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Book cover 1 Cookie, 2 Chairs, 3 Pears: Numbers Everywhere New Review
Jane Brocket (2014) , under 40 pages
Audience: Preschool, Primary (k-3rd grade)
Category: Concept, Non-Fiction, Read Aloud
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Pictures of flowers, socks, buttons, shapes, yummy food, and so much more invite you and your child to count all the way up to twenty. Each page features beautiful, colorful photographs showing different ways to look at each number. Some of the pictures feature things that are all the same and others challenge the reader to figure out what is different in the picture. When you finish the book, look around, what can you count next?

Reviewed by: Amanda / University City Regional Library

Book cover Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies New Review
Cokie Roberts (2014) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by Diane Goode
Audience: Primary (k-3rd grade), Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: Biographies, Historical, Non-Fiction
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Everyone remembers the important men during the founding of America, but what about the women that also helped shape our country? This book is a great introduction for young readers wanting to learn about early America. "Founding Mothers" will introduce important figures such as Deborah Read Franklin, Benjamin Franklin’s wife, and Phillis Wheatley, the first African-American poet. This beautifully illlustrated book is an easy read for anyone interested in the history of America and its’ women.

Reviewed by: Maeve / University City Regional Library

Book cover The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life New Review
Lois Ehlert (2014) , under 40 pages
Audience: Preschool, Primary (k-3rd grade)
Category: Biographies, Non-Fiction
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Lois Ehlert has created the perfect book for someone who, as she says, loves books and art. Both autobiography and scrap book, this title gives the reader a colorful peek inside her childhood, her studio, and her design process. With a seamstress mother and a woodworker father, Lois grew up with the examples and encouragement needed to become an award- winning picture book writer and illustrator. Each turn of the page reveals bits of her illustrations as well as the inspiration for many of her stories. Did you know that Feathers for Lunch was inspired by the time her sister’s cat Bucky escaped out the door? Or that Nuts to You came about after a real live squirrel slipped into Lois’s house. Readers will enjoy spotting familiar images from their favorite books. Lois has led a colorful life. And so can you!

Reviewed by: Gina / University City Regional Library

Book cover Tuesday Tucks Me In: the loyal bond between a soldier and his service dog New Review
Luis Carlos Montalvan (2014) , under 40 pages
Audience: Preschool, Primary (k-3rd grade)
Category: Biographies, Non-Fiction, Special Needs
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


This book tells the true story of Tuesday, a Golden Retriever who is a service dog to disabled veteran Luis. Told from Tuesday’s point of view, it takes the reader through a day in the life of this special pair of devoted friends and companions. Gently and with humor, we learn how Tuesday helps Luis feel safe and calm, eases his nightmares, comforts him in crowds, and steadies his balance. The beautiful photographs of Luis and Tuesday going about their daily activities are as expressive as the text. Montalvan is the author of the adult version of this story, Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him.

Reviewed by: Gina / University City Regional Library

Book cover A Little Book of Sloth New Review
Lucy Cooke (2013) , 40-80 pages
Audience: Primary (k-3rd grade), Intermediate (4th-6th grade), Adult/Parent
Category: Earth Friendly, Non-Fiction
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Do you love sloths? If you don’t already, this book is sure to make you agree that sloths are the real kings of the jungle. Sloths are mammal cousins of armadillos belonging to a group called Xenarthrans. That’s just one piece of trivia this great book will teach you about the slothful residents of the Aviarios del Caribe sloth sanctuary. Bright, adorable photographs of each sloth may leave you wanting a pet sloth, but remember: sloths are wild animals. Leave the napping to the sloths and move slowly(like a sloth – fifteen feet per minute!)to check out this great read.

Reviewed by: Larisa / Morrison Regional Library
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