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Walaka
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Scientists still aren't quite sure just what the definition of intelligence is, but Gregg is pretty sure that whatever it is, humans having developed it is at best a two-edged sword and at worst the stupidest thing ever.

The book functions as primer on what it means to think and feel, and Gregg's snappy writing keeps it grounded, accessible, and entertaining on every page.

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Moo, Baa, La La La! | Sandra Boynton
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My friend's son had his first child, a daughter, last October and I have yet to send a gift. I have decided that I want to start, or severely populate, her first library. I know there will be some Boynton books definitely included, but what other books would you all recommend for a first library? What are the classics? What are the hot new books? Any an all recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! 😊

Clwojick Oooo. 4d
Clwojick Okay, thee book tagging feature isn‘t working… but pretty much any book by Robert Munsch, especially Love You Forever, 50 Below Zero, and The Paperbag Princess. Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers. The Wonkey Donkey Books. The Bear series by Karma Wilson. And The Littlw Blue Truck books by Jill McElmurry 4d
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DrexEdit @Clwojick Thanks! I will check these out! ❤️ 4d
monalyisha Love Boynton. Tagging my newest favorite. 4d
Clwojick Not sure how many of these come in board book form, but nevertheless I‘d save them on your list of idea for future years to come. I have an ongoing list for my best friends 3 little ones. They get a couple books added to all their gifts. 💖 4d
DrexEdit @monalyisha thanks very much! 👍 4d
Clwojick And maybe it‘s random to have a favourite Halloween childrens book, but this is it! ❤️ 4d
DrexEdit @Clwojick that's a great idea! I feel a new Goodreads list coming on! 😉 4d
Clwojick I spent an afternoon at the library, reading through all the childrens section to make a list of favourites for Greyson. Now I‘m using the same list for his little twin siblings. ❤️ 4d
DrexEdit @Clwojick 🎃🎃🎃❤️ 4d
monalyisha You‘re welcome! It has no Litsy info but you can see more (check out the illustrations, etc) on Amazon. 4d
BethM Jabberwocky was and is my son‘s favorite. Anything Pooh, any of the 5 minute stories books. 4d
BethM Loves the colors and pictures in this 4d
BethM I like the Jane Yolen how do/why do dinosaurs series 4d
Aimeesue No suggestions, because that was a loooong time ago, and I can't remember any faves besides the Boyntons and, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Pooh, but I can still recite Hey! Wake up! and Hippos Go Berzerk by heart. And every once in a while, to my children's horror, I do. ❤️ 4d
Clare-Dragonfly Boynton books are always a great choice! I also recommend Margaret Wise Brown—Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny—as well as 3d
DrexEdit @BethM Thanks very much! I like all these suggestions. 😊 3d
DrexEdit @Aimeesue All classics! Thanks for these ideas. Too bad Litsy does not have video capability. I would certainly love to see you recite Boynton! 😊 👍 3d
DrexEdit @Clare-Dragonfly Oooooo! Yes! Love these suggestions! Perfect! 😊 ❤ 3d
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Aims42
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‘Illinois Libraries Present‘ is hosting a free virtual event with Mary Roach on Wednesday, March 1st at 7pm CST (this is the link to register: https://bit.ly/ILP_MaryRoach). I have this book on my TBR pile, so I hope by attending it‘ll give me the push to move it to the top of the pile!! 💪

Soubhiville Thanks for sharing! I love her and am very interested! 4d
Soubhiville @Eyelit making sure you see this! 4d
Aims42 @Soubhiville You‘re welcome!!! 🙌🤩 4d
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Hoot | Carl Hiaasen
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Roy would not have noticed the strange boy if it weren‘t for Dana Matherson, because Roy ordinarily didn‘t look out the window of the school bus. He preferred to read comics and mystery books on the morning ride to Trace Middle.
#Hoot #CarlHiaasen #firstline #openingline #book #books #bookhoarder #bookhoarders #bookhaul #bookhauler #bookholic #bookholics #YoungAdult #Fiction #RealisticFiction #MiddleGrade #Childrens #Mystery #Animals #Humor ❣️❣️❣️

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ChelseaM6010
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#JanuaryJazz
Day 30. Warmth
A very lighthearted and cozy memoir. Herriot fills the pages with obvious love for his job as a vet. I turn to this series on a regular basis if I need a pick me up or if I just want to revisit it. Feels like a warm hug from a friend.

Eggs I do want to read this! Great choice! 5d
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faelinwolf
Cat on the Bus | Aram Kim
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Reading with the rescued cat! Awww! #CharactersReading

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Robotswithpersonality
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Humour, environmental awareness, scientific (and just general) curiousity, pragmatism tempered by ethics. Roach is not afraid to talk about the icky or the sad. Unfortunately there's a good deal of both; while the title made me think 'funny animal videos', the reality is 'managing human-wildlife conflict'.
Informative, just not as fluffy as I was hoping. 1/2

Robotswithpersonality I appreciated the consultation of experts, researchers, engineers, in the field, office, lab and archives, clear facts tempered with hilarity.
Sometimes straight reportage of what comes out of the outdoorsman's or bureaucrat's mouth is the funniest shit, sometimes its the author's off the wall asides or observations. [The footnotes!]
General warning for fellow vegans, there's a fair amount of animal experimentation and death throughout. 2/2
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Robotswithpersonality
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PARKS ✅ not golf courses! ✖️

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Robotswithpersonality
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I'm certain this chapter will be full of facts and science, but right now I'm picturing a noir with Murder Beans in trench coats and fedoras and it is SENDING me.

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Robotswithpersonality
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OMG that boingy-boingy move has an official name! Several even! 🦌