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Hour of the Olympics (Magic Tree House #16) by Mary Pope Osborne
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond
Is it Just Me or is Everything Shit? by Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur
Henry's 100 Days of Kindergarten by Nancy Carlson
Hip Cat by Jonathan London
Knuckleboom Loaders Load Logs by Joyce Slayton-Mitchell
The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl
King Matt the First by Janusz Korczak
Muse and Reverie by Charles de Lint
The Mystery of Grace by Charles de Lint
No Mad by Sam Moffie
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
Pharaoh's Flowers by H. Nigel Hepper
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Private Eye by Albert E. Cowdrey
Return of the Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
Salmon Doubts by Adam Sacks
The Shrinking of Treehorn by Florence Parry Heide
The Silent Boy by Lois Lowry
Snowfall by Jessie Thompson
Songwood by Marc Laidlaw
Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder
Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House #17) by Mary Pope Osborne
What Pete Ate from A to Z by Maira Kalman
When Cats Dream by Dav Pilkey

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Comments for Henry's 100 Days of Kindergarten

Hip Cat cover art (Link goes to Powells)Henry's 100 Days of Kindergarten: 03/20/10

I don't remember counting the passage of the days in school but my son's school makes a big deal out of hitting day 100. Last year he took in a print out of photographs of the numbers 1 to 100 and this year he's taking in 100 rocks from his collection. Apparently they aren't alone in their celebration of day 100 because there's even a book about it: Henry's 100 Days of Kindergarten by Nancy Carlson.

Henry's 100 Days of Kindergarten is a double bonus for me because it appeals to both my children. For my son there's the connection of the 100 day celebration. For my daughter, there's Harriet the dog who is by far her favorite literary character.

Henry the mouse is in the same kindergarten class as Harriet the dog. As far as I can tell, Henry has taken over as Nancy Carlson's protagonist. She though makes the effort to populate her "neighborhood" with characters from her other books. So for Harriet, the Henry books end up being a "spot the Harriet" game.

What I loved most about the book is how it refers back to Henry's Show and Tell and weaves that book into a running gag involving a tarantula who plays hide and seek with the reader for the remainder of the book.

Other books featuring Harriet and the rest of Nancy's Neighborhood

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