Tuesday, July 11, 2017

NetGalley Review: Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums​ Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D.​


Title: Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums and How She Outgrew Them
Author: Martha Heineman
Illustrator: Jo Gershman
Publisher: Smart Love Press
Published: March 2, 2017
Pages: 32
Genre: Children ages 3 on up
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 

When Jilly, a happy little kangaroo, has a series of Terrible Temper Tantrums, her parents lovingly help her through them. Children will be very familiar with the frustrations that trigger Jilly's upset feelings, and will applaud her dawning understanding that seeking help and a hug is far superior to the misery of a temper tantrum.

Monday, July 10, 2017

See-More's Big Adventure by June Phyllis Baker


Title: See-More's Big Adventure
Author: June Phyllis Baker
Published: Oct. 27, 2016
Publisher: Fulton Books Inc.
Genre: Children ages 5 on up
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 

See-mores Big Adventure, a childrens picture book is about a young squirrel who is experiencing difficulties both in school and at play because he cannot see clearly. When he learns that he must wear glasses, See-more feels afraid of being laughed at and losing friends.
See-more can be a positive role model for children who may feel stigmatized because of their need to wear eyeglasses. The whimsical adventures of See-more makes eyeglasses not only cool, but the whole world opens up to See-more as he discovers all the things he had been missing!

Giggly Bear's Fun Trip in the Yellow Bus by Kelly Santana-Banks


Title: Giggly Bear's Fun Trip in the Yellow Bus
Author: Kelly Santana-Banks
Published: June 29, 2017
Publisher: RBTB 
Genre: Children ages 2 on up
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 

Did you know that children are safer riding the yellow school bus than in their parent's vehicle?
Climb aboard and hear Giggly Bear and his friends teach kids valuable lessons on how to ride the school bus safely.
Giggly Bear's Fun Trip in the Yellow Bus is the third book in the series Let's Learn while Playing.
Children 2-6 year old will rhyme away to safety while learning new concepts and building vocabulary in this fun yellow ride.

Which is p and Which is q? by Gita V. Reddy


Title: Which is p and which is q?
Author: Gita V. Reddy
Published: June 30, 2017
Publisher: Unit Books
Pages: 45 (print)
Genre: Children ages 3 on up
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 

Grandpa brings a box of wooden letters for Minki to practice her ABCs. He spells out words and Minki picks out the letters from the set. She enjoys doing this except that she isn’t able to tell p and q apart. So when Grandpa spells out p-i-g, she picks q, i, and g. For q-u-e-e-n she picks p,u,e,e,n and for q-u-i-l-t, she takes out the letters p,u,i,l,t.
Because Minki has so much trouble with p and q, she throws them out of the window. This annoys p and q. They stomp away to Word Fairy and announce they are never going back.
With p and q missing, many words become meaningless. Now nobody can say ‘please’ because it has turned into ‘lease.’ The police station and the post office can’t function and the queen must go into hiding!
Which is p and Which is q? is a fun story about an important issue.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling


Title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Author: J.K. Rowling
Published: June 26, 1997
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 320
Genre: Children ages 9 on up (depends on reading level)
Review: Hardback
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 

Harry Potter's life is miserable. His parents are dead and he's stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he's a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special. He is the boy who lived: the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort, who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world, only to vanish after failing to kill Harry.
Though Harry's first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life, not everything is perfect. There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls, and Harry believes it's his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands. But doing so will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined.
Full of sympathetic characters, wildly imaginative situations, and countless exciting details, the first installment in the series assembles an unforgettable magical world and sets the stage for many high-stakes adventures to come.