Thursday, April 23, 2015

Review: The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob: A Challenging Job by Brooks Olbrys

Title: The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob: A Challenging Job
Author: Brooks Olbrys
Published: April 14, 2015
Publisher: Children's Success Unlimited
Pages: 54
Genre: Children ages 6 on up
Review: Hardback provided by author and Bostick Communications to give an honest review

Join Blue Ocean Bob on his journey to protect all life in the Sea of Kerchoo
Blue Ocean Bob loves the sea and wants to dedicate his life to protecting it. He begins a new job as assistant to Mary Marine, the Island of Roses’s leading marine biologist, and with his hummingbird guardian, Xena, by his side, works hard to carry out his duties to the sea creatures both on and off the shore.
When the challenges mount, Bob seeks advice from Doc the turtle, Earl the clam, and Wallace the walrus, who each help him to develop the positive attitude he needs to succeed.
The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob: A Challenging Job is the second installment in this colorful and inspiring early chapter book series that provides young readers with an introduction to timeless principles of achievement.

Review: A Flag for the Flying Dragon: A Captain No Beard Story by Carole P. Roman

Title: A Flag For the Flying Dragon
Author: Carole P. Roman
Published: April 9, 2015
Genre: Children ages 4 on up
Review: Paperback provided by author and publisher to give an honest review.

It's business as usual on the Flying Dragon. Their mission is to find a flag for the ship. Captain No Beard sighs, "Being a captain is hard work," as he watches the busy crew preparing the vessel for their next adventure.

Polly is giving out pretzels; Linus is polishing a lamp. Matie is cracking coconuts, Cayla is stuffing holes, and Hallie is swabbing the deck. High overhead, trouble is brewing, and it is not the weather.

Mongo does not want any help from the newest crew member, and it is creating a hurricane of a mess on board.

The team must come together and find a task that will fit Zachary without interfering with their own fun. On the way, they acquire a flag that will unite them as both friends and crew.

Join the problem-solving crew of the Flying Dragon as they find a flag for their ship and a job for Zach.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Book Blast Review and Giveaway: Caterpillar Shoes by Angela Muse

Caterpillar Shoes

Title: Caterpillar Shoes
Author: Angela Muse
Illustrator: Ewa Podles
Publication Date: March 26, 2015
Publisher: 4EYESBOOKS
Pages: 28
Recommended Ages: 0 to 8
Summary: Patches is an energetic caterpillar who is trying to decide what activities to do. In the end, she doesn't put any limits on herself and lives her life to the full.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Review: Into the Abyss By A.C. Lee

Title: Into The Abyss
Author: A.C. Lee
Published: Sept. 19, 2014
Pages: 12
Genre: Children's Age's 5-12
Review: ebook provided by author.

Four boys learn about the deep sea in class one day. Extremely interested in the lesson, they become determined to explore the oceanic abyss with their own eyes-up close and personal.

They work hard to make it happen and embark on a journey to the bottom of the sea where they see freaky, creepy creatures, and learn about fish, friendship, and other life lessons along the way.
About the Author:
A.C. Lee is a mother-son duo. Son—8 years old. Mom—well, we won’t say.

This book, Into the Abyss, came about one day when a certain sister went to a birthday party. While she was gone, a certain brother wanted to spend some quality time with his mom.

“What should we do together?” The mother asked.
“Let’s write a book!” The son said.
“Okay. What should it be about?”
“Deep sea creatures!”
The son had been studying deep sea creatures in school, and couldn’t seem to get the creepy, freaky, and somewhat eerie looking things out of his mind.

For the next several hours, they worked on a first draft. The mother processed it afterward, changing some words now and then, adding some story here and there, and cleaning things up a bit, and wall-ah! Into the Abyss was created.
We sincerely hope you like our story!

Special Note from Mom:
My son and I had so much fun creating this story. The entire experience—the laughter we shared, teamwork we engaged in, and bonding time we enjoyed—will be a memory that we can look back on with happy hearts for years to come.
Thank you so much for reading!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Review: Petal the Owl - A Five-Book Compilation (Petal the Owl #1-5) by Joy Findlay

Title: Petal The Owl A five book compilation
Author: Joy Findlay
Publisher: Findlay Books
Published: Dec. 8, 2013
Genre: children's
Review: ebook

Petal the Owl is a nature loving owl. In this sweet little ebook series, Petal learns about her favourite season, Springtime; learns about the coldness of Winter; about how eating too many cherries gives her a tummy ache; about how many different colours are around her; and she learns how to count to ten. Now all together in one volume, Petal the Owl, A Five-Book Compilation is a must read for all Petal the Owl lovers. Ages 3-6.

