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ABC I Like Me by Nancy Carlson
The Blight Family Singers by Kit Reed
The Blue Food Revolution by Tim Roux
Bone: The Great Cow Race by Jeff Smith
Bone: Eyes of the Storm by Jeff Smith
The Channel: Stories from L. A. by Susan Alcott Jardine
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
The Clue of the Broken Locket by Carolyn Keene
Building Manhattan by Laura Vila
The Dreamer: The Consequence of Nathan Hale by Lora Innes
Earthquake in the Early Morning (Magic Tree House #24) by Mary Pope Osborne
"The Economy of Vacuum" by Sarah Thomas
The Frog Prince Continued by Jon Scieszka
A Gift of Magic by Lois Duncan
Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley
Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck
I Needs Must Part, The Policeman Said by Richard Bowes
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw
Jenny's Birthday Book by Esther Averill
The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
The Little Band by James Sage
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Oscar and the Cricket by Geoff Waring
Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell
A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro
Stage Fright on a Summer Night (Magic Tree House #25) by Mary Pope Osborne
The Staircase by Ann Rinaldi
"Star-Crossed" by Tim Sullivan
Swine Not? by Jimmy Buffett
Take Me Out to the Ballgame by Gary Morgenstein
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers
The Titan's Curse Rick Riordan
Under the Lemon Trees by Bhira Backhaus
Yellowbelly and Plum Go to School by Nathan Hale

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for The Little Band

The Little Band: 07/11/10

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)Harriet seems to be developing my approach to reading: picking things at random. When we're at the library she will typically stand in front of a shelf and pick three books. If she likes the covers she'll hand them to me. If she doesn't, she'll put back the ones she doesn't like the look of and try again.

One Harriet's most recent random choices was The Little Band by James Sage. The book is colorfully illustrated and follows a band of childlike musicians as they march through the countryside playing their music. No one offers and explanation for their parade, where they came from or where they are going. Instead the story is about their affect on the people they pass by.

Harriet especially liked the illustrations. We stopped on each page to discuss who was there (what people, which animals and so forth). She also liked the costumes the children were wearing. We read the book right after her graduation performance where she and her classmates had to sing and wear costumes.

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Comment #1: Monday, July, 12, 2010 at 13:54:24

Laura Fabiani

Don't you just love it when kids pick their own books? Sometimes I ask my kids why they chose a certain book and I am surprised by their comment.



Comment #2: Monday, July 12, 2010 at 19:01:35

Pussreboots

My daughter sometimes picks by the cover art and other times it's something as odd as liking the size or shape of the book!