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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

Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties

Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties is just adorable on over load!! You think you love Stick Dog? Well he needs to move over and make way for Stick Cat!! My daughter and I really hope this author makes more stick animal stories because these t...

5 Stars

Fancy Nancy's Perfectly Pink Playtime Purse

This is an adorable addition to any little girls books. The only thing we didn’t like about it was that the pages are paper. It would have been a lot better if the pages would have been wipe-able that way it could be used over and over. Thi...

4 Stars

Fancy Nancy: Peanut Butter and Jellyfish - I Can Read, #1

Fancy Nancy: Peanut Butter and Jellyfish is just so adorable. The only issue is that it has some sentence structure and words that are very difficult, more difficult compared to others in the Fancy Nancy collection. The story and pictures w...

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Fancy Nancy 10th Anniversary Edition

Fancy Nancy 10th Anniversary Edition is for the true Fancy Nancy Fan! This is the book for little princesses everywhere. Nancy knows that there is always a better way to do things and when it comes to being fancy there is no one else to tur...

5 Stars

Spring Fashion Fling

In this adorable little book that is great for early readers. Nancy is back and getting ready for a fashion show. With Nancy and her BFF Bree, they are on the track to having one great spring fashion show. This one was great to read along w...

5 Stars

The Seven Swords - Otherworld Chronicles #2

The Seven Swords grabbed my attention at the beginning of this story; however, it got monotonous in the middle with all the emotionally intense and colorful fighting sequences that occurred one after each other. Also unlike the first book,...

3 Stars

Lost in Babylon - Seven Wonders, #2

The adventure continues in "Seven Wonders: Lost In Babylon" by Peter Lerangis. Let me start off by saying this is book two in a series and these books cannot be read out of order. Now for my thoughts on this new installation in the Seven Wo...

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P.S. Be Eleven

I loved One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, so I was excited to learn that her sequel, P.S. Be Eleven, was available for review. This story picks up where One Crazy Summer left off, with the three sisters – Delphine, Vonetta and Fern...

5 Stars

Platypus Police Squad - The Frog Who Croaked

Platypus Police Squad is a children's mystery book by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Featuring platypus police detectives Rick Zengo and Corey O'Malley who get a call about a crime down at the docks. The missing school teacher and a duffle bag full...

5 Stars

Elvis and the Underdogs

This delightful children’s tale addresses an amazing number of serious issues in such a lighthearted manner that one doesn’t get bogged down in depression but rather celebrates the way this amazing family handles their obstacles. This is a...

5 Stars

The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle

“The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle” is the second in a delightfully whimsical series by Christopher Healy. He’s taken the traditional fairytale stories, with their princes, princesses, dwarfs, trolls, and villains galore, and turned t...

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The Girl from Felony Bay

Young readers grades 5 and up will enjoy the Girl from Felony Bay! This one is filled with a thrilling adventure set in our world! The story blends friendship with mystery and is easy to understand for our young readers! I found this book j...

4 Stars

The Colossus Rises - Seven Wonders, #1

"Seven Wonders The Colossus Rises" is an epic adventurous tale that spans many countries and continents. "The Select"'are a group kids that hold the secrets to finding The Seven Wonders of the world, but there is a time limit you see. Becau...

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House of Secrets

It will certainly come as no shock to anyone that one of the most adventurous, exciting and imaginative literary creations of 2013, has come from the minds of a legendary director and an author who is tops in his genre. Hollywood director C...

4 Stars

Breathe

I am a sucker for Dystopian novels, so anytime I get the chance to read one I am super excited! Before reading Breathe I had heard great things about it and I was even more excited (if that is even possible). I am pleased to share that Brea...

4 Stars

The Ice Gate of Spyre - The Six Crowns, #4

This is the fourth book in The Six Crown series in which we find Esmeralda Lightfoot, the Princess in Darkness, on a journey with her friends searching for the three remaining crowns that seem to be hidden in various places within the Sunde...

3 Stars

Amelia Bedelia's First Valentine

It’s Valentine’s Day and Amelia Bedelia is very anxious to celebrate it with her family and her friends at school. She worked hard making Valentine’s card for everyone in her class and can’t wait to hand them out during the party her teache...

4 Stars

Hedgehug - A Sharp Lesson in Love

Hedgehug, the adorable little hedgehog, wants nothing more than to be in love with a special Valentine on Valentine’s Day. After making a special card, he sets out on Valentine’s morning to find his someone special. But all poor Hedgehug fi...

