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My Hippo Has the Hiccups and Other Poems I Totally Made Up by Kenn Nesbitt

My Hippo Has the HiccupsMy Hippo Has the Hiccups and Other Poems I Totally Made Up by Kenn Nesbitt.  This new poetry book is filled with funny poems that you will enjoy like, My Dog Likes to Disco and My Elephant is Missing! It also includes a DVD with the author reading many of the poems and a web address for more fun activities.

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

 

By MPPL on May 26, 2010 Categories: Funny, Non-fiction, Picks by Barb M.

My Hippo Has the Hiccups and Other Poems I Totally Made Up by Kenn Nesbitt

My Hippo Has the HiccupsMy Hippo Has the Hiccups and Other Poems I Totally Made Up by Kenn Nesbitt.  This new poetry book is filled with funny poems that you will enjoy like, My Dog Likes to Disco and My Elephant is Missing! It also includes a DVD with the author reading many of the poems and a web address for more fun activities.

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

 

By MPPL on Categories: Funny, Non-fiction, Picks by Barb M.

A Small White Scar by K. A. Nuzum

Small White Scar In A Small White Scar by K. A. Nuzum, Will wants to win a rodeo competition, but his father won’t allow him to compete because he needs to care for his twin brother who is disabled.  His mother died when they were younger, and his father is still struggling with her being gone.  Will decides to run away to fulfill his dream of winning a rodeo, and his brother Denny follows him. They run into many adventures along the way.

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

 

By MPPL on April 20, 2010 Categories: For Grades 4-6, Picks by Barb M., Realistic Stories

A Small White Scar by K. A. Nuzum

Small White Scar In A Small White Scar by K. A. Nuzum, Will wants to win a rodeo competition, but his father won’t allow him to compete because he needs to care for his twin brother who is disabled.  His mother died when they were younger, and his father is still struggling with her being gone.  Will decides to run away to fulfill his dream of winning a rodeo, and his brother Denny follows him. They run into many adventures along the way.

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

 

Dish: Stirring it Up by Diane Muldrow

Dish: Stirring it Up If you like middle school drama and cooking, then Dish: Stirring It Up by Diane Muldrow is for you.  Twins Molly and Amanda Moore along with their friends decide to take a cooking class because they are tired of eating “carry out.” Everything was great until nasty Natasha showed up at the cooking class.  The book in this series have great cooking tips and recipes!

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

 

By MPPL on March 22, 2010 Categories: For Grades 4-6, Picks by Barb M., Realistic Stories

Dish: Stirring it Up by Diane Muldrow

Dish: Stirring it Up If you like middle school drama and cooking, then Dish: Stirring It Up by Diane Muldrow is for you.  Twins Molly and Amanda Moore along with their friends decide to take a cooking class because they are tired of eating “carry out.” Everything was great until nasty Natasha showed up at the cooking class.  The book in this series have great cooking tips and recipes!

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

 

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

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 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