Sunday, January 7, 2018

A Song of Four Seasons by Helen H. Wu

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Title: A Song of Four Seasons
Author: Helen H. Wu
Publisher: Self
Published: Dec. 28, 2017
Pages: 21
Review: ebook
Genre: children ages 5 on up
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 





Four teddies take young readers throughout the year. Each season brings new surprises and happiness. The charming illustrations are the perfect complement to this dynamic and singable story to the wonders of the seasons.

A Firefly Tale (Fun Rhyming Children's Books) by Lily Lexington

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Title: A Firefly Tale 
Author: Lily Lexington
Published: Aug. 19, 2012
Publisher: Self
Pages: 24
Review: ebook
Genre: Children ages 5 on up
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 



Maisy the firefly has a job to do each summer. One warm summer's day at dusk she finds a new girl to play with. Without warning she is captured by the girl and put in a jar to be her friend forever. What will Maisy do and how will she ever escape?
The story ends with a great lesson about friendship and respect that all parents will resonate with.
- Beautiful, color illustrations that will captivate your young child.
- Rhyming lines help engage your child and sustain interest

Thursday, January 4, 2018

If You Were Me and Lived in...the Ancient Mali Empire (If You Were Me and Lived) by Carole P. Roman

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Title: If You Were Me and Lived in....the Ancient Mali Empire
Author: Carole P. Roman
Published: June 7, 2017
Pages: 80
Genre: Children ages 8 on up
Review: paperback from author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 





Join Carole P. Roman as she travels back in time to visit the exciting Ancient Empire of Mali in Africa during the 1300s. Learn about the varied customs and cultures. Travel to the past to discover what you would eat and do for fun. See the land and its rich history through the eyes of a youngster like you. Don't forget to look at the other books in the series so that you can be an armchair time traveler.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

If You Were Me and Lived On...Mars (If You Were Me and Lived) by Carole P. Roman, Mateya Arkova (Illustrations


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Title: If You Were Me and Lived on Mars...
Author: Carole P. Roman
Illustrator: Mateya Arkova
Pages: 45
Published: Feb. 20, 2017
Publisher: Chelshire Inc.
Review: Paperback received by author
Genre: Children ages 8 on up
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 




Learn about how life would be living on the Red Planet. Travel to Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system. Look into the sky and watch Phobos and Deimos, Mars' two moons. Discover what you would wear, and how the seasons change. See Mars through the eyes of an adventurous youngster like you and understand what life is like in a trip of a lifetime. Don't forget to look at the other books in the series so that you can be an armchair traveler.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Teachers' Night Before Christmas (Night Before Christmas) by Steven L. Layne (Illustrations), Clement C. Moore

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Title: The Teachers' Night Before Christmas
Author: Steven L. Layne
Illustrator: Clement C. Moore
Published: Sept. 30, 2001
Publisher: Pelican Press
Pages: 32
Review: library book
Genre: Children ages 5 on up
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk




What do excited students, craft projects, room mothers, nursing home visits, harried shopping, and near-disastrous pageants have in common? They are all a part of a teacher's pre-Christmas experience. In this energetic romp through a school's last days before the Christmas break, the students are full of energy and are up to all manners of mischief. The teachers are pulling out their hair trying to keep the students busy, while they despair over their own Christmas preparations.
Who should come to the rescue? Santa himself, of course! He arrives at the helm of a flying school bus, with presents for all the teachers and a promise to take care of their shopping for them. The fantastic illustrations work with the text to make this a fast-paced, high-energy comedic interpretation of Clement C. Moore's classic poem. The book is sure to be a read-aloud favorite at Christmas parties in schools everywhere.

The Spirit of Christmas: A Giving Tradition by Nicky Benson, Jason Cockcroft (Illustrations)

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Title: The Spirit of Christmas: A Giving Tradition
Author: Nicky Benson
Illustrator: Jason Crockcoft
Published: Sept. 1, 2014
Publisher: Little Tiger Press
Pages: 32
Genre: Children ages 5 on up 
Review: library book
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 



It's Christmas! There will be carols and candy canes and sparkling presents under the tree! But what about children whose families have no presents to give? Kind-hearted Drew wants to help them-but how? A magical story of how one little boy received a very special Giving Bag from Santa-and how his Christmas wish came true.

The Secret of Santa's Island by Steve Breen


Title: The Secret of Santa's Island
Author: Steve Breen
Published: Oct. 1, 2009
Publisher: Dial Books
Genre: Children ages 5 on up
Review: library book
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk



How do Santa and the elves relax after they've delivered all of the Christmas Eve gifts? When Sam McGuffin hears the sound of reindeer hooves on Christmas Eve, he can?t resist sneaking out the window and into the back of Santa?s sleigh. He wants to see what the North Pole is really like. But the sleigh isn?t headed to the North Pole that night. It?s destined for Santa?s Island, a top-secret, out-of-this-world vacation paradise. And now Sam is about to receive the ultimate gift from Santa?a day of unforgettable amusements with Santa and his elves?all because he?ll say something to Santa that no other kid has ever thought to utter: ?Thank you.?