Tuesday, January 31, 2023

One Summer in Whitney Pier by Honourable Maryann Francis, ONS


This is the story of a minister's child.  She doesn't fit in too well with the older kids.  She'd love to play baseball but the kids won't let her.

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

She helps her folks, they have a potluck, and she gets invited to play on the team!

There are Cuban recipes included.  She shows good will,  patience and integrity.  And she has a great summer!

Monday, January 30, 2023

Jump the Moon by Kathy Simmers, Marjorie van Heerden (Illustrated by)


She likes ponies.  The one she likes best is not the prettiest and is a bit mean.  She works on calming him down so she can ride him.

Bound to Happen Publishing let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

The pony likes to jump and she enjoys riding him.  Then one morning he is gone...

Will they find each other again?

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Little Pea by David Cali


This is an interesting story.

Milky Way picture books sent me a copy to read and review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

Little Pea is very small.  He's not like the other kids and can do none of the things they can.

But he is an artist.  He builds his own house and decorates it. He's happy now!  He has a wind up car and his own office.  He makes the best of what he has...

The illustrations are great!

Saturday, January 28, 2023

The Cat, the Owl and the Fresh Fish by Nadine Robert , Sang Miao (Illustrations)


This is an interesting tale...

Milky Way picture books sent me a copy of this book to review (thank you).  It's to be published February 14th, 2023.

The cat meets the owl who asks him to move a log because his claw is stuck.  But the cat sees a rowboat with a bucket of fish, so he says no.

The cat doesn't like water so he starts out by putting a big rock in the lake.  As he keeps looking for new things, the owl helps him.  Finally he removes the log and the owl flies over and steals the fish.  He forgot the owl was stuck...

The illustrations are lovely, and your child will learn not to be selfish...

Friday, January 27, 2023

Dead Before Dinner by Kat Bellemore


This was a pretty good mystery.  Two councilmembers are killed and they don't really have suspects...

Amazon let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has already been published so you can get a copy now.

One victim was a bitchy old lady, the other was a husband.  The old lady won't be missed but the wife of the husband misses him.

How they were killed and who killed them is the focus of the book.  The therapist is the major detective even if the sheriff doesn't like it.

It's a good story and they find the killers.  I was surprised by who did it...

Thursday, January 26, 2023

The Snowcat Prince by Dina Norlund


This was a graphic novel about a small snowcat that was fun to read.

Oni Press and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on March 7th.

Their King's crown has been stolen and the youngest cat goes after it.

There is magic, shapeshifting, and more to keep your attention.

A young girl joins him and they look for the crown.  The girl is actually a wolf.  

When they find the crown, he transforms, too.

It was a fun read.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Joffe Books Murder Mystery & Suspense Short Story Collection by Joy Ellis, Helen H. Durrant, Gretta Mulrooney, Bill Kitson, David Hodges


This is a collection of five short stories.  It is mostly murder and the stories don't give away the killer until the end.

Joffe Books let me read the book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

The stories are good.  You never know who the killer is.  It's a quick read.  I enjoyed it.  I bet you will, too!

One Summer in Whitney Pier by Honourable Maryann Francis, ONS

This is the story of a minister's child.  She doesn't fit in too well with the older kids.  She'd love to play baseball but the ...