A beautifully illustrated, culturally diverse book. In A Village By the Sea will give children a personal view of a Vietnamese fishing village, and thA beautifully illustrated, culturally diverse book. In A Village By the Sea will give children a personal view of a Vietnamese fishing village, and the beautiful story that unfolds within the pages of this book.
If this book doesn't leave you wanting a cupcake, I don't know what book will. The pictures in this book look delicious. It's Cupcake's birthday, andIf this book doesn't leave you wanting a cupcake, I don't know what book will. The pictures in this book look delicious. It's Cupcake's birthday, and she wants to plan a great party for all her friends. Every idea she has, her friend Muffin counters with why it may not work out. As Cupcake and Muffin continue to plan, little does Cupcake know that her friends are planning something of their own to surprise her with.
This was the first picture book I've read who's pictures were of actual food. My initial thought was that it was a little weird, though incredibly smart. Kids will love looking at these pictures. Aside from the pictures, the story itself is okay. I liked the concept of it, but having recently read some outstanding picture books, this book's story fell flat for me. What this book lacked in it's writing, it made up for in it's pictures. Just be warned, you may crave a good cupcake after reading it.
Over all rating = 2.5 stars (Story wise - the story was okay = 2 stars / Picture wise - the pictures were good = 3 stars).
Two best friends, back yard fun, and a lot of great imaginative play, make for a fun read. Wright does a fabulous job at capturing the imaginative worTwo best friends, back yard fun, and a lot of great imaginative play, make for a fun read. Wright does a fabulous job at capturing the imaginative world of play through the eyes of two young boys, Bucky and Stu. Every day is an adventure as these two battle various household, and yard items. After all, someone has to protect earth from these bad guys right?
Bucky and Stu are in a for a huge surprise when they awake the next morning after a thunder storm, and find that one of their creations, The Mikanikal Man was hit by lightening, and is now alive! Now these two superheroes have to spring into action. What ensues is a fun, action packed story that young readers will enjoy. Be warned, a superhero cape is must when reading this book!
The perfect picture book for your little Ninja. Ninja Bunny wants to be A Super Awesome Ninja. In order to achieve the Super Awesome status, Ninja BunThe perfect picture book for your little Ninja. Ninja Bunny wants to be A Super Awesome Ninja. In order to achieve the Super Awesome status, Ninja Bunny follows a 10 step process He feels the best way to do this, is accomplishing things on his own. But when Ninja Bunny comes face to face with a big enemy, he realizes that sometimes even a Super Awesome Ninja needs a little help from their super awesome friends.
Ninja Bunny is a must have picture book. It's action packed with a great story, wonderful illustrations, and a message about friendship. This is one book you'll want to add to your children's picture book shelf.
A fast paced, action packed sequel! If you thought Abi and Missy left you hanging at the end of Branded, wait till you get to the end of this book. YoA fast paced, action packed sequel! If you thought Abi and Missy left you hanging at the end of Branded, wait till you get to the end of this book. You'll wish you already had Liberated in your hands. Just be prepared for one crazy, thrill ride of a read. Abi an Missy don't gently ease fans back into their dark and twisted world. You better buckle up and prepare for the fast paced, dangerous world of Hunted.
Abi and Missy pick up the story right where they left fans hanging in Branded. From the first page, readers are thrust right back into Lexi and Cole's troubled world. Not to be out done by their debut, this sequel is one heck of a thrill ride. With nonstop action, heart pounding moments, the right amount of sizzling chemistry, and swoon worthy scenes (yep, I said swoon worthy, because I don't know how else to describe them), fans will find it hard to look away from this book for even a moment. I imagine if this book played out on the big screen, I'd walk out of the theater with my adeline running, and my stomach hurting for sitting on the edge of my seat, and holding my breathe so much. There's so much happening in this book, that from beginning to end, this book reads quickly.
Cole and Lexi have had to deal with a lot, and things are about to get a lot crazier. Both characters have a lot to deal with, not just because of all the craziness going on around them, but because of their own demons. Even though some of the things are predictable about what's to come, I still found myself emotionally wrapped up into the things the characters, like Cole & Lexi (cough, cough) experience, and are trying to deal with. I liked that we get to see some old friends and characters we previously met in Branded, back in Hunted, and the roles they played with Cole and Lexi's return to a certain place that will not be named.
Abi and Missy do a great job with describing the world, and events that each of the characters are going through. I wasn't excepting to be so caught up into the story like I was. Let's face it, if you're read Branded, then you know this book's setting is essentially what I imagine hell on earth would be like. Okay, sort of. Minus the brimstone and all that. Though I'm pretty sure if I asked the characters, they would all agree it's hell. As Cole and Lexi know, not all things always go as plan. That includes running away to the very thing Cole and Lexi have been running from. These two find themselves right back at the place that started it all. Only this time, things are a different. These two are driven by the very things that haunt them from the first book.
