Thursday, October 20, 2016

Review: Rappy the Raptor by Dan Gutman illustrated by Tim Bowers

23462618Title: Rappy The Raptor
Author: Dan Gutman
Illustrator: Tim Bowers
Published: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 40
Genre: Preschool
Review: library book
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Meet Rappy the Raptor, a velociraptor who speaks in rhymes all of the time, whether it's morning or noon, October or June. Now, how did it happen that he started rappin'? Well, here's Rappy's story in all its glory!
New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman and New York Times bestselling artist Tim Bowers team up for a funny, warm story that is sure to have readers snapping their fingers and tapping their toes! Parents and kids alike will love bopping along as Rappy learns to embrace his unusual way of speaking in this upbeat picture book with a dino-size beat.

Review: Minecraft: 50 Unofficial Minecraft Books in 1 (Minecraft Diary Deal, Minecraft Book, Minecraft Storybook, Minecraft Books, Minecraft Diaries, Minecraft Diary, Minecraft Book for Kids) by Billy Miner

28677179Title: 50 Unofficial Minecraft Books in 1
Author: Billy Miner
Published: Jan. 21, 2016
Pages: 627
Genre: Middle grade
Review: ebook provided by author
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Where do I start? I cannot even begin to summarize all these Minecraft stories. You, the lucky reader, get to experience a big number of Minecraft diaries, adventures, mysteries, and action-packed battles by putting yourself in the shoes of the main characters in these 50 humorous, intense, mythical, romantic, adventurous, heroic, and epic Minecraft stories.

Read about Minecraft creepers, endermen, knights, skeleton armies, witches, princesses, enderdragons, silver swords, enderpearls, spiders, ninjas, ghasts, iron golems, and much more!

All of these stories are separately available as audiobooks. Some stories will make you laugh, while others will make you turn the pages as fast as you can. When you’re done reading, you can look in the back, where you’ll find a bonus: 25 Minecraft sketches by the author, designer, and illustrator of these books, Billy Miner. Enjoy!

Review: My Book of Beautiful Flowers by Joyce Burns

32054901Title: My Book of Beautiful Flowers
Author: Joyce Burns
Published: July 4th, 2016
Pages: 13
Genre: Picture book
Review: ebook provided by author
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This book is full of bright and vivid colors of beautiful flowers.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Review: Discoveries In The Overworld (Lost Minecraft Journals book 1) by Winter Morgan

25494166Title: Discoveries In The Overworld
Author: Winter Morgan
Published: Oct. 6, 2015
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Pages: 98
Genre: Middle Grade
Review: Book from library
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Harriet, Jack, and Toby are treasure hunters, searching the Minecraft world for its most valuable hidden secrets. In an abandoned mineshaft, they discover what they hope is an enchanted book. But what they’ve found turns out to be much more valuable.
William is one of Minecraft’s most renowned explorers. He’s a legend in the world of Minecraft, but, under suspicious circumstances, he’s gone missing.
The book they’ve discovered is a journal—a lost journal that once belonged to William the Explorer. Ignoring the ominous DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK! warning scribbled across the journal, the treasure hunters delve into the book’s pages. Filled with the knowledge William has gathered during his adventures, the journal offers invaluable information for the treasure hunters. The promise of hidden strongholds filled with treasure is too good to resist, and the trio begins an epic journey in search of rare goods and possibly even the long-lost explorer himself.
This is the first book in the new Lost Minecraft Journals series. The chapters of each book alternate between the journal entries (William’s story) and the story of the treasure hunters. Fans of Minecraft won’t want to miss this wild new adventure.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Review: Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage (Amelia's Amazing Space Adventures #2). by Evonne Blanchard

29567485Title: Ameila, the Venutons and the Golden Cage
Author: Evonne Blanchard
Published: March 15, 2016
Pages: 62
Genre: Children ages 5 on up
Review: ebook provided by author
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Amelia, the Venutons and the Golden Cage,' is the second book in Amelia's Amazing Space Adventures; an exciting series set in outer space, for children ages 5-9.
Uglesnoo needs Amelia's help. His sister is very sick. The only cure is a repelling crystal from Neptune. With his Earthling friend, Amelia, they must continue their quest. More items are needed to buy the crystal. But Venus is full of danger and angry aliens. Are Uglesnoo and Amelia in over their heads?
Curious as to how the adventure began? In the first book, 'Amelia, the Moochins and the Sapphire Palace,' Amelia opens a present. A present that's not a present. No, it's a friendly looking alien from the planet Pluto. Uglesnoo needs to leave right away for the Moon. Uglesnoo also desperately needs Amelia's help. His sister is very sick. Should Amelia venture into outer space?

Saturday, October 1, 2016

NetGalley Review: The Bear Who Couldn't Sleep by Caroline Nastro and Illustrations by Vanya Nastanlieva

28637460Title: The Bear Who Couldn't Sleep
Author: Caroline Nastro
Illustrator: Vanya Nastanlieva
Published: Oct. 1, 2016
Publisher: North South Books Inc.
Pages: 32
Genre: Children ages 3 on up
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and Publisher
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There s no place like home when it s time for bed. When Bear can t sleep, he goes on an adventure and discovers the wonders of New York City a parade, Central Park, hot dogs, and more! But when he finally gets tired and looks for a place to rest . . . he learns why it s called the city that never sleeps. What s a bear to do? Caroline Nastro s gentle adventure and Vanya Nastanlieva s engaging illustrations are sure to comfort and delight!"

Friday, September 30, 2016

Review: Yamboo the Closet Monster: A Bedtime Story to Help Preschoolers Conquer Their Fears by Alma J. Wilson

25886754Title: Yamboo The Closet Monster
Author: Alma J. Wilson
Published: July 8, 2015
Pages: 12
Genre: Children ages 4? on up
Review: ebook provided by author
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At bedtime, Kevin is frightened when Yamboo comes out of the closet. He calls for Mama to help, but she doesn't believe in monsters. Luckily Cornelius, sent from the Realm of Fairy Guards, comes to the rescue. He defeats Yamboo in fierce battle, and is sent away. Kevin can sleep peacefully now, with Cornelius standing guard.