Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Cutie’s Big Adventures Book Review

Cutie’s Big Adventures Cutie Meets Mr. Lizard - Cutie is an adventurous Chihuahua that decides to go out and explore the world when her mom gets on the bus for school. Cutie's goal: find something other than this same old puppy food to eat. Her adventure leads her out into the desert where she meets Mr. Lizard and has a fun time!  Kids who love dogs will enjoy reading about Cutie's adventure.Cutie’s Big Adventures
Cutie Meets Mr. Lizard

Felicia Di John (Author)
Terence Gaylor (Illustrator)
Cutie Series Co.
Children’s Fiction, Picture Book

Publication Date: May 25, 2017


Cutie is an adventurous Chihuahua that decides to go out and explore the world when her mom gets on the bus for school. Cutie's goal: find something other than this same old puppy food to eat. Her adventure leads her out into the desert where she meets Mr. Lizard and has a fun time!

Kids who love dogs will enjoy reading about Cutie's adventure.

If you’re interested in reading Cutie’s Big Adventures, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

I Don't Like Reading Book Review

I Don't Like Reading depicts the frustration many kids at school face with reading. I Don't like Reading does an excellent job of identifying student frustrations and preparing them for the process they may go through if their parents choose to pursue special education services for extra help.I Don't Like Reading

Lisabeth Emlyn Clark
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Children’s Fiction

Publication Date: August 21, 2017


Harry likes a lot of things like playing with his best friend Tom, climbing trees, and drawing, but Harry does not like reading. The words can make him feel dizzy or look too big or too small. Reading is really frustrating for Harry, and sometimes he gets really nervous when he thinks about reading at school.

One night, Harry finally tells mom how he feels, and after talking it over with his teacher, Harry works with a few extra adults at school like the special needs coordinator and an educational psychologist. With the team, his mom's help, and his own willingness to try, Harry realizes that he can read. It just might be a little harder for him.

I Don't Like Reading depicts the frustration many kids at school face with reading. Harry is illustrated in a way that leaves his age a bit ambiguous so readers of many ages up through upper elementary will see themselves in Harry's struggles. As Harry goes through the educational testing process, he meets with a special needs coordinator and an educational psychologist which mirrors what children go through when being tested for extra services in school. I Don't like Reading does an excellent job of identifying student frustrations and preparing them for the process they may go through if their parents choose to pursue special education services for extra help.

If you’re interested in reading I Don’t Like Reading, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Phoebe Sounds It Out Book Review

In Phoebe Sounds It Out, children will relate to Phoebe's uncertainty about trying a new, difficult task while preschool and kindergarten teachers will smirk at the inventive ways Phoebe busies herself while avoiding that new task.Phoebe Sounds It Out

Julie Zwillich (Author)
Denise Holmes (Illustrator)
Owlkids Books
Children’s Fiction, Picture Book

Publication Date: April 15, 2017

Writing your name can be difficult, especially when your name isn't spelled how it sounds. Rather than writing her name, Phoebe busies herself in other ways until her teacher encourages her to "sound it out." Phoebe gives it her best try and spells her name how it sounds.

In Phoebe Sounds It Out, children will relate to Phoebe's uncertainty about trying a new, difficult task while preschool and kindergarten teachers will smirk at the inventive ways Phoebe busies herself while avoiding that new task.

If you’re interested in reading Phoebe Sounds It Out, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon
  

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Liam Takes a Stand Book Review

Liam Takes a Stand - Liam feels left out by his older twin brothers Lester and Lister. The twins compete for everything and have no time for Liam. But Liam is resourceful. As the twins compete over who has the best lemonade stand, Liam does odd jobs around the neighborhood and saves his money. With that saved money, Liam makes his move and surprises his brothers at just the right moment!Liam Takes a Stand

Troy Wilson (Author)
Josh Holinaty (Illustrator)
Owlkids Books
Children’s Fiction, Picture Book

Publication Date: March 14, 2017


Liam feels left out by his older twin brothers Lester and Lister. The twins compete for everything and have no time for Liam. But Liam is resourceful. As the twins compete over who has the best lemonade stand, Liam does odd jobs around the neighborhood and saves his money. With that saved money, Liam makes his move and surprises his brothers at just the right moment.

