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Petey and Pru and the Hullabaloo by Ammi-Joan Paquette

Published June 20, 2014 by One Page at a Time

What an adorable story.  Petey wishes to be tranquil…Pru is always feeling tricksy.  When Petey’s gardening is interrupted by Pru’s mayhem what results is total and complete brouhaha.  Great illustrations that remind me a bit of a fairy tale along with an adorable dog and lots of kitty cats.  The thing that I likes most was the definition of the very big words, written on the inside of the back and front covers….reminded me a bit of Fancy Nancy.  Definitely a book worth adding to the collection at school.

Petey and Pru and the Hullabaloo

Would I Trade My Parents by Laura Numeroff

Published March 6, 2014 by One Page at a Time

The little boy in this story talks about what the parents of his friends let them do…from drinking chocolate milk before dinner to sleeping under the stars.  When we get to the end of the story, the little boy talks about his parents and what they do…speak french, write stories, ride bikes…and he discovers that they are the perfect parents for him.

Would I Trade My Parents?

Stained by Cheryl Rainfield

Published October 15, 2013 by One Page at a Time
I liked this book alot.  Sarah was born with a port wine stain on her face.  It is the day of her appt to start getting the stain removed, and her father discovers someone has embezelled from his company, and unfortunately Sarah won’t be getting her treatments.  She has been made fun of all her life.  She wants to write comic books and knows a boy, Nick, who could illustrate them. Sarah always looks out for the other person, coming to someone’s rescue if she sees they are being bullied.  One rainy day, Sarah is drugged and kidnapped.  The rest of the story is about her survival despite having her blindfold locked around her head and never having enough food to eat.  There are some very mature instances in this book so I don’t think I would recommend it to my kids at school.  However, I will recommend it to the teens at the public library who are looking for an emotionally rich thriller.Stained


Published October 11, 2013 by One Page at a Time

I am so in love with this series.  I think that I am going to add it to my “all time favorites”.  While they are very quick reads for me, I truly enjoy every one I read.  I am going to recommend these to a kiddo at school who, after talking to Mom, I have discovered he has trouble finding things to keep his interest.  I love that this series would really work for boys or girls, adventurous sorts as well as the quiet non-adventurous sorts.

Here are the covers, in order:

Clementine (Clementine, #1)The Talented Clementine (Clementine, #2)Clementine's Letter (Clementine, #3)Clementine, Friend of the Week (Clementine, #4)Clementine and the Family Meeting (Clementine, #5)Clementine and the Spring Trip

Vampirina Ballerina by Countess Anne Marie Pace

Published September 23, 2013 by One Page at a Time

What a cute book about a girl vampire. She wants to become a ballerina and once she finds the perfect school, she tries her best. Once, she accidentally turns into a bat while dancing and has to be reminded to not do that during the recital. It is a sweet story about accepting people who are different and always trying your best….and to always curtsey to your instructor.

Vampirina Ballerina

Fox Makes Friends

Published September 22, 2013 by One Page at a Time

A sweet story about Fox who sets out to “make” friends.  His first try involves and apple and some sticks.  When that friend doesn’t play, he asks Rabbit, who is passing by, to help him make a bigger friend.  When that friend doesn’t play, they then enlist the help of Squirrel.  That friend then fails as well.  Fox’s mama comes by to ask who his new friends are and suddenly Fox realizes that his friends are Rabbit and Squirrel and they continue to play the day away.  Great illustrations, big sized book would be great for a read aloud or storytime.



Fox Makes Friends