Author Archives: Alexandra Bidner

Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredible Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space (and the Subsequent Assault of the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds)

Title: Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredible Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space (and the Subsequent Assault of the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds) Author: Dav Pilkey Illustrator: Dav Pilkey Publisher, Year: Scholastic, 1999 Number of pages: 144 … Continue reading

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Music for Alice

  Title: Music for Alice Author(s): Allen Say Illustrator/Photographer: Allen Say Publisher, Year: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004 Number of pages: 32 Genre: Non-fiction, autobiography Descriptive Annotation: This is an autobiography of Alice. Alice loved to dance when she was a girl, … Continue reading

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Camilla the Zebra

  Title: Camilla the zebra Author: Marisa Nunez Illustrator: Oscar Villan Publisher and Year: Kalandraka, 2003 Number of pages: 32 Genre: Fiction Descriptive Annotation:  Camilla the zebra lives in a place where the wind is very strong, so she needs … Continue reading

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Two Eggs, Please

Title: Two eggs, please. Author: Sarah Weeks Illustrator: Betsy Lewin Publisher and Year: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2003 Number of pages: 32 Genre: Fiction, fable Descriptive Annotation:  The book begins with a fox waitress asking a rhino what he … Continue reading

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School For Bandits

Title: School for Bandits Author(s): Hannah Shaw Illustrator/Photographer: 32 Publisher and Year: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2011 Number of pages: 32 Genre: Fiction, fable Descriptive Annotation:  Ralph does not act like a normal raccoon; he brushes his teeth, vacuums … Continue reading

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Would I Trade My Parents?

  Title: Would I Trade My Parents? Author: Laura Numeroff Illustrator/Photographer: James Bernardin Publisher and Year: Abram Books for Young Readers, 2009 Number of pages: 32 Genre: Fiction Descriptive Annotation:  The narrator thinks about five other kids and their parents. … Continue reading

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Homeless Bird

  Title: Homeless Bird Author: Gloria Whelan Illustrator/Photographer: Not Applicable Publisher, Year: HarperCollins Publisher, 2000 Number of pages: 182 Genre: Realistic fiction, historic fiction, fiction Descriptive Annotation: Koly is a thirteen-year-old girl who is growing up in modern India. Her parents … Continue reading

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King Hugo’s Huge Ego

Title: King Hugo’s Huge Ego Author: Chris Van Dusen Illustrator: Chris Van Dusen Publisher, Year: Candlewick Press, 2011 Number of pages: 40 Genre: Fairy Tale, fiction, fable Descriptive Annotation: King Hugo is only three feet tall, so he makes up … Continue reading

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Where Does Thursday Go?

Title: Where Does Thursday Go? Author: Janeen Brian Illustrator: Stephen Michael King Publisher and Year: Clarion Books, 2001 Number of pages: 32 Genre: Fiction Descriptive Annotation: It was Bruno’s birthday on Thursday and he did not want it to end. … Continue reading

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A Symphony of Whales

Title: A Symphony of Whales Author: Steven Schuch Illustrator: Peter Sylvada Publisher, Year: HMH Books for Young Readers, 2002 Number of pages: 32 Genre: Fiction Descriptive Annotation: Based on a true story, Steve Schuch writes a story about a young girl … Continue reading

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