Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Thanks a Ton! Sabrina Moyle, Eunice Moyle



This is sweet picture book where the little elephant wants to say thank to his friends but words just don't do it...

Abrams Appleseed sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can get a copy now.

He starts by sending gifts.  The gifts get bigger and bigger each time.  Soon his wagon is overflowing.  You'll be amazed by all treats he comes up with.

This is a good read for the younger set.  Just hope they don't ask you for one of those gifts!

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

JoJo and BowBow Jingle bells and Mistletoe by JoJo Siwa


JoJo is going with her friends to the mountains to watch the performance of the Snow Queen.  Another friend is playing the main part.  Once they get there it starts to snow.

Amulet Books sent me a copy of this book to read and review (thank you).  It has been published so you can get a copy now.

They have a few days there and they are going to take skiing lessons as well as doing some ice skating.  All is going well until Miley has a disagreement with one of the boys.  Then she starts acting weird.

Unfortunately the snow does not stop and they don't get to go home on the original flight.  But JoJo knows there are different traditions for Christmas so she starts collecting information.  The resort provides the food and they share the traditions.  That makes them not feel so bad.

Miley has a crush on the boy she met and she finally admits it.  JoJo encourages her to talk to him.  

The performance of the Snow Queen is a big success.  And when they finally get home, JoJo's mother has a surprise for them...

Monday, February 22, 2021

Murder with Strings Attached by Mark Reutlinger

She's been taken to jail by the cops because she was caught in someone else's house.  She was going to use her one phone call to talk to her boss, but he was already there.

The author and Goddess Fish Blog Tours let me read this excerpt to review (thank you).

She manages to get out of jail because she has a clean record and had nothing on her person from the home she was in.

As they leave her boss asks some very searching questions.  He asks why she shot him and where she put the violin she was supposed to be stealing.  She has no answers for him.  Someone got there ahead of her.

Mark Reutlinger will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  Enter HERE.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found HERE.  

Happy reading and good luck.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Ghoulia and the Ghost with No Name (Mortina #3) by Barbara Cantini


Ghoulia and her aunt are getting ready for the "Dead But Not Departed" New Year's Eve party.  Then there is a knock at the window.

Amulet Books sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

There's a ghost outside who would like to come in.  He doesn't remember his name or anything about him.  They determine what era he's from and then Ghoulia sneaks out at night to get the church record and determine who she he is.  She gets caught in the church but she scares the caretaker into fainting and runs!

After all, if it takes too long to identify him, he'll vanish entirely.  It's no small feat to go through the church records.  Do you think she'll manage it in time?

There are bonus activities included at the back of the book.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

My Magical Leprechaun by Yujin Shin


This time it's a leprechaun instead of snowman, but it's just as much fun!

Abrams Appleseed sent me a copy of this book to read and review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

This is another push, pull, and slide book.  The little leprechaun is looking for the end of the rainbow.  Do you think he will find it?

I can see little ones having a lot of fun with this book.

Friday, February 19, 2021

My Magical Snowman by Yujin Shin


Yujin Shin is an illustrator and her graphics stand out in this book.   They are charming and fun.

Abrams Appleseed allowed me to read and review this book (thank you).  It has been published.

This is a push, pull and slide book that changes what you are looking at.  It should fascinate little ones when they read it to see what shows up.  Mom or Grandma will have to read the book but I know the little one will want to do the interactive things!

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Is It Time For Christmas Yet? Frederick Glasser


This is a lift the flap book that is sweet and full of Christmas cheer.  Edward Miller was the illustrator and he does a great job with the illustrations.

Abrams Appleseed sent me a copy of this book to read and review (thank you).  It has been published and would make an excellent gift for a young one in the Christmas season.

The book reminds me a bit of the old time story of Santa coming down the chimney with his gifts.  The flaps add more to the story and it will be great fun in anticipation of Christmas!