Liam Takes a Stand is a fun book that siblings will identify with. The humorous story is also filled with some basic financial principles and examples of strategic thinking.

If you’re interested in reading Liam Takes a Stand, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


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Friday, June 16, 2017

Geology Lab for Kids Book Review

From creating your own crystals to studying sediment to producing your own paint and bricks Geology Lab for Kids is packed full of fun projects. Kids can get hands on creating, baking, mixing, studying, constructing, and more! Geology Lab for Kids
52 Projects to Explore Rocks, Gems, Geodes, Crystals, Fossils, and Other Wonders of the Earth's Surface

Garret Romaine
Quarry Books
Science, Non-Fiction, Children’s Books, Middle Grades

Publication Date: July 1, 2017


From creating your own crystals to studying sediment to producing your own paint and bricks Geology Lab for Kids is packed full of fun projects. Kids can get hands on creating, baking, mixing, studying, constructing, and more!

Teachers and parents will love this book, and most importantly, their kids will too!

If you’re interested in reading Geology Lab for Kids, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Sad, Sad Monster Book Review

The Sad, Sad Monster - Monster is sad at school. Even though he is a good monster, no one plays with him. He's lonely. But one day, Sarah asks to eat lunch with Monster and they become friends. With his new friend, Monster isn't lonely anymore!The Sad, Sad Monster

Dolores Costello
Xist Publishing
Children’s Book, Picture Book

Publication Date: March 21, 2017

Monster is sad at school. Even though he is a good monster, no one plays with him. He's lonely. But one day, Sarah asks to eat lunch with Monster and they become friends. With his new friend, Monster isn't lonely anymore.

The Sad, Sad Monster is a simple story about kindness and friendship. Its simplicity and illustrations will appeal to pre-readers and beginning readers. Kids will like it, but as an adult I'm left wanting a bit more from the book.

If you’re interested in reading The Sad, Sad Monster, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Out of the Box 25 Cardboard Engineering Projects for Makers Book Review

Out of the Box 25 Cardboard Engineering Projects for Makers is perfect for home projects or school maker spaces. From tube owls to ring toss games and penguin families to pirate ships, this book will keep kids engaged and entertained with hands-on projects!Out of the Box
25 Cardboard Engineering Projects for Makers

Jemma Westing
DK Children
Non-Fiction, Children’s Book, Middle Grades, Makerspace

Publication Date: April 18, 2017

I love this book both as a parent and as a teacher! It is perfect for home projects or school maker spaces. From tube owls to ring toss games and penguin families to pirate ships, this book will keep kids engaged and entertained with hands-on projects!

If you’re interested in reading Out of the Box, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


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Excavador / Diggy Book Review

Diggy is an excavator with a lot of work to do! This simple story and fun illustrations delighted my 2 year old.  Great for pre-readers and young readers!Excavador/ Diggy

Calee M. Lee
Amy Mullen
Xist Kids Bilingual Spanish English
Children’s Book, Picture Book, Bilingual

Publication Date: January 7, 2016


Diggy is an excavator with a lot of work to do! This simple story and fun illustrations delighted my 2 year old.  Diggy's story is presented in both English and Spanish in this bilingual edition.

If you’re interested in reading Excavador/ Diggy, you can purchase the bilingual copy here on Amazon or the English only version here on Amazon.


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Monday, June 12, 2017

Zach Hangs in There Book Review

Zach Hangs in There - This social story does a great job of illustrating the steps to make a plan and how to stick with and revise your plan even when it gets difficult. It also includes more information for parents, caregivers, or teachers on how to foster perseverance in children. Zach Hangs In There

William Mulcahy (Author)
Darren McKee (Illustrator)
Free Spirit Publishing
Children’s Fiction, Social Story

Publication Date: April 18, 2017

Zach Hangs In There is a social story about perseverance. Zach wants to get all the way across the trapeze rings at recess, but they are tricky! With help from his friend Sonya, Zach makes a plan and keeps revising it when it doesn't work. Zach continues to try and with encouragement from Sonya and his own positive self-talk, Zach is able to make it all the way across the trapeze rings for the first time!

This social story does a great job of illustrating the steps to make a plan and how to stick with and revise your plan even when it gets difficult. It also includes more information for parents, caregivers, or teachers on how to foster perseverance in children.

