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Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick
And Then You Dye by Monica Ferris
Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later) by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
Avenging the Owl by Melissa Hart
Bigmama's by Donald Crews
Cat With a Clue by Laurie Cass
Clarice Bean, Guess Who's Babysitting? by Lauren Child
Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbet
Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
Empty Places by Kathy Cannon Wiechman
The Firefly Code by Megan Frazer Blakemore
Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
Honey by Sarah Weeks
It Ain't So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton
The Last Monster by Ginger Garrett
Paper Wishes by Lois Sepahban
Pretty in Ink by Karen E. Olson
Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford
Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
Sea Change by Frank Viva
The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
Slacker by Gordon Korman
Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard by Jonathan Auxier
Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs
This is San Francisco by Miroslav Sasek
Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales
Waiting for Augusta by Jessica Lawson

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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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Clarice Bean, Guess Who's Babysitting?: 10/06/16

Clarice Bean, Guess Who's Babysitting? by Lauren Child

Clarice Bean, Guess Who's Babysitting? by Lauren Child leaves Clarice and her siblings in charge of irresponsible Uncle Ted as Mum and Dad leave the country to deal with a family emergency in New York. It's the sequel to Clarice Bean, That's Me!

I mostly know Child's work through the Charlie and Lola series. The artwork here is very similar and Clarice could easily be a distant cousin of those two. Clarice reports the ins and outs of the week with Uncle Ted. Things don't to as planned — and her parents are big on planning. But they make it through the week no worse for the wear.

It's a fun read — although I'm decidedly more a Charlie and Lola fan. I still enjoyed seeing Child's playful illustrations.

Four stars

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