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Atlantis Lost - Atlantis Saga, #3

“Atlantis Lost” by T.A. Barron provides an imaginative journey that blends fact and myth, with a different look at some familiar figures. It took me a bit of time to get into the story so I think it would be better to read the first two boo...

4 Stars
  • Author: T. A. Barron
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Fantasy, * Young Adult, Kids: Children's, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: Philomel Books

The Titanic Mission - Flashback Four #2

This is the second book in a fantastic time travel series for older elementary school age children; or middle school children. This book brings historical events to life and lets the reader live in a time that they probably don’t understand...

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The Great Big Boom - Hilo Book 3

“Hilo: The Great Big Boom” by Judd Winick is a fun graphic book for children that is full of creativity and imaginative situations. The friendship between Hilo, D.J., and Gina is beautiful to see, and Hilo’s unexpected attributes and drawba...

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Hamstersaurus Rex vs. Squirrel Kong - Hamstersaurus Rex, #2

"Hamstersaurus Rex vs. Squirrel Kong" is just as good if not better than the others in this series. These stories are some of the best children's books my daughter and I have read together. I am so over joyed that she loves them. These book...

5 Stars

Stick Cat: Cats in the City

"Stick Cat" is at it again and this adventure is like no other. It's full of cats and we're in the city! We love how the author draws and tells these stories. Little kids and older kids and well I have to say even adults will have fun with...

5 Stars

The Summer of Bad Ideas

Review by Endy (12 years old) “The Summer of Bad Ideas” is pretty cute and I really thought it was interesting that they were going to Florida. I live there. I think that kids my age should know that some of the ideas in this book can get y...

3 Stars

Caring for Your Lion

"Caring for Your Lion" is such a cute children's book. It's geared for those three to seven years old and has 32 colorful and engaging pages. The cover pretty much sums up how vibrant and fun this book is. On the cover we have a lion being...

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The Case of the Stinky Stench - Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, #2

Author Josh Funk and illustrator Brendan Kearney are back with a sequel in their Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast children's series. In this second installment we get more of that fun loving comedy we got in book one. The illustrations in th...

5 Stars

Princess Sophie and the Six Swans - A Tale from the Brothers Grimm

"Princess Sophie and the Six Swans", by Kim Jacobs, is a cute children's book. The illustrations are beautiful. The princess sees her brothers turned into swans and must do whatever she can to get them turned back. I love the premise of thi...

4 Stars

Apartment 1986

This is Endy, Jessica’s daughter! I enjoy reviewing the middle grade books. This book has a lot of really sad things! I really liked how Callie kept going always trying to see the good things around her. I try to do the same thing. This is...

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Hoot & Honk Just Can't Sleep

“Hoot & Honk Just Can’t Sleep” by Leslie Helakoski is a wonderfully whimsical hardcover children’s book that depicts the issues that result from two bird eggs inadvertently switching places after a storm. The vivid drawings are accompanied...

4 Stars

Chester and Gus

This was one of the best children's books I've read in awhile. Chester longs to be a service dog but he failed his service dog training due to his fear of loud noises. He ends up getting adopted by a family with an autistic son, Gus. Cheste...

5 Stars

Big Little Hippo

“Big Little Hippo” by Valeri Gorbachev is a beautifully illustrated hardcover children’s book that follows Little Hippo, the youngest hippo in his family, as he works through his dislike for being smaller than everyone he knows. Comparing h...

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No Fear! - King of the Bench, #1

At first, this book moved way to slow for my liking. So I put it down and came back to it with my daughter. We decided to read it together and I’m glad we did. This book had us laughing at moments and had us pulled in pretty quickly. I thin...

4 Stars

Hello, Universe

“Hello, Universe” is a great book. It’s sweet and about friendship. I really liked this one and I don't like many middle grade stories anymore. “Hello, Universe” is a great book and should be added to the school library shelves. It’s about...

5 Stars

The Rock Maiden - A Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty

"The Rock Maiden", by Natasha Yim, is a delightful legend with Chinese origins. The pictures are pretty and quaint, much like the story. I like the simple words and the tale of loyalty and love. While this story is fiction, it is based on a...