Zach Hangs in There is just one book in the Zach Rules social stories series

If you’re interested in reading Zach Hangs in There, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


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Quote of the Week

A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Baking Class 50 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Bake! Review

Baking Class - A great cookbook for young cooks! There is a wide range of recipes of different skill levels that kids of various cooking abilities can try. Baking Class is recommended for ages 8-12.
Baking Class
50 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Bake!

Deanna F. Cook (Author)
Storey Publishing
Cookbook, Nonfiction, Children’s Book, Middle Grades

Publication Date: September 5, 2017


A great cookbook for young cooks! There is a wide range of recipes of different skill levels that kids of various cooking abilities can try. Baking Class is recommended for ages 8-12, but my 2 year old (with my supervision obviously) was able to help me with some of the simplest recipes and loved it! 

Baking Class is a great way to build opportunities for parents and children to bond together while making delicious treats. With older, middle school aged children, parents may even be able to kick up their feet and have a treat prepared for them!

If you’re interested in reading Baking Class: 50 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Bake!, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Falcon Wild Review

Falcon Wild - A survival story set in Montana that students will love! Perfect for 5th-8th graders!Falcon Wild

Terry Lynn Johnson (Author)
Charlesbridge
Fiction, Middle Grades, Survival

Publication Date: September 19, 2017

A survival story set in Montana that students will love! Perfect for 5th-8th graders!

If you’re interested in reading Falcon Wild, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

General Relativity for Babies Book Review

General Relativity for Babies - A great way to introduce young children to important ideas! General Relativity for Babies gives understandable explanations for big ideas while building foundational vocabulary about general relativity. My little guy was very intrigued by this board book!General Relativity for Babies

Chris Ferrie (Author & Illustrator)
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Children’s Nonfiction, Science, Board Book

Publication Date: May 2, 2017


A great way to introduce young children to important ideas! General Relativity for Babies gives understandable explanations for big ideas while building foundational vocabulary about general relativity. My little guy was very intrigued by this board book!

If you’re interested in reading General Relativity for Babies, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


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Saturday, May 20, 2017

I Want to Win! and I Don't Want to Be Nice! Book Reviews

I Want to Win - I Want to Win! is a typical social story that helps illustrate a key social skill for young kids. With a little help and guidance, Bella realizes that trying your best is better than being a sore loser and she learns to have fun along the way.I Want to Win!
A book about being a good sport

Sue Graves (Author)
Emanuela Carletti (Illustrator)
Desideria Guicciardini (Illustrator)
Free Spirit Publishing
Children’s Fiction, Social Story

Publication Date: March 10, 2017

Bella always wants to win. If Bella loses she gets really upset. When Bella realizes she won't win a tent making competition at summer camp, she decides she would rather give up than lose. But, with a little help and guidance, Bella realizes that trying your best is better than being a sore loser and she learns to have fun along the way.

I Want to Win! is a typical social story that helps illustrate a key social skill for young kids.

If you’re interested in reading I Want to Win!, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon



I Don't Want to Be Nice is a social story geared toward 4-8 year olds. It focuses on Finn who doesn't play fair and isn't nice or helpful to others. With help from a teacher and his classmates, Finn realizes that it's good to be a buddy and starts being kind toward others. I Don't Want to Be Nice!
A book about showing kindness

Sue Graves (Author)
Emanuela Carletti (Illustrator)
Desideria Guicciardini (Illustrator)
Free Spirit Publishing
Children’s Fiction, Social Story

Publication Date: March 10, 2017


I Don't Want to Be Nice! is a social story geared toward 4-8 year olds. It focuses on Finn who doesn't play fair and isn't nice or helpful to others. With help from a teacher and his classmates, Finn realizes that it's good to be a buddy and starts being kind toward others. Like most social stories, I Don't Want to Be Nice! is a simplified version of reality which creates a beginning point of discussion. The book also offers an additional picture story with the same theme as well as before and after reading guidance.

