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Do Princesses Have Best Friends Forever?
Do Princesses Have Best Friends Forever?
by Carmela LaVigna Coyle
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $11.56
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Designed to appeal to especially girls ages 4-8, February 24, 2011
"Do Princesses Have Best Friends Forever?" is a delightful illustrated book about two girls who spend a day in creative, fun play activities together. Whimsical pastel illustrations make the verse play date descriptions hilariously real. A harried mother makes it easy for messy making girls to help clean up after themselves (though not too much). The joy of discovering a friend and exploring the world together is encapsulated in "Do Princesses Have Best Friends Forever?" At the end of their play date, the girls decide to commemorate their wonderful friendship by making and decorating two pink bracelets with double pink hearts. Two detachable pink bracelets with double hearts are affixed to the last page of "Do Princesses Have Best Friends Forever?" for young readers to decorate, wear and enjoy. This book if the fist in a series by the same authors, beginning with "Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?" Because of its detachable parts (the friendship bracelets), this book is not recommended for children younger than 3 years of age. "Do Princesses have Best Friends forever?" is designed to appeal to especially girls ages 4-8.


The Sick Bug Goes to School
The Sick Bug Goes to School
by Susie Bazil
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great teaching book that has a place in every elementary classroom, February 24, 2011
"The Sick Bug Goes to School" is a sequel to "The Sick Bug," written by the same author. Using both catchy versed narrative and humorous, darkly colorful illustrations, "The Sick Bug Goes To School" tells children exactly how sickness is spread in school, and what the best rules are for not catching a sick bug. Careful, frequent hand washing and covering one's mouth when coughing or nose when sneezing are demonstrated. The transmission of sick bugs is amusingly demonstrated with creative artistic simulations for zany little representative sick bugs. "The Sick Bug Goes to School" will take school age kids a long way in learning how to be proactive about keeping themselves healthy, meanwhile demystifying the fearsome aspects of contracting illness and dealing with common symptoms. "The Sick Bug Goes to School" is a great teaching book that has a place in every elementary classroom.


Off We Go to the Dentist (Off We Go! series/U.S. edition)
Off We Go to the Dentist (Off We Go! series/U.S. edition)
by Avril Webster
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A valued and valuable addition to school and community library picture book collections for children ages 4 to 8, February 24, 2011
At a minimum, all children ages 4 and older should see a dentist twice a year for check-ups. But going to the dentist for the very first time can be frightening if a child is unprepared for what they can expect to have happen. That's why "Off We Go To The Dentist", a collaborative picture book written by Avril Webster and illustrated by David Ryley, will prove to be such a valued and valuable addition to school and community library picture book collections for children ages 4 to 8. Featuring a story of a little girl going to the dentist. Children are introduced to key concepts that include greeting the dental receptionist, the waiting room, greeting the dentist, the special dental chair and dental lights, the dentist's mask and gloves, the dentists digital exploration of the child's mouth, the subsequent use of the dental mirror and tools, the value of brushing and flossing regularly, and being offered a new toothbrush! Superbly presented and charmingly illustrated, "Off We Go To The Dentist" should be considered an essential resource by any parent prior to taking their child to the dentist for the very first time. Also very highly recommended are two other titles in the new 'Off We Go' series from Woodbine House: "Off We Go To The Grocery Store" and "Off We Go For A Haircut".


Off We Go for a Haircut (Off We Go! series/U.S. edition)
Off We Go for a Haircut (Off We Go! series/U.S. edition)
by Avril Webster
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars A useful introduction for children ages 4 to 8, February 24, 2011
Getting a haircut for the very first time can be scary! That's what "Off We Go For A Haircut" is such a useful introduction for children ages 4 to 8. With a simple and descriptive storyline by Avril Webster that is superbly and colorfully illustrated by David Ryley, children are introduced to all the basic elements and procedures of getting a hair cut including greeting and being greeted by a hair salon employee, getting their hair washed, the hairdressers painless use of scissors, clippers, hair dryers, and hair spray, seeing their hair on the floor, and paying for the hair cut. Bright, cheerful, and thoroughly 'kid friendly', "Off We Got For A Haircut" is an ideal addition to school and community library collections. Also very highly recommended are two other titles in the 'Off We Go' series from Woodbine House: "Off We Go To The Grocery Store" and "Off We Go To The Dentist".


