children’s books

The Central Park Tales

BOOK REVIEW * The Central Park Tales by Marcus Meesters

The product featured in this post was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. Please note that any personal opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way. The Central Park Tales Author/Illustrator: Marcus Meesters Juvenile Fiction, Ages 7-9, Grades 1-3 Hardcover: 96pages Publisher: Book Baby (September 1, 2015) Language: English ISBN: 9781631929076 SMRP: $22.50 Brief Summary: Children identify with anthropomorphic Striped Tail Raccoon, Mousekin, Doctor Beggar, Mister Pup, Squirrel, Duck, and Frog because they feel  feel the same emotions and events that […]

Mouse's First Night at Moonlight School

BOOK REVIEW – Mouse’s First Night at Moonlight School by Simon Puttock

The product featured in this post was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. Please note that any personal opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way Mouse’s First Night at Moonlight School Author: Simon Puttock Illustrator: Ali Pye Juvenile Fiction, Ages 3-7, Grades Preschool-2 Hardcover: 28 pp. Publisher: Noisy Crow (2014) Language: English ISBN: 9780763676070 SMRP:  $16.99 Brief Summary: It’s the first night of school. When Bat, Cat, and Owl arrive, Teacher Miss Moon takes attendance. Mouse is missing until Miss Moon […]

BOOK REVIEW – I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson’s Blackboard by Jennifer K. Mann

The product featured in this post was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. Please note that any personal opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson’s Blackboard Author: Jennifer K. Mann Juvenile Non-fiction, Ages 5-8, Grades 1-3 Hardcover: 40 pp. Publisher: Candlewick Press (2015) Language: English ISBN: 9780763665142 SMRP:  $16.99 Brief Summary: Second grade can be demanding, and things like neatness, raising one’s hand, and giving the correct answer can be hard for a doodling […]

Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11

BOOK REVIEW – Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11

The product featured in this post was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. Please note that any personal opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way. Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11 Author: N. Griffin Illustrator: Kate Hindey Juvenile Fiction, Ages 7-10, Grades 2-5 Hardcover: 249 pp. Publisher: Candlewick Press (2015) Language: English ISBN: 9780763661458 SMRP:  $15.99 Brief Summary: Nine year old third grader Smashie McPerter is dramatic, independent, and opinionated. Her BF Dontel thinks she is quirky but not […]

Peg + Cat, The Race Car Problem

BOOK REVIEW – Peg + Cat, The Race Car Problem by Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson

The product featured in this post was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. Please note that any personal opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way. Peg + Cat, The Race Car Problem Author: Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson Juvenile Fiction, Ages 3-7, Grades Preschool-2 Hardcover: 30 pp. Publisher: Candlewick (September 8, 2015) Language: English ISBN: 9780763675585 SMRP:  $12.99 Brief Summary: It’s Peg and Cat in their junkyard car Hot-Buttered Lightweight against Teens’ Pizza Mobile, Pirates’ Pirate Mobile, and Pig’s Triangle Mobile […]

Felix Stands Tall

BOOK REVIEW – Felix Stands Tall by Rosemary Wells

The product featured in this post was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. Please note that any personal opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way. Felix Stands Tall Author: Rosemary Wells Juvenile Fiction, Ages 5-8, Grades 1-3 Hardcover: 28 pp. Publisher: Candlewick Press (2015) Language: English ISBN: 9780763661113 SMRP:  $14.99 Brief Summary: Best friends Felix and Fiona enter the Guinea Pig Jubilee talent show. Their “There’s a Pixie in My Garden” brings them first prize with a price a Slime Creeper and […]

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

BOOK REVIEW – The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

The product featured in this post was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. Please note that any personal opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way. The Brilliant World of Tom Gates Author: L. Pichon Juvenile Fiction, Ages 8-10, Grades 3-5 Paperback: 250 pp. Publisher: Candlewick Press (2015) Language: English ISBN: 9780763680688 SMRP:  $7.99 Brief Summary: Meet Tom Gates. He is a typical fifth grader–smart and funny with a vivid imagination. Big surprise! He is also a master of excuses, storytelling, and […]