Friday, October 21, 2016

Hail to the Chief

TITLE: Hail to the Chief
AUTHOR: Callista Gingrich
ILLUSTRATOR:  Susan Arciero
PUBLISHER: Regernery Kids

Our country's election is right around the corner.  We have had some amazing Presidents through our country's histroy and this book is a fun way to introduce children to some of them.  Let me tell you a little bit about a wonderful children's book called Hail to the Chief by Callista Gingrich and illustrated by Susan Arciero.

This book is part of the "Ellis the Elephant" series.  I reviewed another book about this cute elephant here.

In this book Ellis meets some of our presidents along with a few facts about what they did during their presidency.

The illustrations are adorable, and I felt the presidents were very recognizable even though they were cartoons.  I love the rhyming text.  That makes it really appealing to me, and I think that it will make it more interesting for children to pay attention and learn from this book.  This would make a wonderful addition to your classroom library for an America unit or when you study Presidents in February.

I received this book from the publisher for my review.  Thank you.

Have a day of blessings!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Two board books

TITLE: God Made the Moon and God Made the Sun
AUTHOR: Mary Manz Simon
ILLUSTRATOR: Lizzie Walkley
PUBLISHER: Worthy Kids

What a cute set of board books for your little girl or guy! Check out these two books God Made the Moon and God Made the Sun by Mary Manz Simon and illustrated by Lizzie Walkley.

We liked the rhyming text of these books and the fun illustrations. They have a cutout in each page where the moon/sun appear on each set of pages. Your little one will learn different ways the moon blesses us in the night and how the sun is there for us in the daytime. These books are not overly long but do have some educational points to them as they show things we can do at night or day.

My son and I enjoyed reading these books together.

You can visit the website of the author, Mary Manz Simon, here.

I received this set of board books from the First Look blog tour for my honest review. Thank you.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Pumpkin Patch Blessings

TITLE: Pumpkin Patch Blessings
AUTHOR: Kim Washburn
ILLUSTRATOR: Jacqueline East
PUBLISHER: Zonderkidz

We've had a week of cooler temperatures here in Texas, and it makes me look forward to the days of fall.  This cute little book will help you and your little one prepare for fall.

Pumpkin Patch Blessings by Kim Washburn and illustrated by Jacqueline East is a sweet board book for youngsters to learn about the blessings we can find around us during the fall season.  Blessings like colorful, crunchy leaves, roasted corn, hay rides, scarecrows, and pumpkins growing in the field.

I enjoyed this book and think it would be appropriate for toddlers and preschool aged children.  I like that this book shows many of the things we see in the fall season and helps the child be thankful for these things.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

Have a day of blessings!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Messi Superstar

TITLE: Messi Superstar
AUTHOR: duopress labs
ILLUSTRATOR: Jon Stollberg

About the book:
Millions of kids around the world know Lionel Messi, and they all know he is really good. But do they know how good he really is? To answer this question, this engaging book goes beyond a traditional biography and describes Messi’s life and record-breaking career through the use of fun graphics, comparisons with past and present players, playful reader challenges, and pages chock-full of interesting facts.

My thoughts:
I know nothing about soccer so I was not familiar with this player.  However, this book is a great little resource of information for children to learn more about this soccer player.  I liked how the information was presented with graphs and charts, not words alone.  The size of the book is smaller than a standard book.  The pages are colorful and full of graphics.  

I could see a teacher using this book with a soccer fan to help him/her enjoy reading or to teach about using information from the graphs.  This book will be well received by soccer fans I believe.

This book was provided to me by the publisher Duo Press in exchange for my honest review.  Thank you.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Inventors of LegoToys

TITLE: The Inventors of Lego Toys
AUTHOR:  Erin Hagar
ILLUSTRATOR: Paige Garrison

A new book that just came out this month is The Inventors of Lego Toys by Erin Hagar with art by Paige Garrison.

In this 48 page book readers will learn about how Legos came to be the favorite toy for millions that they are today. The facts are written in an easy to understand way with plenty of pictures throughout as well.

I was impressed with this's format, illustrations, the information presented.  This is a great nonfiction read for children in the intermediate grades (3rd--5th).  You are sure to learn a thing or two at least by reading this book!

This book was sent to me by the publisher DuoPress for my honest review. Thank you.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Best Part of Daddy's Day

TITLE: The Best Part of Daddy's Day
AUTHOR: Claire Alexander
PUBLISHER: Little Bee Books

I want to tell you about a children's book called The Best Part of Daddy's Day by Claire Alexander today.

Little Bertie wishes he could go to work with his Daddy, but he has to go to school instead.  Bertie wants to be just like his Dad, and when he is on the playground, he thinks he sees his Dad up in the crane.  After school Bertie shares about his day.  Not all of it was good.  Daddy tells him about his day, including the things that went wrong for him.  They both agree their favorite part of the day is when they are together.

This would be a sweet book for your child to read with his/her Daddy and would be good for Father's Day.  I know youngsters will enjoy these pictures of the dogs and machinery at Daddy's workplace in this sweet book.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Little Bee Books, in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!

Have a day of blessings!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Choo! Choo! Guess the Vehicle!

TITLE: Choo! Choo! Guess the Vehicle!
AUTHOR:  Child's Play
PUBLISHER: Child's Play International

This is a very cute little board book with five different vehicles to guess.  On one page is the sound a vehicle makes (like choo! choo!), and on the next page the child can open the flap to find out which vehicle makes that sound.

The illustrations are bright and colorful with very large animals and vehicles. 

This book is appropriate for toddlers through preschoolers.