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Let’s Have a Dog Party

When Frank’s well-meaning human throws him a surpise party, Frank is confused about where his quiet spot went. The partiers are loud, and Frank likes quiet. The partiers are rambunctious, and Frank wants calm. But never fear, Frank’s human finally … Continue reading


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Strictly No Elephants

The title and cover alone had me itching to read this picture book–there he is, a boy and his pet elephant (both wearing red scarves!) at a closed door with the sign “Strictly No Elephants”. The boy and his elephant … Continue reading

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Prudence Wants A Pet

When kids want pets, parents say, “No!” Prudence runs into the same problem, so she invents some rather unique pets. Droll text and illustrations with child appeal make this a must read. Author Cathleen Daly and illustrator Stephen Michael King … Continue reading

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Smoky Night

  Sometimes life isn’t about cuddly kittens and messy pizza.  Sometimes life is scary, unpredictable and discordant.  If you’d like to address the latter with children, Eve Bunting’s  Smoky Night is an honest story about the Los Angeles riots through … Continue reading

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