Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Review: Meet the X-Men by Clare Hibbert

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Featuring some of the most popular characters from the X-Men universe, these readers take youngsters on an action-packed tour of the world of mutant heroes. Full color.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Review: Redy and Bluey: Nursery Rhymes by Helen H. Wu

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Illustrated by Helen H. Wu and written by authors from around the world! This unique read-to-me book is suitable for early readers and is sure to please both boys and girls who can explore the wonderful dreamy world with Redy and Bluey. The rhymes are happy and fun and the illustrations are stunning. You may visit Helen H. Wu on the web to learn more.

Review: Good Night, Good Night: A Going to Sleep Picture Book - A Rhyming Bedtime Story for Ages 0-3 by Helen H. Wu

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Good Night, Good Night is a relaxing bedtime story for young children. With beautiful illustrations and rhyming text, your child will be ready for sleep and know that they are loved when you read this bedtime book with them.

Review: Dinosaurs from Head to Tail by Stacey Roderick

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From one dinosaur's head to another's tail, this informational picture book challenges readers to guess which prehistoric creature each of eight different body parts belongs to. (For example, "What dinosaur had claws like this?") For each question, the answer is given on the following spread, with an overview that includes the name of the dinosaur, an illustration of the entire animal in its habitat and facts about the featured body part, such as why it looked the way it did and how scientists believe it was used. The colorful and eye-catching collage illustrations by Kwanchai Moriya offer a unique and friendly approach to the ever-popular subject of dinosaurs. The creatures are a mix of the popular (Tyrannosaurus) and the lesser-known (Therizinosaurus) and allow children the satisfaction of guessing some correctly while learning about others. A pronunciation guide accompanies the first mention of each dinosaur's name. There is also a bonus spread at the end of the book containing a quick look at seven more intriguing dinosaurs. Balancing a captivating picture book experience with just the right level of information, it is an ideal bridge between a basic concept book and a detailed encyclopedic book. It would work perfectly in a group lesson on prehistoric creatures or on animal bodies, with the highly engaging, interactive guessing-game component providing a way of enlivening the classroom discussion. It could also be used individually by higher-level readers as an interesting nonfiction choice or a reference book.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Blog Tour and Review: Ella's Toys (Pumpkinheads series) by Karen Kilpatrick





Title: Ella’s Toys
Author: Karen Kilpatrick
Publisher: Nina Charles LLC
Pages: 22
Genre: Children’s
Format: Paperback/Kindle
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Ella’s Toys:

Ella’s toys are beyond compare, but playtime’s more fun when she learns to share! Flaunting her toys but keeping them to herself is not much fun after the other kids lose interest. Left alone, Ella decides to make it up to her friends. Children will learn an important lesson in this endearing book about generosity, friendship, and the benefits of giving. Written in rhythmic and memorable rhyme, this is a fun book to either read aloud or perfect for early readers. Ella's Toys was designed to encourage early literacy, enhance social and emotional development, and promote character growth. Winner of Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval and Academics' Choice Smart Book Award.

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We received this book to give an honest review.

A and I actually read this before bed and she seemed to enjoy the story.
This is a great book about sharing, and is great for the younger kiddos. 
You have Ella who has all these toys and doesn't want to share with her friends. But when she sees her friends playing without her she asks herself was she nice, should she share? It is something that all kids go through they have all these toys but sometimes do not like to share. We watch as Ella learns a lesson that she should share with her friends and not only will she be happy but so will her friends.
The pictures were very colorful and kept the attention of my two year old.







