Melanie H. - Reviews

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101 Dalmatians
101 Dalmatians
Author: Ann Mazer
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/14/2006


Cute novel based on the movie 101 Dalmations. Center section includes photos from the movie.


101 Read-Aloud Classics : Ten-Minute Readings from the World's Best-Loved Children's Books (Read-Aloud)
Review Date: 8/29/2006


Great selections that are just the right length for a bedtime story! These stories are "teasers" for wonderful books and have motivated my children to want to read lots of classic books.


Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes
Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes
Author: Rosalind Creasy
Book Type: Hardcover
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Review Date: 10/6/2006


With beautiful illustrations by Ruth Heller this "lively book teaches young gardeners everything they need to know in order to grow a whole gardenful of fruits and vegetables in unexpected colors."


Book of Mormon Reader
Book of Mormon Reader
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/6/2006


Short easy to read stories with cartoon illustrations. Perfect for children just learning to read.


Boomer Goes To School
Boomer Goes To School
Author: Constance W. McGeorge
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/4/2006


Boomer the dog goes to school for show and tell. He gets into some trouble, but overall has a great day. Very cute book!


The Diggers
The Diggers
Author: Margaret Wise Brown
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/4/2006


Great story that famous children's author Margaret Wise Brown wrote for her sons. It starts with a worm digging and progresses through other diggers and all that they accomplish. This is a wonderful book for a budding archeologist!


Five Smooth Stones: Hope's Revolutionary War Diary, Book One (My America)
Review Date: 5/29/2006


Great historical fiction for young readers! My daughter loves the My America series. Five Smooth Stones is book one of Hope's Revolutionary War Diary.


Frightful's Mountain
Frightful's Mountain
Author: Jean Craighead George
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/11/2006


This is the third book in the trilogy by Jean Craighead George. If you enjoyed reading about the adventures of Sam Gribley in My Side of the Mountain, you will love hearing the rest of the story. This book focuses on Frightful, Sam's peregrine falcon. Great read!


The hatmaker's sign: A story by Benjamin Franklin
The hatmaker's sign: A story by Benjamin Franklin
Author: Candace Fleming
Book Type: Unknown Binding
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/11/2006


This is the true story of two of the wisest men in American History. Thomas Jefferson brings the Declaration of Independence to Congress and is upset when his writing is changed and edited. Benjamin Franklin consoles him by telling the tale of a hatmaker who tries to compose the perfect sign for his shop. Everyone seems to find fault with his efforts, until the sign maker comes up with the perfect solution.

This is a great story & a fun way to make history come alive for kids!


Hey Doodle Doodle: Church History
Hey Doodle Doodle: Church History
Author: Melanie Millett
Book Type: Spiral-bound
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Review Date: 1/13/2007


Very cute book for LDS children. They can learn the story of Joseph Smith and the restoration of the gospel while they draw. It is spiral bound and a nice small size to fit in your church bag!


Hey Doodle Doodle: The Nativity
Hey Doodle Doodle: The Nativity
Author: Melanie Millett
Book Type: Spiral-bound
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Review Date: 1/13/2007


Cute book to help learn the story of the nativity while they draw and color. This spiral bound book shows children step by step how to draw every character in the story.


How to build a home (Science library)
How to build a home (Science library)
Author: Maria Fleming
Book Type: Unknown Binding
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/6/2006


Easy to read book with great photos of mice, beavers, birds, termites, wasps and ants building their homes!


John Patience Picture Books: An Amazing Alphabet
John Patience Picture Books: An Amazing Alphabet
Author: Rh Value Publishing
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/6/2006


Beautiful illustrations of funny ditties like "Goose girl greeting gentle giant" and "Jolly jester juggling jell-o". Great way to learn the letters and their sounds.


The Keeping Quilt
The Keeping Quilt
Author: Patricia Polacco
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/26/2006


Do you enjoy stories about families or quilts or both? You will love this beautiful book. The only reason to part with the lovely paperback is to buy a hardback copy!


The Klutz Yo-Yo Book
The Klutz Yo-Yo Book
Author: John Cassidy
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/26/2006


Great book that includes the history of yo-yo's and teaches you how to do lots of fun tricks!


Left or Right?
Left or Right?
Author: Karl M. Rehm, Kay Koike
Book Type: Unknown Binding
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/6/2006


Cute book with beautiful photographs to help young children learn the difference between left and right.


Make This Model Egyptian Mummy
Make This Model Egyptian Mummy
Author: Iain Ashman
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 10/6/2006


Fun Book! With glue and scissors you can make your own mummy!


Mammalabilia: Poems and paintings
Mammalabilia: Poems and paintings
Author: Douglas Florian
Book Type: Unknown Binding
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/11/2006


This book is full of short, funny animal poems that kids love. Here's an example:
Aardvarks aare odd.
Aardvarks aare staark.
Aardvark look better,
By faar in the daark.

The illustrations are wonderful too. Great book to read aloud with the kids!


Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/15/2006
Helpful Score: 1


This is a classic loved by children and adults alike. This engaging tale tells of Mike and his wonderful steam shovel named Mary Anne. Mike and Mary Anne work hard, but will they be able to dig the cellar for the new town hall in just one day? A wonderful story with a sweet ending.


The Noisy Book
The Noisy Book
Author: Margaret Wise Brown, Leonard Weisgard (Illustrator)
Book Type: Unknown Binding
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/4/2006


Great book by beloved children's author Margaret Wise Brown. This is the story of a little dog who has his eyes bandaged after an accident and suddenly becomes aware of all the sounds around him. Sweet book with a happy ending.


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