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Children's Book Review: *The Honeybee Man* by Lela Nargi

The Honeybee Man written by Lela Nargi, illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (March 8, 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-0375849800

Back-of-the-book blurb: Every morning, Fred climbs three flights of stairs—up to his rooftop in Brooklyn, New York—and greets the members of his enormous family: “Good morning, my bees, my darlings!” His honeybee workers [...]

Children's Book Review: *Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher*

Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher by Laurel Snyder; illustrated by David Goldin
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Tricycle Press (August 24, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-1582463155

Back-of-the-book blurb:  While waiting for the bus, a man tells Baxter the pig about the joys of Shabbat dinner. But before Baxter can find out how he, too, can join [...]

Children's Book Review: *How to Clean Your Room* by Jennifer LaRue Huget

How to Clean Your Room (in 10 easy steps) by Jennifer LaRue Huget; illustrated by Edward Koren
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (May 11, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-0375844102

Back-of-the-book blurb: Got a messy room? No problem!  This simple, laugh-out-loud picture-book guide to cleaning your room is sure to make picking up a snap. [...]

Children's Book Review: *14 Cows for America* by Carmen Agra Deedy

14 Cows for America written by Carmen Agra Deedy, illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers; 1 edition (August 1, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-1561454907

Back-of-the-book blurb:  In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya.  An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be [...]

Children's Book Review: *My Heart is Like a Zoo* by Michael Hall

My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books (December 22, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0061915109

Back-of-the-book blurb: A heart can be hopeful, or silly, or happy. A heart can be rugged, or snappy, or lonely. A heart holds every different feeling, and debut author-artist Michael Hall captures each one.

She is Too [...]

Children’s Book Review: *The Bog Baby* by Jeanne Willis

The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Gwen Millward
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (October 13, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0375861765

Back-of-the-book blurb:  Do you believe in Bog Babies?
If you don’t, you will!

When two small sisters go fishing in a magic pond, they find something much better than a frog or a newt.  They find [...]

Children’s Book Review: *Ned’s New Home* by Kevin Tseng

Ned’s New Home by Kevin Tseng
Reading level: Preschool / Children’s picture book
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Tricycle Press (August 11, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-1582462974

Back-of-the-book blurb: When Ned’s apple begins to rot, he must search for a new house.  A pear isn’t quite right.  A watermelon isn’t perfect either.  A pile of blueberries?  All wrong!  Will any other fruit make [...]

Classic Children’s Book Review: *Blueberries for Sal* by Robert McCloskey

Yes, this book has been around FOREVER, but please bear with me.  I chose to review it because, 1. a great experience inspired me, and, 2. I may be able to introduce the book to readers (youngsters!) who aren’t familiar with it.  Plus, 3.  I’d like to ask your opinions on a gift related to [...]

Children’s Book Review: The Rabbit and the Snowman

The Rabbit and the Snowman by Sally O. Lee
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (June 19, 2008 )
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 36 pages
ISBN-10: 1419656252
ISBN-13: 978-1419656255

The Rabbit and the Snowman is a sweet picture book that came into our house this week.  Written and illustrated by Sally O. Lee, the book tells the story of a snowman who was [...]

Children’s Book Review: Yankee Doodle

I’m introducing Children’s and Young Adult book reviews to She Is Too Fond of Books.  Some will be authored as guest posts by my older children, I’ll collaborate on others with my younger children.  In keeping with the theme of my blog, loosely based on Louisa May Alcott, we’ll refer to them as “Little Women” and [...]