Story Rating: ***** Cover Rating: A This was a very cute, fun book that not only spoke about children learning to share but also about accepting children who are different or unique. Bentley is a hippo who is different from everyone else, and he has big dreams. He reaches out […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 classic middle-grade aged book that features a loving story between a boy an a dog, thrills, mystery, and adventure. It literally has a little bit of everything. It’s written in a compelling way that is both detailed and simplistic enough for […]
Story Rating: **** Cover Rating: A This is an adaptation of an old nursery rhyme, but the illustrations have made it one of my son’s all-time favorite books. (In other words, THIS is the book he’ll have me read to him a dozen times a night if he had a […]