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ABC Book by CB Falls
Also Known as Rowan Pohi by Ralph Fletcher
Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
Blackout by Connie Willis
The Blessing Way (audio) by Tony Hillerman
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault
Comets, Stars, the Moon and Mars by Douglas Florian
Dying for Chocolate (audio) by Diane Mott Davidson
From a Changeling Star by Jeffrey A. Carver
Gemini Bites by Patrick Ryan
If Rocks Could Sing by Leslie McGuirk
Imagine a Night by Sarah L. Thomson and Rob Gonsalves
Introduction to Joyous Cooking 200th Anniversary Edition by Heather Lindsey
Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Mark Tidd in the Backwoods by Clarence Budington Kelland
Mio, My Son by Astrid Lindgren
Monkey Food by Ellen Forney
The Monster Princess by DJ MacHale
Navajo ABC by Lucy Tapahonso
The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz
One Boy by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Perfect Square by Michael Hall
The Road to Oz by Kathleen Krull
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
Thirteen by Remy Charlip
Tips on Having a Gay (Ex) Boyfriend by Carrie Jones
Twin Spica 05 by Kou Yaginuma
The Window of Time by Richard Matheson
The Z Was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg

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Twenty-Five Years of Reading

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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 One Boy

One Boy 06/24/12

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)One Boy by Laura Vaccaro Seeger is a counting book that also promotes early reading skills through the use of cutouts. A young boy, the "one boy... alone" makes a series of pictures for the numbers two through ten.

Like the one is revealed through the hole to actually be part of the word "alone" the other counting words are parts of larger words.

At the counting up stage, the pictures seem unrelated except for the conceits of the book: the counting and the cutouts. As the book unwinds, though, it ends with "one boy... all done." Turning the page to reveal the "done" shows how the pictures all relate to each other.

For a child just beginning to read, it's a great starter. It takes something familiar — counting books — and uses it to build reading confidence. For children comfortably in the easy reader stage, it's a fun, quick read. It can also be used for story time to teach numbers.

Four stars

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