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Giant Dance Party
3.61
Several months ago, before I even know about Giant Dance Party to be released I became a fan of Betsy Bird. I read her reviews on goodreads as I was o...more
Apr 21, 2013
Dec 07, 2012
 
Sonoma Rose (Elm Creek Quilts, #19)
3.81
It was a few years ago when I jumped into book reviewing and reading all the time and at the same time I became a quilter. So when I came a cross a bo...more
not set
Oct 10, 2011
 
From a Distance (Timber Ridge Reflections, #1)
4.07
This is more than a novel, a journey into two peoples lives that brings you to the edge of their experiences and beliefs and makes you focus on your o...more
Apr 09, 2009
Dec 11, 2007
 
Danger Close
4.01
This review is from reading an Advanced Reader Copy/Unedited Proof. A couple days ago I finished reading a thriller/action-adventure/suspense novel in...more
Jun 20, 2010
Feb 09, 2010
 
Grace's Pictures (Ellis Island #1)
3.67
Several years ago I read a book called Brigid of Ireland: A Historial Novel by Cindy Thomson so when I discovered Grace's Pictures with it's gorgeous...more
Jul 16, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
 
The Dead Travel Fast
3.57
In 2007, thanks to Michelle Moran's blog I discovered "Silent in the Grave", the first in the Julia Grey series. Then I impatiently waited and read "S...more
Jan 10, 2010
Dec 30, 2009
 
The Boy on the Porch
3.82
Last October I discovered how much I had been missing by not having ever read something by Sharon Creech. After reading and discovering The Great Une...more
Oct 10, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
 
Sleeping Beauty's Daughters
3.69
What a beautiful and adventurous fairy tale this is. Sleeping Beauty's Daughters is my first read with author Diana Zahler and won't be my last. I tru...more
Aug 18, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
 
The Pursuit of Lucy Banning (Avenue of Dreams, #1)
3.72
Coming across a new author is always a little intimidating because the adventure of a read may really go either way. Reviews out there are almost all...more
May 19, 2012
Oct 27, 2011
 
Circle, Square, Moose
4.43
This Moose book, my first - as I haven't read Z Is for Moose , is complete silly chaos! However, there is a bit of basic shape learning that comes thr...more
Jun 27, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
 
Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story
4.20
I love Sally Lloyd-Jones. She has such a gift for sharing scripture with children in a poetic and artistic form. Using anticipation this story creates...more
Jul 17, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
 
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909
4.14
This is an excellent historical non-fiction biography book for every child to read, but especially so to show little girls what a brave girl can make...more
Oct 10, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
 
Snowman Magic
3.21
I have really enjoying reading an ARC of this book and think that the end product will be awesome. If you or your child reader is anything like me, wh...more
Jul 16, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
 
The Twelve Days of Christmas
3.40
I'm stuck between 4 or 5 stars. I read an advanced copy and love it. I this one and her former The Nutcracker to join our Christmas shelf! Glittery t...more
Aug 30, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
 
The Truth of Me
3.76
Memories from my childhood tell me that I enjoy stories from Patricia MacLachlan and I've been excited to read new stories. The Truth of Me is very sh...more
Mar 28, 2013
Dec 07, 2012
 
The Night Santa Got Lost: How NORAD Saved Christmas
3.64
It made my chuckle and it almost brought a tear, this is one fun and new Christmas book for Santa. Great for anyone, but perfect for the military fami...more
Aug 29, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
 
Tyler Makes Spaghetti!
3.26
In the same way that I loved Tyler Makes Pancakes! this one is just as fun! I love Tyler Florence, I love what he has done for children's food and edu...more
Apr 21, 2013
Nov 19, 2012
 
The Snow Queen
4.01
Just from a glance at the advanced reader copy cover I knew I would love this book. After spending time in the text of the story and the illustrations...more
Aug 30, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
 
My New Teacher and Me!
4.08
My middle grades years are filled with memories of songs from Weird Al Yankovic, so now seeing that he has authored children's books is highly amusing...more
Aug 18, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
 
Brave Young Knight
4.53
What a delightful and powerful lesson to learn. What is the meaning of true bravery? How many times in our own lives do we think it is a certain handf...more
Feb 08, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
 
The Merchant and the Thief: A Folktale from India
3.62
I love this book for so many reasons. Not only does you child receive a cultural lesson from the pictures and some vocabulary and names, but also a va...more
Dec 19, 2011
Dec 16, 2011
 
Grumpy Goat
3.67
I love the illustrations in this book and it is a great little story for teaching kids about how their attitude affects friendships. Sometimes when yo...more
Oct 10, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
 
JFK
3.70
The text is interesting and informative and the illustrations are fabulous, truly bringing history to life.

More thoughts to come. I read an Advanced R...more
Aug 06, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
 
That Is Not a Good Idea!
4.16
This is laugh out loud funny and an awesome choice for story time. If reading it aloud to my preschooler is any indication on the masses you'll have t...more
Apr 21, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
 
Fanny & Annabelle
3.72
*These are my thoughts on an ARC version.*

Does it make me silly if a children's book brings a slight twinge of tears to my eyes? That is just how swee...more
Feb 03, 2010
Jul 22, 2009
 
Charlie the Ranch Dog: Where's the Bacon?
4.15
I like this one a lot. I have to admit I love the Pioneer Woman's blog, but was not super into the books. Yet this one is fun and makes me want to giv...more
Jul 12, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
 
Rosie & Rex: A Nose for Fun!
3.44
Rosie & Rex: A Nose for Fun! by Bob Boyle
Ages 4-8
Publisher: HARPER

This is not my cup of tea, but I can see the merit. From boy/girl friendship to...more
Jan 16, 2014
Nov 25, 2013
 
Play Ball! (Pete the Cat: I Can Read)
3.67
Optimism. Fun. Team. Try your best.

We had tons of fun getting to know Pete the Cat in Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons and now having Pete com...more
Nov 28, 2012
Nov 28, 2012
 
Stardines Swim High Across the Sky: and Other Poems
3.92
This is bizarre and in a fun way, both the images and poems through out every page. Jack Prelutsky is a name that I keep coming across as we research...more
Oct 10, 2012
Oct 10, 2012
 
S Is for Snowman: God's Wintertime Alphabet
3.22
I love P Is for Pumpkin: God's Harvest Alphabet and F Is for Fireflies: God's Summertime Alphabet was quite fun. Reading today S is for Snowman (June...more
Jun 04, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
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