5 Stars

Pinkalicious - Pink of Hearts

Pinkalicious is so excited that Valentine’s Day is Monday. So when her teacher gives her and her class the homework assignment to make a special Valentine’s Day card over the weekend for the name of the person they each picked out of a hat,...

5 Stars

You - A Story of Love and Friendship

I feel this book would be a wonderful addition to any child’s library. It tells the story of how the world is such a better place – more colorful, musical and exciting because of a best friend. The illustrations were adorable and the storyl...

5 Stars

Hugs from Pearl

Pearl, an adorable porcupine, loves to hug her friends, but her pesky quills always seem to get in the way. Every time she hugs one of her friends, they get hurt. So Pearl decides she’s going to try different methods of covering her quills...

5 Stars

When My Baby Dreams

When My Baby Dreams, by Adele Enersen, is basically a photo album. The concept behind this book is a great one. The author wonders what her newborn baby is dreaming about when she's asleep. She dresses her daughter Mila up in various outfit...

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Plant a Kiss

Plant a Kiss, written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, is a simple children's book. This story features a young girl who plants, you guessed it, a kiss. The process of what goes into watching and waiting for the...

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The Invisible Tower - Otherworld Chronicles #1

This was the kind of book that if you like the Percy Jackson series you will probably like this one. Artie finds that he is different and not just different but extremely special in being King Authur. Artie goes on this journey following cl...

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The Neighborhood Sing-Along

In the mood to sing with your child.this book is a must to have in any elementary and home library for children of all ages. With a collection of folk songs, spirituals, nursery rhymes and pop tunes from the eighteenth, nineteenth and early...

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Rage of the Fallen - The Last Apprentice

Thomas Ward is serving as the Spook's apprentice for the third year. The Spook, Alice, and Thomas are on their way to Ireland to escape the war being fought in their old country. Once there Thomas will experience new types of creatures and...

5 Stars

The Hidden Gallery - The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, #2

Miss Penelope Lumley is the 15 year old governess to the wards of Lord Ashton. She attended Swanburne School for Bright Poor Girls. There she became close to the headmistress, Miss Charlotte Mortimer. When Penelope receives a letter asking...

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The Trouble with Chickens - J.J. Tully Mysteries

I absolutely adored this story about search-and-rescue dog J.J. Tully coming to the aid of a mother chicken who had some of her baby chicks kidnapped by the neighbor's dog, Vince the Funnel. As I was reading this book I couldn't help but fa...

5 Stars

Rio - The Junior Novel

I absolutely loved this children's book and thought the story was really enjoyable. My heart went out to Blu, an endangered blue Spix Macaw, because he never learned to fly. Luckily for him he was best friends with Linda, his owner. She too...

5 Stars

Muhammad Ali - The People's Champion

Excellent biographical read aloud for students grades from Kindergarten to 3rd.   Walter Dean Meyers’ version of this American idol’s life is brought to life through drawings illustrated by Alix Delinois. Myers br...

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Sugar Cookies - Ages: 5 - 10 / Illustrated by Jane Dryer & Brooke Dyer

Sugar Cookies is a picture book that builds emotional vocabulary as well as entertains little ones. It’s about familial love and showing compassion using the theme of sugar cookies. I read it to my kids, seven and nine. My son, the se...

4 Stars

Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! - Ages: 1 - 4 / Illustrated by Felicia Bond

This is a great holiday book that reminds readers of all the past characters from the "If You Give..." series.  The illustrations are bright and bold and sure to grab the attention of all readers.  The book shows each fr...

5 Stars

Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart - Ages: 4 - 8 / With Fancy Stickers! / Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

What little girl can resist reading about dressing up and solving a mystery?  Nancy has to track down the clues and solve the mystery of the secret Valentine. I have never read any of the Fancy Nancy series, my daughters alwa...

5 Stars

My Heart Is Like a Zoo

In this children’s picture book, Mr. Hall tells the story of a heart and how it can represent so many things to each person such as being rugged, or snappy or lonely. He goes on to mention that it can even be hopeful, or silly, or hap...

5 Stars

This Is the Dream - Ages: 5 to 10 / Illustrated by James Ransome

This picture book chronicles then and now for the civil rights movement in the United States. It's an opening point for discussion with children about history and race relations.

4 Stars