Children's Book List

Reviews of Children's Literature

I Wanna Go Home

Written By: Karen Kaufman Orloff
Illustrated By: David Catrow

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I Wanna Go Home

Summary:
Through a series of letters, Alex tries to convince his parents that he should not be staying with his grandparents while they are away, but slowly comes to realize that he can have fun, even at Happy Hills Retirement Community.

Rating: 5 *****

A good story for kids who are anxious about staying with Grandparents.

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How to Babysit a Grandma

Written By: Jean Reagan
Illustarted By: Lee Wildish

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How to Babysit a Grandma

Summary:
A little girl provides instructions for properly babysitting one’s grandmother, such as taking trips to the park and singing duets.

Rating: 5 *****

A wonderful book for kids who are ready to understand what goes on when babysitting or who are resistant to staying even at Grandma’s house.

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Good Dog, Carl

By: Alexandra Day

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Good Dog, Carl

Summary:
Depicts the adventures of an infant girl and her canine babysitter one day while Mother is out.

Rating: 5 *****

As dog babysitters go Carl is the best.

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Bear and Mrs. Duck

By Elizabeth Winthrop

Bear and Mrs. Duck

When Mrs. Duck comes to babysit for Bear while Nora goes to the store, the story of their time together charming and full of gently funny dialogue provides plenty of good press for babysitters everywhere.

Rating: *****

Any child who has a special bear will love this book. My son really empathized with Nora. It’s also a nice book to talk about babysitting and having to leave every once in a while.

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