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Reviews of Children's Literature

Miss Brooks’ Story Nook

Written By Barbara Bottner
Illustrations by Michael Emberley


Miss Brooks’ Story Nook (where tales are told and ogres are welcome)

A school librarian encourages her students to make up stories, and teaches a lesson about bullying in the process.

Rating: 3 ***

The story is about Missy a girl who loves story time. One day the lights go out so Miss Brooks’ can’t read the story. The kids need to invent one themselves. Most of the kids are fixated on one topic. Miss Brooks teaches Missy and the kids how to make up their own story in the book and Missy creates on to help her solve her bully problem.

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A Library Book for Bear

Written By: Bonny Becker
Illustrated By: Kady MacDonald Denton


A Library Book for Bear

Although he sees no need for more books to read, Bear agrees to accompany Mouse to the library.

Rating: 4 ****

This book is part of a series. A good book for a child who has already made up her mind about something before giving it a try.

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Lola at the Library

Written By: Anna McQuinn
Illustrated By: Rosalind Beardshaw


Lola at the Library

Every Tuesday Lola and her mother visit their local library to return and check out books, attend story readings, and share a special treat.

Rating: 4 ****

This is a great book because kids can make an instant connection with it. It’s all about a trip to the library, something that they all do as well. A great way to talk about the next or previous library visit and compare to Lola’s. Of note, Lola and her Mom share a special treat after their visit.

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