Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Review: Copperheads by Joanne Mattern

Quick and slithery, snakes are fascinating examples of adaptation. Discover the bodies, homes, and life cycles of these reptiles through close-up photos. Get closer than you've ever been to snakes!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Review: Roadrunners by JoAnn Early Macken

10314260- Supports the early elementary science curriculum
- Glossary, Index
- More books to read, Web sites

Review: Bloody Horned Lizards by Lori Houran

3932073Horned lizards have a really gross way of staying safe from predators. They squirt a stream of blood from their eyes to scare their enemies away! This is just one of the fascinating facts kids will discover as they explore the world of these blood-squirting creatures. Large, eye-popping photos and clear, grade-appropriate text engage emergent readers as they learn all about the unique and gross ways horned lizards protect themselves. A section in the back of the book profiles another animal that protects itself in a similar way, to help reinforce the concept of defense mechanisms.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Book Tour and Review: A Bad Sad Day For Mama Bear

A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear
Mayra Calvani

Book blurb:

Little Bear offers Mama Bear various items to make her feel better, but she’s too busy to notice—until he gives her his super, so good, so very special dolly. Silly humor, alliteration, repetition, and onomatopoeia make this a fun read-aloud story. A celebration of the special love shared between mother and child. For ages 3-7.

Available as ebook, softcover and hardcover.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Review: The Ugly Bug Ball by Michelle Burns

Let's go to the ball! It's time for the Ugly Bug Ball, and all the ugly bugs are in a buzz! Only, there's one problem: not all of the ugly bugs were invited. Even though Stanley is an ugly stinkbug, he's left out because of his stench! Will he let one bossy bug dictate if he can go, or will he gather his courage and finally meet the bug of his dreams?

Review: The Otter, The Spotted Frog and the Great Flood by Geralf Hausman

When Spotted Frog tells of a great flood that is about to destroy their homes, all of the animals ignore his warnings, except Listener the Otter. Ridiculed by the other animals, Listener heeds Spotted Frog’s predictions and begins to build a raft to try and survive the impending disaster. But will his efforts be enough?
This charming children’s book warns us to listen to the wisdom of nature and the environment. Based on a traditional story from the Creek Indians of northern Florida and Georgia, The Otter, the Spotted Frog & the Great Flood is retold by award-winning author and storyteller Gerald Hausman, and is brought to life by the powerful images of Ramon Shiloh.
This universal tale is full of traditional Native American wisdom which seems even more farsighted in our own day and age, with the conditions of global warming and other environmental threats that confront us more and more.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Review: Toy Story 2


The complete retelling of favorite Disney movies in a true read-aloud style.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Review: Billy and Monster The Superhero With Fart Powers by: David Chuka

From Best selling Author David Chuka
Join Billy and Monster in this second episode of the series -The Fartastic adventures of Billy and Monster.
Billy and Monster love going to school as they learn so much stuff like the different planets, counting to twenty-seven and spelling chewing gum. However, most afternoons, school get's a bit boring and they both end up sleeping in class. At such moments Billy wishes he could be a superhero.
If he was a superhero, Billy could save stray cats from trees, help old ladies across the street and make sure his class had a constant supply of chocolate. He could also count on Monster to confuse the bad guys with his fart powers!
One day at a fancy dress party, Billy and Monster come in contact with a thief whose been stealing people's jewelry. Will they let him get away or will their superhero powers save the day?
Get your copy today and find out how fart powers can be used for good in this funny book for kids of all ages.