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“. . . should fly off the shelves and into the waiting hearts of young readers.”

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“. . . will no doubt get passed along from one preteen girl to many another.”

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“. . . a fractured fairy tale, a hero’s journey, and a clever lesson plan all rolled into one.”

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“Too Much Glue cleverly captures young children’s love of art, hands-on construction, and messy glue and combines it all with the wonder of boundless imagination. . . .

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“. . . a timely book . . .”

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“It’s clear that the creators of The Snatchabook set out to deliver a lighthearted tale, so it’s baffling . . .”

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“It is wonderful to help others in need.”

Gus, the Dinosaur Bus is cute story about a dinosaur that takes children to school as if he is a bus.

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"Weak try. Questionable delivery. Wrong message."

I hate to slam a picture book. After all, they're for children, and children are sweet, right?

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“This quiet book touches upon very important topics that are just as relevant today.”

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“. . . as pleasing as the book is visually and as winning as the concept may be, the story leaves something to be desired.”

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Homeroom Headhunters: The Tribe, the first book in a trilogy of children’s novels by Clay McCloud Chapman, addresses the typical middle school student’s personal struggle to fit in at scho

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“A gem of a book! Bravo! Encore!”

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“. . . a refreshing and humorous angle on the importance of accepting others as they are.”

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“My Little Blue Robot is a great concept realized in 3-D.”

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"However ultimately cheerful Ribbit! is, it also sneakily offers up a deeply moving universal message that bears highlighting for both children and adults."

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“. . . as sweet and as filling as the jelly beans fans flung at the Beatles.”

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“. . . sidesplitting . . .”

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“At last, a picture book perfect for reading to reluctant bathers as well as pirates and cowboys who fight the night.”

Who woulda thunk it?

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In her pleasant picture book biography, Jan Pinborough’s debut highlights a woman who transformed libraries from hushed rooms designed for polite adults to vibrant environments that include childre

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“If laughter is the best medicine, Bully Bait provides a welcome dose.”

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“. . . a beauty to behold.”

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Easter will be here in no time, and parents who are trying to decide how to introduce this eggy tradition to their little ones may find a little board book called Ollie’s Easter Egg by Oli

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“Cheer Up, Mouse! is adorable.”

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“Wyatt Burp Rides Again (The Adventures of Jo Schmo) definitely qualifies as a ‘best’ children’s book.”

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