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 

Minnie & Max are OK Review 

Synopsis from Jessica Kingsley Publishers’ Website: A Story to Help Children Develop a Positive Body Image Chris Calland and Nicky Hutchinson, illustrated by Emmi Smid In this endearing story for children aged 3-7, Minnie's Grandma teaches her and their dog Max about body image. Showing children how to be proud of their differences through humour, … Continue reading Minnie & Max are OK Review 

Famous American of the Month Flip Chart Review 

Synopsis from Scholastic: Introduce children to a year full of inspiring Americans as you teach key reading skills! This compelling collection includes lively poems and age-perfect bios on the people they need to know: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Squanto, Betsy Ross, Johnny Appleseed, Susan B. Anthony, Cesar Chavez, and … Continue reading Famous American of the Month Flip Chart Review 

A Morning with Grandpa Review 

Synopsis from Lee & Low Books: Mei Mei’s grandpa is practicing tai chi in the garden, and Mei Mei is eager to join in. As Gong Gong tries to teach her the slow, graceful movements, Mei Mei enthusiastically does them with her own flair. Then Mei Mei takes a turn, trying to teach Gong Gong … Continue reading A Morning with Grandpa Review 

Moe & Malaya Visit the Nurse Review 

Synopsis from Independent Publishers Group Follow Moe and Malaya as they make fascinating discoveries at the nurses’ office! Moe wants to play with his best friend and cousin, Malaya, but before they can go exploring, Malaya has to visit the nurse for a checkup. What seems like an ordinary visit turns out to be a … Continue reading Moe & Malaya Visit the Nurse Review 

Weekly Reader: Summer Express Review 

Synopsis from Scholastic: Fun and engaging activity pages that reinforce the alphabet, reading, writing, phonics, math skills, and more, and prepare preschoolers for kindergarten! From the editors of Weekly Reader. Give children a head start in school! This collection of colorful, fun-filled activity pages is designed to reinforce skills through engaging activities. With more than … Continue reading Weekly Reader: Summer Express Review 

Bat Count: A Citizen Science Story Review 

Synopsis from Arbordale Publishing: Jojo is prepping for an exciting night; it’s time for the bat count! Bats have always been a welcome presence during the summers in the family barn. But over the years, the numbers have dwindled as many bats in the area caught white-nose syndrome. Jojo and her family count the bats … Continue reading Bat Count: A Citizen Science Story Review 

Lego: Nexo Knights – Macy and the King’s Tournament Review 

Synopsis from Scholastic: It’s the king’s birthday celebration — the biggest party of theyear! When Jorah Tightwad challenges the NEXO KNIGHTS(TM) team to a competition against his own heroes, the Tighty Knighties, Macy is ready to show her stuff. But how can she do that when she’s ordered to sit beside the king during the … Continue reading Lego: Nexo Knights – Macy and the King’s Tournament Review 

Thunder Underground Review 

Synopsis from Boyds Mills Press: In this collection of poems, noted children’s poet Jane Yolen takes readers on an expedition underground, exploring everything from animal burrows and human creations, like subways, near the surface—to ancient cities and fossils, lower down—to caves, magma, and Earth’s tectonic plates, deeper still below our feet. At the same time, … Continue reading Thunder Underground Review 

Mr. Postmouse Takes a Trip Review 

Synopsis from Kids Can Press: The post office is closed, and that means it's time for Mr. Postmouse and his family to take a vacation. Of course, he'll need to bring along a few parcels --- ?a postmouse's rounds are never done!? --- as he and Mrs. Mouse, Milo, Lulu and Pip set off on … Continue reading Mr. Postmouse Takes a Trip Review 

Okay Kevin Review

Synopsis from Jessica Kingsley Publishers' Website: At school Kevin feels that he is not 'okay.' He finds that all the other kids in his class are faster than him at answering the teacher's questions, and he feels like he will never catch up with them. But, one day, his reading teacher asks him to help … Continue reading Okay Kevin Review

Lego: Knights Academy – The Forbidden Power Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: An original, illustrated middle-grade novel series set in the world of LEGO(R) NEXO KNIGHTS(TM) crafted by the hilarious and talented Max Brallier! An all-new series from Max Brallier, the mind behind Eerie Elementary and The Last Kids on Earth. The LEGO(R) NEXO KNIGHTS(TM) original fiction series is set in the world of … Continue reading Lego: Knights Academy – The Forbidden Power Review 

Moonlight Crab Count Review 

Synopsis from Arbordale Publishing: Even kids can get involved in science! Ecologist Dr. Neeti Bathala and Jennifer Keats Curtis collaborate to bring us the story of these adventurous citizen scientists. Leena and her mom volunteer each summer to count the horseshoe crabs that visit their beach. With their dog Bobie at their sides, the duo … Continue reading Moonlight Crab Count Review 

Me, All Alone, at the End of the World Review 

Synopsis from Candlewick Press: A peaceful and contemplative boy lives alone at the End of the World, hunting treasure with old maps and whistling tunes. Until, that is, a self-styled Professional Visionary arrives and puts up a sign: CONSTANTINE SHIMMER'S GALVANO-MAGICAL END OF THE WORLD TOURS. FUN ALL THE TIME! Soon men with machines come … Continue reading Me, All Alone, at the End of the World Review 

The Little Copper Penny Review 

Synopsis from Edelweiss: Big, shiny, copper, or small - you are still worth it all. It makes "cents" to know your worth! Little Copper Penny is sad because all the other coins say pennies are worthless. Luckily Grandpa Wheat-who has been around for a very long time-knows just how Little Copper Penny feels and exactly … Continue reading The Little Copper Penny Review 

Together Always Review 

Synopsis from Sterling Publishing Website: When you’re the best of friends, you’re always together in spirit—even if you’re far away. Goat and Pig are best friends who do everything together in their little orchard. But one day, Goat wants to venture out in the world . . . while Pig wants to stay home. And … Continue reading Together Always Review 

The Crane Girl Review 

Synopsis from Lee & Low Books: While gathering firewood, Yasuhiro comes upon an injured crane hidden in the snow. He rescues and comforts the bird, then watches as it flies away over the wintry hills. The next night, a mysterious young girl arrives at Yasuhiro’s home seeking shelter from the cold. The boy and his … Continue reading The Crane Girl Review 

Pandora Review

Synopsis from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Website: Pandora lives alone, in a world of broken things. She makes herself a handsome home, but no one ever comes to visit. Then one day something falls from the sky . . . a bird with a broken wing. Little by little, Pandora helps the bird grow stronger. Little … Continue reading Pandora Review

February 2017 Wrap-Up

Hi Everyone! It's time to wrap up February! This month I read and reviewed 11 books (5 kids books and 6 regular). I am so happy and blessed to have read many great books! As you can see my numerous 5 stars below! 🙂 Please follow the link to read my reviews. Toward the end of this month … Continue reading February 2017 Wrap-Up