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'I'm Not Cute!'

Jonathan Allen (2006), 32 pages
Illustrated by Jonathan Allen
Audience: Preschool - Preschool
Category: Animal, Fiction, Picture Books
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Baby Owl is exploring the woods by himself, but every animal he encounters fusses over him, gives him a hug, and tells him how cute he is. He thinks that he's a 'huge and scary hunting machine,' but none of the other animals seem to understand that. He insists over and over, 'I'm not cute!' but it doesn't do any good. When he returns home, will his mother say he's cute, too? Or does she know that he's really a fierce owl? For continued adventures with Baby Owl, check out 'I'm Not Scared!'
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Reviewed by: emc
Date read: 6/21/2010
ISBN-10: 0786837209
ISBN-13: 9780786837205
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11 Experiments That Failed

Jenny Offill (2011), 34 pages
Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Category: Fiction, Picture Books, Realistic Fiction
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Can a kid make it through the winter eating only snow and ketchup? Can a live beaver be ordered through the mail? The young lady in 11 Experiments That Failed tackles her curiosity through use of the scientific method. She asks a question, makes a hypothesis, tests her theory, and then makes a conclusion. Some of the experiments are messy. Some of them are silly. This book is charming and delightful, perfect for future scientists and inventors!
Awards nominated: 2014 Monarch Nominee
Reviewed by: lauraf
Date read: 6/27/2013
ISBN-13: 9780375957628
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14 Cows for America

Carmen Agra Deedy (2009), 36 pages
Illustrated by Naiyomah
Audience: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Category: Nonfiction, Picture Books
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To the Maasai people of Kenya, the cow means life. These people were once feared warriors, now they live peaceably as nomadic cattle herders. Kimeli's greatest dream as a child was to own his own cow. In September of 2001, he was studying to be a doctor in New York City. He was there on September 11. Upon returning home, he told his village about the horrible attack on the twin towers. Like Kimeli, his people were moved to compassion. They decided together to give the American people a gift. They presented 14 of their most precious possessions, their cows, to an American ambassador.
Awards nominated: Bluestem Award Nominee 2012
Reviewed by: caroll
Date read: 5/24/2011
ISBN-10: 1561454907
ISBN-13: 9781561454907
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2 Is for Dancing: A 1 2 3 of Actions

Woodleigh Hubbard (1991), 28 pages
Illustrated by Woodleigh Hubbard
Audience: Preschool - Preschool
Category: Picture Books
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2 is for Dancing provides colorful, engaging illustrations that associate numbers with actions, such as 1 is for dreaming and 2 is for dancing. Beyond these two, the number doesn't always sensibly correspond with the verb, but the illustrations are humorous and fun to count.
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 4/28/2009
ISBN-13: 9780877018957
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Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

Lydia Monks (2004), 32 pages
Audience: Preschool - 1st Grade
Category: Fiction, Humor, Picture Books
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Spider wants to be a pet. She goes about showing a family that she is better than any other animal. She tries to show them that she is a great dancer, but receives 'Aaaarrgghh! Spider! Out you go!,' as a response. She tries to clean. 'Aaaarrgghh! Spider! Out you go!' It doesn't seem she can do anything right! Then, the family notices the beautiful, sparkly webs she makes. Maybe they can live as one family? Then, again, maybe not...
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 6/29/2009
ISBN-10: 0618432507
ISBN-13: 9780618432509
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