Review: Help, I Don't Want a Babysitter! by Anke Wagner

Title: Help, I don't want a babysitter!
Author: Anke Wagner
Pages: 32
Published: April 1, 2015
Publisher: North South Books Inc.
Genre: children's
Review: Ebook provided by NetGalley and the publisher North South Books Inc.

A reassuring and hilarious look at a child s trepidation about meeting his first babysitter then realizing he adores her! When Ollie s parents hire a babysitter, Ollie s cuddle buddy Stubbs imagines the worst: what if the babysitter sprays them with stinky perfume . . . what if the babysitter only cooks yucky green vegetables? But when Ollie and Stubbs meet Ella . . . what happens next just might surprise you! Anke Wagner s pitch-perfect story and Anne-Kathrin Behl s humorous illustrations will comfort and entertain!"

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Review: Hair-Shooting Tarantulas and Other Weird Spiders (I Like Weird Animals!) by Carmen Bredeson

Title: Hair-Shooting Tarantulas and other weird spiders
Author: Carmen Bredeson
Published: July 1, 2009
Pages: 24
Review: library book

Read how tarantulas defend themselves with their own spikey hairs. Did you know that theres a type of spider that looks like bird droppings? Learn all about weird spiders in this great addition to the I LIKE WEIRD ANIMALS! series. Stunning full-color photographs and easy text make this science reader a great choice for any elementary library.

Review: Are You a Spider? (Up The Garden Path / Backyard Books) by Judy Allen

Title: Are you a Spider?
Author: Judy Allen
Published: May 16, 2003
Pages: 32
Review: Library book

Did you know that when a spider's web is damaged, a spider will often eat the remaining silk before making a new one? Young children will make many amazing discoveries about spiders in the captivating Backyard Books: Are You a Spider? by Judy Allen with illustrations by Tudor Humphries.

Review: Bug Books: Tarantula (Bug Books) by Monica A. Harris

Title: Tarantula
Author: Monica Harris
Published: May 14, 2004
Pages: 32
Review: library book
Key Stage 1 work on life processes should be related to pupils' knowledge of animals in the local environment. Children should understand that animals move, feed, grow, use their senses and reproduce; that living things can be grouped according to observable similarities and differences; and that there are different kinds of animals in the local environment. This look at tarantulas is one of a series focusing on familiar minibeasts. It covers size, appearance, birth and reproduction, growth, feeding, predators, life-span, movement, and different types. The book includes simple questions based on the information provided.

Review: Battle of the Grandmas by Anthonette Klinkerman

Title: Battle of the Grandmas
Author: Anthonette Klinkerman
Pages: 34
Published: October 31, 2012
Review: Ebook provided by author

One little girl, three grandmas! Sounds pretty good, doesn't it? Well, three times the presents from Grandma, Granny, and NaNa (the real ones pictured at left) isn't as wonderful as most grandkids would think in this humorous tale. Based on a true story, find out what happens when gift-giving becomes a battle!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Review: Books for kids : Did You Know My Mom Is Awesome? by Shelley Admont

Books for kids : Did You Know My Mom Is Awesome? (Beginner readers,Bedtime story,Kids Books, Children's Books) (Series Books -beginner readers) (Bedtime stories children's book collection) FREE video-book inside!
Every Mom is the most amazing person for her kids - she’s their heroine.
In this touching bedtime story, a little girl describes why her Mom is awesome. We see her going through her day, carrying the warmest feeling about her mother.
Mom always knows how she feels and can help with any problem. Mom can make the most complicated braid and explain fractions; Mom can help to wake her up in the morning and hug her tightly when she’s sad.
With adorable illustrations and a message to which everyone can relate, this is a perfect book for kids and their moms.

Review: Here Comes Peter Cottontail by Golden Books

This storybook with sparkling glitter on the cover is a delightful retelling of the classic holiday TV special, Here Comes Peter Cottontail. Full color.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Review: Walking Stick (Bug Books) by Monica A. Harris

Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, and life cycle of the insect called the walking stick.

Review: Abigail and the Tropical Island Adventure by Tali Carmi


Want your kids to be familiar with exotic locations?
Want them to meet cultures and widen their horizons?
This is a wonderful book about a girl named Abigail, that goes on adventures around the world using her magical bicycle.
Who will she meet there? What will she discover?
This beginner reader’s eBook will inspire your kids to be open to new cultures, and be more curious and enthusiastic about exploring various places.
Your kids will enjoy full-color illustrations of Abigail and the tropical island.
Your kids will be inspired to be:
Open to new people & cultures
More curious
Enthusiastic about exploring new things
Abigail and the Tropical Island Adventure is a sweet children's book written especially for you and your ages 2- 8 children.
With simple text and 16 colorful illustrations.
The story is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for beginner readers.