Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Dear Wild Child by Wallace J Nichols & Wallace Grayce Nichols, illustrated by Drew Beckmeyer


Living in the woods is different from living in town...

Cameron Kids sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).

Her parents built the house while she was growing in her mother's belly.  She loved the house and the woods.  Her parents were going to let her have the house.  But an electrical storm put a stop to that.

It got real wild and when it was over the house had burnt to the ground.  But her memories will bring it to life again...

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name by Sandhya Parappukkaran


This boy has a real long name.  He wants an easy name so the children at school will like him.

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

I thought my maiden name was hard (Stajduhar) but this one is worse: Zimdalamashkermishkada.  Try saying that a few times.

He met a girl who didn't make fun of him and he likes her and she likes him.  They get along fine.  But when the children make fun of him, she manages to take care of it.

He's lucky he has a good friend!


Monday, November 28, 2022

Story House by Kristen Balouch


I would have loved having this book as a child.  It's a board book of six pages and has over a hundred reusable decals.

You can make your own story!

Cameron Kids sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

This is not for children under three.  It could be a choking hazard.

You can decorate the whole house with the decals and create your own stories.  To me, this would be a lot of fun.  You can remove the decals and rearrange them in another story.

Why not see how much imagination your child has?

Sunday, November 27, 2022

I Caught a Rainbow by Danielle Chaperon, illustrations by Nathalie Dion


This little girl struggled with a rainbow and caught it.  She put it in a glass container.

Milky Way Picture 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.

At fist, it liked the things she did for it.  But as time went on, it got depressed.  She tried to ignore that but eventually she broke down and let it out...

It winked at her as it grew to it's size and then it flew up in the sky.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Maya and the Beast by Maya Gabeira

 


Maya has made her mind up to ride the beast, an overpowering wave.

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

Maya was shy and scared of many things, but when she picked up a shell, it spoke to her.  It assured her she could surf the waves despite the boys nasty comments.

She practiced and practiced.  First on the beach, then on small waves.  As she improved, she found her  shell and it encouraged her.

Do you think she managed to conquer the beast?

Friday, November 25, 2022

My Magical Castle, illustrated by Yujin Shin

This is a board book that will be fun for the youngsters.

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

It has push, pull, and slides to make it more interesting.  The illustrations add to the story.

It would make a good Christmas present.  

It's a fun book.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

The Search for Sasquatch by Laura Krantz


This is a Wild Thing book.  It has all kinds of research and facts about Bigfoot.

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

Through the years, people have seen Bigfoot, or thought they did.  You will learn how they searched for them and learn lots of facts about them.

The illustrations show you how he or she looks.

You will learn a lot about them.  Will you go looking for one?

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

GOODNIGHT, LITTLE SEA OTTER By Amanda Wood Illustrator Vikki Chu Photographer Bec Winnel


This would be a good book for reading to your child at bedtime.

Magic Cat Publishing sent me a copy to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

A baby otter learns from his mother but his best part is hugs.

The pictures are charming.  The story lets you know you have to learn to survive.

It is a fun book.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

When You Adopt a Pandarina by Matilda Rose , Tim Budgen (Illustrations)


Princess Skye is afraid she'll embarrass herself in front of the Queen.  She been invited with other children to perform.

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

She tells the store keeper in fairyland about it.  The store keeper matches her up with Pandarina, a panda dancer.

They practice together and improve her dancing.  Then comes the performance.

Not everything goes perfect but the Queen is impressed.

This was a fun read.

Monday, November 21, 2022

Madison Morris Is NOT a Mouse! by Kathryn Holmes , Ariel Landy (Illustrations)


Imagine being a little girl in class and then suddenly turning into a mouse!

Abrams Children Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).It has bn published so you can get a copy now.

Madison's great aunt is always putting her down so when she becomes a mouse, she hears her telling her things she doesn't want to hear.

She's so small it takes her time to adjust.  She wants to change back but she'll need to be at her desk to do that.

In between, she has many adventures as a mouse.  Then she heads back to her desk.

Does she change change back into a girl?

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Shenanigans All-New Tales of Valdemar by Mercedes Lackey, ed.


This is an anthology of stories in fantasy form. 

Daw and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can get a get a copy now.

The stories vary in length.  Some let you make your own mind up about how it ends.  They are interesting.

There are quite a few of them.  They'll keep you reading.

I like short stories so this was a treat for me.

If you like short stories and fantasy, you'll enjoy this book.

The Golden Quest by David Delisle

The Golden Quest is a graphic novel about a young boy who embarks on a Hero’s Journey with his dog Shelby to discover the Golden Rules of Mo...