Books of the Month - August 2017

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Early Childhood Years

A dazzling take on the modern Cinderella story with the fabulous hairdresser Kittie Lacey as fairy godmother

The queen of hearts is holding a ball to find the perfect girl for her perfect prince. But Cinderella doesn't have an invitation or a dress—what's a girl to do? Luckily, Kittie Lacey, fabulous hairdresser to the fairytale stars, is on hand to give Cinderella a new 'do, find her the perfect dress, and get her in to the ball. But with so many other fairytale characters to fight through, including a pair of all-too-familiar sisters, will Cinderella and her prince ever find each other? Filled with gorgeous gowns, glamour, glitter, and hairdos to make your dreams come true, this classic story has never looked so good. (

The accurate and lively version of the Bible story is written with a limited vocabulary suited to beginning readers. The short, simple sentences are nicely varied and read aloud well. The water-color illustrations are well-designed, amusing, and expressive. A good choice for beginning readers."--School Library Journal.  

This favorite classic picture book introduces children to a winning, winsome inchworm who can measure anything under the sun, from a robin’s tail to a toucan’s beak. When a hungry nightingale threatens to eat him for breakfast unless he can measure her song, the inchworm will have to cleverly solve the dilemma. This is a whimsical and sweet picture book that asks, “Can a song be measured?”

 “The lovely colors, the sharp definition of cutouts against white space, the rhythm of the composition, and the simplicity of the whole make a handsome and appropriate book to give pleasure to little children and their elders.” (


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