Children's Book List

Reviews of Children's Literature

Who Eats First?

Written By: Ae-hae Yoon
Illustrated By: Hae-won Yang

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Who Eats First

Summary: It’s a sweet, juicy peach! A big round peach has fallen to the ground. Six animal friends are eager to gobble it up, but which one will be the first to take a bite? Each animal wants to eat first–but there’s a delicious surprise ahead for all! Elementary math concepts that relate to comparing, sorting, ordering, and measuring expand the lighthearted story about friendship–and competition.

Rating: 3 ***

A folk tale story about animals trying to solve a problem based on their different physical traits and their respective measurements.

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Big Bug

By: Henry Cole

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Big Bug

Summary: A nifty story about perspective. Cole shows images in focus and refocuses each image to include a bigger picture.

Rating: 4 ****

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Imani’s Moon

Written By: JaNay Brown-Wood
Illustrated By: Hazel Mitchell

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Imani’s Moon

Summary:
Little Imani of the Maasai people longs to do something great, like touching the moon, but the other children just laugh at her.

Rating: 5 *****

A great story resembling folklore of the triumph of a young girl’s accomplishments despite her size.

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Big and Little

Written By: Margaret Miller

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Big and Little


Photo book showing people with big and little objects.

Rating: 3 ***

A fun comparison book that shows objects and how all types of people can use them whether they are big or little. Little ones will comment on the photos and what’s going on

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Heart of a Tiger

By Marsha Diane Arnold

Heart of a Tiger
Reviewed by Children’s Book List

As the Name Day celebration approaches, a young kitten tries to deserve a noble name, by following the path of the beautiful Bengal tiger.

Rating: 5 *****

A great book with the moral that it’s not about size but what’s inside that makes a person strong.

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Blue Rabbit and Friends

By Christopher Wormell

Blue Rabbit and Friends

Blue Rabbit doesn’t like living in a cave in the middle of a dark forest. So he decides to search for a new and more exciting place to live. Along the way he meets Bear, Goose, and Dog, who are unhappy and uncomfortable with their own homes.

Rating: *****

A good story to introduce your child to logic and size.

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Tinka

By Rainy Dohaney

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Tinka

Tinka, a sheep the size of a cupcake, feels left out because she is so small, until a friendly crow helps her discover that size doesn’t matter.

Rating: ****

A beautifully illustrated book about friendship and pride.

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