If you’re interested in reading I Don't Want to Be Nice!, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon



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Okay Kevin Book Review

If you're looking for a book about working hard over a long period of time and learning to be okay with your own learning differences, Okay Kevin is a great read aloud for kindergarten - 2nd grade kids and it would be a good independent read for 2nd - 4th graders.Okay Kevin
A Story to Help Children Discover How Everyone Learns Differently

James Dillon (Author)
Kara McHale (Illustrator)
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Children’s Fiction

Publication Date: April 21, 2017


Okay Kevin is a realistic story about a boy who struggles with reading. Starting in Kindergarten Kevin needs extra help to catch up with his classmates, and he feels like he's not like everyone else. By third grade, Kevin still needs help, but his reading teacher has an important job for him to do. That job helps Kevin see that he is okay just like everyone else, even if he needs a little extra help with reading.

If you're looking for a book about working hard over a long period of time and learning to be okay with your own learning differences, Okay Kevin is a great read aloud for kindergarten - 2nd grade kids and it would be a good independent read for 2nd - 4th graders.

If you’re interested in reading Okay Kevin, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fakespeare: Something Stinks in Hamlet Book Review

Fakespeare opens the door to Shakespeare's worlds using his settings and characters in unique ways. Something Stinks in Hamlet, for instance, transports Halley, Kyle, and Kyle's young brother Gabe to Elsinore where the adventure begins. The gang must help Hamlet before they can get back home. Fakespeare: Something Stinks in Hamlet

M.E. Castle (Author)
Daniel Jennewein (Illustrator)
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
Middle Grades, Upper Elementary, Fiction

Publication Date: May 23, 2017


Fakespeare opens the door to Shakespeare's worlds using his settings and characters in unique ways. Something Stinks in Hamlet, for instance, transports Halley, Kyle, and Kyle's young brother Gabe to Elsinore where the adventure begins. The gang must help Hamlet before they can get back home.

If you're looking for a retelling of Hamlet at an upper elementary reading level, this is not it. However, if you're looking for a funny book about being sucked into Hamlet's world with humor for an eight or nine year old, then Fakespeare is just what you need.

If you’re interested in reading Fakespeare: Something Stinks in Hamlet, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


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Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Forest Sleeps Book Review

The Forest Sleeps will help your child fall asleep by saying "sleep tight" to a wide range of forest animals. Children who love animals will love seeing where each animal sleeps. A great bedtime read!The Forest Sleeps

Calee M. Lee (Author)
Erin Kenna (Illustrator)
Xist Publishing
Children’s Fiction

Publication Date: March 2, 2017


The Forest Sleeps will help your child fall asleep by saying "sleep tight" to a wide range of forest animals. Children who love animals will love seeing where each animal sleeps. A great bedtime read!

If you’re interested in reading The Forest Sleeps, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Questions Asked Book Review

Questions Asked - An interesting mix of philosophical questions paired with an illustrated journey. Questions Asked asks questions that we don't easily have answers to. It's an engaging book that will spur deep conversation. Make sure you're ready for it.Questions Asked

Jostein Gaarder (Author)
Akin Duzakin (Illustrator)
Elsewhere Editions
Children’s Nonfiction, Picture Book

Publication Date: May 9, 2017



An interesting mix of philosophical questions paired with an illustrated journey. Questions Asked asks questions that we don't easily have answers to. It's an engaging book that will spur deep conversation. Make sure you're ready for it.


If you’re interested in reading Questions Asked, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


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My Good Morning Book Review

A funny picture book about a little girl’s morning routines.  She’s up, ready to go, and can do every task herself without any help from her parents! Parents will laugh as they recognize themselves and their children in this story.My Good Morning

Kim Crockett-Corson (author)
Jelena Brezovec (illustrator)
Clavis
Children’s Fiction, Picture Books

Publication Date: May 16, 2017


A funny picture book about a little girl’s morning routines.  She’s up, ready to go, and can do every task herself without any help from her parents! Parents will laugh as they recognize themselves and their children in this story.

If you’re interested in reading My Good Morning, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Only Way I Can Book Review

Rabbit wants to fly off into the sunset just like Bird. Even with Bird’s help though, Rabbit just can’t seem to fly. Makeshift wings and exercises to build up Rabbit’s muscles don’t even seem to work. Will Rabbit ever be able to fly?  The Only Way I Can is a cute story about appreciating our individual strengths.The Only Way I Can

Bonnie Grubman (Author)
Carolien Westermann (Illustrator)
Clavis Books
Children’s Fiction, Picture Book

Publication Date: May 16, 2017


Rabbit wants to fly off into the sunset just like Bird. Even with Bird’s help though, Rabbit just can’t seem to fly. Makeshift wings and exercises to build up Rabbit’s muscles don’t even seem to work. Will Rabbit ever be able to fly?

