Book Review: Stanley at School

This is the sixth book in the Stanley series written by children's author Linda Bailey and illustrated by Bill Slavin. It was my first introduction to the Stanley series and the experience was a good one. One of the best things about being an elementary school teacher is that I am exposed to children's books… Continue reading Book Review: Stanley at School

Book Review: The Most Magnificent Thing

It's rather difficult to dislike a children's book–especially a picture book. I mean the book has to be pretty bad to get any negative feedback from anyone. After all, children's books are written for children: there's a lot of pictures, few words, colorful artwork, and few pages. What could go wrong? So it took me… Continue reading Book Review: The Most Magnificent Thing

Books for My Classroom

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Below I have published a list of books that I would like to obtain for my classroom. I have these books on cassette and would like the actual book to go along with the cassette. If you have any of these books and would be willing to donate… Continue reading Books for My Classroom

Book Review: Walk on the Wild Side

Title: Walk on the Wild Side Author: Nicholas Oldland Publisher: Kids Can Press Year: 2015 Pages: 36 [Disclaimer: I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for my fair and unbiased review. I am not required to publish a positive review, just an honest one. So…here you go.] Walk on the Wild Side is… Continue reading Book Review: Walk on the Wild Side

Book Review: Femme

Title: Femme Author: Mette Bach Publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd. Publishers Year: 2015 Pages: 87 [Disclaimer: I was provided an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for my fair and unbiased review. I was neither compensated nor compelled to write a positive review of the book.] I had my suspicions when the email arrived in… Continue reading Book Review: Femme

Book Review: Luna’s Red Hat

Title: Luna's Red Hat Author: Emmi Smid Emmi Smid on Twitter Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Year: 2015 Pages: 36 Illustrated. Special contribution from bereavement specialist: Dr. Riet Fiddelaers-Jaspers (Website is in Dutch) [Disclaimer: I was provided with an ARC courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my review of this book. I was… Continue reading Book Review: Luna’s Red Hat

Book Review: Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret

Title: Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret Author: Bob Shea Publisher: Disney Book Group (Hyperion) Year: 2015 Pages: 56 [Disclaimer: I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for my fair review of this book. I was in no way compensated or asked to write a positive review. I was asked to write a… Continue reading Book Review: Ballet Cat: The Totally Secret Secret

Book Review: Dear Dragon Goes to the Aquarium

Title: Dear Dragon Goes to the Aquarium Author: Margaret Hillert Illustrator: Jack Pullan Publisher: Norwood House Press Year: 2015 Pages: 32 [Disclaimer: I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for my fair review of this book. I was in no way compensated or asked to write a positive review. I was asked to… Continue reading Book Review: Dear Dragon Goes to the Aquarium

Book Review: Jasper John Dooley: You’re in Trouble

Title: Jasper John Dooley: You're in Trouble See also: Jasper John Dooley: You're in Trouble Author: Caroline Adderson Illustrator: Ben Clanton See also: Ben Clanton's Squiggles and Scribbles Publisher: Kids Can Press Year: March 1, 2015 Pages: 124 [Disclaimer: I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for my fair and unbiased review of… Continue reading Book Review: Jasper John Dooley: You’re in Trouble

Book Review: Zippy the Runner

Title: Zippy the Runner Author: JiYu Kim Illustrator: JeongHyeon Seon Publisher: Norwood House Press Year: 2015 Pages: 29 [Disclaimer: I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for my fair an unbiased review of this book. I was in no way compensated for my review and I was not required to write a positive… Continue reading Book Review: Zippy the Runner

Book Review: Blue Ocean Bob: A Challenging Job

Title: Blue Ocean Bob: A Challenging Job Author: Brooks Olbrys Illustrator: Kevin Keele Publisher: Children's Success Unlimited, LLC Year: 2015 Pages: 51+ Blue Ocean Bob Website [Disclaimer: In exchange for my fair and unbiased review, I was provided an ARC by the publisher through NetGalley. The views expressed here are mine alone. I was not… Continue reading Book Review: Blue Ocean Bob: A Challenging Job

Book Review: Bad Magic

Title: Bad Magic Author: Pseudonymous Bosch Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Year: 2014 Pages: 400 [Disclaimer: I was provided with an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for my fair and unbiased review of this book. I was in no way compensated for my review and was not required to provide a positive review.]… Continue reading Book Review: Bad Magic

Book Review: Curve Ball

Title: Curve Ball Author: John Danakas Publisher: Lorimer Year: 2014 Pages: 121 [Disclaimer: I was provided a free review copy of the book (via NetGalley) in exchange for my honest and unbiased review via my blog. Review is also published at Goodreads and Amazon. I was given no compensation for my review and I don't… Continue reading Book Review: Curve Ball

Book Review: The Fourteenth Goldfish

Title: The Fourteenth Goldfish Author: Jennifer L. Holm Publisher: Random House Children's Books Year: 2014 Pages: 110 [Disclaimer: I was provided and ARC in exchange for my promotion and unbiased review of this book. I'm only required to be honest which is waht I am. I don't even get to keep the book. It's only… Continue reading Book Review: The Fourteenth Goldfish

Book Review: Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle

Title: Gabriel Finely and the Raven's Riddle Author: George Hagen Illustrator: Scott Bakal Publisher: Random House Children's Books (Schwartz & Wade Books) Resources for Teachers/Librarians: RHTeachers/Librarians Year: 2014 Pages: 252 (e-book via Nook) [Disclaimer: I was provided an ARC of this book in exchange for my fair and unbiased review. I was given no compensation… Continue reading Book Review: Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle