Children's Book List

Reviews of Children's Literature

Float

By: Daniel Miyares

Float

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Summary: A wordless picture book about a boy who loses his paper boat in the rain.

Rating: 3 *****

A sweet story about teaching kids resilience when losing a toy.

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Waiting

By: Kevin Henkes

Waiting

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Summary: Five friends sit happily on a windowsill, waiting for something amazing to happen. The owl is waiting for the moon. The pig is waiting for the rain. The bear is waiting for the wind. The puppy is waiting for the snow. And the rabbit is just looking out the window because he likes to wait! What will happen? Will patience win in the end? Or someday will the friends stop waiting and do something unexpected?

Rating: 3 ***

Henkes offers a fun perspective of the seasons, through the eyes of the trinkets sitting on a windowsill.

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Toys Meet Snow

Written By: Emily Jenkins
Illustrated By: Paul O. Zelinsky

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Toys Meet Snow

Summary: While Little Girl is away on winter vacation, her toys, Lumphy, StingRay, and Plastic, decide to go outside and learn more about snow.

Rating: 2 **

Each toy offers a different perspective of snow.

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Clever Bill

By William Nicholson

Clever Bill
Reviewed by Children’s Book List

A toy solider is left behind and finds his way against several obstacles to be with the child again.

Rating: 4 ****

Children really believe their toys have abilities and this story lets them know that their toys care about them too.

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The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real

By Margery Williams Bianco

The Velveteen Rabbit

Nursery magic is very strange and wonderful, and only those playthings that are old and wise and experienced like the Skin Horse understand all about it. Like the Skin Horse, Margery Williams understood how toys–and people–become real through the wisdom and experience of love.

Rating: *****

This is a wonderful book encapturing the story of how much a child can love a stuffed animal.

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