I like that Hunted has that good mix of attitude, action, humor, and romance. It's all intertwine perfectly. I like that even in the bleakest of times, there's either something humorous to laugh at or something to fan yourself over, because of the swoon factor. The thing is, these moments are moments that are very much apart of the relationships in this book, and I liked that even with all that's going on, these stolen moments were crucial for the characters. They felt realistic. With all the bad going on, these little moments between the various characters were moments of hope, or a moment to forget about the daunting tasks that lay ahead or the hurt that's driven them to this point. These moments were my favorite part of the book.
Over all, I liked Hunted. It's not often that I feel like a sequel lives up to the debut or surpasses it, but I feel like this book does. I'd recommend this book to both YA and NA readers. Hunted is one of those books that is great for readers that are looking for something that crosses over from YA to NA, and fits in perfectly with either place on the shelf. It's an edgier, darker read, with plenty of action, violence, some language and sexual references/scenes. If you like Branded, you'll like the direction that Hunted takes the story in, and you'll be wishing Liberated was already in your hands. ...more
I first heard about this series via a friend who is from the same country town in Vic Australia as the author Ellie Marney. I am normally not a huge fan of mysteries. But I thought I'd give it a go being local Aussie Author. I was not disappointed at all. In fact I think Every Breath might have converted me to mystery novels! In Every Breath, Rachel is a country girl who has moved to the city with her family and she isn't happy about it. She is going through the motions at school, and working hard to just get by and keep her family happy, and she misses her country farm life. Mycroft lives next door to Rachel but he isn't your typical boy next door. Then that is where the story gets interesting. On discovering a homeless friend of Mycroft's murdered, the pair begin to look for answers. I loved the characters in this book. Yes story is loosely based on Sherlock but you don't have to be a Sherlock fan to enjoy this as well. Rachel is smart and doesn't take and crap from anyone. Mycroft is troubled but still endearing. Sometimes two characters just click and in Ellie's writing, Rachel and Mycroft just do. It's not a typical love story, more friendship building, but we know this is often the basis of a good love story.
It is also a fantastic mystery novel. With lots of forensic and detective work to keep the mystery fans happy but not too much to overwhelm a novice like me. Set in Melbourne with many of the landmarks familiar to me, I adored this so much. It is a fast paced page turner right from the start, that will keep you guessing right until the end. ...more
Fans of Minnie and Daisy's short cartoon on Disney Jr will enjoy this book.
The Easter Bonnet Parade is tomorrow. Minnie and Daisy create a beautiful hFans of Minnie and Daisy's short cartoon on Disney Jr will enjoy this book.
The Easter Bonnet Parade is tomorrow. Minnie and Daisy create a beautiful hat for their friend Clarabelle. The next morning, before the parade starts, they've discovered that someone taken the hat. Now itt's up to Minnie and Daisy to what they can to create a new one for Clarabelle, before she arrives.
This book also comes with a free download for a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Paint and Play app for your iPhone & iPad.
This is a cute, lift the flap board book. Doc McStuffins fans will enjoy following Doc on her search to find her friend's toy during the big Easter eg This is a cute, lift the flap board book. Doc McStuffins fans will enjoy following Doc on her search to find her friend's toy during the big Easter egg hunt.
It's the day of the big Easter egg hunt. Doc and all her friends are ready to find Easter eggs. Before the hunt starts, Doc realizes her friend Alma is sad. She learns that Alma's toy bunny Pickles is missing. As Doc sets out to to find Pickles the Easter egg hunt begins. Young readers will enjoy lifting the flaps on each page to see if they find Pickles or Easter eggs.
Apparently I have been living under a rock, and did not realize this book was out until last week. Last week I was traveling back to the states from SApparently I have been living under a rock, and did not realize this book was out until last week. Last week I was traveling back to the states from Spain, and had a lay over in Madrid. While there I visited a book store at the airport, and immediately picked this book up. I love sayings, and I love books full of sayings. This book has become one of my favorites.
This book is one that is full of inspirational and uplifting sayings from various historical figures, as well as shared letters and emails from the author. This is a book that can be easily be read in one sitting, or if you're on 9 hour plane right like I was, it can quickly be devoured then. Most importantly, this is a book written to give inspiration to and uplift it's reader each day of the year. Each quoted page has date featuring the month and the day of the month, so that readers can easily find the day's quote.
The thing I love about this book, is that it's a book for kids, tweens, teens and adults. There is something for everyone in this book. It's one I highly recommend picking up, if you haven't already.