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Book Scoops November Review

by | Dec 3, 2008 | Blog | 5 comments

Book Scoops November Review

Double Scoop this Month – Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale illustrated by Nathan Hale (which really is both our top pick of the month, but we thought we’d each choose another one since it was the Double Scoop)

Cari’s Pick of the Month – Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Holly’s Pick of the Month – Thank you Sarah

Book’s Reviewed by Cari

Dr. Suess’s ABC

Amelia to Zora: Twenty Six Women who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee Illustrated by Megan Hasley Sean Addy

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault Illustrated by Lois Ehlert

Alphabad Mischievous ABCs by Shannon Stewart Illustrated by Dusan Petricic

Winnie the Pooh’s A to Zzzz by Don Ferguson Illustrated by Bill Langly and Diana Wakeman

The Dinosaur Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta illustrated by Ralph Masiello

The Unicorn Alphabet Book by Marianna Mayer Pictures by Michael Hague  

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis Illustrated by Pauline Baynes

Books Reviewed by Holly

Thank you, Sarah The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson, illustrated by Matt Faulkner

Thanksgiving on Thursday by Mary Pope Osborne

Merry Thanksgiving By Natasha Wing, illustrated by Isidre Mones

Turk and Runt A Thanksgiving Comedy By Lisa Wheeler, pictures by Frank Ansley

Gracias The Thanksgiving Turkey by Joy Cowley, illustrated by Joe Cepeda

Thanksgiving Day at Our House, Thanksgiving Poems for the Very Young by Nancy White Carlstrom, illustrated by R.W. Alley

Squanto Friend of the Pilgrims By Clyde Robert Bulla

Spot’s Thanksgiving by Eric Hill

The Crunching Munching Caterpiller by Sheridan Cain, illustrated by Jack Tickle

Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo & Harry Bliss

Book Blogging News

The passing of one of our own. We have lost one of the most prolific readers and bloggers – Dewey at the Hidden Side of the Leaf. Though we did not know her well we are saddened by her passing and wish her family peace and comfort. She was instrumental in many book blogging events such as Bookworms Carnival, 24 hour read-thon and Weekly Geeks and she will be missed.

Judy Blume is doing a book blog tour that started over at Big A little a. I heart Judy Blume, I read so many of her books as a kid – Including Are you There God It’s me Margaret? and Blubber and who can forget Fudge in Tales of the 4th Grade Nothing? I remember my teacher reading that one to us  – The kid ate a turtle, it was so funny!!!!!!!  I even went out and checked the book out myself because I couldn’t wait to find out what happened.

I’m [We’re] buying books for the holidays   In case you haven’t heard the publishing industry, like so many others, with the economy the way it is and all is struggling. So someone, My Friend Amy started a challenge to buy books, whether or not you sign-up to participate is not important, but getting books into the hands of readers is and by doing so you can help the publishing industry. Keep in mind you can also support independent book stores this way and the money goes towards your local economy.

Favorite Blogs this Month

Natasha Maw at Maw Books Blog – It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t put her blog in because well without her we would not be here. Many of you are familiar with her blog and it’s through a mutual friend that I met her. Her blog is a 10 out of 10 on the magnitude of bloggness awesomeness. She is a general book blogger who loves reading, has a passion for life and is a very giving person (she has let me pick her brain several times for blogging tips). She does lots of reviews of all types of books, finger plays for little ones, author interviews and more. She also did a fabulous job raising awareness and fundraising for Darfur. Thank you Natasha!

Bookie Woogie – This a book blog done with a dad (Aaron Zenz illustrator and aspiring writer) and his three kids. From their blog “We have over 2800 children’s books in the family collection. Here we pick our very favorites, review them, and create some accompanying fan art.” Seriously one of the funnest book blogs out there. The children are Isaac (10), Gracie (8) and Lily (5) and Dad (old) records the conversations about the books they read and then each child does an art piece that goes with the book. The conversations are hiliarious and the illustrations done in excellent kid style.

Jen Robinson’s Book Page – Jen does a fabulous job of promoting literacy and if you’d like you can sign-up for her Growing Book Worms Newsletter. An engineer by trade and a bookworm for life – seriously, she collects news from all over the reading world from research based tidbits to fun books. Her blog is one of the best resources I have seen for for both parents and teachers.


  1. Britt

    I’m asking for books for the holidays, does that count? 😉
    It wouldn’t be Christmas if books weren’t be given.
    Thanks for posting a month in review! I don’t know how I missed Holly’s post with all those Thanksgiving books!

    Cari- I found a series I think yours would like– mine loves the one she just got! I’ll try to remember to bring it when I see you!

  2. Britt

    Oh, and we LOVED Louise, Adventures of a Chicken!!

  3. Bookie Woogie

    Thanks for the nod! So glad I found your blog too. I’ve been a regular visitor since my first stop…

  4. hollybookscoops

    Brit- Yep, that counts. I’m glad you loved Louise so much. Once I figured out that it did have an age recomendation (and I’d obviously missed it), I felt so much better about that darned pirate!

    Cari- Thanks for doing the month in review. I’m pretty much out of commission till all our company goes home. Glad to have them though.

    Bookie Woogie- Me and my kids are fans of your family’s work, both on the blog and your official site. Can’t wait to have faster internet so we can take better advantage.

  5. caribookscoops

    Britt – Yeah that totally counts.

    Holly – Not a problem and have fun visiting with all the company. There will be times when I am not as able to blog so will take turns.

    Bookie Woogie – Your welcome – like I said I have enjoyed your blog and keep going back for more.


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