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Mini-Reviews – Children’s Books

Here is the newest group of reviews about books that I read with or to my grandchildren. I will also share their responses to these books. All of them were provided through Netgalley. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book upon my request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.


4.5 Stars:

Aya and Papaya Find Happiness by MQ

Published November 14th 2018 by Troubador Publishing Continue reading “Mini-Reviews – Children’s Books”


Mini Reviews- Toddler Picture Books

All of the books I am reviewing in this post were ones that I read with my three year old granddaughter. I have tried to include her reactions to each story. Each of these books was received from Netgalley upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.

Happy Easter, Little Hoo! by [Ponnay, Brenda]

Happy Easter, Little Hoo! by Brenda Ponnay 

4 Stars Continue reading “Mini Reviews- Toddler Picture Books”

Children’s Books: Mini-Reviews

This set of books are ones that I read with my 5 year old grandson. We love reading together and he is not shy about sharing what he thinks about a book. Each of these books was received from Netgalley upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.


Hooray for You! by Marianne Richmond

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

Children’s Picture Books: Mini-Reviews


The Golden Acorn by Katy Hudson

Expected publication: July 1st 2019 by Capstone
5 Stars: Continue reading “Children’s Picture Books: Mini-Reviews”

Mini Reviews: Children’s Early Chapter Books

So maybe some of these reviews are not so mini, but I really liked these books. They all have something to do with animal rescue, saving pets, training pets etc. One is not a chapter book, but it fit the theme so well that I included it with this group. As a retired teacher and teacher librarian, I liked all the books in this group and would have purchased them for my school library. I received a copy of each of these books from the publisher upon request. The ratings, ideas and opinions shared are my own.

ASPCA Kids Pet Rescue Club Collection by Catherine Hapka

ASPCA Kids Pet Rescue Club Collection: Best of Dogs and Cats by Catherine Hapka, Dana Regan and Steven James  (Illustrations)

Published September 4th 2018 by SFI Readerlink Dist

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Children’s Books – Mini-Reviews

Ira Crumb Feels the Feelings3.5 Stars – 

Ira Crumb Feels the Feelings by Naseem HrabJosh Holinaty (Illustrations)

Published October 15th 2018 by Owlkids Continue reading “Children’s Books – Mini-Reviews”

Children’s Books Mini-Reviews

I have a dozen or more children’s books that I am still trying to get the reviews posted for. I will be doing several of these posts with 5 books in each. Here are the first five. They are not grouped this time around.


Bea’s Bees by Katherine PryorEllie Peterson (Illustrations)

Expected publication: March 28th 2019 by Schiffer Publishing

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

Mini-Reviews of Children’s Fiction Picture Books

Another group of books I shared with my grandchildren before Christmas. All of these ones were rated 5 Stars.

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Mini-Reviews of Toddler and Pre-School Books

Before Christmas I read a bunch of books to my grandchildren while their parents were preparing for Christmas and when we spent time together. Unfortunately, I never had a chance to review them. I think my recollections of their responses are accurate.

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