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Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl by Daniel Pinkwater
Bait by Robin Aurelian
Banana by Ed Vere
Belinda the Ballerina by Amy Young
The Best Birthday Ever by Me (Lana Kitty) by Charise Mericle Harper
Boo to You! by Lois Ehlert
Chasing Demons by R.L. Geerdes
Coco the Carrot by Steven Salerno
The Crocodiles by Steven Popkes
F U, Penguin by Matthew Gasteier
Fullmetal Alchemist 10 by Hiromu Arakawa
The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr
How You Got to Be So Smart by David Milgrim
I Am Invited to a Party by Mo Willems
I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed by Lauren Child
Impossible by Nancy Werlin
LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
Madeline at the White House by John Bemelmans Marciano
Magpie Magic by April Wilson
Monster Hunt by Rory Storm
Older than the Stars by Karen C. Fox
Once I Was a Cardboard Box, Now I'm a Book About Polar Bears by Anton Poitier
One Halloween Night by Mark Teague
Ranma 1/2 Volume 01 by Rumiko Takahashi
Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley
The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine
Sea Gifts by George Shannon
Shape Me a Rhyme by Jane Yolen
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry
xxxHolic 04 by CLAMP

Misc
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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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The Best Birthday Ever! By Me (Lana Kitty): 10/03/11

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The Best Birthday Ever! By Me (Lana Kitty) by Charise May Harper follows Lana around as she prepares for and then hosts a birthday party. Through out the book Lana shares some dos and don'ts with her readers.

There are some humorous points, like the advice to not invite bees to the party. And there are some heavy handed bits, like the advice that goodie bags are a must for birthday parties now. The goodie bag is a relatively new invention and I'm not sure it's established well enough yet to warrant such sternness.

The Best Birthday Ever! falls into that weird educational category of books for children. It's basically the picture book equivalent to the adult self-help books. In either form, I find most of them cringe-worthy.

The book ends with a party craft suggestion: birthday crowns. There are some suggested crown themes along with the basic instructions. This page alone sold my daughter on the book as a whole. She had fun after reading the book with putting together her own birthday crown.

Two stars.

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