Book Review

Children’s Book Review: It’s Not Hansel and Gretel By Josh Funk

IT’S NOT HANSEL AND GRETEL It’s Not a Fairy Tale (Book 2) By: Josh Funk Illustrated by: Edwardian Taylor Published: February 1, 2019 Publisher: Two Lions Fiction This is the second in the It’s Not A Fairy Tale series by Josh Funk. The first was IT’S NOT JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. The storyteller is trying…
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Quick Lit: Mini Reviews of Some Recent Reads – February 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: Another Monster at the End of this Book By Jon Stone

ANOTHER MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK An Interactive Adventure By: Jon Stone Published: September 4, 2018 Publisher: SFI Readerlink Dist Fiction – Pop Up/Interactive I was so excited to check out this new Grover book. One of my favorite books as a child and to read to our own kids was THE MONSTER…
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A New Bookish Magazine – Hope By the Book

I am a fan of magazines. I like them because I can skim it, read an article or two and pick it back up later, and of course look at the pictures. When I heard there was a new magazine about books and reading, I knew I had to check it out. Hope By the…
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Books that Came My Way in January 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. Our daughter, Reagan, turned 14 last month. We celebrated by having a late lunch at Cheddar’s since school got out early that day…
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Children’s Book Review: Duck and Hippo The Secret Valentine By Jonathan London

DUCK AND HIPPO: THE SECRET VALENTINE By: Jonathan London Illustrated by: Andrew Joyner Published: December 18, 2018 Publisher: Two Lions Fiction   Duck and Hippo are the best of friends, but when Duck realized he didn’t receive a Valentine on Valentine’s Day, he came up with a plan. Hippo, Elephant, Pig, and Turtle all receive…
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Book Review: The Suspect By Fiona Barton

THE SUSPECT Kate Waters #3 By: Fiona Barton Published: January 22, 2019 Publisher: Berkley Fiction/Suspense/Thriller   Fiona Barton is a former long-time reporter turned fiction writer. In her first novel, she introduced readers to Kate Waters, a reporter sharing stories of real-life horrors. In her third book, Barton takes us into Kate Waters’ personal life,…
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Children’s Book Review: Miss Pinkeltink’s Purse By Patty Brozo

MISS PINKELTINK’S PURSE By: Patty Brozo Illustrated by: Ana Ochoa Published: December 4, 2018 Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers Fiction   Everyone in town seems to know Miss Pinkeltink and her bulging purse. She takes it everywhere and it is so big, it tends to knock over people or things and even smashes things. People were…
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Book Review: Love Can Be By Louisa McCune and Teresa Miller

LOVE CAN BE A Literary Collection about Our Animals Edited by: Louisa McCune and Teresa Miller Published: November 13, 2018 Publisher: Kirkpatrick Foundation Non-Fiction/Short Stories   Thirty well-known authors have come together to share stories of their love of animals. You’ll find stories about beloved dogs and cats, but there are also stories about frogs,…
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Children’s Book Review: Have I Ever Told You? By Shani King

HAVE I EVER TOLD YOU? By: Shani King Illustrated by: Anna Horvath Published: January 8, 2019 Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers Non-Fiction   One of the most important things you can say to your child is “I love you.” But even more than that, telling your child you support them, you encourage them, and you believe…
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