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Thousand Star Hotel

The Okee Dokee Brothers are amazing! I love the raised lettering and bright, colorful picture on the front. What a great way to let children predict what the story will be about. The muskrats are adorable. It's funny that they are married a...

5 Stars

Can You Canoe? And Other Adventure Songs

This book and cd definitely go together. The book has the lyrics of all of the songs on the cd. Each lyric has it’s own page and illustrations which are outstanding. They are fun, colorful and full of detail which should keep any child’s in...

4 Stars

The Initiation - Lock and Key, #1

“Lock and Key: The Initiation” is an enjoyable read from the beginning till the end. Readers will be drawn into the story with the very interesting take on Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes. The story is told from Moria Moriarty's POV. We get to...

4 Stars

More Than Magic

Ryder Holmsby was the inspiration for a cartoon character, Rory, created by her mom and dad. Unfortunately, her mom passed away two years ago. Ryder and her dad have been adjusting to life without her. Ryder’s dad suddenly starts acting dif...

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From the Farm to the Table Beef - Volume 6

This easy to read book about raising cattle is a great way for elementary age children to learn about ranching. Pictures of an actual rancher, Mary and her cattle are used throughout the book giving it authenticity. Subjects such as closed...

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Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal

This book takes reading a comic book to a much higher level. It’s creative and imaginative with characters. Talking pigs and elves help in the battle between two mad scientists battling between good and evil. The illustrations are outstandi...

4 Stars
  • Author: DanTDM
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, Kids: Middle Grade, Debut Title, Fantasy
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

Raising Passionate Readers - 5 Easy Steps to Success in School and Life

“Raising Passionate Readers: 5 Easy Steps to Success in School and Life” by Nancy Newman is an excellent analysis of techniques that should be utilized to encourage children to read. I like that there is a combination of scientific analyses...

5 Stars

The Naked Hen

In "The Naked Hen", Sadie is known for her beauty. She loved all of the compliments and attention she received. One day she met Carmen and decided to play with her. She noticed that Carmen’s brother, Dixon, didn’t have any feathers. Dixon w...

4 Stars

Little Slave Girl

“Little Slave Girl” is written for children by a husband and wife team. Judy and Keith have written a delightful short book focused towards the elementary grade audience. The book will encourage both boys and girls in third to fifth grader....

4 Stars

The Teapot and the Kettle

“The Teapot and the Kettle” by coauthors Joan and Keith is an inspirational, delightful narrative that contains many precious life lessons for young readers especially when accompanied by adult conversations. The gifted coauthors enchant re...

4 Stars

Little Lek Longtail Learns to Sleep

Little Lek Longtail Learns to Sleep, by Bette Killion, is a cute children's story about how to overcome a common fear. Many children are afraid of one thing or another. Sleep has to be on the top of the list. Dark and the unknown both come...

4 Stars

The Poet's Dog

Patricia MacLachlan is a great author and I was excited to get this book of hers. The subject matter is wonderful. Children like to read about other children and most love animals too. This is a combination of the two. The setting involves...

5 Stars

The Kids' Money Book - Earning, Saving, Spending, Investing, Donating

This was an interesting book on money management for children. I chose it because my kids are in middle school and I felt it was time they needed to start looking at more in depth money issues other than earning and saving. This covers some...

4 Stars

Foxheart

Personally I had a hard time with this book. I so wanted to love “Foxheart” as I've heard great things about this book and author. However, this wasn't the case for me. While the story and concept were great, I felt a bit confused early on...

3 Stars

Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes

Sorry guys no video for this one. Awesome Annie is a sick little girl right now. “Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes” is a very cute book. It had a little bit of a mystery and a great lesson on second chances and forgiveness. It’s full o...

5 Stars

This Is a Serious Book

This book is a not so serious book trying to be serious. The narrator is trying to get the animals in the book to be serious, but they fail so good! This book is full of colorful pictures and laugh out loud commentary. It was very fun to re...

5 Stars

Leaping Lemmings!

“Leaping Lemmings” by John Briggs and illustrated by Nicla Slater is a cute children’s book that promotes individualism and independent thinking. Playing off of the myth of mass lemming suicide through jumping off a cliff, this tale of the...

