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Picky Mrs. Pickle

Christine M. Schneider (1999), 32 pages
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Category: Humor, Picture Books
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Picky Mrs. Pickle definitely knows what she likes and can't seem to try anything new. She has only green dresses in her closet, wears only eau de pickle perfume, eats only pickle pie, and has had her hair styled exactly the same way for ages. She is as happy as can be, doing the same thing day after day. That is until little Sophie Claire comes along and convinces her that maybe she isn't as 'happy' as she thought she was. 'Picky Mrs. Pickle' is an amusing story in rhyme that illustrates to the young reader the benefits of trying something new!
Similar authors: Arnold Lobel; Anna Dewdney; Jane Belk Moncure
Similar books: Roly Poly Pangolin by Anna Dewdney; Rabbits' Habits by Jane Belk Moncure; Good Year the City Cat by Laura Jane Coats; Enroe and His Extraordinary Nose by David Conway; The Scaredy Cat by Russell Punter; The Mouse Who Braved Bedtime by Louis Baum
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 7/22/2011
ISBN-10: 0802787029
ISBN-13: 9780802787026
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Pink and Say

Patricia Polacco (1994), 48 pages
Audience: 2nd Grade - 4th Grade
Category: Fiction, Historical, Picture Books
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This Civil War story is a true one, passed down through Patricia Polacco's family. Sheldon Russell Curtis (Say) describes how he was wounded in battle, and left for dead somewhere in Georgia, when another Union soldier found him. Pinkus Aylee, a black soldier, carried Say back to his mother, who nursed this stranger back to health, and cared for the two boys. Pink and Say shared an incredible bond, broken only when they were captured by Confederate soldiers, and taken to Andersonville prison, where only one survived.
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 4/13/2009
ISBN-10: 0399226710
ISBN-13: 9780399226717
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Pipaluk And The Whales

John Himmelman (2002), 32 pages
Audience: Preschool - 3rd Grade
Category: Adventure, Animal, Easy Reader, Historical, Multicultural, Picture Books
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Pipaluk was out with her father on her first hunting trip. Snuggled under the furs piled high in the dog sled and heading for home, Pipaluk gazed at the night sky as the sled pulled her through the Arctic night. All of a sudden, the dogs led them to the edge of a savssat (ice hole). There, they saw an amazing yet terrible sight. Thousands of Beluga Whales were caught in the ice, without a means of escape. The Arctic Sea had closed in around them and they would all starve if they could not find their way out of the hole into the sea. With the help of the village people, an icebreaker, and a child's song, the whales are led to safety. 'Pipaluk and the Whales' by John Himmelman is a tender and inspirational story of a people's love and respect for their fellow creatures.
Similar authors: Cynthia Rylant
Similar books: The Lighthouse Family. The Whale by Cynthia Rylant; Whale Snow by Debby Dahl Edwardson; Proud to be Inuvialuit by James Pokiak; Mama Do you love me? by Barbara M. Joose
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 7/8/2011
ISBN-10: 0792282175
ISBN-13: 9780792282174
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Pirate Bob

Kathryn Lasky (2006), 32 pages
Illustrated by David Clark
Audience: Preschool - 3rd Grade
Category: Adventure, Fiction, Historical, Humor, Picture Books
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'Shivers me' timbers!!!' If you want to grow up to become a pirate, this book, 'Pirate Bob' by Kathryn Lasky, illustrated by David Clark is the perfect book for you. This book will teach you all you need to know to become a dagger carrying, sword slashing, and treasure stealing pirate. But there is always one problem when you're a pirate. Do your pirate friends like YOU or do they like your buried treasure even better? Have fun riding on the high seas with Pirate Bob and his friend Yellow Jack!
Similar authors: Melinda Ling; Richard Walker; Terry Deary
Similar books: Pirates Don't Change Diapers by Melinda Long; Pirates Eat Porridge by Christopher Morgan; Pirates by Rachael Hanel; Pirates and Robbers of the High Seas by Gail Gibbons; Pirates, Ho! by Sarah L. Thomson; Port Side Pirates by Oscar Seaworthy
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 7/11/2011
ISBN-10: 9781570915956
ISBN-13: 9781570915956
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Precious and the Boo Hag

Patricia McKissack (2005), 40 pages
Illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker
Audience: K - 3rd Grade
Category: Picture Books, Scary
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Precious has a stomachache, but all the adults are needed at harvest time, so she is left home alone. Her mama's warning: 'Don't let nothing or nobody into this house,' doesn't worry her much until her brother tells her about Pruella the Boo Hag. He claims, 'Pruella is strange from head to toe. She aine too smart, got no manners, hates clean water, can change her shape, and tells whoppers . . . And she'll do most anything to get inside.' Can Precious use her wits and her courage to ward off the Boo Hag? Read Precious and the Boo Hag to find out.
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 6/15/2009
ISBN-10: 0689851944
ISBN-13: 9780689851940
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