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Scholastic Reader Pre-Level 1: Gus Makes a Friend
Scholastic Reader Pre-Level 1: Gus Makes a Friend
by Frank Remkiewicz
Edition: Paperback
Price: $3.68
66 used & new from $0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, March 19, 2013
This pre-Level 1 reader is a great read for beginning readers. The story is wonderful. The sentences are short, and many repeat words for reinforcement. Gus wants to play but no one has time. So he decides to make a friend; while working on his snow friend Ned sees him and they work together. The story is fun and entertaining. The illustrations are awesome. This is the first book by Frank Remkiewicz we have read but we will definitely be tracking down more.


Scholastic Reader Picture Clue, Level 1: Noodles: A Friend for Noodles
Scholastic Reader Picture Clue, Level 1: Noodles: A Friend for Noodles
by Hans Wilhelm
Edition: Paperback
51 used & new from $0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars Well done, March 19, 2013
This is the second of the Noodles book we have read and is very different from the other. In this story, 6 words are replaced throughout the story with pictures. It makes it fun to read and young readers love it. The 6 pictographs appear again and again throughout the story. They are Noodles, leaves, bear, Fox, pumpkin and apples. Children will love the story and following Noodles and his adventures to find his lost bear, playing hide and seek and spending time roaming around the outdoors. A great leveled reader geared for young children.


Scholastic Reader Level 1: Noodles: I Hate Bullies!
Scholastic Reader Level 1: Noodles: I Hate Bullies!
by Hans Wilhelm
Edition: Paperback
71 used & new from $0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, March 19, 2013
This book is a fun story, but in today's zero tolerance age, defending himself might not be appreciated. Noodles has his bone taken by a bully and he wants it back. The book is towards the lower end of the level 1 reader's simple words and short sentences. There is also a work list of words that end the same at the end of the book. I loved the story and the book, but many parents might not appreciate it.


Jillian Jiggs and the Great Big Snow
Jillian Jiggs and the Great Big Snow
by Phoebe Gilman
Edition: Hardcover
17 used & new from $0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars Snow Day Fun, March 19, 2013
Jillian is a child with a zest for life; unfortunately she is known to lose a thing a or two. And do you know what her mother will say?

"Jillian, Jillian say it's not true!
How do you lose all the things that you do?"

But in this story it goes very far, such as how many things can she lose in one day at the park? While playing in the snow with her friends and making a series of Martian snow creatures, she loses item after item of clothing but just keeps playing.

The illustrations in this story were great fun. Children will love them and the rhyming story. It is an awesome book and we will be looking to read more Jillian Jiggs adventures soon.


Jillian Jiggs and the Great Big Snow
Jillian Jiggs and the Great Big Snow
by Phoebe Gilman
Edition: Paperback
18 used & new from $3.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Snow Day Fun, March 19, 2013
Jillian is a child with a zest for life; unfortunately she is known to lose a thing a or two. And do you know what her mother will say?

"Jillian, Jillian say it's not true!
How do you lose all the things that you do?"

But in this story it goes very far, such as how many things can she lose in one day at the park? While playing in the snow with her friends and making a series of Martian snow creatures, she loses item after item of clothing but just keeps playing.

The illustrations in this story were great fun. Children will love them and the rhyming story. It is an awesome book and we will be looking to read more Jillian Jiggs adventures soon.


Spiral Draw
Spiral Draw
Price: $10.89
70 used & new from $3.04

5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun, March 19, 2013
This review is from: Spiral Draw (Paperback)
When I saw this book it brought back childhood memories of spiral-doodle. It includes the drawing frame, 4 see-through colour shape wheels, a 6-color pen, and a 48-page booklet of ideas. The possible designs are nearly endless, and will be entertaining to children and parents alike. I could spend hours doing designs with this; not sure how much time my kids will get to play with it. But when they do they love it!


A Porcupine in a Pine Tree
A Porcupine in a Pine Tree
by Helaine Becker
Edition: Hardcover
38 used & new from $0.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesomeness, March 19, 2013
This book is a wonderful story for the whole family. My children got into it from the first time we read (sang) it together. The illustrations are wonderful. The variety of poses for the items in the 12 days is awesome. Kids love the story and the illustrations. It was a great story to read as a family and one they have asked for numerous times this holiday season.


The Christmas Angel
The Christmas Angel
by Hans Wilhelm
Edition: Hardcover
72 used & new from $0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars Good family fun, March 19, 2013
This review is from: The Christmas Angel (Hardcover)
This year we started a new Christmas tradition. We pulled out 24 Christmas books to read one a night before bed with our oldest two children. This was one of the first stories we read and they loved it. They wanted it again and again and we read it on a number of occasions as a second or third book before bed. This story is about a little angel; he is so small the other angels do not take him to the birth of Jesus. But he is so intent on seeing, he falls to earth and ends up in the caravan with the three wise men. It is a great retelling of the Christmas story from another perspective.


Such Wicked Intent: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, Book Two
Such Wicked Intent: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, Book Two
by Kenneth Oppel
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $13.59
124 used & new from $0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, March 19, 2013
Some books take you completely by surprise. This was one such book. In fact the story was so startling, so compelling and so amazing, I took months after reading it to think and reflect before writing my review. Kenneth Oppel has written a masterful tale in these books. In fact I was greatly disappointed when I found out there were no plans for more books. This dark tale will leave you hungry for more.

This story continues directly on the heels of This Dark Endeavor and goes even deeper into the depths of a man's quest for knowledge and power. Darkness began in Victor's heart and after his brother's death his father burns the contents of the hidden dark library. But there was a book hidden in a protective sleeve that looked like a book. It was a journal from Victor's distant relative. It includes instructions for crossing over to a spiritual realm. Soon Victor, Henry and Elizabeth are at it again, and once you open a door, sometimes it is very hard to close again!This story is incredibly well written. I could not put the book down and went back to reread it in under a week. The story races along and you will find yourself on the edge of your seat with the intensity of the suspense and maybe even holding your breath as you read to find out what happens next. I have enjoyed all of Oppel's books from picture books to adult fiction and though this book was written for a young adult audience it could easily gather a large and wide following! All I can say is thank you for the awesome read.


My School Trip
My School Trip
by Lynn Maslen Kertell
Edition: Paperback
Price: $3.60
72 used & new from $0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars Charming, March 19, 2013
This review is from: My School Trip (Paperback)
It is time for the school trip to the zoo. Jack and Bill are partnered up for the day. Join them as they journey around the zoo, following the sounds, smells, and noises; some they know and some they do not. But it is a great adventure for all.

The BOB books are wonderfully written and have bright vibrant illustrations. They keep the attention of children through many readings, both as they have the story read to them and as they grow and work on reading the books themselves. It's a fun book in a great series of resources for children in your life.


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