The Only Way I Can is a cute story about appreciating our individual strengths.

If you’re interested in reading The Only Way I Can, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees Book Review

Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees is a great nonfiction resource of firsthand accounts for any unit on refugees or migration of people.Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees

Mary Beth Leatherdale (Author)
Eleanor Shakespeare (Illustrator)
Annick Press
Children’s Nonfiction, Middle Grades

Publication Date: April 11, 2017


Through firsthand accounts, Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees offers a glimpse into the life of five refugees from all over the world. After a brief history of persecution dating back to the 1670s, Stormy Seas starts with Ruth, an 18 year old Jewish refugee from Germany in 1939 and travels with four more refugees through time ending with Mohamed, a 13 year old fleeing a civil war in the Ivory Coast in 2006.

Through the history and personal tales of these children, it is clear that history repeats itself again and again.

Stormy Seas provides invaluable insight into the harrowing experiences refugees face and also into the life and accomplishments that can be had when refugees are given a safe home.

For teachers, Stormy Seas is a great nonfiction resource for any unit on refugees or migration of people.

If you’re interested in reading Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


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Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Queen of the Frogs Book Review

The Queen of the Frogs - The frogs have a nice life at the pond filled with flies, hopping, napping, and singing. But one day, when a frog finds a crown, she instantly is pronounced queen. With her advisors, she begins doing what queens do: basking on the largest lily pad and making others catch her flies for her. Life takes on a new, but not necessarily better normal for everyone, and soon other frogs begin to question her legitimacy as queen. The Queen of the Frogs

Davide Cali (author)
Marco Soma (illustrator)
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Children’s Fiction, Picture Books

Publication Date: March 20, 2017


The frogs have a nice life at the pond filled with flies, hopping, napping, and singing. But one day, when a frog finds a crown, she instantly is pronounced queen. With her advisors, she begins doing what queens do: basking on the largest lily pad and making others catch her flies for her. Life takes on a new, but not necessarily better normal for everyone, and soon other frogs begin to question her legitimacy as queen.

A cute story with interesting pictures! The Queen of the Frogs helps you focus on the simple and the good in life.

If you’re interested in reading The Queen of the Frogs, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I Don't Want a Rabbit Book Review

I Don't Want a Rabbit shows how hard it can be to accept a new furry friend after losing a much loved pet.I Don't Want a Rabbit

Ingrid Prins (author)
Jelena Brezovec (illustrator)
Clavis
Children’s Fiction, Picture Book

Publication Date: February 14, 2017


Even though his mom and dad think it's a good idea to get a new rabbit, Timothy is simply not ready. He doesn't not want a rabbit! But the next morning, what shows up on the front door? A new rabbit! Despite all his efforts, the new rabbit sneaks into Timothy's house and his heart.

I Don't Want a Rabbit shows how hard it can be to accept a new furry friend after losing a much loved pet.

If you’re interested in reading I Don't Want a Rabbit, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


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Monday, February 20, 2017

Can You Find My Robot's Arm? Book Review

Can You Find My Robot's Arm? - When a robot loses his arm, the search is on. If the arm can't be found, what can be used as an arm instead? A broom? A leaf? Scissors?Can You Find My Robot's Arm?

Chihiro Takeuchi (Author, Illustrator)
Tundra Books
Children’s Fiction, Picture Book

Publication Date: July 4, 2017


When a robot loses his arm, the search is on. If the arm can't be found, what can be used as an arm instead? A broom? A leaf? Scissors?

Can You Find My Robot's Arm? is a simple story with a funny ending. The high contrast, minimalist illustrations drive an otherwise plain story forward.

If you’re interested in reading Can You Find My Robot's Arm?, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


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Quotes of the Week

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. - Joseph Addison

Friday, February 17, 2017

The List Book Review

The List by Patricia Forde - A powerful middle grades novel about the dangers of limiting language and speech. The List

Patricia Forde
SOURCEBOOKS Jabberwocky
Middle Grades, Fiction, Sci-Fi

Publication Date: August 1, 2017


A powerful middle grades novel about the dangers of limiting language and speech.

