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Bea Rocks the Flock by Victoria Jamieson

Bea Rocks the Flock   Bea Rocks the Flock by Victoria Jamieson.  The rule in Sheepdom is: Sheep are not UNIQUE.  Bea couldn’t stand it any more so she packed her backpack and left her flock for the big city.  Everyone in the big city was unique and Bea could be anything she wanted to be but she missed her friends terribly.  When she returns to her flock she makes a big discovery about being unique.
 
Book reviewed by Barb M., Youth Outreach and Programming Assistant

By MPPL on December 28, 2009 Categories: Picks by Barb M., Picture Books

Watch Out For Wolfgang by Paul Carrick

Watch Out For Wolfgang Watch Out for Wolfgang by Paul Carrick.  Do you like robots and fractured fairytales?  You will love this new twist to an old fairytale “The Three Little Pigs”.  Mother robot sends her three very different young robots out to seek their fortunes.  She warns them to watch out for Wolfgang the Recycler who would love to recycle all their parts.  Read this book to see if Wolfgang captures a robot.

Book reviewed by Barb M., Youth Outreach and Programming Assistant

 

By MPPL on November 23, 2009 Categories: Picks by Barb M., Picture Books

Watch Out For Wolfgang by Paul Carrick

Watch Out For Wolfgang Watch Out for Wolfgang by Paul Carrick.  Do you like robots and fractured fairytales?  You will love this new twist to an old fairytale “The Three Little Pigs”.  Mother robot sends her three very different young robots out to seek their fortunes.  She warns them to watch out for Wolfgang the Recycler who would love to recycle all their parts.  Read this book to see if Wolfgang captures a robot.

Book reviewed by Barb M., Youth Outreach and Programming Assistant

 

By MPPL on Categories: Picks by Barb M., Picture Books

Campfire Mallory by Laurie Friedman

syndetics-lcYou will enjoy this book if you have ever been to summer camp or would like to go. Mallory isn’t too sure she wants to go, but her parents convince her to give it a try since her big brother Max and her best friend Mary Ann are going, too.  When Mallory arrives at Camp Blue Lake, nothing goes as planned.  She ends up in a different cabin from her best friend, and her bunkmate Carine won’t leave her alone. Carine seems to get Mallory into all kinds of trouble. Read Campfire Mallory by Laurie Friedman to find out if Mallory can survive her first summer away at camp and if she ever becomes friends with Carine. 

(For grades 3-4)

 Book reviewed by Barb M., Youth Outreach and Programming Assistant

By MPPL on May 4, 2009 Categories: For Grades 2-4, Picks by Barb M., Realistic Stories

Campfire Mallory by Laurie Friedman

syndetics-lcYou will enjoy this book if you have ever been to summer camp or would like to go. Mallory isn’t too sure she wants to go, but her parents convince her to give it a try since her big brother Max and her best friend Mary Ann are going, too.  When Mallory arrives at Camp Blue Lake, nothing goes as planned.  She ends up in a different cabin from her best friend, and her bunkmate Carine won’t leave her alone. Carine seems to get Mallory into all kinds of trouble. Read Campfire Mallory by Laurie Friedman to find out if Mallory can survive her first summer away at camp and if she ever becomes friends with Carine. 

(For grades 3-4)

 Book reviewed by Barb M., Youth Outreach and Programming Assistant

The Sandman by Ralph Fletcher

syndetics-lcIf you have ever wondered how the sandman got his sleeping dust then you will want to read the book, The Sandman by Ralph Fletcher.  I love the pictures, especially the full page spread of the dragon! Oops, I don’t want to give away the story…you will just have to read it. 

Book read by Barb M., Youth Library Assistant

By MPPL on March 9, 2009 Categories: Picks by Barb M., Picture Books

The Sandman by Ralph Fletcher

syndetics-lcIf you have ever wondered how the sandman got his sleeping dust then you will want to read the book, The Sandman by Ralph Fletcher.  I love the pictures, especially the full page spread of the dragon! Oops, I don’t want to give away the story…you will just have to read it. 

Book read by Barb M., Youth Library Assistant

By MPPL on Categories: Picks by Barb M., Picture Books

Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure by Doreen Cronin

syndetics-lcThump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure by Doreen Cronin – This is the newest book in Cronin’s wacky farm series.  Join the fun as Farmer Brown works on his Statue of Liberty Maze.  Little does he know that at night, duck is also working on his design.  Read the book to find out what Farmer Brown and Duck discover when they take a hot air balloon ride to see the finished product.  You will have a good laugh!
Book read by Barb M., Youth Programming Assistant
By MPPL on December 16, 2008 Categories: Picks by Barb M., Picture Books

Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure by Doreen Cronin

syndetics-lcThump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure by Doreen Cronin – This is the newest book in Cronin’s wacky farm series.  Join the fun as Farmer Brown works on his Statue of Liberty Maze.  Little does he know that at night, duck is also working on his design.  Read the book to find out what Farmer Brown and Duck discover when they take a hot air balloon ride to see the finished product.  You will have a good laugh!
Book read by Barb M., Youth Programming Assistant
By MPPL on Categories: Picks by Barb M., Picture Books

Jake Stays Awake by Michael Wright

syndetics-lcI love the pictures in the book Jake Stays Awake by Michael Wright. They are very colorful and modern. It is about Jake, a little boy who will not sleep in his own bed alone.  Every night he joins his parents in theirs. As Jake gets older and bigger, his parents decide there is no longer room for him in their bed so they decide to try other places to sleep. The whole family ends up on the roof, the stairs, the tub, etc.  None of these places is very comfortable, but read the book to see where Jake decides he should sleep.

Book read by Barb M., Youth Programming Assistant

By MPPL on September 17, 2008 Categories: Picks by Barb M., Picture Books