Karen Kilpatrick is the author and co-illustrator of the award winning children’s books series, Pumpkinheads® (Carmin Cares, Ella’s Toys, Love Monster Lulu, Sage’s Song and Danza’s Message). She currently is working on new Pumpkinheads® titles and other books for children. Karen also writes adult short stories, and is a winning author in the Florida Writer’s Association’s collection contest, with her short story, The Envelope, published October 2014. She lives with her husband and three children in Parkland, Florida. To learn more about Pumpkinheads ® books and for fun art activities, games, and stories, you can visit www.pumpkinheads.com.
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Monday, January 19, 2015

Blog Tour and Book Review: Danza's Message (Pumpkinheads Series) by Karen Kilpatrick




Title: Danza’s Message
Author: Karen KilpatrickPublisher: Nina Charles LLCPages: 22Genre: Children’sFormat: Paperback/Kindle
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Playing and dancing, you're a star! Listen to Danza: Beautiful is what you are! Danza and her friends are silly and sweet. Playing before the mirror, they are reminded of just how special they are. Parents and children alike can relate to this valuable book about self-esteem and self-acceptance. Written in rhythmic and memorable rhyme, this is a fun book to either read aloud or give to early readers. Winner of Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval and Academics' Choice Smart Book Award.




We received this book to give an honest review.
K didn't like this book as it was a "girl" book. And I guess I need to start remembering that. This is a book that I will read to my daughter instead. 
So this review will be based on what I think rather than what K thinks because he wasn't listening.

This is a great book for young kids. You have three young girls who look in the mirror and see how beautiful they are. They pretend on what it would be like to be a mermaid and ladybug among other things. The author mentions in the blurb about self-esteem and I think that this is perfect because that is what children need more of now a days. Especially early on in life. The pictures are very colorful and draw you in. The story is rhyming and there is answers as to what the girls like about themselves towards the end for you and your little one to play. I liked the message given in this book that you are beautiful inside and out. 












Karen Kilpatrick is the author and co-illustrator of the award winning children’s books series, Pumpkinheads® (Carmin Cares, Ella’s Toys, Love Monster Lulu, Sage’s Song and Danza’s Message). She currently is working on new Pumpkinheads® titles and other books for children. Karen also writes adult short stories, and is a winning author in the Florida Writer’s Association’s collection contest, with her short story, The Envelope, published October 2014. She lives with her husband and three children in Parkland, Florida. To learn more about Pumpkinheads ® books and for fun art activities, games, and stories, you can visit www.pumpkinheads.com.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Review: Incredible Animal Moms: Fun Animal Books For Kids With Facts & Incredible Photos (Exploring Our Incredible World Children's Book Series) by Mark Smith

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Animal books for kids can be one of the best ways to teach young children about the many creatures that call our planet home. In this fully illustrated book, best selling children's book author Mark Smith teaches children about 20 of the greatest animal mothers on the planet. These animal moms go above and beyond their motherly duties to make sure that their children survive another day. You will be amazed to learn what some of these moms will do to ensure that their children survive.

What does the Strawberry Poison Arrow Frog do that makes her such an incredible mom?

How does a mother Cheetah stack up to all of the other moms in the animal kingdom?

Why does a mother Octopus eat her own arm?

Do you know who is the Queen of the Jungle?

Find the answers to these incredible questions and more as we explore what could only be the 20 greatest moms on the planet in this fun ebook for kids.

You can't have a book about the top animal mothers without featuring some of the cutest animal babies on our planet too. Get ready to fall in love with some of these little cuties, or be grossed out by the beauty that only a mother could love.

This book has been written with children in mind, but parents will need to help their children read some of this book. Parents and children, prepare to be amazed by some truly incredible animal moms that can only be found by exploring our incredible world!

Start exploring this animal fact book today.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Blog Tour: The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf by Caldric Blackwell




Title: The Boy Who Couldn’t Cry WolfAuthor: Caldric BlackwellPublisher: Icasm PressPages: 32Genre: Children’s Picture BookFormat: Paperback/Kindle
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Six-year-old Byron Woodward is a werewolf who can’t howl. Determined not to embarrass himself after being chosen to lead a full-moon ceremony, he embarks on a mission to learn how to howl. He learns a lot about howling during his journey, but more importantly, he learns a valuable lesson about believing in himself.

  • The Boy Who Couldn’t Cry Wolf is available at Amazon.
  • Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.