Saturday, July 18, 2015

Review: Poop and Puke Eaters of the Animal World by Jody Sullivan Rake

Title: Poop and Puke Eaters of the Animal World
Author: Jody Rake
Published: Feb. 1, 2015
Publisher: Capstone Press
Pages: 32
Genre: Children ages 6 or 7 on up
Review: Library book

Pooches eating their own poo. Baby birds eating their mothers' vomit. There are poo and puke eaters all over the world. Readers will learn about these disgusting diets and other interesting facts that will make them say, eww, gross!

Review: Ellie Makes A New Friend (Children's Book, Friendship, Volume 1) (The Amazing Adventures of Ellie The Elephant) by Marci Fai

Title: Ellie Makes A New Friend
Author: Marci Fair
Published: April 20, 2015
Publisher: Pacochel Press
Pages: 32
Genre: Children Ages 5 on up
Review: Paperback provided by author

Gold Level Mom's Choice Award Winner - A beautiful blend of real life and make-believe, The Amazing Adventures of Ellie the Elephant series recounts the everyday life of a stuffed animal. The debut book, Ellie Makes a New Friend, follows the plush elephant as she moves to a new neighborhood and has to find a new playmate.

Written and photographed by mother Marci Fair and her ten-year-old daughter Elle Fair, the story is uniquely illustrated with delightful photos of the little elephant’s journeys through the neighborhood as she tries to settle into her new home. Children will love seeing a toy living in a real-world setting, and parents and teachers will appreciate Ellie’s positive and creative approach to finding answers to her problems.

Fun, playful, and packed with imagination, you won’t want to miss the upcoming adventures of Ellie—and her new friend!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Review: Animal Bodies Extreme Anatomies by: Louise Spilsbury

Animal Bodies: Extreme Anatomies Title: Animal Bodies Extreme Anatomies
Author: Louise Spilsbury
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Published: Jan. 1, 2015
Pages: 48
Review: Library book

Review: Nate Rocks the Boat (Nate Rocks #2) by Karen Pokras Toz

Title: Nate Rocks the Boat (book 2)
Author Karen Pokras Toz
Published: April 21, 2012
Publisher Grand Daisy Press
Pages: 142
Genre: Ages 8 on up
Review: Free ebook on Amazon

The Adventure Continues... With fourth grade finally winding down, 10-year-old Nathan Rockledge is looking forward to a fun and relaxing summer at home with his friends. That is, until his mom decides he has to go to overnight camp with his annoying older sister. When his best friend Tommy decides to tag along, Nathan thinks maybe his summer won’t actually be so bad. After all, he does get to be away from his mom's awful cooking for an entire six weeks.

Amongst Color War competitions, a flaky counselor, and a bully named "No-Neck,” Nathan turns to his trusty sketchpad, transforming himself into Nate Rocks: 10-year-old extraordinaire. His speedboat ready for action, Nate saves the day time and again from the perils of floods, snakes, ghosts, and even the most wanted criminals.

Join Nathan, Tommy, Abby, and a whole new cast of characters as Nate Rocks once again proves nothing can hold him back.

Review: It's Time To Eat: A Children's Picture Book for Early/Beginner Readers by Helen H. Wu

Title: It's Time to Eat
Author: Helen H. Wu
Published: June 12, 2015
Pages: 26
Genre: Children ages 2 -4
Review: ebook provided by author

It's time to eat! In this charming little book, author/illustrator Helen H. Wu has artfully depicted the meal time struggles of so many families.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Review: If you were Me and Lived in China by Carole P. Roman

Title: If you were me and lived in China
Author: Carole P. Roman
Published: June 15, 2015
Pages: 30
Genre: Children ages 5 on up
Review: Paperback provided by author to give an honest review

China which is officially known as the People's Republic of China which has a population of more the 135 billion people living there which is the most populated country in the world.
You might of learned about the Yangtze River which is in the South, or the Yellow River which is located in the North. Although the capital is Beijing many people called it Peking, China has major highways, trains and expressways and the second busiest airport in the world.
Children's names are picked because they have meanings so boys who are called An which means peace or Bao which is another word for treasure and Fu for happiness. Girls are called Hong because they like the color red, Yu which stands for Jade which is a gemstone or Zi which is the word for smart. What would you like to be called if you lived in China? I think I would like to be called Zi.
China has some amazing places to visit like the Great Wall of China. It is a stone barricaded which was built thousands of years ago to keep strangers out of China. Nobody is sure but they believe it is about 5,500 hundred miles. Another very famous tourist site is the giant clay army that was only recently discovered that had been buried underground for more then two thousand years. You will be told that there are over eight thousand individually sculpted soldiers and about 520 statues of horses and 130 of just chariots. You will love explore the many tourist sites as you will have an opportunity to learn so much.
The New year is a very fun holiday to be part of and begins at midnight with fireworks which hope that the noise will chase off the evil spirits. It is a very important day to honor your grandparents. You would receive red envelops filled with good luck money. Because the celebration last fifteen days you will get to enjoy many delicious meals but better learn how to use the chopsticks because if you drop them it could bring you bad luck. They are very superstitious people.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Review: Bug in a Vacuum by Mélanie Watt

Title: Bug in a Vacumm
Author: Melanie Watt
Publisher: Random House of Canada Limited
Published: August 25, 2015
Genre: Children Ages 5 on up
Review: ebook provided by Author and NetGalley to give an honest review.

From the creator of the bestselling Scaredy Squirrel series comes a clever, hilarious new picture book everyone will be buzzing about!
A bug flies through an open door into a house, through a bathroom, across a kitchen and bedroom and into a living room ... where its entire life changes with the switch of a button. Sucked into the void of a vacuum bag, this one little bug moves through denial, bargaining, anger, despair and eventually acceptance -- the five stages of grief -- as it comes to terms with its fate. Will there be a light at the end of the tunnel? Will there be dust bunnies in the void? A funny, suspenseful and poignant look at the travails of a bug trapped in a vacuum.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Review: Ellie's First Plane Ride (The Amazing Adventures of Ellie The Elephant - #2) by Marci Fair

Title: Ellie's First Plane Ride
Author: Marci Fair
Published: April 22, 2015
Publisher: Pacochel Press
Pages 53
Genre: children
Review: Paperback provided by author

Always on the lookout for a new adventure, Ellie the Elephant can hardly believe her good fortune when she gets to go on her first plane ride and visit her faraway relatives. The only thing that could make this trip better is sharing it with a friend, so Ellie invites Pudgy the Penguin to join her.
The newest book in The Amazing Adventures of Ellie the Elephant series, Ellie’s First Plane Ride follows the two plush toys as they navigate the airport, experience flight for the first time, revel in hotel luxury, and face the daunting task of finding their way through a massive zoo in search of Ellie’s real-life elephant relatives.
Illustrated by delightful photographs of the plush pair, the story introduces children to an exotic array of animals and teaches them how to creatively solve problems. This ingenious blend of reality and imagination inspires kids to look at their everyday lives with fresh eyes while helping parents and teachers discover new ways to approach education.
Don’t miss the latest day-in-the-life of Ellie the Elephant!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Review: Dear Dragon Goes to the Beach by Margaret Hillert

Title: Dear Dragon Goes to the Beach
Author: Margaret Hillert
Published: July 1, 2015
Publisher: Norwood House Press
Genre: Chilldrens
Review: ebook provided by publisher and NetGalley

A boy and his pet dragon take a family trip to the beach. They see sand, seashells, and the water for the first time. This beginning reader contains high-frequency and sight words. Teacher resources include note to caregivers, word list, reading activities to strengthen phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.