informative

I grew up reading the stories of The Berenstain Bear Family and now I enjoy reading those same books to my own children. Hospital Friends gives children a tour of the hospital and the people working there. Nothing is scary or overwhelming for young readers. ...

April 26, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Enjoyable Sequel

What I liked: Elizabeth Eulberg never fails to disappoint me as a reader. Her stories and engaging and her characters are memorable. It has been a while since I have read The Lonely Hearts Club but I jumped right into We Can Work It Out without missing...

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