Off We Go to the Grocery Store (Off We Go! series/U.S. edition)
Off We Go to the Grocery Store (Off We Go! series/U.S. edition)
by Avril Webster
Edition: Paperback
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Introduces children ages 4 to 8 years of age to what it's like to shop in a local community grocery store with their parents, February 24, 2011
Authored by Avril Webster and illustrated by David Ryley, "Off We Go To The Grocery Store" is a thoroughly charming, fourteen page picture book that introduces children ages 4 to 8 years of age to what it's like to shop in a local community grocery store with their parents. Kids are introduced to such basic concepts as a shopping list, parking the car, shopping carts, check out counters, and paying for groceries to take back home. Lively, colorful, with simple sentences combine in perfect union with colorful pictures to tell an informative and entertaining story of going to a grocery store. Also very highly recommended for preschool, grade school, and community library collections are the two other titles in this new, thoroughly kid friendly, 'Off We Go' series from Woodbine House: "Off We Go For A Haircut" and "Off We Go To The Dentist".


A Line in the Sand
A Line in the Sand
by CJ Connolly
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fine pick for any young primary school reader and for read-alouds, February 24, 2011
This review is from: A Line in the Sand (Hardcover)
A prank can be something in good fun, but a prank can also go horribly wrong. "A Line in the Sand" tells the story of young Wil as he's pulled between what's fun for him and how it does harm to other people. Done in rhyme with plenty of virtue and morals throughout with a simple and charming art style from Lisa Adams, "A Line in the Sand" is a fine pick for any young primary school reader and for read-alouds.


Teenie
Teenie
by Christopher Grant
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fine story of change makes this an outstanding pick!, February 24, 2011
This review is from: Teenie (Hardcover)
TEENIE provides the debut novel of Christopher Grant and offers a different perspective as it tells of a high school freshman who lives in Brooklyn and is a good student with a bright future. Teenie wants to leave Brooklyn and live in Spain, as part of a prestigious study abroad program, but romances and an online involvement are distracting her from her goals. A fine story of change makes this an outstanding pick!


It's Not Like I Planned It This Way: Including Alice; Alice on Her Way; Alice in the Know
It's Not Like I Planned It This Way: Including Alice; Alice on Her Way; Alice in the Know
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Edition: Paperback
Price: $8.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars Friendships gone awry and more mark a powerful presentation highly recommended, February 24, 2011
Fans of Naylor's 'Alice' books now have three Alice adventures under one cover: INCLUDING ALICE, ALICE ON HER WAY and ALICE IN THE KNOW. Alice continues to grow and mature in each of these fine titles, moving from gaining a stepmother and sharing her home with her former seventh-grade English teacher to handling her own budding romance - with someone who is not her boyfriend. Friendships gone awry and more mark a powerful presentation highly recommended, especially for former Alice readers who will appreciate having three titles under one cover in a very affordable paperback format.
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The Stranger (Urban Underground (Quality))
The Stranger (Urban Underground (Quality))
by Anne Schraff
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars Packs a punch both as a valuable coping tool to struggling teens and as an intriguing story about 16 year old Ernesto Sandoval, February 24, 2011
"The Stranger" is a teen urban novel written in the setting of an urban Latino neighborhood, featuring high school students who encounter issues of relationships, loyalties, gangs and drugs, bullies, self esteem, and more. The short length (200 pages) and highly engaging subject matter is encouraging to young adult teen readers. "The Stranger" packs a punch both as a valuable coping tool to struggling teens and as an intriguing story about 16 year old Ernesto Sandoval, a newly returned student at Cesar Chavez H. S. who encounters both change and challenge in the barrio after a 10 year absence in Los Angeles. He finds himself falling in love, despite misgivings. Will Ernesto make friends again in the barrio, and will he find a relationship with a girl he is beginning to care for, even though she is tormented in an unequal relationship with an abusive boyfriend? Ernesto's mom advises him, "Don't fall in love with the girl you want her to be." How Ernesto negotiates these tricky waters makes for good reading and also good life skills development. Also recommended in this series by the same author is "To Catch a Dream," "Darkest Secrets," "No Fear," and "Time of Courage."


Portia's Incredible Journey
Portia's Incredible Journey
by Emma L Price
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars A strong addition for any youth fiction collection, February 24, 2011
No one's life is perfect, and it's dealing with those imperfections that makes us better people. "Portia's Incredible Journey" a novel for children focusing on the constant challenges that young people face through their life, and as Portia's Grandmother puts it, weathering the succession of storms. With a powerful message for youth readers and much to inspire, "Portia's Incredible Journey" is a strong addition for any youth fiction collection.


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