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

March & April 2021 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm #bookreview

Hi Everyone! The months just come by and gone so quickly! Turns out I didn’t get a chance to do a wrap up for March as I planned so this month I will have both months. It will be a long list of books like I have always wanted. I always admire how others could … Continue reading March & April 2021 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm #bookreview

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

My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World #BookReview #myveryfavoritebookinthewholewideworld #picturebook #kidsbooks #childrensbooks @scholastic

Synopsis from Scholastic: Henley hates to read. When Henley is supposed to be reading before bed, he builds a castle with his sheets. Henley hates reading so much, he took a wagon full of books to the town swimming pool to find out how well they could swim. When the daunting task of finding his … Continue reading My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World #BookReview #myveryfavoritebookinthewholewideworld #picturebook #kidsbooks #childrensbooks @scholastic

Goldfish and Chrysanthemums #BookReview #childrensbook #picturebook #goldfishandchrysanthemu ms @leeandlow

Synopsis from Lee and Low Books: Nancy is helping Ni Ni (Grandma) in the kitchen when a letter arrives from China. Ni Ni grows sad when she reads that her childhood home is being torn down, along with the chrysanthemum-filled garden and fish pond she has always loved. After Nancy wins two goldfish at the … Continue reading Goldfish and Chrysanthemums #BookReview #childrensbook #picturebook #goldfishandchrysanthemu ms @leeandlow

If You Were a Penguin #BookReview #ifyouwereapenguin @minorart @harpercollinsch #picturebook #bookworm

Synopsis from HarperCollins: In this simple, rhyming picture book, the youngest readers will learn about penguins. This is the perfect read-aloud for teachers and parents to share with young children as they imagine what life as a penguin is like! The short text by Florence Minor pairs perfectly with the gorgeous, detailed illustrations by acclaimed … Continue reading If You Were a Penguin #BookReview #ifyouwereapenguin @minorart @harpercollinsch #picturebook #bookworm

April & May 2019 Wrap Up

Hi Everyone! Happy first day of June! I hope you are making the most out of your time. I know I am. I have been home full-time since the second week of April and have been able to read and review more books. I love this opportunity. I am now nearly 8 months pregnant and … Continue reading April & May 2019 Wrap Up

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

Finchosaurus Review

Synopsis from Islandport Press: Finch has trouble paying attention in school. He’s just too busy dreaming about uncovering a dinosaur fossil and naming a new species after himself—until he digs up a note in the fifth-grade class garden with the word HELP on it. He is determined to come to the aid of the mystery … Continue reading Finchosaurus Review

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

I Am Neil Armstrong – Review & Blog Tour

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Neil Armstrong's journey to the moon is the focus of the fifteenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically … Continue reading I Am Neil Armstrong – Review & Blog Tour

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

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Review

Synopsis from Candlewick Publishing: Roar! It’s not bad enough that Mom and Dad are heading to California, leaving Judy and Stink with Aunt Awful (er, Opal), but now two of Judy’s friends are going Splitsville, too. Just when it looks like her summer is going to be BOR-ing- eureka! — Judy comes up with the … Continue reading Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer 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

Hera’s Terrible Trap Review

Synopsis from Sweet Cherry Publishing: Tim Baker thinks his adventures are over until he hitches a ride to Ancient Greece on a stolen vase. Soon Tim finds himself trapped with an army of peacocks and a hero who can’t stop admiring himself. Put that mirror down, Theseus! Thank the gods his new friend Zoe is … Continue reading Hera’s Terrible Trap 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

Eggsistential Thoughts Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: Meh . . . From Sanrio, who brought you Hello Kitty, comes Gudetama, the lazy egg. Not all Sanrio characters are cheery! In Japanese, when you’re lazy, you are referred to as gude gude. And that’s where our new friend gets its name. Gudetama (tama from “tamago,” egg in Japanese) … Continue reading Eggsistential Thoughts 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

Here Comes Hercules Review

Synopsis from Sweet Cherry Publishing: When Tim Baker breaks his mum’s favourite vase, it’s the least of his problems. The Greek hero he’s released is in danger of doing far worse. To the flowers, the rug—Oh, no! Not the kitchen! Hercules is only trying to be helpful but he’s just hopeless. It’s time to send … Continue reading Here Comes Hercules 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