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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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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 in December 2017

Happy New Year to all of you! We are in the frozen tundra here in Iowa with a fresh 5″ of snow and wind chills have been as cold as -40 degrees. I am quite happy to stay inside and catch up on my reading. I have some great books to tell you about that…
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Children’s Book Review: Two National Geographic Kids Books for Animal Lovers

CAT TALES True Stories of Kindness and Companionship with Kitties By: Aline Alexander Newman Published: April 11, 2017 Publisher: National Geographic Non-Fiction Our family has always been a “cat family”. When I met my husband, he had two cats and I had one. Our children grew up with our cats as pets and then after…
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Children’s Book Review: Mr. Fuzzbuster Knows He’s the Favorite By Stacy McAnulty

MR. FUZZBUSTER KNOWS HE’S THE FAVORITE By: Stacy McAnulty Illustrated by: Edward Hemingway Published: February 7, 217 Publisher: Two Lions Fiction I had the pleasure of experiencing this story for the first time along with a class of Kindergartners in the classroom I was subbing in. I read it to them during their snack time…
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Book Review: Welcome Home, Bernard Socks By Paul Magrs

WELCOME HOME, BERNARD SOCKS By: Paul Magrs Published: December 23, 2015 Publisher: Obverse Books Memoir In December of 2014, I introduced you to THE STORY OF FESTER CAT. See my review, HERE. Paul Magrs wrote of how Fester Cat came into his and his partner, Jeremy’s lives. He shared of the uncanny way that Fester…
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Children’s Book Review: The Christmas Cats Fear for the Deer By Constance Corcoran Wilson

THE CHRISTMAS CATS FEAR FOR THE DEER By: Constance Corcoran Wilson Illustrated By: Gary McCluskey Published: August 18, 2015 Publisher: Quad City Press Fiction I’m participating in a book tour with Virtual Author Book Tours. For more stops on the tour check out the bottom of this post. Blogs on the tour will be featuring…
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Children’s Book Review: The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats By Constance Corcoran Wilson

THE CHRISTMAS CATS ENCOUNTER BATS By: Constance Corcoran Wilson Illustrated By: Gary McCluskey Published: September 13, 2014 Publisher: Quad Cities’ Press Children’s Fiction Last year I reviewed the second installment of the Christmas Cats series, THE CHRISTMAS CATS CHASE CHRISTMAS RATS. You can see that review, HERE. In the first book in the series, THE…
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Book Review: The Story of Fester Cat By Paul Magrs

THE STORY OF FESTER CAT How One Remarkable Cat Changed Two Men’s Lives By: Paul Magrs Published: November 4, 2014 Publisher: Berkley Trade Paperback Memoir Fester Cat spends the first twelve years of his life living on the streets in Levenshulme, Manchester. Knowing Paul and his partner, Jeremy live in this delightful neighborhood with a…
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