Marty Frye Private Eye

Marty Frye Private Eye By:  Janet Tashjian Marty Frye is an amateur detective who loves poetry.  He makes up rhymes as he solves crimes.  In Book 1 of the Marty Frye series, Marty solves three mysteries.  First Marty helps track down his friend Emma’s diary.  Next, Marty helps Mr. Lipsky, the toy store manager; find […]

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The Bad Guys

  The Bad Guys By:  Aaron Blabey I just discovered a hilarious chapter book series the other day.  I couldn’t stop laughing.  The text and the illustrations work together very well.  This great series is called THE BAD GUYS by Nick Blabey. Mr. Wolf is the leader of the group.  He recruits Mr. Piranha, Mr. […]

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Be Quiet!

Be Quiet! By:  Ryan T. Higgins   Ryan Higgins (author of Mother Bruce) has done it again with this hilarious picture book.  Rupert the Mouse wants to create a wordless picture book because they are very “artistic”.  It sounds like a simple idea, but then things start to go horribly wrong.  His two talkative sidekicks […]

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Chicken Story Time

Chicken Story Time By:  Sandy Asher   Everyone loves story time at the public library, even chickens apparently.  A chicken notices a poster advertising “story time at the library” and gives the reader a knowing glance.  One chicken at story time is a novelty.  “Story time at the library.//One librarian.  One story.  Children. / And […]

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Dive In!

Dive In! A Topsy-Turvy-Say-It-Out-Loud Underwater Adventure Written By Recess Monkey Illustrated By Rob McClurkan   Sir Sebastian Stockingbottomham, the famous undersea explorer (of course, who else would have such a name), is ready for an adventure. An undersea adventure. He first meets an unwilling to adventure blob-fish. Sir Sebastian Stockingbottomham knows this is the adventure […]

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