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Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

Dan Santat (2014), 32 pages
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Category: Adventure, Fantasy, Picture Books
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Beekle has had a long wait for a kid to imagine him so he can be transported to the real world. Finally, he gets tired of waiting and decides to go to find his friend. The real world is puzzling and a little lonely, but Beekle never gives up looking for his friend.
Awards nominated: 2017 Monarch Nominee
Awards won: Caldecott Medal
Reviewed by: Kristen
Date read: 7/16/2016
ISBN-13: 0978031619998
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Ancient Greece and the Olympics

Mary Pope Osborne (2004), 121 pages
Illustrated by Sal Murdocca
Audience: 1st Grade - 4th Grade
Category: Historical, Nonfiction, Sports
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Did you ever see Olympic events on TV and wonder where it all began? This book will tell you all about it! Find out how the Olympics got started in ancient Greece and what the Greeks used to do to compete. More fun facts about ancient Greek culture, such as information about the Greek gods, Greek architecture, Greek food, and Greek customs are also included.
Reviewed by: Kristen
Date read: 2/3/2016
ISBN-10: 0375923780
ISBN-13: 9780375923784
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Are Ghosts Real?

Patrick Perish (2014), 32 pages
Audience: K - 3rd Grade
Category: Easy Reader, Nonfiction, Scary
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Many people believe that when spooky things happen, it's because ghosts are around. This book will explain what people think about ghosts, what people do to try and find ghosts, and give some examples of famous ghost stories. After reading this book, you should be able to decide for yourself whether or not you think ghosts are real.
Reviewed by: Kristen
Date read: 10/7/2015
ISBN-10: 1607533847
ISBN-13: 9781607533849
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Baba Yaga's Assistant

Marika McCoola (2015), 125 pages
Illustrated by Emily Carroll
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Books about Girls, Folklore, Graphic Novel, Scary
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Young teenager Masha decides she is ready for an adventure and responds to a mysterious Help Wanted ad. The ad was placed by Baba Yaga, the clever, deceitful witch of Russian folklore. Masha has to pass several difficult tests to get the job of Baba Yaga's assistant, but will she be able to outsmart Baba Yaga herself and thwart Baba Yaga's plans to eat a few children?
Similar authors: Adam Gidwitz
Similar books: A Tale Dark & Grimm
Reviewed by: Kristen
Date read: 11/14/2016
ISBN-10: 076366961X
ISBN-13: 9780763669614
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Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret

Bob Shea (2015), 56 pages
Illustrated by Bob Shea
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Category: Animal, Easy Reader, Humor
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Ballet Cat wants to play ballet with her friend Sparkle Pony all the time, but Sparkle Pony does not seem too happy. Ballet Cat finds out that Sparkle Pony has a secret, and that's why he is sad. Sparkle Pony is afraid that if he tells Ballet Cat his secret, Ballet Cat will not want to be friends anymore! How will the two friends solve this problem? Read the book to find out.
Book Series: Ballet Cat
Similar authors: Mo Willems
Similar books: I Really Like Slop!
Awards nominated: 2017 Monarch Nominee
Reviewed by: Kristen
Date read: 4/5/2016
ISBN-10: 1484713788
ISBN-13: 9781484713785
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