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Children's Book Review

The Eensy Weensy Spider Freaks Out! (Big-Time!) - by Troy Cummings

Book Cover ImageAfter the Eensy Weensy Spider gets washed out of the water spout, she vows to stay grounded--forever. But the world-famous climber's best friend, a ladybug named Polly, urges Eensy to get back out there and climb something, even if she starts with something small. Sure enough, Eensy's success climbing a potted plant propels her to greater and greater heights, until finally she is "treated to the best view any bug had ever seen."

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Get out! : 150 easy ways for kids and grown-ups to get into nature and build a greener future by Judy Molland

Book Cover ImageThis book offers ideas for experiencing nature and developing a personal connection to the natural world, including tips for becoming a green consumer and reducing, reusing, and recycling.

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Drizzle by Kathleen Van Cleve

Book Cover ImageHelping tend her family's magical farm of chocolate-flavored rhubarb plants and talking bugs, 11-year-old Polly Peabody investigates when essential rain that occurs every Monday suddenly dries up, a threatening situation with possible ties to her sick brother.

100 Cupboards by Nathan D Wilson

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When Henry York comes to stay with his Aunt and Uncle in a sleepy Kansas town, the last thing he expects to find is adventure. The timid twelve-year-old has just settled into his attic bedroom when a mysterious thump against his bedroom wall creates a suspicious crack in the plaster, revealing two curious knobs hiding beneath.

Out of the Woods - by Lyn Gardner

Book Cover ImageWhen their explorer father goes off in search of the "legendary four-tongued, three-footed, two-headed honey dragon," the three Eden sisters Aurora, Storm, and little Anything do their best to get by on their own.

Kids Pick: Crocodiles Play by Robert Heidbreder

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This is a seriously funny book. It is about three crocodiles playing mixed up games in a dream. It is hilarious but.... in rhyme. It is dangerous but...it's only a dream. The illustrations by Rae Mate are bright and colourful and help tell the story. We highly recommend that you get this book and read it out loud. It is best read out loud to someone. Then you can both laugh together and it's always more fun to laugh with someone.

Submitted by:  Wortley Road Grade One Class

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Nikki & Deja: The Newsy News Newsletter - by Karen English

Book Cover ImageWhen best friends and next-door-neighbors Nikki and Deja decide to create their own "newsy news" newsletter--one that reports all the really interesting stuff that's happening in their neighborhood and school--it seems like a great idea.

Just Grace and the Snack Attack by Charise Mericle Harper

Book Cover ImageAfter one kid calls another's lunch "disgusting," Grace's whole class ends up studying foods of the world. And, after a friend gives her a bag of French roasted-chicken flavored potato chips, Grace has the perfect project idea--to learn about all kinds of unusual chips!