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.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Underground Toy Society Halloween Scare by Jessica D. Adams


Title: The Underground Toy Society Halloween Scare
Author: Jessica Adams
Published: Oct. 5, 2017
Publisher: Self
Pages: 24
Genre: Children
Review: e-book
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The Underground Toy Society decided to go out on Halloween night to help lost, lonely, and forgotten toys. They ended up falling into a hole that did not belong to their friend Murry Mole, who helps them dig tunnels underground so they won't be seen by people. Will Murry Mole rescue the toys before they find out what is making a mysterious hissing sound?

The Underground Toy Society Helps Beary Bear by Jessica D. Adams, Janiece Adams (Illustrator)


Title: The Underground Toy Society Helps Beary Bear
Author: Jessica Adams
Illustrator: Janiece Adams
Pages: 24
Published: March 25, 2017
Publisher: Self
Genre: Children
Review: ebook provided by author
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Janelle's favorite toy was Beary Bear. Janelle took Beary everywhere. During a family road trip, Janelle was too tired to hold onto Beary, and she dropped him. Beary was scared, and Janelle had a hard time at home without her favorite toy. Will Janelle and Beary be reunited? Find out as Murry Mole digs new tunnels underground to help The Underground Toy Society find Beary.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Dolphins! (Step into Reading, Step 3) by Sharon Bokoske, Margaret Davidson, Courtney (Illustrator)


Title: Dolphins!
Author: Sharon Brokoske and Margaret Davidson
Illustrator: Courtney
Published: April 14, 2010
Publisher: Random House for Young Readers
Pages: 48
Genre: Children ages 5 on up
Review: library ebook
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Illus. in full color. Chock-full of information about the most sensitive, intelligent, and friendly of large aquatic creatures, Dolphins! should fare swimmingly with kids who read about whales and sharks.