Monday, February 17, 2014

Review: The Boy on the Bus: A Sing-Along Storybook by Penny Dale

The boy on this bus drives round and round -- but his passengers aren’t quite what you’d expect! Hop on board as a very merry group oinks, quacks, and clucks its way through the countryside in a brand-new version of a classic children’s song.

A comically crowded bus carries a furry, feathered cast of characters in a familiar sing-along with a funny farmyard twist.

Review: Eric Carle's Animals Animals

123902From leaping, flying fish to dancing butterflies, and camels that "trollop along," Eric Carle's brilliant and colorful collage designs bring to life animal poems from such diverse sources as Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling, Emily Dickinson, and Jack Prelutsky, as well as Bible verses, Japanese haiku, American Indian poems and more. This celebration of the wonder and variety of earth's animals is "joyous...a book to be shared" (Booklist, starred review).

Review: Ruby Valentine Saves the Day by: Laurie B. Friedman

It's Valentine's Day and Ruby won't let anything spoil the celebration! In this follow-up to the popular Love, Ruby Valentine, Ruby's favorite day of the year rolls around again, and she and Lovebird work feverishly to plan the perfect party for everyone in Heartland. But when Valentine's Day arrives, an unexpected snowstorm threatens to ruin all of Ruby's plans. Will Ruby find a way to save the day, or will everyone in Heartland have to wait until next year to celebrate? Another heartwarming tale of a girl who discovers the true meaning of Valentine's Day.
Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 11/1/2010 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up

Review: Jefferson The Colorful Caterpillar by: Crystal Clifton

Making fun of someone is never a nice thing to do, especially when you don’t know what they might become in the future. Find out what happens to Jefferson that surprised all his friends.

Review: Kobee Manatee Heading Home to Florida by Robert Scott Thayer

Kobee Manatee takes a rare summertime trip from Florida all the way up to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. But he needs to get home before winter sets in or he’ll die from the cold. Kobee meets two new friends along the way; Tess the seahorse and Pablo the hermit crab. Will their twelve hundred mile journey south be a safe one with so many unforeseen obstacles ahead? This beautifully illustrated children’s informational picture book about the rare and threatened manatee is for parents, grandparents, children, teachers and librarians who want a captivating adventure that can be enjoyed again and again.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Review: EXtreme Animals by Sarah Creese

Lenticular reading books for children and parents to enjoy together.
The "Ready to Read" series brings you exciting non-fiction titles for young readers that are designed to help develop confidence in young children learning to read. Each title contains: amazing facts; bright photographic images with simple annotations; a quiz; a picture dictionary; a key words section; and ideas for parents to encourage and improve their child's reading. Lenticular covers bring each subject to life. Children will love watching the bright and colorful images move before their eyes.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Review: Astronomy: The Solar System by April Chloe Terrazas

A fun and innovative way to explore the Solar System for all ages!
Emergent readers accurately pronounce planet names and associated terms using the sound it out sections on each page. Learn details about the 8 planets of the Solar System and the elements contained in the their atmospheres. Discover the other amazing things that can be found in our Solar System! Explore new vocabulary in this exciting 4th installment of the Super Smart Science Series. Colorful illustrations and simplified text make a complex topic easy to understand.  

Review: The Chugger Championship by Scholastic adapted by Michael Anthony Steele

It's a hot new train property for the 21st century. All aboard!
It's time for the annual Chugger Championship race! Wilson and Koko are both determined to win. But when Wilson breaks down during the race, will Koko come to the rescue or make a break for the finish line?

Cover Reveal: Jefferson The Colorful Caterpillar by Crystal Clifton

Cover reveal for the children's author Crystal Clifton!!!!

Blurb :
Making fun of someone is never a nice thing to do, especially when you don’t know what they may become in the future. Find out what happens to Jefferson that has Joey surprised.

Release Date is February ,10,2014

About me : Children’s book author Crystal Bozeman Clifton was born and raised in Dalhart and graduated from Dalhart High School in 1983. Since high school, she married and together she and her husband became the proud parents of four children and six grandchildren. Crystal’s children’s books are loosely based on her children and grandchildren.
Crystal still calls Dalhart, “home” and returns as often as she can. These days, she resides in Michigan with her son, daughter-in-law and their daughters. Crystal also has a home in Colbert, Georgia.
“Writing has always been my passion,” noted Crystal. “My mom told me that one day it would bring me success.”
Crystal has been writing since she was about eleven years old. She wrote poetry, plays and even a couple of songs. She is a people person and has been told she never leaves a place without making a new friend.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Review: Love You Forever: Robert Munsch

An extraordinarily different story by Rober Munsch is a gentle affirmation of the love a parent feels for their child—forever. Sheila McGraw's soft and colorful pastels perfectly complement the sentiment of the book—one that will be read repeatedly for years.  

Friday, February 7, 2014

Review: Dogs in Space by Nancy Coffelt

Visit each of the planets with a zany pack of dogs as they launch the wildest tour of the Solar System ever. Whether playing hide-and-seek among Saturn's moons or spinning sideways on Uranus, these dogs have fun. Along the way the dogs (and readers) learn basic facts about the planets and how to identify each one.  

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Review: Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker

Blast off for out-of-this world fun with machines that fly. In bright and bold illustrations that are as witty as the text, the animal crew roars and whizzes into outer space. Full color.  

Review: One Lonely Sea Horse by Saxton Freymann

Fantastic food sculptures tell the tale of a lonely seahorse whose friends arrive in progressively larger groups, proving with humor and flair that they can be counted on.

Review: Scooby-Doo The Secret of the Sea Creature by Laurie S. Sutton

A day at the beach turns into an adventure when Scooby Doo and the gang encounter a sea monster—and the reader's choices govern what happens next.  

Review: Because I stubbed my toe by Shawn Byous

A young boy stubs his toe, which leads to a sequence of silly events and a delicious ending.