Category Archives: children’s book recommendations

review of picture book Red Sled by Patricia Thomas, illustrated by Chris L Demarest

Red Sled by Patricia Thomas, illustrated by Chhris L Demarest Boyds Mills Press (August 2008) ISBN: 1-59078-559-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-559-1 Ages: 2-6 My rating: 4 out of 5 Red sled. Sad lad. Sad dad. Fat hat. Knit mitt. Still hill. Far … Continue reading

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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 middle-grade book The Dragon In the Sock Drawer by Kate Klimo

The Dragon in the Sock Drawer: Dragon Keepers #1 by Kate Klimo, illustrated by John Shroades Random House (July 2008) ISBN-13: 978-0375855870 Ages 8-12 My rating: 4 out of 5 stars “Jesse!” There it was again! “Jesseee! Let. Me. Out!” … Continue reading

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review of Chester’s Back! by Melanie Watt

Chesters Back!by Melanie Watt Kids Can Press (July 2008) ISBN-10: 1554532876, ISBN-13: 978-1554532872 Ages 9-12 (and up) My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Now, Chester, let’s try this again. A long time ago, in a faraway land, lived a … Continue reading

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Looking for children’s summer reading?

Looking for some good books for children for summer? Or some books that have summertime in them? Librarian Mom suggests 10 children’s books that take place in the summer. They’re worth checking out.

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review of picture book Monkey Business by Wallace Edwards

Monkey Business by Wallace Edwards Kids Can Press (July 2008) (paperback edition) ISBN-10: 1554532280, ISBN-13: 978-1554532285 Ages 4-8 (and up) My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Even in a serious meeting, Professor Apeson sensed there might be monkey business … Continue reading

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review of picture book The Girl In the Castle Inside the Museum

Sometimes a book stands out from the rest. This book does, through the incredible illustrations and the well-written text, and, perhaps, through the loneliness that bleeds through the pages. The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum by Kate Bernheimer, … 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 picture book Not So Tall For Six by Dianna Hutts Aston, illustrated by Frank W. Dormer

Not So Tall for Six by Dianna Hutts Aston, illustrated by Frank W. Dormer Charlesbridge (February 2008) ISBN-10: 1570917051, ISBN-13: 978-1570917059 My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars At times like this a sneaky thought tip-tippity-two-steps across Kylie Bell’s brain. … Continue reading

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review of picture book The Mole Sisters and the Moonlit Night by Roslyn Schwartz

The Mole Sisters and the Moonlit Night by Roslyn Schwartz Annick Press (September 2001) ISBN-10: 1550377027, ISBN-13: 978-1550377026 My rating: 4 out of 5 stars The world is a beautiful place and anything can happen on a beautiful moonlit night. … Continue reading

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