Kid Lit: Cinderstella

I received this book for free from the publisher. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. Cinderstella: A Tale of Planets Not Princes by Brenda S. Miles & Susan D. Sweet Published on October 17, 2016. Amazon Summary: Cinderstella has plans for her own happily ever after. A […]

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Cybils Fiction Picture Books – Batch 9

I don’t know if I can take another rhyming stanze picture book… …yet here we go. There’s a Bear on My Chair by Ross Collins (ages 3-6) This book is silly. A bear sits in a mouse’s chair, and he does not like it. Told completely in rhymes, he expresses his dissatisfaction to the readers, but […]

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Kid Lit: Good Morning, Chickalina

I received this book for free from the author. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. Good Morning, Chickalina! by Sonal Panse Published on September 27, 2016. Goodreads Summary: This charming, illustrated book introduces beginner readers to Chickalina, a good little chick who likes to help her parents, […]

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Cybils Board Books – Batch 2

My library only had 22 of the 41 nominated board books. Percentage-wise that’s significantly less than the nominated fiction picture books. I wonder why. Here are 10 more board book nominations for Cybils. Big Chickie, Little Chickie: A Book of Opposites by Janee Trasler This book is lyrical and silly, but as far as a book […]

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I am thankful for…

Happy Thanksgiving! You may remember from last year that my family has a tradition of painting our handprints on the table cloth each year and writing 5 things we’re thankful for. I don’t have a picture of my handprint yet because I’m writing this post in advance, but here is my list. 5 Things I’m […]

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Cybils Fiction Picture Books – Batch 7

I had a little “helper” for this round, so it was rather slow going. 🙂 More nominees… Hensel and Gretel Ninja Chicks by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Rebecca J. Gomez (ages 5-8) This fun retelling of Hansel and Gretel is full of ninja moves and smart chickens. The rhyming stanzas are done well and the book […]

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Book Review: Your Very Own Robot (Easy Reader)

I received this book for free from the publisher at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. Your Very Own Robot (Choose Your Own Adventure) by R.A. Montgomery Published on August 30, 2011. Goodreads Summary: Choose your own adventure series for your younger children. Beautifully illustrated […]

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Cybils Board Books – Batch 1

I haven’t read board books in many years. They’re a little harder to judge than picture books because there isn’t a lot of substance to them. Board books are meant to teach very young children about pre-literacy skills – turning pages, reading from left to right, looking at pictures, etc. That being said there are […]

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