Letta is a wordsmith in the city of Ark, a community created after the apocalyptic Melting. As the wordsmith, Letta and her master Benjamin control the List, the 500 words approved for use. While other are constrained to the List, as wordsmiths Letta and Benjamin also help archive all known and found words to ensure they are not used.

While the city of Ark is a safe-haven from the wild forest beyond, some known as the Desecrators aim to destroy it. When Benjamin suddenly dies, Letta is launched into the position of head wordsmith and runs into a plot to suppress the language of Ark even more. Letta must fight to save language and communication as we know it.

If you’re interested in reading The List, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon.  



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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Little Kangaroo Book Review

Separating from your mom can be difficult and Little Kangaroo is all too comfortable in her mother's pouch. That pouch has everything she needs. It's warm. It's safe. It has milk. And try as much as she can, Mother Kangaroo simply cannot get Little Kangaroo out.  Little Kangaroo is a great story about separation anxiety and gently letting go. A fun and helpful read for young kids.Little Kangaroo

Guido van Genechten (Author, Illustrator)
Clavis Books
Children’s Fiction, Picture Book

Publication Date: June 13, 2017


Separating from your mom can be difficult and Little Kangaroo is all too comfortable in her mother's pouch. That pouch has everything she needs. It's warm. It's safe. It has milk. And try as much as she can, Mother Kangaroo simply cannot get Little Kangaroo out.

Little Kangaroo is a great story about separation anxiety and gently letting go. A fun and helpful read for young kids.

If you’re interested in reading Little Kangaroo, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon


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Sunday, February 12, 2017

There, There Book Review

There, There - Rabbit is a whiner! And even understanding, supportive friends like Bear eventually get fed up with all that complaining. Using an earthworm as an example, Bear helps Rabbit see how good Rabbit's life is in comparison to the little earthworm's life.There, There

Tim Beiser
Bill Slavin
Tundra Books
Children’s Fiction, Picture Book

Publication Date: June 6, 2017


Rabbit is a whiner! And even understanding, supportive friends like Bear eventually get fed up with all that complaining. Using an earthworm as an example, Bear helps Rabbit see how good Rabbit's life is in comparison to the little earthworm's life.

Written in verse the pace, pictures, and humor of There, There will make it an instant favorite for kids and adults alike.

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


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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Wade's Wiggly Antlers Book Review

Wade's Wiggly Antlers is a fun allegory for losing your first tooth. Kids will love hearing about Wade's antlers wiggling, especially when they have a wiggly tooth or two of their own.Wade's Wiggly Antlers

Louise Bradford
Christine Battuz
Kids Can Press
Children’s Fiction, Picture Book

Publication Date: May 2, 2017



Wade the moose loves playing with his friends, but one winter morning Wade notices that his antlers are loose. Change can be hard, and although all moose lose their antlers every year, this first time is hard for Wade. He doesn't want to let them go, so he sits on the sidelines and doesn't play with his friends for fear of this antlers falling off. Not playing with friends gets boring quickly. How can Wade keep his antlers and still have fun? Or is it finally time to say goodbye to them?

Wade's Wiggly Antlers is a fun allegory for losing your first tooth. Christine Battuz's illustrations pair perfectly with Wade's humor-filled dilemma. Kids will love hearing about Wade's antlers wiggling, especially when they have a wiggly tooth or two of their own.

If you’re interested in reading Wade's Wiggly Antlers, 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, February 9, 2017

The Fog Book Review

The Fog is a story of environmental awareness and friendship wrapped in soft, misty illustrations.The Fog

Kyo Maclear (Author)
Kenard Pak (Illustrator)
Tundra Books
Children’s Fiction, Picture Book

Publication Date: May 16, 2017


A small yellow warbler is a people-watcher. Living on a far north island covered in ice, Warbler gets to observer the many visitors to the special island. In his study, Warbler notices a heavy fog roll into the island. It settles and blocks his view. Try as he might, Warble can't make the fog go away. When he asks other birds about the fog, no one seems to notice it. Warble even begins to doubt himself: has this fog always been here?

One day, Warble spots a speck in the distance - a human! A lost human! Warble and the girl become friends and a miracle happens. The girl notices the fog too! Together they devise a plan to find out if others see the fog too.

The Fog is a story of environmental awareness and friendship wrapped in soft, misty illustrations.

If you’re interested in reading The Fog, 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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