Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

As Time Went By Book Review

As Time Went By
As Time Went By

José Sanabria (Author, Illustrator)
North South Books Inc.
Children’s Fiction

Publication Date: May 1, 2016


As Time Went By is not your usual, lighthearted picture book. José Sanabria's story and illustrations will make you think and reflect on how we use and discard things and people but also of how we can repurpose and rebuild.

As Time Went By is an unexpected and thought-provoking read.


If you’re interested in reading As Time Went By, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon




*A copy of this book was provided free of charge for an honest review.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Babak the Beetle Book Review

Babak the Beetle


Babak the Beetle

Fred Paranuzzi (Author)
Andrée Prigent (Illustrator)
North South Books Inc.
Children’s Fiction

Publication Date: May 1, 2016




One day a dung beetle named Babak runs into a strange egg. Knowing that an egg must be sat on, Babak bravely sets out to locate the parents of this odd find.

With high contrast, color illustrations from Andrée Prigent and a humorous ending, children will enjoy Babak the Beetle.

If you’re interested in reading Babak the Beetle, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon




*A copy of this book was provided free of charge for an honest review.


Manners Are Not for Monkeys

Manners Are Not For MonkeysManners Are Not for Monkeys

Heather Tekavec (Author)
David Huyck (Illustrator)
Children’s Fiction

Publication Date: April 1, 2016


A cute story about an exasperated mother monkey who tries to teach her children that manners are not for monkeys.  A clever reversal of a usual "manner" book, Manners Are Not for Monkeys introduces what good manners are in a fun way that children will find amusing.



If you’re interested in reading Manners Are Not for Monkeys, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon



*A copy of this book was provided free of charge for an honest review.


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Thursday, April 7, 2016

I Saw an Invisible Lion Today: Quatrains Book Review

I Saw an Invisible Lion Today: Quatrains

Brian P. Cleary (Author)
Richard Watson (Illustrator)
Lerner Publishing Group
Children's Book

Publication Date: April 1, 2016


I Saw an Invisible Lion Today will make both you and your students (or children) smile. After a quick but easy to understand overview of what a quatrain is, the book launches into a variety of poems sure to make you smirk.  For those students who think poetry is too hard or that they could never write a poem with a rhyme scheme Oh, Wait! (page 24) is just the poem for them.

I Saw an Invisible Lion Today is packed with humorous poems and illustrations to match. My personal favorite for both content and illustrations is It's Raining Adjectives.

This book is great for a fun read or for an introduction to poetry, quatrains, or rhyme scheme.


If you’re interested in reading I Saw an Invisible Lion Today, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon



*A copy of this book was provided free of charge for an honest review.



Child Soldier Book Review

Child Soldier
Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War


Michel Chikwanine & Jessica Dee Humphreys (Authors)
Claudia Dávila (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press
Children's Book, Middle Grades

Publication Date: September 1, 2015


At just five years old Michel Chikwanine was kidnaped by rebel soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Child Soldier is Michel Chikwanine’s true tale of his childhood experience of being abducted, being forced to do terrible things by a rebel army, and his ultimate escape from the violence.  

Child Soldier is an honest yet age-appropriate look into a horrific experience that thousands of children continue to suffer through.  Chikwanine and Humphreys’ words coupled with Dávila illustrations build a candid but not overly graphic narrative.

Parents and teachers will want to read this book before sharing it with children, but it is an important story to share. 

If you’re interested in reading Child Soldier, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon



*A copy of this book was provided free of charge for an honest review.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library Book Review

Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library

Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library

Julie Gassman (Author)
Andy Elkerton (Illustrator)
Capstone
Children’s Fiction

Publication Date: August 1, 2016


With a diverse cast of humans and dragons, Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library humorously highlights the awesomeness of libraries. 

The rhyming narrative and colorful pictures will draw students in as they laugh through the dragon's antics. 

A must read for all elementary librarians!


If you’re interested in reading Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon




*A copy of this book was provided free of charge for an honest review.


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Friday, April 1, 2016

Bedtime for Batman Book Review

Bedtime for Batman

Michael Dahl (Author)
Ethen Beavers (Illustrator)
Capstone
Children’s Fiction

Publication Date: August 1, 2016


A must read for every little Batman!


Children and parents will both love the adventurous parallels between Batman and bedtime.

If you’re interested in reading Bedtime for Batman, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


*A copy of this book was provided free of charge for an honest review.



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