Cleo the Crocodile [Karen Treisman]

  Honestly, Cleo the Crocodile by Karen Treisman was shocking to me. In many ways, I wasn't quite sure how to handle myself after I'd finished reading it. The book touches on child abuse in ways that I was not expecting and the fact that it broaches the subject at all with a young audience in…

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How to Give Your Cat a Bath in Five Easy Steps [Nicola Winstanley]

I have to give Nicola Winstanley credit here, her book was pretty amusing and I can see loads of kids getting a real kick out of it. How to Give Your Cat a Bath in Five Easy Steps begins with a little girl, her cat, and an empty bathtub. What follows is a multitude of shenanigans all centered around…

The Vanishing Baseball Cap [Misti Kenison]

I suppose it’s not really much of a surprise that I requested this one on account of the fact that it features a fox. The Vanishing Baseball Cap by Misti Kenison is a decent and short story about a young boy who loses is baseball cap at a museum and the two Detectives, Fox and Goat,…

Little Monsters of the Ocean [Heather L. Montgomery]

Little Monsters of the Ocean by Heather L. Montgomery is a book that I would not be surprised to find in my school. I've encountered a number of very similar books in my time working there and I could definitely see how this might be a fun and informative read for students who enjoy learning…

Rip All the Pages! [Karen Benke]

I’ve always been somewhat fascinated with these sort of books, though I could never truly justify buying one for myself. They just seemed...like a waste of money? And to be completely frank, I still feel like some of the pointless ones truly were. I mean, honestly...what exactly is the point of drawing a picture and…

Voting With a Porpoise [Sean Callahan and Russell Glass]

With simple and catchy rhymes, Sean Callahan and Russell Glass' Voting With a Porpoise is one of the most important children's books that I've seen published lately. Using captivating illustrations and a clever story to entice children into understanding the importance of voting so that one day, when they're old enough, they will not succumb to the unfortunate…