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First Day Jitters

First Day Jitters is a picture book about starting school with a surprising twist at the end of the book. Julie Danneberg is the author and Judy Love the illustrator. This children's book is both fun for kids and a good gift for a new teacher.

Goodnight Moon, A Classic Children's Picture Book

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, with illustrations by Clement Hurd, is a classic children's picture book. Read this book review to find out why, after 65 years, it's still so popular.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Summaries and New Books

Learn about the reasons for the popularity of the Diary of a Wimpy KId series and other books by Jeff Kinney and read a summary and publication information for each book.

The King's Stilts by Dr. Seuss

The King's Stilts by Dr. Seuss, a delightful picture book, has been reissued in honor of its 75th anniversary.

Z is for Moose

Z is for Moose is a very funny ABC book by Kelly Bingham, with illustrations by Paul O. Zelinsky. In this picture book review, find out what makes the book unique.

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake is full of mystery, adventure and comedy in a coming of age story set in 1871, featuring a feisty 13 year old girl.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

While The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick is 500+ pages long and a novel for ages 9-14, more than half of the pages are illustrations, a unique and appealing format.

Nerd Camp - Summer Fun for Bright Kids

Nerd Camp, humorous fiction about a camp for very intelligent kids, will appeal to middle grade readers.

Ballpark Mysteries Series

The Ballpark Mysteries series by David A. Kelly, early chapter books illustrated by Mark Meyers, features mysteries that take place in different Major League ballparks and are solved by young cousins Mike and Kate.

Spotlight on Walter Dean Myers

Here is a biography of Walter Dean Myers, the award-winning author of young adult books who wrote numerous books for teens about African American youth, as well as picture books and children's poetry books..

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