Why Can’t You Stay Home With Me? A Book About Working Mothers Hazen 1986 I know what the authors and publishers were trying to accomplish with books about working moms. Reading it now, it just comes off as tone deaf.
I Am Joseph Cohen 1980 Submitter: I am a fan of Barbara Cohen, author of such classics as The Carp in the Bathtub and Molly’s Pilgrim, but this is not an appropriate picture book for children! The complex sentence structure!
The Boy Who Turned Into A TV Set Manes 1979 Thanks to a tip, I found this lovely book. It’s obvious this book is outdated. You youngsters might not know about “rabbit ears” (antenna) but if you are over 40,
Rolling Harvey Down the Hill Prelutsky 1980 Submitter: This is another children’s book that was initially pulled because of its condition. It has had a lot of circulation since it was acquired in 1989 but only 2 circulations in 20
Don’t Call Me Fatso Philips 1993 Submitter: This is a “sensitive” story about Rita who is overweight. Rita has to face being weighed in front of her entire class and being told she needs to go on a diet. She
I’ll Be the Horse If You’ll Play With Me Alexander 1975 Submitter: I’ll Be the Horse If You’ll Play With Me…..well the cover just says it all! While weeding our picture books I came across this 1975 gem. I did
Star Wars 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. 1979 In honor Star Wars Day, here are a couple of picture books. (One with an ACTUAL RECORD!) As a fan of the original trilogy, I do reject the second book, since Jar Jar
The Skunk and His Junk Scheunemann 2006 Submitter: I might be an adult, but when I find books like this I turn into a middle schooler. Really, publishers ought to run all of their books by a group of 12-year-olds.