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Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming
Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
Binky to the Rescue by Ashley Spires
The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets by Nancy Springer
Castle of Shadows by Ellen Renner
A Cat Named Squeeky by Vic Reskovic
Chi's Sweet Home 01 by Kanata Konami
Conrad's Fate by Diana Wynne Jones
Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things by Ted Naifeh
The Days of the King by Filip Florian
The Duckling Gets a Cookie?! by Mo Willems
Fortune Cookies by Albert Bitterman
How to Wash a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale
I Don't Want to Take a Bath by Julie Sykes
I Must Have Bobo! by Eileen Rosenthal
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (audio) edited by John Joseph Abrams
Jam & Honey by Melita Morales
Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Mary's Rainbow by Clementia
Old Man's War by John Scalzi
Owl in Love by Patrice Kindl
The Paper Crane by Molly Bang
Pickles to Pittsburgh by Judi Barrett
Prime Cut by Diane Mott Davidson
Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
The School for Cats by Esther Averill
The Secret Lives of Princesses by Philippe Lechermeier
Silverlicious by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann
A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
The Wednesdays by Julie Bourbeau

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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 Fortune Cookies

Fortune Cookies: 10/25/12

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)Once Harriet started reading, she started selecting her own books. It's been fascinating to see which books she picks. The third book she read on her own was Fortune Cookies by Albert Bitterman.

A girl receives a package with seven fortune cookies. She reads one each day and relates the fortune to what happens to her that day. Not everything goes as the girl hopes they will but it works out for the best.

Each page has the fortune cookie, with a pull out fortune. That's a nice bit of interaction for older children. I suspect the fortunes won't last long in library copies as eager and perhaps clumsy hands try to pull them out.

For about a week, Harriet kept the book in my car to read to and from school. While the book was in the car, I had no idea that the book had the pull out tabs, nor was I entirely sure how the book went.

See, Harriet's reading, was still a little wonky. There's a line that goes: "I lost my kite but I found a cat." Except she reads it: "I lost my kitty but I found a cat."

Five stars

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