Keeping the City Going #BookReview #keepingthecitygoing @simonkids #bookworm #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook @brianfloca

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: Caldecott Award winner Brian Floca gives a heartfelt thank you to the essential workers who keep their cities going during COVID-19 quarantine in this tenderly illustrated picture book. We are here at home now, watching the world through our windows. Outside we see the city we know, but not as … Continue reading Keeping the City Going #BookReview #keepingthecitygoing @simonkids #bookworm #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook @brianfloca

Only My Dog Knows I Pick My Nose #BookReview #onlymydogknowsipickmynose #childrensbook #picturebook #kidsbook #childrenspicturebook #bookworm @scholastic @laurentarshis

Synopsis from Goodreads: A hilarious and tender picture book perfect for fans of No, David that insightfully explores the inner world of a child. The picture book debut from the New York Times bestselling author of I Survived, Lauren Tarshis! To the outside world, it might look like you do everything right: eat your broccoli, … Continue reading Only My Dog Knows I Pick My Nose #BookReview #onlymydogknowsipickmynose #childrensbook #picturebook #kidsbook #childrenspicturebook #bookworm @scholastic @laurentarshis

Curls #BookReview #boardbook #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook @simonkids #bookworm

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: A joyfully poetic board book that delivers an ode to African American girls and the beauty of their curls. Me Morning Mirror Smile Shine big hair love This simple, playful, and beautiful board book stars four friends who celebrate the joy of their hairstyles from bouncing curls to swinging braids. … Continue reading Curls #BookReview #boardbook #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook @simonkids #bookworm

Something’s Wrong #BookReview #childrensbook #picturebook #kidsbook #bookworm @iamjoryjohn @erin_kraan @mackidsbooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: A hilarious picture book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jory John, paired with new illustrator Erin Kraan, about a bear whose friends help him make it through a bad day! Jeff the bear has definitely forgotten something. He ate his breakfast, he watered his plant, he combed his fur…what … Continue reading Something’s Wrong #BookReview #childrensbook #picturebook #kidsbook #bookworm @iamjoryjohn @erin_kraan @mackidsbooks

Cars, Signs, and Porcupines #BookReview #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook #bookworm @mackidsbooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Ethan Long's Cars, Signs, and Porcupines is the third book in the Happy County preschool picture book series featuring cars, trucks, signs, counting, and maps. Rise and shine for another bustling day in Happy County! The roads are filled with people in vehicles traveling through town. There are cars, trucks, buses, … Continue reading Cars, Signs, and Porcupines #BookReview #picturebook #childrensbook #kidsbook #bookworm @mackidsbooks

Let Liberty Rise! #BookReview #letlibertyrise @scholastic #picturebooks #childrensbook #bookworm

Synopsis from Scholastic: On America's 100th birthday, the people of France built a giant gift! It was one of the largest statues the world had ever seen — and she weighed as much as 40 elephants! And when she arrived on our shores in 250 pieces, she needed a pedestal to hold her up. Few … Continue reading Let Liberty Rise! #BookReview #letlibertyrise @scholastic #picturebooks #childrensbook #bookworm

Sock on the Loose #BookReview #sockontheloose @mackidsbooks @conormcglauflin #picturebook #kidlit #childrensbook #kidsbook #bookworm

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: In his debut picture book Sock on the Loose, author-illustrator Conor McGlauflin takes you on a fun, sock-filled, adventure about finding yourself and discovering your way back home. Socks come in twos, snuggled up in your shoes. At night they sleep tight, matching pairs in a row. Until—wait a minute!—oh no! … Continue reading Sock on the Loose #BookReview #sockontheloose @mackidsbooks @conormcglauflin #picturebook #kidlit #childrensbook #kidsbook #bookworm

A Mouse Called Julian #BookReview #amousecalledjulian @flyingeyebooks

Synopsis from NoBrow Press: Julian is a mouse who is perfectly happy avoiding other animals. They seem to just get in the way, and sometimes even try to eat him! But one day, Julian has an unexpected dinner guest… When the fox tries to sneak into Julian’s burrow for a tasty bite of mouse, it … Continue reading A Mouse Called Julian #BookReview #amousecalledjulian @flyingeyebooks

Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx Review

Synopsis from No Brow Press: Join Marcy as she decodes hieroglyphs, solves puzzles and learns about the ancient gods of Egypt in this thrilling second book in the Brownstone’s Mythical Collection series. Marcy’s father, Arthur, is a world-famous adventurer, but she doesn’t quite share his enthusiasm for exploration. Determined to bring out her adventurous side, … Continue reading Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx Review

How To Be a T-Rex – Review & Blog Tour

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: An upROARiously funny take on following your wildest dreams, from the bestselling creator of Dinosaur Comics Being a regular old human is kind of a drag. That’s why Sal is not going to be a teacher or doctor or lawyer when she grows up. She is going to grow up … Continue reading How To Be a T-Rex – Review & Blog Tour

Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts Review

Synopsis from Sterling Publishing: Don’t call him scaredy-cat Sam, because Sam Wu IS NOT AFRAID of ghosts! Except . . . he totally is. Can he conquer his fear by facing the ghost that lives in the walls of his house? After an unfortunate (and very embarrassing) incident in the Space Museum, Sam goes on … Continue reading Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts Review

One of a Kind Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Bold, graphic art by indie rocker Chris Gorman of Belly captures the thrill and challenges of marching to your own beat. Meet a pogo-dancing, punk-rock-loving kid who loves to express himself in his own unique way. His clothes, hairstyle, music, and just the way he hears the world, all set … Continue reading One of a Kind Review

I am Gandhi – Review & Blog Tour

Hi Everyone! I am super excited to host I am gandhi’s Blog Tour today. Thank you so much penguin young readers for inviting me to take part in reading, reviewing, and hosting a blog tour! Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Twenty-five exceptional comic book creators join forces to share the heroic story of Gandhi in this … Continue reading I am Gandhi – Review & Blog Tour

Sleep Train Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: A perfectly pitched bedtime story and counting book for sleepy train lovers, illustrated in dramatic 3D sculptures! A little boy climbs into bed with a book and starts counting the train cars in it, between the engine and caboose. “Ten sleepy cars going clickety-clack,” reads the refrain. But as the … Continue reading Sleep Train Review

Rhyme Crime Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: From the creator of Splat! comes more playful, irreverent, kid-empowering fun–with a rhyming twist. In this buoyant rhyming romp, words have gone mysteriously missing: Who stole Marlow’s happy smile, and replaced it with a crocodile? Who swiped Dingle’s sneeze–aaaaachooo!–and left a stinky cheese? The thief took Tumble’s orange, and switched … Continue reading Rhyme Crime Review

Pet Dad Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Plum wants the perfect pet, but instead realizes she has the perfect dad in this charming and hilarious picture book that’s great for father’s day. Plum wants a pet. Plum’s dad wants NO pets. So Plum, who never takes no for an answer, gets the only pet she can: a … Continue reading Pet Dad Review

All About Ben Review

Synopsis from Jessica Kingsley Publishers’ Website: 'When I am ready, I need you to talk to me and help me understand my feelings...' This reassuring story helps children aged 5+ with attachment issues to understand their feelings, open up to a caring adult and learn how to choose positive behaviours. Ben is made up of … Continue reading All About Ben Review

The Mermaid Who Couldn’t Review

Synopsis from Jessica Kingsley Publishers’ Website: Mariana the Mermaid is not like the other mermaids. Abandoned by a careless mother on the ocean floor, she has never laughed or played, and can barely even swim. She feels useless. Then she meets Muriel the Turtle, who welcomes her into her family and teaches her to sing … Continue reading The Mermaid Who Couldn’t Review

Ladybug Girl and the Rescue Dogs Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Ladybug Girl and her friends help at a dog-adoption fair and discover that even the littlest things can make a big difference in this tenth hardcover in the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series. Lulu is excited to meet all the rescue dogs when the pet-adoption fair comes to … Continue reading Ladybug Girl and the Rescue Dogs Review

