Category Archives: book review

Do blog book reviews influence people to buy books?

There’s been some discussion online lately about whether book reviews on blogs influence readers to buy books. I think a lot more people are online regularly than ever before, and go to Google and blogs to find information, things that … Continue reading

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review of picture book Oscar and the Mooncats

Oscar and the Mooncats by Lynda Gene Rymond, illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli Houghton Mifflin (October 2007) ISBN-10: 0618563164, ISBN-13: 978-0618563166 My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Oscar loved his boy. He also loved stinky cat food for breakfast and … Continue reading

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review of board book My First Flip-Flap Book of Numbers

My First Flip-Flap Book of Numbers illustrated by Robert Salanitro Educational Publishing (June 2008)) ISBN-10: 1604360070, ISBN-13: 978-1604360073 My rating: 4 out of 5 stars The Early Start series helps parents, caregivers, and educators create discussions with a young child … Continue reading

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review of picture book Monkey With a Tool Belt by Chris Monroe

Looking for a picture book with a brave character, one who rescues himself? Monkey with a Tool Belt is that book. I think it’s important for kids to have characters who inspire them, and let them know it’s possible to … Continue reading

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review of YA fantasy Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti

Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti Juno Books (April 2008) ISBN-10: 0809572567, ISBN-13: 978-0809572564 My rating: 5 out of 5 stars The metal beneath her feet jolted and shuddered. Taya grabbed the strut next to her with one heavily gloved hand. … Continue reading

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review of middle-grade book The End of the Beginning by Avi

The End of the Beginning: Being the Adventures of a Small Snail (and an Even Smaller Ant) by Avi, illustrated by Tricia Tusa Harcourt (April 2008) (paperback edition) ISBN-10: 0152055320, ISBN-13: 9780152055325 My rating: 4 out of 5 stars “I’ve … Continue reading

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review of picture book The Boy From The Sun by Duncan Weller

I love picture books that inspire me, that bring a sense of beauty and hope, that encourage the reader to dream, to draw on creativity. The Boy From the Sun does all that. It is a real feel-good, magical book. … Continue reading

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review of picture book No Matter What by Debi Gliori

Picture books that are reassuring can help soothe a child, help them know that they are loved–or should be loved. I think they can have great benefit. No Matter What by Debi Gliori is one of those books. No Matter … Continue reading

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review of picture book Like a Windy Day, written and illustrated by Frank and Devin Asch

I love books that encourage creative thinking and dreaming, books that bring good feeling and feel inspiring. Like a Windy Day is just that kind of book. Like a Windy Day written and illustrated by Frank Asch and Devin Asch … Continue reading

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review of picture book Marc Just Couldn’t Sleep written by Gabriela Keselman, illustrated by Noemi Villamuza

I like to review older books, as well as books just off the press. I think there are some beautiful books that shouldn’t be missed–and this is one of them. Marc Just Couldn’t Sleep by Gabriela Keselman, illustrated by Noemi … Continue reading

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