Category Archives: Primary Grades

Let’s Go Geocaching

DK Readers: Boys’ Life Series: Let’s Go Geocaching by John McKinney Ed Note:  This was originally scheduled to be posted during my Nov. treasure hunt month, but it got delayed.  Oops! I would expect after reading a passel of scavenger … Continue reading

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Owly, Vol. 1: The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer

Owly, Vol. 1: The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer by Andy Runton I’m smitten with Owly!  Themes of friendship and kindness, adorable illustrations and a unique use of text make this a winner. Owly is incredibly interesting to me … Continue reading

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Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka I think at one point or another every kid has wondered about the school lunch ladies. What do they do when they’re not dishing up cardboard textured pizza or drippy … Continue reading

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Binky the Space Cat

Binky the Space Cat (A Binky Adventure) by Ashley Spires Binky the Space Cat is a perfect for readers making the transition to chapter books, whatever their age! Lots of beginning readers become used to using pictures to help them … Continue reading

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Easter BOOK Basket

The fact of the matter is that I see pretty much all gift giving opportunities as the right time for MORE BOOKS.  Also, at not quite two, my little one is still way too small for chocolate bunnies and marshmallow … Continue reading

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Mr. Bear Gets Alarmed – After Happily Ever After

Mr. Bear Gets Alarmed (After Happily Ever After) by Tony Bradman The little one and I went to story time at a different library from the one we usually visit.  And while he was happily playing I spotted their amazing … Continue reading

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Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel

Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel by Nikki Grimes Perma-bound is calling this a Guided Reading Level K which makes you wonder if Perma-bound has ever seen an actual Level K book.  (Hint: Henry and Mudge and Frog and Toad are … Continue reading

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All About Ellie – Critter Club #2

All About Ellie by Callie Barkley Ellie is excited about the abandoned baby rabbits that the Critter Club is fostering, but she’s also really excited about getting the starring role in the school play.  She’d hoped some of her friends … Continue reading

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Ivy & Bean

Ivy & Bean by Annie Barrows Unsurprisingly, Ivy & Bean is super cute.  There’s a reason the series is so terribly popular. Bean’s mother keeps urging bean to play with her neighbor Ivy, but Bean is not interested.  Mischievous Bean … Continue reading

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Freddie Ramos Takes Off – Zapato Power #1

Freddie Ramos Takes Off (Zapato Power) by Jacqueline Jules I have seen this book listed as a Level M on various online sites. Moving to Starwood Park Apartments has been a good thing for Freddie and his mother. It’s just the … Continue reading

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