Monday, May 27, 2019

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up (Tales from Deckawoo Drive #1) by Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen


Title: Leroy Ninker Saddles Up
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Chris Van Dusen
Published: Aug. 26, 2014
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages: 96
Genre: Children 1st on up/Fiction

Yippie-i-oh! Saddle up for the first in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from Kate DiCamillo’s New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson books. Leroy Ninker has a hat, a lasso, and boots. What he doesn’t have is a horse—until he meets Maybelline, that is, and then it’s love at first sight. Maybelline loves spaghetti and sweet nothings, and she loves Leroy, too. But when Leroy forgets the third and final rule of caring for Maybelline, disaster ensues. Can Leroy wrestle fate to the ground, rescue the horse of his heart, and lasso loneliness for good? Join Leroy, Maybelline, and a cast of familiar characters—Stella, Frank, Mrs. Watson, and everyone’s favorite porcine wonder, Mercy—for some hilarious and heartfelt horsing around on Deckawoo Drive.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

I Don't Want To Go To Bed: Tony Ross

I Don't Want to Go to Bed! (Little Princess eBooks Book 8) by [Ross, Tony]

Title: I Don't Want To Go To Bed
Author: Tony Ross
Published: Jan. 2, 2014
Publisher: Andersen Digital
Pages: 32
Genre: Children

Never mind another glass of water, never mind about spiders and monsters, it's time to go to bed!

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Jumanji (Jumanji #1) by Chris Van Allsburg


Title: Jumanji
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Published: Anniversary edition Nov. 6, 2018
Publisher: HMH Books for young readers
Pages: 32
Genre: Children ages 6 on up
Review: library book
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Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle-adventure board game. "Mr. Van Allsburg's illustrations have a beautiful simplicity of de-sign, balance, texture, and a subtle intelligence beyond the call of illustration." -- New York Times Book Review

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson


Title: Old Yeller
Author: Fred Gipson
Published: 1956
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 196
Genre: Kids grade 5th on up
Review: library book
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At first, Travis couldn't stand the sight of Old Yeller.
The stray dog was ugly, and a thieving rascal, too. But he sure was clever, and a smart dog could be a big help on the wild Texas frontier, especially with Papa away on a long cattle drive up to Abilene.
Strong and courageous, Old Yeller proved that he could protect Travis's family from any sort of danger. But can Travis do the same for Old Yeller?

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Rattlesnake Rules by Conrad J. Storad


Title: Rattlesnake Rules
Author: Conrad J. Storad
Published: 9/24/18
Publisher: Story Monster Press
Pages: 40
Genre: Children ages 5 on up
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and Publisher
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Rattlesnakes are much maligned primarily because they are much misunderstood, In Rattlesnake Rules, award-winning children's author and science editor Conrad J. Storad removes the veil of mystery from these fascinating creatures and imparts to young readers valuable information that will help them better understand rattlesnakes and to keep both the children and the snakes safe. Now available in paperback for the first time!

Owl Love You Matthew Heroux & Wednesday Kirwan


Title: Owl Love You
Author: Matthew Heroux and Wednesday Kirwan
Published: 9/18/18
Publisher: Cameron & Company
Pages: 32
Genre: Children Ages 4 on up
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
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The sun is setting, time to rise! At dusk, when an owl’s day is just beginning, a baby owl asks questions and a mama owl offers comforting answers in this gentle, reverse bedtime book, featuring lulling, lyrical text and luminous illustrations of the nighttime world.

Monday, December 31, 2018

The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room (The Berenstain Bears) by Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

Title: The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room
Author: Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain
Published: Oct. 27, 2010
Pages: 34
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Genre: Children ages 6 on up
Review: ebook library 
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"The room shared by Brother and Sister is a mess because the cubs argue over who should neaten up instead of working together.

I checked this book out from the library to read with A. We are learning that we should always keep our rooms cleaned because you just never know when you might need to find something or if you need to run out real fast.
So it was real nice to see that Mama Bear has to deal with her two young cubs cleaning their room and keeping it clean. I have always loved these books and the little lessons they teach young kids. I feel as though they can relate to these cubs as they have to go through sometimes the same things. These two cubs remind me of A and K always fighting and never coming up with the problem until I get upset then they want to figure it out. 

Stan and Jan Berenstain were both born in 1923 in Philadelphia. They didn't know each other as children, but met later at school, at the Philadelphia College of Art. They liked each other right away, and found out that the both enjoyed the same kinds of books, plays, music and art. During World War II, Stan was a medical assistant in the Army, and Jan worked in an airplane factory. When the war was over, they got married and began to work together as artists and writers, primarily drawing cartoons for popular magazines. After having their two sons Leo and Michael, the Berenstains decided to write some funny children's books that their children and other children could read and enjoy. Their first published children's book was called The Big Honey Hunt. It was about a family of bears, who later became known as the "Berenstain Bears."

Stan and Jan planned all of their books together. They both wrote the stories and created the pictures. They continued to live outside of Philadelphia in the country. There are now over 300 Berenstain Bears books.