Friday, September 26, 2014

Review: Lolly and The Holly Berry Tree by Alicia Sprinkle

Lolly is a fairy princess and the best baker in all of Fairy Land.
One dreadful morning, a villain named Magellan
stomps into her bakery, and claims her Holly Berry Tree!
Lolly must devise a plan that forces Magellan to leave.
Will Lolly save her bakery?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Review: Blecch! Icky, sticky, gross stuff in your school: by Pam Rosenberg

Did you know that the germiest place in school is the drinking fountain? Or that if your class hamster doesn't continuously chew, its teeth would grow through its jaw? Discover these and other 'Blecch '-inducing facts in this cool book.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Review: Happy Birthday, Good Knight by Shelley Moore Thomas

846153The much-loved Good Knight is back again . . . and it’s his birthday! His three little dragon friends want to surprise him. They try to make a cake—but all they make is a mess. A card? Another mess—glitter and glue all over the room.Then the theatrical performance is a flop.Time is running out, and the poor little dragons must find a special way to say Happy Birthday, Good Knight. They do, and it’s a good day’s fun in this perfectly pitched easy reader.

Good Night, Good Knight, the first in the Good Knight series, was an ALA Notable Book and a Booklist Top 10 Easy Reader, among other honors.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Review: Drat That Fat Cat! by Pat Thomson

A feline version of "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly" that will simply trip off your tongue--with a shoutable read-aloud refrain!
Once there was a cat, a fat, fat cat.
But was that cat fat enough? NO, HE WAS NOT!
He ate up a rat. He swallowed a dog. He even had an old lady for dessert (it's about time SHE got eaten!). But was that cat fat enough? NO, HE WAS NOT!
The adventures of this omnivorous feline are sure to inspire laughter and have young readers chiming in with the refrain. So will children be satisfied with just one reading?

Review: Dino-Wrestling by Lisa Wheeler

The Dino-Wrestling Jamboree is ON! Dinos compete in all styles of wrestling at this gigantic event. Allo and Ankylo grapple in a folkstyle match. Lucha Libre fans go wild as the masked Tarbosaurus takes on Iguano. Tricera and Gigano loom large on the sumo dohyo, while over in the freestyle tent, Leso and Compy battle for the pin. Just what will happen when the Diplo and Ptero tag teams rumble in the WWD fight? You won't want to miss this action!

Review: Get Well, Good Knight (Good Knight) by Shelley Moore Thomas

The much-heralded Good Knight is back-only this time his three little dragon friends are sick in bed. Their scaly foreheads are hot and their noses are drip-drip-dripping. They feel awful. The Good Knight comes to the rescue again! He brings them some slimy, grimy soup from the wizard to make them feel better. But the dragons wont touch it. What is a Good Knight to do?

Review: Scott Peters' Secret Book Of Mummies: 101 Cool Mummy Facts by Scott Peters

101 Secret Mummy Facts, All In One Place!
~ Did you know that the average mummy weighs only 5 pounds?

~ Or that mummies have been used to calibrate CAT scanners to make them safe for humans?
~ Have you ever wondered what happened to Cleopatra's body?

~ Want to know the price of King Tut's casket?

It's all here and more. Everyone loves mummies. So crack open a copy of this easy-to-read, fascinating collection of facts.

CAUTION: You might find yourself impressing family, friends and unwitting bystanders with answers to the world's most burning mummy questions.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Review: Ghosties by Gerald Hawksley

Halloween is in the air.
You'd like to see a ghost - but where?
At night when the sun's gone down,
Come with me to Ghostie Town . . .
Where you will find the most colorful and cheerful collection of ghosties you could ever hope to meet.
Another silly rhyming kindle picture book from Gerald Hawksley.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Review: Deep Sea Exploration by Richard Spilsbury


We picked this book up from K's school library.

It is amazing what you can learn from books. Especially the Ocean books because the Ocean is still a mystery on some parts. Me and K both learned about the different kind of equipment that is used to be underwater we even learned about a submersible. We even got to read about shipwrecks, and see the pictures of 2 shipwrecks! Did you know there are about 3 million shipwrecks? I didn't, I wonder if they have all been explored. 
We traveled to the bottom of the ocean which is called the Dark Zone, and we learned about a lot of different animals that are there and what you can see while traveling down. Now you do know that humans can not travel so far down in the ocean because of pressure. It is amazing what we are learning and what we have yet to learn.
This is a great book that I recommend. The pictures are great and you get to see what lays beneath the ocean. 

Review: Deep Oceans by Ellen Labrecque

Read this book to learn about one of Earth's last frontiers: deep oceans. Learn about the cold and dark depths of the ocean, where scientists find extreme landforms and unusual living things.

Review: The Glaciers are Melting by: Donna Love

Chicken Little may have thought the sky was falling but Peter Pika is sure the glaciers are melting and is off to talk to the Mountain Monarch about it. Joined along the way by friends Tammy Ptarmigan, Sally Squirrel, Mandy Marmot, and Harry Hare, they all wonder what will happen to them if the glaciers melt. Where will they live, how will they survive? When Wiley Wolverine tries to trick them, can the Mountain Monarch save them? More importantly, can the Mountain Monarch stop the glaciers from melting? 4-6 pg For Creative Minds educational section in the back
40-60 pg cross-curricular Teaching Activities and 3 Interactive Quizzes available free on the book's homepage
eBooks with Auto-Flip, Auto-Read and selectable English and Spanish text and audio.