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.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

DK Readers L0: Nighttime Animals by DK Publishing


Title: DK Readers L0: Nighttime Animals
Author: DK Publishing
Pages: 32
Publisher: DK Children
Published: 2/2/15
Genre: Learning to Read/Animals
Review: ebook from public library
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For kids who are just beginning to learn to read and want to learn more about animals that come out at night comes Nighttime Animals, a DK Reader designed to improve reading skills while keeping kids engaged and entertained. In Nighttime Animals, we're introduced to the world of nocturnal creatures and can finally answer the question of what animals are doing after the sun goes down. Develop your child's reading skills with DK Readers, a multi-level reading program designed to capture your child's interest while developing reading skills and general knowledge. A wide variety of subjects allows you to choose a topic that interests your child and develop reading skills around it. Children ages 4 through 9 will find the perfect books for their appropriate reading levels to develop the reading skills needed to improve school projects and independent reading.

The Berenstain Bears and the Homework Hassle by Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain


Title: The Berenstain Bears and the Homework Hassle
Author: Stan and Jan Berenstain
Published: 10/31/2012
Publisher: Random House for Young Readers
Pages: 34
Genre: Children ages 6 on up
Review: ebook from the public library
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In this timely First Time Book®, the Berenstains once again prove they have their paws on the pulse of America! Mama and Papa Bear are stunned when they receive a letter from Brother Bear's teacher. Even though Brother Bear sits down diligently every night with an open notebook, he has not been completing his homework assignments. After taking a closer look, Mama and Papa realize that there's a whole lot of competition going on for Brother's attention. He's watching TV, listening to his boom box, talking on the cell phone, and playing a video game. Join in the fun and learning as the subject of multimedia distraction is tackled with wit, wisdom, and aplomb.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Freak the Mighty (Freak The Mighty #1) by Rodman Philbrick


Title: Freak the Mighty
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Published: October 1, 1993
Publisher: Blue Sky Press and Scholastic
Genre: Young Adult/ Middle Grade
Pages: 169
Review: library ebook
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Two boys – a slow learner stuck in the body of a teenage giant and a tiny Einstein in leg braces – forge a unique friendship when they pair up to create one formidable human force. A wonderful story of triumph over imperfection, shame, and loss.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Baby Sign Language Made Easy by Lane Rebelo


Title: Baby Sign Language Made Easy 
Author: Lane Rebelo
Pages: 168
Published: May 29, 2018
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Genre: Education/ Childhood Learning
Review: Paperback from Author
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Baby Sign Language Made Easy makes it fun and simple to communicate with your little one long before they are able to talk.
From clapping their hands in excitement to lifting their arms to be held, babies are naturally inclined to use gestures to communicate. With Baby Sign Language Made Easy you’ll discover 101 useful, everyday signs such as “more”, “all done”, “bed”, “milk” that will help you understand what your child is saying while having fun and strengthening your bond.
In Baby Sign Language Made Easy Lane Rebelo, founder of the award-winning Tiny Signs® baby sign language program, delivers the step-by-step guidance that has helped thousands of parents integrate baby sign language into their daily routine. As a busy mother of two, Lane knows that parents don’t have much free time on their hands to learn about baby sign language. Here, she offers simple strategies to learn the basics of baby sign language that will help you get started.
Simple and effective, Baby Sign Language Made Easy follows a clear structure that includes:
An overview of baby sign language that addresses signing at different ages and developmental milestones
10 quick-start signs to get your baby signing right away about topics that are most essential and relevant to their daily life
A total of 101 illustrated ASL signs that feature memory tips, suggestions for when to use the sign, and advice on how to identify baby’s response
Chapters organized by theme—such as Mealtimes & Manners, Bath Time & Bedtime, Family & Feelings, and more
With Baby Sign Language Made Easy you and your child will quickly learn to communicate about everything that goes on in their little world—and you’ll have fun doing it.