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Sometimes I'm Bombaloo starred review - booklist ALA Editors' Choice  

Sometimes I'm Bombaloo

starred review - booklist

ALA Editors' Choice

 

Sometimes, Katie loses her temper. Sometimes she uses her feet and her fists instead of words. When Katie is this mad, she's just not herself. Sometimes, she's BOMBALOO.

Being BOMBALOO is scary. But a little time-out and a lot of love calm BOMBALOO down and help Katie feel like Katie again!


Jibberwillies At Night

Jibberwillies At Night

Katie Honors is back! Katie loves playing with her friends and snuggling with her family, but sometimes at night she's afraid. For Katie, her fears and worries take the shape of Jibberwillies, creatures who fly through her bedroom at night.

Luckily, Katie's mom knows just what to do. Together, they catch the troublesome Jibberwillies in a bucket and toss them out the window. It's tough work, but finally the Jibberwillies are gone and next time it happens Katie knows just what she'll do. An empowering book for any child who has ever had nighttime fears.


Flabbersmashed About You 2013 Charlotte Zolotow Award -- Picture Book Text (Honor Book)

Flabbersmashed About You

2013 Charlotte Zolotow Award -- Picture Book Text (Honor Book)

Readers first met Katie Honors in Rachel and Yumi's Sometimes I'm Bombaloo and Jibberwillies at Night. Now Katie is back as she deals with feeling "flabbersmashed" by her best friend, who suddenly wants to be friends with another kid. We've all been flabbersmashed by a friend--left out of an activity or secret, left to feel sorry for ourselves, or move on. Will Katie ever stop feeling left out?


Piggy Bunny 2013 Alabama Camellia Award -- Grades 2-3 (Nominee)

Piggy Bunny

2013 Alabama Camellia Award -- Grades 2-3 (Nominee)

Most piglets want to be pigs when they grow up. Not Liam. He wants to be a bunny. Even if it takes a lot of practice to learn how to hop...and to eat salad. Even if no one believes that a piggy can be a bunny. With a lot of determination, and a little help from his grandma, Liam is determined to make his dream come true.

For children who put on a cape or a tutu, who dream of being someone or something different, Piggy Bunny offers a reassuring and fun opportunity to believe in themselves.


Righty and Lefty: A Tale of Two Feet

Righty and Lefty: A Tale of Two Feet

Righty and Lefty, an adorable pair of feet, can't seem to agree on anything. Righty wakes up early, while Lefty likes to sleep in; Righty dreams of wearing fancy footwear, but Lefty swears by galoshes. This is the tale of two feet who, despite walking different walks, learn in the end how to get along without tripping over the most important thing of all: each other. A story about the value of friendship and compromise, Righty and Lefty reminds us all that opposites attract.


Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters 2011 Read Kiddo Read Editors Choice Award 2010 Kirkus Review - Children -- Starred Review (*) 2011 Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens -- Seven to Ten (Recommended) 2012 Volunteer State Book Award -- Intermediate (Runner-Up) 2013 Kentucky Bluegrass Award -- Grades 3-5 (Nominee) Junior Library Guild Selection 2017 Bluestem Volunteer Award Master List South Carolina Children's Book Award Master List Tennessee Intermediate Volunteer State Book Award Master List, 2011 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year  

Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters

2011 Read Kiddo Read Editors Choice Award

2010 Kirkus Review - Children -- Starred Review (*)

2011 Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens -- Seven to Ten (Recommended)

2012 Volunteer State Book Award -- Intermediate (Runner-Up)

2013 Kentucky Bluegrass Award -- Grades 3-5 (Nominee)

Junior Library Guild Selection

2017 Bluestem Volunteer Award Master List

South Carolina Children's Book Award Master List

Tennessee Intermediate Volunteer State Book Award Master List,

2011 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

 

It’s the start of the school year, and nothing feels right to Justin. He didn’t get the teacher he wanted, he’s not in the same class as his best friend, and his little sister, Elizabeth, is starting kindergarten at his school. Elizabeth doesn’t seem nervous at all. Justin is very nervous about third grade. And to top it off, he’s lost his favorite stuffed animal, but he can’t tell anyone, because technically he’s too old to still have stuffed animals. Right?


Justin Case: Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-Flops of Doom 2012 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*) 2015 Grand Canyon Reader Award -- Intermediate (Nominee) Junior Library Guild Selection Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Maste, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

Justin Case: Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-Flops of Doom

2012 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)

2015 Grand Canyon Reader Award -- Intermediate (Nominee)

Junior Library Guild Selection

Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Maste, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

Justin “gets” to go to camp every day on a bus. He “gets” to experience all sorts of new things: Bugs. Mess hall food. Flip-flops (they hurt the space between his toes and they’re hard to walk in). And (gulp!) swimming.

Justin’s little sister, Elizabeth, seems to deal with camp just fine. So do his friends. Justin is trying very hard not to be a worried kid anymore, especially when it comes to making friends at camp, including a new kid who is kind of . . . rough. After all, Justin is going to be in fourth grade. It’s time to be brave. Right?


Justin Case: Rules, Tools, and Maybe a Bully Junior Library Guild Selection Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens South Carolina Children's Book Award Master List Tennessee Intermediate Volunteer State Book Award Master List Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year South Carolina Children's Book Award ML Kentucky Blue Grass Award Master List

Justin Case: Rules, Tools, and Maybe a Bully
Junior Library Guild Selection

Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens

South Carolina Children's Book Award Master List

Tennessee Intermediate Volunteer State Book Award Master List

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

South Carolina Children's Book Award ML

Kentucky Blue Grass Award Master List

Justin Case made it through third grade and summer camp in the previous two books. Now he’s in fourth grade, and there’s even more to worry about: friends, bullies, grades, tests—and did we say bullies?