Author Archives: Sharon Colvin

About Sharon Colvin

Sharon Colvin is past chair of the Youth Services Section of MLA and a Youth Librarian in Chelmsford, MA.

The Never Girls, The Woods Beyond, by Kiki Thorpe

The Never Girls, The Woods Beyond, by Kiki Thorpe, Random House, 2014 Format: chapter book Rating: 3 Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book?Once again, the four friends, Lainey, Kate, Mia and Gabby embark on another adventure that brings … Continue reading

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100 Hungry Monkeys by Masayuki Sebe

100 Hungry Monkeys by Masayuki Sebe, Kids Can Press, 2014 Format: Picture Rating: 3 Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book? 100 Monkeys are hungry and set off to find something to eat. The book is jam packed with … Continue reading

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Count 1,2,3 on the Subway, by Paul Jacobs and Jennifer Swender

Count 1,2,3 on the Subway, by Paul Jacobs and Jennifer Swender, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino, Knopf Publishing, 2014 Format: Picture Rating: 3 Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book?This counting book takes the reader through the subways of New … Continue reading

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Peppa Pig and the Great Vacation

Peppa Pig and the Great Vacation, Candlewick. 2014 Format: Picture Rating: 3 Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book?This is another book in the Peppa Pig series, which is based on the TV show from England. It follows Peppa … Continue reading

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The Star Spangled Banner, by Peter Spier

The Star Spangled Banner, by Peter Spier, Random House, 2014 Format: Picture Rating: 3 Genre:  history What did you like about the book?The illustrations are great. Each page has a line from the Star Spangled Banner and there are multiple pictures … Continue reading

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We the People, Peter Spier

We the People, Peter Spier, Random House, 2014 Format: Picture Rating: 4 Genre:  history What did you like about the book?This illustrated version of the constitution of the United States is an excellent addition to an elementary, middle school social studies … Continue reading

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Hexed by Michelle Krys

Hexed by Michelle Krys Delacorte Press, 2014 Format: Fiction Rating: 1-5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review)  1 Genre: Horror What did you like about the book? The main character, Indigo, showed flashes of heroism when she tries to … Continue reading

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