Book Review

Children’s Book Review: Cat and Mouse By Britta Teckentrup

CAT & MOUSE By: Britta Teckentrup Published: March 19, 2019 Publisher: Prestel Fiction This oversized board book is such a fun story for toddlers to preschoolers. Cat is out to get mouse and chases him all over the house. But, mouse knows all the best spots to hide and holes to jump through. Will Cat…
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Children’s Book Review: Taking Cover By Nioucha Homayoonfar

TAKING COVER One Girl’s Story of Growing Up During the Iranian Revolution By: Nioucha Homayoonfar Published: January 8, 2019 Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books Non-Fiction/Memoir – Middle Grade Readers This timely memoir, chronicles the author’s childhood growing up before and after the Iranian Revolution. What started as a happy, loving childhood soon turned into a…
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Quick Lit: Mini Reviews of Some Recent Reads – March 2019 Edition

I’m trying to read more books that I choose for my own reading enjoyment. Not for review, but because I’ve been wanting to read them or they caught my attention. Most of them have been talked about ad nauseam or have been on my to-read list for a long time so they don’t really need…
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Children’s Book Review: Turkey’s Eggcellent Easter By Wendi Silvano

TURKEY’S EGGCELLENT EASTER Turkey Trouble #4 By: Wendi Silvano Illustrated by: Lee Harper Published: January 29, 2019 Publisher: Two Lions Fiction/Picture Book Silvano has written her fourth in the Turkey Trouble series, with another holiday setting, Easter. When Turkey spies a sign advertising an Eggstraspecial Egg Hunt, Turkey and his fellow farm friends want to…
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Book Review: The Travelling Cat Chronicles By Hiro Arikawa

THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES By: Hiro Arikawa Translated by: Philip Gabriel Published: October 23, 2018 Publisher: Berkley Fiction This bestselling novel from Japan has now made its way to the United States and is receiving much praise from readers all across the globe. The translation by Gabriel is flawless and lets the voice of Nana…
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Children’s Book Review: Wild Bios – Frida Catlo By Courtney Acampora

FRIDA CATLO By: Courtney Acampora and Maggie Fischer Illustrated by: Lindsay Dale-Scott Published: January 8, 2019 Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books Fiction/Board Book The first title in the new WILD BIOS series for toddlers featuring well-known historical figures with a bit of a twist is a great way to have fun while reading and teaching. This…
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Books that Came My Way in February 2019

This is my monthly roundup of books that were added to my shelves in the last month. I also share an update with you on other things going on in my life. The basketball season ended a little sooner than we had hoped for our team. But lots of memories were made and we will…
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Children’s Book Review: I Am A Wonder Woman By Ellen Bailey

I AM A WONDER WOMAN Inspiring Activities to Try – Incredible Women to Discover By: Ellen Bailey Illustrated by: Lauren Farnsworth and Sophie Beer Published: September 18, 2018 Publisher: Portable Press Non-Fiction This book was made for middle-grade and older readers to inspire them to learn about the histories of important women that have done…
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Children’s Book Review: Hoo Hoo Who? By Mary Maier

HOO HOO WHO? By: Mary Maier and Lauren Horton Published: February 7, 2019 Publisher: Building Block Press Fiction Mary Maier wrote and illustrated this book and collaborated with speech pathologist Lauren Horton. Mary Maier’s child is one of the many children who have a speech or language delay. Her 3-year-old son Max is also on…
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Book Review: The Queen of Hearts By Kimmery Martin

THE QUEEN OF HEARTS By: Kimmery Martin Published: February 13, 2018 – Paperback February 5, 2019 Publisher: Berkley Fiction/Women’s Fiction I have always loved reading books with a medical setting, either fiction or non-fiction. One of my all-time-favorite TV shows is ER and I’ve seen every episode. So, when I read the synopsis for this…
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