Reviewer Jennifer Jackson gave ‘A Fresh Restart’ a 5 star editorial review on IndiesToday! Here’s what Jennifer had to say: Remember your first love? Maybe you were just a teen, but the feelings settled deep. Then life happens. You grow up, move on, go separate ways. That is where we […]
Story Rating: ***** Cover Rating: B I read this book with both of my children to get a good idea of how their age ranges would react to it, in addition to how I felt about it. My son, age two, didn’t quite grasp the story arc but he adored the […]
Story Rating: **** Cover Rating: A This is a beautifully written story that felt a lot like the old westerns I used to watch with my dad when I was little. In that way, it was nostalgic for me – but the way the story was written out made it […]
A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl by Patricia C. McKissack (Dear America Series) – 5 Star Review!
Story Rating: ***** Cover Rating: A This is another fictional diary part of the Dear America series. It takes place in 1859 on a plantation in Virginia, and tells the story of a young colored girl in slavery who teaches herself how to read and write, despite it being illegal […]
Story Rating: ***** Cover Rating: B This is a cute book filled with simple vocabulary for the earliest speakers (like toddlers) or earliest readers (like preschoolers). As with all Dr. Seuss books, this one has bright, fun, imaginative illustrations that keeps children thoroughly entertained. It’s silly and fun while still […]
Story Rating: *** Cover Rating: A This is an interesting historical book written in fictional diary formatting about a young woman who doesn’t want to be “sold off” into marriage by her father. She fights at every turn, using her sharp wit and mischievous nature. This is a telling book […]
Story Rating: **** Cover Rating: B A Dr. Seuss classic, this book has been around for a long time. As a child, I loved the silly rhymes. As an adult, I really enjoy that it teaches my children a broader vocabulary (whether for speaking or reading, depending on the age) […]
The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart by Kristiana Gregory (Dear America Series) – 5 Star Review!
Story Rating: ***** Cover Rating: A The Dear America series encompasses the books that once made me fall in love with the fictional dairy book format. This one tells the story of a young girl during the American revolutionary war. It is a heart-breaking story of change, despair, and hope […]
Story Rating: **** Cover Rating: A This is a cute story that makes use of a good combination of small and large words. I think it’s perfect for children to practice small words they already know and expand their vocabulary at the same time. It’s a silly story with educational […]
Story Rating: **** Cover Rating: B This was a spin-off of the Health and Happiness Society that actually perfectly followed up the big finale from book five. It neatly included our dear Mira in the story, which is how it tied into the HHS series. Also, wasn’t Anna the chick […]