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Rachel's Book Blog

A blog about YA & Childrens books!
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April 2014
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reviewed: Magritte's Marvelous Hat
Clever and unique picture book filled with mixed media illustrations, animal characters, and a surrealistic style. There are ...
Magritte's Marvelous Hat - D.B. Johnson
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March 2014
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reviewed: Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World
picture book biography
Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World - Tracey Fern, Boris Kulikov
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March 2014
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reviewed: Rosa
Wonderful picture book biography. It has a strong, encouraging message, accurate details, and vocabulary that children can ea...
Rosa - Nikki Giovanni, Bryan Collier
reviewed: Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade (Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Awards))
Wonderful picture book biography! The mixed media, collage style illustrations are interesting and unique. I really enjoyed l...
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade (Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Awards)) - Melissa Sweet
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March 2014
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reviewed: A Snicker of Magic
I fell absolutely in love with this book. The characters are unique and entertaining, the setting is well developed and draws...
A Snicker of Magic - Natalie Lloyd
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March 2014
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March 2014
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March 2014
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reviewed: Mr. Putter and Tabby Bake the Cake
Wonderful easy reader series. Great for children who are ready for something a little more challenging than a picture book, b...
Mr. Putter and Tabby Bake the Cake - Cynthia Rylant
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February 2014
27
reviewed: Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears
Interesting and unique book! I loved how interactive it is! This clever mix of fiction and information will keep a younger re...
Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears - Emily Gravett
reviewed: Rapunzel's Revenge
Graphic novel-interesting twist on the tradtional tale. The setting, action, and humor really surprised me.
Rapunzel's Revenge - Dean Hale;Shannon Hale
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February 2014
25
reviewed: Cinderella
Beautifully written and illustrated. I like how this verison is different from the Disney one.
Cinderella - Marcia Brown
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February 2014
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reviewed: Soldier Bear
Good for children grades 5 and up. This story is mostly lighthearted and takes place during WWII. Based on true events.
Soldier Bear - Bibi Dumon Tak
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February 2014
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reviewed: I Want My Hat Back
Interesting picture book. I have mixed emotions about it. I liked that the book surprised me, but I didn't like that the bear...
I Want My Hat Back - Jon Klassen
reviewed: One Cool Friend
Clever story. I love the penguin theme of this book and the interesting main character! Kids would love it! The illustrations...
One Cool Friend - Toni  Buzzeo, David Small
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February 2014
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reviewed: Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse
Such a fun book full of brighly colored illustrations. I love how the book displays two points of view for each fairy tale th...
Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse - Marilyn Singer
reviewed: I, Too, Am America
Beautifully illustrated. The pictures are full of meaning. This book has few words but sends a strong message of equality and...
I, Too, Am America - Langston Hughes
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January 2014
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reviewed: The Night Tourist
This is an interesting fantasy book that would be good for middle school readers who enjoy mystery and ghost stories. I like ...
The Night Tourist - Katherine Marsh
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