January thru March 2018 Wrap-Up

Hi Everyone! Finally I am early enough to do a wrap up 🙂 This wrap up is for 3 months. In that time frame, I have read and reviewed 24 books on my blog! My Goodreads account shows that I have read and reviewed 36 books in the past 3 months. Those 12 books that … Continue reading January thru March 2018 Wrap-Up

Bus! Stop! Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Few words are needed in this inventive and fun transportation adventure! “Bus! Stop!” a boy yells, as his bus pulls away one early morning. He must wait for the next bus. But the next one does NOT look like his bus at all. And neither does the next one, or … Continue reading Bus! Stop! Review

Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail Review

Synopsis from Abrams Books for Young Readers: Emma Gatewood’s life was far from easy. In rural Ohio, she managed a household of 11 kids alongside a less-than-supportive husband. One day, at age 67, she decided to go for a nice long walk . . . and ended up completing the Appalachian Trail. With just the … Continue reading Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail Review

I am Harriet Tubman – Review & Blog Tour

Hi Everyone! I am super excited to host I am harriet tubman's Blog Tour today. Thank you so much penguin young readers for inviting me to take part in reading, reviewing, and hosting a blog tour! Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Harriet Tubman's heroic and pivotal role in the fight against slavery is the subject of … Continue reading I am Harriet Tubman – Review & Blog Tour

Mr. Tweed and the Band in Need Review

Synopsis from NoBrow Press: Mr Tweed is back with a brand new adventure, and he needs your help once more! He’s come to the zoo to see his favourite 10-piece band perform, but they can’t find each other – can you spot them amongst all the other animals? A beautifully illustrated search-and-find book from the … Continue reading Mr. Tweed and the Band in Need Review

Ivy and the Lonely Raincloud Review 

Synopsis from No Brow Press: Life is lonely for this little raincloud. If only he could find someone who liked rain! Then one day, he stumbles across a young florist who looks rather sad… could they both be looking for the same thing? About: Ivy and the Lonely Raincloud is a children's picture book written … Continue reading Ivy and the Lonely Raincloud Review 

The Way Downtown Review 

Synopsis from Kids Can Press: In this one-of-a-kind book, the complex and fascinating world of urban public transit is explored using five different characters' journeys through the imaginary city of Zoom. From the Zanies, a family of street performers; to Agent Theodore Rybka, a spy on a very secret mission; to Robbie, a seven-year-old boy … Continue reading The Way Downtown Review 

Bugs From Head to Tail Review 

Synopsis from Kids Can Press: In the latest addition to the popular Head to Tail series, author Stacey Roderick focuses on bugs --- a kid favorite! --- and challenges readers to guess which bug each of eight different body parts belongs to. A full spread asks a question about a body part. What bug has … Continue reading Bugs From Head to Tail Review 

Arthur and the Golden Rope Review 

Synopsis from NoBrow Press: Imagine a vault so cavernous that it could contain the world’s greatest treasures, from mummified remains of ancient monarchs to glistening swords brandished by legendary warriors. How did Professor Brownstone come into possession of such a collection? Hear the tale of the very first Brownstone and his quest for the golden … Continue reading Arthur and the Golden Rope Review 

The Secret of Black Rock Review 

Synopsis from NoBrow Press: This surreal modern folk-tale tells the story of an adventurous young girl who must protect a peaceful living creature. Erin is fascinated by the stories of Black Rock: a huge, dark and spiky mass that is said to destroy any boats that come near it! But are the tales really true? … Continue reading The Secret of Black Rock Review 

Seagrass Dreams: A Counting Book Review 

Synopsis from Quarto Knows: Seagrass Dreams is a unique counting book and introduction to marine life that stars animals who make their home in seagrass. While learning to count from 1 to 11, meet a host of marine animals, such as the great barracuda, yellow stingray, bucktooth parrotfish, and chocolate chip sea star. Find out … Continue reading Seagrass Dreams: A Counting Book Review