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What's in the box

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Each box contains two to three age appropriate books and other learning tools for your child. Just Like Me! takes into account several criteria while making book selections. We consider the subject, authors, awards, and prices of each book we review. Each book is read and discussed by Just Like Me! before it is included in any subscription box. Once the contents of the box are selected the final product is a complete Just Like Me! Book Box filled with fun books, educational tools and fun gifts to encourage positive child development. We work hard and take our time to make sure each box is just right before it is sent out.

Here are examples of what you can expect in a Just Like Me! Book Box:

Ages 0-3
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Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats

In this charming sequel to The Snowy Day, an older and wiser Peter wants to learn to whistle. Wouldn’t it be the perfect way to call his dog Willie? Peter tries so hard to whistle that his cheeks hurt, but he doesn’t give up. With a very light hand and his legendary illustrations, Keats creates a world in which effort yields results.

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Say Hello! by Rachel Isadora

Carmelita loves to greet everyone in her colorful neighborhood. There are people from so many different cultures! They all like to say hello too, so now Carmelita can say hello in Spanish, English, French, Japanese, and many other languages. And her dog, Manny, well, he seems to understand everyone, and gives a happy Woof! wherever he goes.

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You Can Do It Too! by Karen Baicker

Karen Baicker's can-do heroine is back. This time, instead of figuring out what she has to learn, as she did in I Can Do It Too!, she is teaching her young sibling everything she thinks he needs to know. From banging a spoon on the back of a pan for music to march by to spitting straight into the sink when it is tooth-brushing time, the big sister is very busy—so busy that it takes a while for her to realize that her little brother can do something she cannot!

Ages 4-8
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Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

Grace loves stories, whether they're from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. So when she gets a chance to play a part in Peter Pan, she knows exactly who she wants to be. Remarkable watercolor illustrations give full expression to Grace's high-flying imagination.

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He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands by Kadir Nelson

What began as a spiritual has developed into one of America’s best-known songs, and now for the first time it appears as a picture book, masterfully created by award-winning artist Kadir Nelson.Through sublime landscapes and warm images of a boy and his family, Kadir has created a dazzling, intimate interpretation, one that rejoices in the connectedness of people and nature.

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Naturally Me! by Crystal Swain-Bates

Designed to boost self-esteem and build confidence in children of all ages, this fun rhyming picture book follows a freckle-faced girl and a gap-toothed boy throughout their day as they show the reader they celebrate their appearance and feel comfortable in their own skin, just the way they naturally are!

Ages 9-12
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A Storm Called a Katrina by Myron Uhlberg

Ten-year-old Louis Daniel hates it when Mama treats him like a baby. But when Hurricane Katrina blows through the Gulf Coast on a fateful August night, followed by broken levees and rising floodwaters threatening New Orleans, Louis feels like a little kid again.

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When Daddy Prays by Nikki Grimes

"When Daddy prays my fear of darkness disappears and angels tiptoe down the hall. I hear them through the door and wall ...when Daddy prays." In this collection of new poems by Nikki Grimes, a child learns about prayer from his father, whose prayers carry the family through each day -- no matter what the circumstances.

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Sugar Plum Ballerinas by Whoopi Goldberg

Alexandrea Petrakova Johnson does not want to be a beautiful ballerina, and she does not want to leave her friends in Apple Creek. Unfortunately, that doesn't stop her ballet-crazy mother from moving them to Harlem, or from enrolling Al at the Nutcracker School of Ballet.