4 Stars

Pete the Cat: My First I Can Draw

If you or anyone you know is just starting to learn to draw, this is a great learn to draw book. James Dean makes drawing simple. He will have you drawing full size characters in little steps. You start out drawing say a circle and then mov...

5 Stars

Nightmares! The Lost Lullaby

In the final installment of the Nightmares! series you are introduced to new characters, get to learn more about some old characters and get some closure on Charlie and his family. This was just as highly enjoyable as the first book and I d...

4 Stars

Even Superheroes Have Bad Days

What a fun book! This book shows what could happen if 7 superheroes lost the temper. Big, bright pictures show buildings crumbling, lazars cutting and buses being tossed. Further along, are pictures depicting better ways to be angry, sad or...

5 Stars

The Changer's Key - A Riddle in Ruby, #2

Hi this is Endy here! I was so happy when I found out this book was on its way! I dived into it as soon as it came and I finished it in two days. “The Changer's Key” is even better than the first Riddle in Ruby title. This second book picke...

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Elves Can't Dunk

Fantastic story for kids of all ages. The imagination that went into this story is terrific. Besides all the wonderful characters at the North Pole like Santa, elves and flying reindeer; there are basketball playing bears, penguins and walr...

5 Stars

Hamstersaurus Rex - Hamstersaurus Rex, #1

Awesome Annie and Jessica here for another kids books review. We have been reading “Hamstersaurus Rex” for a few days and are so in love!!! Between the pages of this book is such a cute story about a hamster on the loose. Even though this b...

5 Stars

Sock Monkey Boogie Woogie - A Friend Is Made

The famous toy actor Sock Monkey wants to attend a big celebrity dance but his plans may have to be altered if he can’t find a dance partner. All his friends are busy so poor Sock Monkey may have to stay home if he can’t locate someone to g...

3 Stars

The Christmas Horse and the Three Wise Men

This story is another version of the magi traveling to Bethlehem. However, in a creative twist, this story is from a horse’s point of view. Ms. Brent, the author, took several traditional thoughts of how the magi traveled and came up with a...

4 Stars

This Is NOT a Cat!

This is not a Cat is the perfect book for the beginner reader. The only words in the story are the 5 in the title. Yet, the story is charming and fun. Big colorful pictures show a school room and a surprise. Get ready for the laughing as a...

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I Am a Story

Dan Yaccarino has written a book that is quite simple, but will get readers thinking about it from the beginning. I love that different types of storytelling are depicted here. This is a book that will not only have the reader thinking, but...

5 Stars

Where Do Pants Go?

This is such a cute toddler/preschool book. As adults we forget that we had to learn everything we now know. Children are curious about things that we take for granted and learning to take care of themselves is top priority. I know they wil...

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Survival: True Stories - Mystery and Mayhem

Readers nine years of age and older will enjoy this selection of short survival stories about individuals who encountered various obstacles, both natural and manmade, that made their explorations and real life adventures exciting and exceed...

4 Stars

Thornghost

“Thornghost” was a fun, imaginative and amazing story. It pulls you in and takes you through a world seen through a young boy's eyes and unfolds a fantasy type world full of trolls, nightmares and talking animals. It reminded me a bit of Th...

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Moo

“Moo” is amazing. It’s an easy to read and very funny. I was very sad that someone I loved died but I kind of got over it (not really). I really loved that “Moo” centered on a cow and not just people. I was very entertained with this book a...

5 Stars

Baby Love

Whether it is your first child or third one, when a new baby enters the family all the attention is focused on the little one. This picture book with large, attractive illustrations focuses on the elements and the child’s characteristics th...

4 Stars

Eleven and Holding

“eleven and holding” by Mary Penney is a wonderfully deceptive story that starts with a simple premise and slowly becomes increasingly more poignant and emotional. I love the way the author invested me with Macy’s perspective and the reason...

5 Stars
  • Author: Mary Penney
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Kids: Children's, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

This Land is Your Land

Here’s a good way to introduce young readers to some of the variety of Earth’s landforms and geographical features. The rhymed narrative takes the child on quick visits to plains, plateaus, mountains, islands and even to a volcano. Rounding...

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