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Brad was Sad by M.C. Goldrick @rararesources

Welcome to my stop on the Mini Blog Blitz for Brad was Sad by M.C. Goldrick. This book is described as an Emotional intelligence storybook. I had the opportunity to read it to my two grandchildren and below you will see my review as well as their reaction to the story. Continue reading “Brad was Sad by M.C. Goldrick @rararesources”

Children’s Picture Books: Mini-Reviews

Over the last while, I have been reading to my grandchildren. These books were read to either my 3 year old granddaughter or to both her and my 6 year old grandson. The ratings are all ove the place with this group. Once again, I have included their comments or reactions to the books. All of these were provided by netgalley upon my request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.

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No Room for a Pup!  by Elizabeth Suneby, Laurel Molk (Illustrations)

Published October 1st 2019 by Kids Can Press
5 Stars: Continue reading “Children’s Picture Books: Mini-Reviews”

A Spooky Tale: A Walk With Our Teacher by Sue Wickstead @rararesources @JayJayBus

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for this fun and scary children’s book, A Spooky Tale by Sue Wickstead. I read this to my grandchildren and they really enjoyed it. Scroll down to read our views as well as to enter the giveaway to win another book by Sue Wickstead (UK only). Continue reading “A Spooky Tale: A Walk With Our Teacher by Sue Wickstead @rararesources @JayJayBus”

Children’s Fiction: Mini-Reviews

Over the last couple of weeks, I have had a lot of opportunity to read with my three year old granddaughter. We have read many books together and she has become an avid connoisseur of books. She does have her own opinions and often shows what she thinks by her actions. I will include those in my reviews. All of the books reviewed here were provided by the publisher through Netgalley. The ratings, opinions and ideas shared are my own.

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Published June 6th 2019 by Andersen

3 Stars: Continue reading “Children’s Fiction: Mini-Reviews”

Children’s Non-Fiction Mini-Reviews

These Non-Fiction books are geared to children ages 8 and up in my opinion, except for one. They are all well written with great illustrations. If I shared the book with my grandchildren, their comments and reactions are shared in the reviews. Definitely great additions to libraries, home, public and school. All were requested by me to read, and review. Ratings, ideas and opinions are my own.

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Published October 1st 2019 by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books

5 Stars: Continue reading “Children’s Non-Fiction Mini-Reviews”

Children’s Early Chapter Books: Mini-Reviews

This group of books were not shared with my grandchildren. I read them with an eye as to whether I would use them or want them in my classroom. I liked them all to varying degrees and would happily have purchased a copy for my classroom library. All were provided to me through Netgalley. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.


Helping Mayor Patty (Katie Woo’s Neighborhood) by Fran Manushkin, Laura Zarrin (Illustrations)

Published August 1st 2019 by Picture Window Books

4 Stars: Continue reading “Children’s Early Chapter Books: Mini-Reviews”

Children’s Books: Mini-Reviews

I love to read children’s books, I love it even more when I can share them with my grandchildren. With Canadian Thanksgiving have been this past weekend, I spent some time with my grandchildren and we read several books together. Below you will see my reviews and any comments to reactions from my grandchildren where applicable. Continue reading “Children’s Books: Mini-Reviews”

Mini-Reviews, Toddler Books

All of the books in this post were shared with my three year old granddaughter. She is very opinionated, so I have included her reactions and comments. As well all these books were  generously provided by the publisher, upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.

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Hide-and-Seek: A First Book of Position Words by R.D Ornot, Sakshi Mangal (Illustrations)

Published September 3rd 2019 by Kids Can Press

4.5 Stars: Continue reading “Mini-Reviews, Toddler Books”

Mini-Reviews of Children’s Books

Here is my second catch up post on all the books my grandchildren and I enjoyed over the summer. As always they were all generously provided by the publishers through Netgalley and the ratings, ideas and opinions shared are a combination of my reactions and those of my grandchildren where applicable.

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Skunks for Breakfast by Lesley Choyce

Originally Published March 1st 2007, Published July 31st 2019 by Nimbus Publishing

4.5 Stars: Continue reading “Mini-Reviews of Children’s Books”

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