“The Cat Whisperer” – Mieshelle Nagelschneider

Are you a cat lover and wish to figure out the feline mystique?  Then you definitely want to read “The Cat Whisperer” by Mieschelle Nagelschneider.  The basic premise: to look at problems from the cats’ point of view. Key topics include outside the litter box activities, aggression with humans or other cats, clawing, and even […]

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“Two Little Monkeys” by Mem Fox – review by Kathy Alexander

Two Little Monkeys by Mem Fox Two little monkeys named Cheeky and Chee are playing when something spooks them. This simple rhyming story with large illustrations and repetitive language, is a great book for storytime for young children. Kids will be curious to find out who these two monkeys are avoiding while climbing and jumping […]

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“Summer Beat” by Betsy Franco – review by Julia Aybar

Summer Beat by Betsy Franco This is the story of two friends, a boy and a girl and how they spend their summer days. It’s a fun summer day. It’s the Fourth of July and a boy and girl enjoy playing with the sprinkler (Shhh shhhh, shhh, shhh) and sitting in a hammock (Swish, swoosh, […]

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“All You Need For a Beach” by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Barbara Lavallee – review by Donna Talmage

“All You Need For a Beach” is a collaboration by Alice Schertle and Barbara Lavallee, the same duo that created the well known “All You Need For a Snowman.” This is a picture book for very young readers and has a very simple text and appealing, luminous watercolor illustrations. The action is mostly based around […]

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“and then it’s spring” by Julie Fogliano – review by Carol Chamberlain

and then it’s spring by Julie Fogliano   This engaging story begins in the time just before spring, when all is brown outside and nothing seems to be green.  A young boy and his dog look out at all the brown around them and decide to plant a garden.  They plant seeds in the ground […]

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