Children's Book List

Reviews of Children's Literature

The Book With No Pictures

By: B.J. Novak

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The Book With No Pictures

Summary:
In this book with no pictures, the reader has to say every silly word, no matter what.

Rating: 5 *****

Kids will love this book. It’s filled with a bunch of silly words and pokes fun at the grown up reading it.

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Meet the Dullards

Written By: Sara Pennypacker
Illustrated By: Daniel Salmieri

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Meet the Dullards

Summary:
Mr. and Mrs. Dullard move their family to a boring town to avoid any excitement in their lives.

Rating: 4 ****

A funny book about parents who wish to be dull and kids who would like a little more excitement.

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T.L.C.

Written By M.H. Clark
Illustrated By: Shahab Shamshirsaz

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T.L.C.

Summary:
The house becomes increasingly chaotic as the well-meaning little girl tries to cheer up her mom. When nothing works, Mom finally says that all she needs is Tender Loving Care and the doting daughter happily obliges.

Rating: 4 ****

A funny story about a misunderstanding. The little girl has a great imagination. You’ll be delighted by all of the different acronym possibilities she comes up with.

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Bear Alert

By: David Biedrzycki

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Breaking News Bear Alert

Summary: In this story (told in the form of a television broadcast), bears emerge from hibernation demanding to be fed.

Rating: 3 ***

A silly story about two bears who run about town causing mayhem just by their presence. Biedrzycki tells a different story in the illustrations about some people based mayhem that the bears help to solve.

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Doggy Dog

By: Chris Raschka

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Doggy Dog

Summary:
Simple words and illustrations detail some of the things that Doggy Dog is not, including a cat, a lampshade, and a potato.

Rating: 4 ****

A silly book, though not as good as some of the others animals in the series.

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Fly Guy’s Amazing Tricks

By: Tedd Arnold

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Fly Guy’s Amazing Tricks

Summary:
Fly Guy has learned a lot of new tricks, but when he shows off at dinner time he and Buzz get into trouble–though later they prove useful.

Rating: 4 ****

A great first chapter book. It’s silly and light on text.

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Mama Cat has Three Kittens

By: Denise Fleming

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Mama Cat has Three Fishes

Summary:
While two kittens copy everything their mother does, their brother naps.

Rating: 5 *****

A silly story about three little kittens and their mother cat.

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The Simples Love a Picnic

By: J.C. Phillipps

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The Simples Love a Picnic


When Ben, Lulu, Mom, and Dad go to the park for a picnic, nothing goes according to plan.

Rating: 4 ****

A cute story about a picnic that goes awry, but is still lots of fun and funny.

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Thank You Octopus

By: Darren Farrell

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Thank You Octopus


Octopus helps his buddy get ready for bed, but in most unusual ways.

Rating: 5 *****

Your kids will be glad Octopus does not put them to bed. Everything nice he does in a very silly and yucky way.

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A Hat for Minerva Louise

Written By: Janet Morgan Stoeke

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A Hat for Minerva Louise


Minerva Louise, a snow-loving chicken, mistakes a pair of mittens for two hats to keep both ends warm.

Rating: 5 *****

A fun story for kids to respond to and interact with and for kids to start thinking about preparing for winter and their own wardrobe they might need.

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